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3 ways for stock-market investors to play oil’s resurgence

Jeff Reeves
3 ways for stock-market investors to play oil’s resurgence

On the upside, the S&P 500 (SPX) is up a stellar 15% in the last three months after a rocky December caused many market observers to wonder whether the bull market was finally on its last legs. Another surprise has been the resilience of the energy sector and steadily increasing crude oil prices. After starting the year around $43 a barrel, oil (CLK9)  has jumped roughly 40% to the mid $60s per barrel — and the flagship Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) has jumped almost 20% in the same period as a result.