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Secretary Pompeo announced the end of sanction waivers for countries that import oil from Iran. Countries impacted include India, China, Turkey, South Korea and Japan. The waiver will end early May. The Schork Report Founder and Publisher Stephen Schork joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith.
As the Fed's independence is questioned, what is the impact? Sri Kumar, Sri Kumar Global Strategies, and Art Hogan, National Securities, discuss.
Oil is on fire this year, and while crude is one of 2019's best-performing commodities, some energy sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) are lagging the returns of oil ETFs that are futures-based strategies.Source: Shutterstock Here is an interesting dichotomy: the United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate futures, entered April 23 with a year-to-date gain of 41.50%. The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP), one of the oil ETF's most intimately correlated to crude prices, was up "just" 24.60% year-to-date as of April 22.Among equity-based oil ETFs, XOP is a popular and volatile option. To the latter point, if 2019 ended today, XOP's annualized volatility would be 31.60% compared to 23.80% for USO and just 17.70% for the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest equity-based oil ETF.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Double Over the Next Five Years The $2.29 billion XOP, which turns 13 years old in June, tracks the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index. This oil ETF "seeks to provide exposure the oil and gas exploration and production segment of the S&P TMI, which comprises the following sub-industries: Integrated Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing," according to State Street. Calm Seas for XOPGiven XOP's penchant for volatility, the ETF has recently been calm and steady. That is somewhat surprising when considering the spate of potential headline risk that oil ETFs have recently encountered. Earlier this week, the Trump Administration said the U.S. is nixing sanction waivers on Iranian oil next month, a move that sent crude prices soaring.Additionally, XOP has been under the earnings microscope in significant fashion since last week. While this ETF is an equal-weight fund where none of the 64 components exceed weights of 2.71%, large amounts of earnings reports in condensed time frames can affect equal-weight ETFs.This week, more than 24% of XOP's holdings report first-quarter results. Next week, that number swells to 51%, meaning this oil ETF could face significant earnings-related tests in the coming days."On Q1 earnings calls from some of the major energy companies, investors might want to keep their ears open for any observations of industrial demand, in part because the Fed and various data have pointed to softening capital expenditures recently by many companies," J.J. Kinahan reports in Forbes. "Crude producers might be among companies that see a negative impact if businesses project slower growth and cut back on spending."Another factor to consider with XOP and other oil ETFs is U.S. output. The U.S. pumping about 12 million barrels per day, record levels for oil production here. Even with that robust output, more rigs are coming online in the U.S. For much of this year, the factor bolstering oil prices has been declining production from some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Bottom LineEven with its impressive year-to-date performance, XOP still has some work to do. The ETF still labors below its 200-day moving average, which is almost 7% away. A move above that technical hurdle could spark a new wave of buying in.Currently, XOP resides more than 27% below its 52-week high. With the fund already up 24% this year, a return to that 52-week high is not impossible, but investors may do well to not expect the oil ETF to finish 2019 with a gain of around 50%.From 2013 through 2018, the best annual performance notched by XOP was in 2016 when the oil gained 38.30%.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Double Over the Next Five Years * 6 S&P 500 Stocks Ready to Break Out * 5 Mining ETFs to Dig Into Compare Brokers The post The XOP Oil ETF Looks Great as Its Holdings Start Their Earnings Season appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite indexes on Wednesday failed to extend their climb into record territory as a pullback in the mostly buoyant energy sector weighed on the broader market. The S&P 500 index closed off 0.2% at 2.927, with the energy sector , down 1.9%, delivering the biggest headwind for the benchmark, while the Nasdaq slipped 0.2% to 8,102, a day after the equity market pair produced their first records in months. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished off 0.2% at 26,597 (all on a preliminary basis), holding within 1% of its Oct. 3 all-time high. Shares of Caterpillar Inc. exacted a the stiffest toll from the price-weighted Dow after its quarterly results disappointed Wall Street, coming amid a barrage of quarterly results that included reports from Boeing Co. and former Dow-component AT&T .
Two of the three main stock market indexes on Monday finished in positive territory as the energy sector rallied on the back of a surge in oil prices, but the Dow lagged behind its peers, weighed by shares of Boeing Co. . The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 48 points, or 0.2%, at 26,511, with Boeing's stock serving as the biggest drag on the blue-chip gauge, following a report over the weekend from the New York Times that charged the aeronautics and defense company with shoddy production of its Dreamliner jets. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index gained 0.1% to finish around 2,908, with a rally of more than 2% in crude-oil prices , helping to deliver a fillip to the energy sector , which climbed 2.1% on the day. The U.S.'s announcement that it would end waivers for countries importing oil from Iran helped to drive crude values sharply higher. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.2% at 8,015, putting the index about 1.2% short of its Aug. 29 all-time closing high. The S&P 500 is less than 1% short of its Sept. 20 closing record. Trading on Monday was somewhat subdued, coming after markets were closed at the end of last week in observance of Good Friday. Some European markets were closed in observance of Easter Monday. Investors are focused on a barrage of earnings coming from key companies, including Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc. , Microsoft Corp. , and others, as Wall Street watches for results from American corporations in order to find a catalyst to take stocks higher.
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Investors will see the meat of first-quarter earnings this week with a spate of key companies reporting that will fuel or decelerate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the largest holdings of companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Twitter, Facebook, Chevron, and Exxon. ITA suffered from continued fallout from the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane during Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, but has recovered since. ITA tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index composed of U.S. equities in the aerospace and defense sector that includes manufacturers, assemblers and distributors of aircraft and aircraft parts. With a 20.16 percent weighting in Boeing as of April 22, ITA will be tested with the airline reports its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday.
Key Events in the Energy Sector Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Energy subsector ETFsIn the week ending April 18, major energy subsector ETFs had the following performances:The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) rose 0.3%.The VanEck Vectors
Shares of energy companies were broadly higher Monday, as crude oil prices jumped toward a 5 1/2-month high on supply concerns after reports that the U.S. will announce the end of waivers for countries to import Iranian oil. Also giving the sector a boost was better-than-expected first-quarter results from oil services company Halliburton Co. before the open. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF rose 0.8%, with 27 of its 30 equity components gaining ground, led by the 1.8% rally in Marathon Oil Corp.'s stock . Halliburton shares gained 0.1%. Among other more active energy ETF (XLE) components, shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. advanced 1.3%, Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 1.4% and Chevron Corp. tacked on 0.7%. Among the few losers, Schlumberger Ltd.'s stock gave up 0.3% and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. shares slipped 0.3%. The XLE has rallied 18.2% year to date while the S&P 500 has gained 15.8%.
U.S. stocks fell Monday morning ahead of a big week for corporate quarterly results from internet-related stocks, and as oil prices shot higher as the U.S. said it would end waivers for countries importing Iranian crude. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 87 points, or 0.3%, at 26,468, the S&P 500 index declined 0.3% at 2,897, and the Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 0.4% at 7,661. All three benchmarks had been near all-time closing highs. The markets are likely to face subdued action as most major indexes were closed at the end of last week in observance of Good Friday and as many European markets are closed in observance of Easter Monday. Meanwhile, the U.S. said it was ending waivers for countries to import Iranian oil, part of the Trump administration's effort to drive Iran's exports to zero, the White House said Monday. The announcement lifted crude prices sharply higher, with West Texas Intermediate crude trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange gaining 2.3% at $65.57 a barrel. The energy sector , meanwhile, was up 1.1%. On the data front, a report on existing home sales for March was due at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Looking ahead, earnings from Amazon.com Inc. , Twitter Inc. , Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are expected over the next several sessions.
Raymond James' Take: Can the Bull Run Continue?Stock markets’ remarkable recoveryThe stock markets have had a remarkable recovery since the fourth-quarter sell-off. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 (SPY) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index
What Helped Your Energy Portfolio Overcome Oil's Weakness?(Continued from Prior Part)US equity indexesIn the trailing week, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures:the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA):
What Helped Your Energy Portfolio Overcome Oil's Weakness?(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oil On April 10–17, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the VanEck Vectors Oil Services
ConocoPhillips announced Thursday a deal to sell two exploration and production subsidiaries in the United Kingdom for $2.68 billion to Chrysaor E&P Ltd., plus interest. The two subsidiaries combined hold ConocoPhillips' E&P assets in the U.K., as well as associated decommissioning liabilities. ConocoPhillips said it will retain its London-based commercial trading business, and its 40.3% interest of the Teesside oil terminal. The company said it will use proceeds from the deal for general corporate purposes. The stock was indicated down less than 0.5% in premarket trade. It has gained 5.5% year to date, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has rallied 17.7% and the S&P 500 has climbed 15.7%.
Will Natural Gas Recover from Its Two-Month Low?(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas rig count The natural gas rig count was at 189 last week—five less than the previous week. The natural gas rig count has fallen ~88.2% from its record level of
The energy sector has been one of the worst-performing market sectors in recent years, as a global oil supply has continued to surprise to the upside. The latest data from Bank of America suggests investors ...
XLE, the largest equity-based energy exchange traded fund, is higher by 17.40% this year, but that showing lags those of non-equity oil ETFs. XLE and rival equity-based energy funds will be tested when first-quarter earnings start rolling in. “At the sector level, the Energy (+13.5%) and Health Care (+11.7%), sectors are expected to see the largest price increases, as these sectors had the largest upside differences between the bottom-up target price and the closing price on April 4,” according to FactSet.
Energy Sector: Key Highlights from Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Energy subsector ETFsIn the week ending April 12, major energy subsector ETFs had the following performances:The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
Why Energy ETFs Underperformed Oil's Gains?(Continued from Prior Part)US equity indexesIn the trailing week, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures:the S&P 500 (SPY): 59.2%the S&P Mid-Cap 400
Why Energy ETFs Underperformed Oil's Gains?(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oil On April 4–11, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration &
Shares of oil and gas companies were broadly higher in premarket trade Friday, outside of Chevron Corp.'s stock , which shed 4.0% after the $33 billion stock-and-cash deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF rose 1.0%. Among some components seeing premarket trade, shares of Anadarko shot up 30%, Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 1.0%, Kinder Morgan Inc. gained 0.7%, Marathon Oil Corp. surged 3.5%, Chesapeake Energy Corp. was up 0.9% and Schlumberger Ltd. tacked on 2.1%. Meanwhile, S&P 500 futures advanced 0.5%.
What to Expect from Kinder Morgan’s Q1 Earnings Results(Continued from Prior Part)KMI’s year-to-date rise Kinder Morgan (KMI) stock has posted impressive gains in 2019, outperforming many of its peers. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and