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Oil Services Fund Drops to 15-Year Low

Alan Farley

The 2016 election of a free-wheeling Republican businessman should have signaled great times for the U.S. oil patch, but that hasn't happened, even though crude oil hit a four-year high in September 2018. The oil equipment and services sector is leading the downside during the current malaise, with the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF ( OIH) now trading at a 15-year low. Blue chips are currently underperforming smaller companies in the oil equipment and services sub-sector, with Halliburton Company ( HAL) trading at a 2.5-year low while Schlumberger Limited ( SLB) probes an astounding nine-year low.