|Bid||30.20 x 900|
|Ask||30.22 x 45900|
|Day's Range||29.43 - 30.03|
|52 Week Range||23.89 - 45.45|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.39|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.35%|
What Impacted Your Energy Portfolio?(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oilOn May 9–16, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures:the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 90.7%the SPDR
How Oil and Equity Market Are Affecting Your Energy Portfolio(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oilOn May 2–9, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures:the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas
Chevron, facing the failure of its $30 billion bid for Anadarko, is likely to quickly pursue takeovers of oil competitors to build out its empire.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are often aimed at conservative investors with long-term time horizons. Many of the largest ETFs on the market today are designed to provide cost-effective exposure to basic asset classes, such as domestic stocks, international equities and high-grade government bonds.Another selling point of a slew of ETFs to buy is that these funds feature broad lineups of stocks, a strategy that reduces concentration risk while eliminating the need for stock picking. Bottom line: may of the top ETFs to buy are inexpensive and easy to understand, selling points that were the foundation of the ETF industry two decades ago and traits that are likely to continue driving the industry's exponential growth.However, the ETF business is evolving and that evolution has led to the introductions of products aimed at more risk-tolerant traders and investors. Some of the better ETFs to buy for more adventurous investors include thematic funds while others are designed to be more tactical in nature.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes Put it this way: if you're an investor with an adventurous spirit, there are plenty of ETFs to buy, but in many cases, that does not mean an investor should take on high levels of risk for extended periods of time. For investors looking to juice their returns or simply take on some added risk, here are some ETFs to buy. Best ETFs to Buy for Gamblers: ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID)Expense Ratio: 0.95% per year, or $95 on a $10,000 investment.The ProShares UltraShort QQQ (NYSEARCA:QID) is designed to deliver double the daily inverse returns of the widely followed Nasdaq-100 Index, so if that index declines by 1% on a particular day, QID should rise by 2%.In other words, QID is a bad ETF to buy when the Nasdaq-100 is going up, something that tech-heavy benchmark has made a habit of doing over the course of the past decade. The current market environment clearly favors growth and technology stocks, two of the fortes of the Nasdaq-100, making QID an ETF to buy for contrarians or those looking to hedge long positions in Nasdaq-100 funds.In either case, investors should note QID and other leveraged ETFs are intended for short-term traders, not to be held for long holding periods, because the longer a leveraged ETF like QID is held, the more the chances increase that the fund will deviate from its stated objective.Interestingly, market participants have added nearly $181 million to QID this year. Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK)Expense Ratio: 0.59%The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEARCA:GREK) is the only U.S.-listed ETF dedicated to Greek equities. After years of being saddled by austerity measures and borrowing billions from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU), Greece is finally on the right fiscal path.GREK is up nearly 22% year-to-date, indicating investors view this as an ETF to buy."In Q1, the markets were up 15.2% and forecasts put 2019 GDP growth at annualized 2.4%, versus Europe at just 1.3%," said Global X in a recent research note. "Greece's improving growth prospects could portend the start of a virtuous cycle for Greece, making it a standout against the weak backdrop of a sluggish Europe." * 7 Energy Stocks to Buy to Light Up Your Portfolio What makes GREK a risky ETF to buy is, among other factors, a standard deviation of 24%, which is well above the comparable metric on emerging markets and Eurozone benchmarks. Those are relevant comparisons because Greece is a Eurozone member and classified as an emerging market. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)Expense Ratio: 0.53%Among risky industry and sector ETFs to buy, mining funds are certainly part of that conversation and precious metals mining funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) are among the best ETFs to buy for risk-tolerant investors.GDXJ is a fine ETF to buy for an active, risk-aware trader looking to make a bet on rising gold prices. One of the risks, however, with gold mining ETFs is that the funds are not always responsive to higher bullion prices. Amplifying the risk profile is that when gold prices decline, shares of miners often overshoot spot gold's declines.Add all that into the wrapper of a small-cap fund and GDXJ is a volatile ETF to buy. The fund's standard deviation of more than 31% is well above that of basic gold funds and traditional small-cap ETFs. iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)Expense Ratio: 0.75%The iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEARCA:GRN) definitely is not a good ETF for all investors. This niche, lightly traded exchange-traded note (ETN) tracks the Barclays Global Carbon II TR USD Index.That index "is designed to measure the performance of the most liquid carbon-related credit plans. Each carbon-related credit plan included in the index is represented by the most liquid instrument available in the marketplace. The index expects to incorporate new carbon-related credit plans as they develop around the world," according to the issuer. * 10 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now While GRN has low correlations to traditional asset classes, the fund is not for conservative investors due to its history of high volatility. Not to mention, most investors can live without carbon credits in their portfolios. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP)Expense Ratio: 0.35%For adventurous investors looking for energy sector exposure, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) is one of the best ETFs to buy. XOP can be great when oil prices are trending higher because exploration and production stocks are typically more correlated to crude prices than integrated oil companies.XOP does come with the disclaimer that, as is the case throughout financial markets, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Compared to traditional energy funds that are heavily allocated to stocks like Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX), XOP is significantly more volatile.The added volatility gets compounded when oil prices decline. When that happens, XOP and rival exploration and production ETFs often produce losses that far exceed those of basic energy ETFs. Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares (LABU)Expense Ratio: 1.12%Like the aforementioned QID, the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares (NYSEARCA:LABU). In the case of LABU, this leveraged funds tries to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index, so if that index rises by 1% on a particular day, LABU should jump by 3%.LABU is one of the best ETFs for risk tolerant because it amplifies the combination of biotechnology and volatility. Data confirm as much. Over the past month, LABU is one of Direxion's most volatile bullish leveraged ETFs, a status LABU frequently attains. * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for May LABU is also one of the best ETFs for aggressive traders to deploy during biotechnology earnings season and around news events such as drug approvals and industry consolidation. What that means is traders should treat LABU like the short-term instrument it is. VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (CNXT)Expense Ratio: 0.65%Chinese small-caps probably are not the asset class for your retirement portfolio, but the VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEARCA:CNXT) is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking tactical exposure to the world's second-largest economy. CNXT fills some useful voids in international portfolios because many traditional China funds focus on large caps whereas this fund focuses on mid- and small-cap stocks.CNXT's underlying index "tracks the performance of the 100 largest and most liquid China A-share stocks listed and trading on the Small and Medium Enterprise ("SME") Board and the ChiNext Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange," according to VanEck.The weighted average market value of CNXT's 100 holdings is $12.8 billion, putting the fund just inside large-cap territory, but that number is still well below the average market caps found on holdings in traditional China ETFs.CNXT can be a bumpy ride. The fund is up 20% year-to-date, but that's after shedding 18% over the past month.As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes * 7 Stocks to Buy From the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund * 5 Tech ETFs to Plug In to Big Profits Compare Brokers The post 7 ETFs for Investors With a Gambler's Spirit appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Energy Weekly: Will US Crude Oil Hold $60?(Continued from Prior Part)Energy subsector ETFsIn the week ending May 3, major energy subsector ETFs had the following performances:The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) fell 5.5%.The SPDR S&P
Energy sector-related ETFs were among the worst off Thursday after the Energy Information Administration revealed a jump in U.S. crude-oil stockpiles and Saudi Arabia said it would pick up the slack with ...
Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that its 50-day moving average is below its 200-day moving average, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. Second, each of these ETFs is also trading above its 20-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term ‘sell on the pop’ opportunity given the longer-term downtrend at hand. Note that this prospects list also features a liquidity screen by excluding ETFs with average trading volumes below the one million shares mark. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.
How Did the Energy Sector Perform Last Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Energy subsector ETFsIn the week ending April 26, major energy subsector ETFs had the following performances:The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) rose 0.2%.The VanEck Vectors Oil
What's Dragging the Energy Space Down?(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oil On April 18–25, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 94.8% the
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 U.S. plans to not renew Iran oil import waivers previously granted for a few countries, sending oil prices shooting up. A few sector ETFs will gain and some will lose from the move.
Oil and gas ETFs surged on Monday after the White House announced an end to waivers for countries on importing Iran oil, setting the stage to shutter out one avenue of global crude supplies. Among the ...
Some of the market's leading ETFs are attracting the attention of short sellers as stocks inch back towards all-time highs amid increasing uncertainty.
My favorite hedge fund event is the annual Sohn Conference in New York. This year’s event will be held on May 6th, so I decided to take a look at how last year’s picks fared and whether hedge fund managers were able to generate any outperformance with their recommendations. Last year Harvard University’s Patrick Luo released […]
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
What's Limiting Natural Gas's Upside?(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas rig countThe natural gas rig count was at 194 last week—four more than the previous week. The natural gas rig count has fallen ~87.9% from its record level of 1,606 in
Crude Oil May Futures Hit Highest Closing Price since November(Continued from Prior Part)Energy subsector ETFsIn the week ending April 5, major energy subsector ETFs had the following performances:The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) rose
What Hindered Rise in Energy ETFs?(Continued from Prior Part)Correlation with US crude oil Between March 28 and April 4, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 88.7% the VanEck
Energy commodities, namely oil, are among this year's best-performing commodities. Predictably, that scenario is proving beneficial for energy ETFs.After tumbling 18.20% last year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest energy ETF, is up 17.70% this year, underscoring the point that energy is one of the best-performing sectors in the S&P 500 to this point in 2019.While betting against energy ETFs has been losing proposition so far in 2019, that does not mean the group is immune to potential downside. Energy is a cyclical sector and could be tested if investors continue favoring defensive groups. Additionally, energy ETFs could be pinched by slowing global economic growth, which would crimp oil demand.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"With oil prices once again above our unchanged midcycle price of $55 per barrel, we see less value in oil-related stocks than we did at the beginning of the year," said Morningstar in a recent note. * Should You Buy Q1's 6 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks? Another variable to consider with energy ETFs is that sectors favorable seasonal period comes to an end in the middle of the second quarter. While that is not a guarantee of bad tidings with energy ETFs, it is something to consider because some of the following energy ETFs could be vulnerable to downside in the months ahead. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35% per year, or $35 on a $10,000 investment. The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) is rallying this year thanks in large part to this energy ETF's often intimate correlations to oil prices, but this is also what makes XOP vulnerable to significant downside if oil tumbles.XOP is up 17.50% this year. On its own, that sounds impressive, but when measured against the aforementioned XLE, XOP has not been the better bet on a risk-adjusted basis because exploration and production stocks are usually much more volatile than integrated oil names that dominate traditional energy ETFs like XLE.XOP could firm if oil inventories tighten and/or demand picks up. Given this energy ETF's domestic focus, the fund could benefit if U.S. shale producers scale back output during the second and third quarters, but there are no guarantees that scenario comes to pass. VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35% per year, or $35 on a $10,000 investment. Another high flier that is highly tied to oil prices, the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) is up 26.51% this year. This energy ETF shares something common with integrated oil funds: OIH is dominated by a small number stocks, namely Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) and Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL).Those two oil services giants combine for over 34% of OIH's weight. Any material retrenchment in those names makes it difficult for OIH to deliver upside. Good thing some analysts are bullish on Schlumberger. * 3 Healthcare Stocks to Trade Now "Schlumberger stands out as high-quality and favorably valued," said Morningstar. "The market seems to be underrating prospects for the SPM business, a fully integrated services model that aspires to deliver a sea change in oil and gas development costs. SPM is already delivering returns on capital far ahead of the rest of the company, and therefore the business will lift Schlumberger's profitability up as it grows as a share of revenue in years to come." United States Oil Fund (USO)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.84% per year. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO) is an energy ETF that is a likely epicenter of vulnerability if oil prices decline. This energy ETF is widely viewed as the bellwether oil fund, excluding equity-based products, and is also one of the most heavily traded commodities funds of any stripe. USO provides exposure to front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures and there are some risks associated with that methodology."This method is particularly sensitive to short-term changes in spot prices, but can also result in heavy roll costs," according to ETF.com. "That makes USO a great vehicle for riding short-term moves in crude prices, but long-term holders may want to look at other options."Fortunately for bearish traders, USO has a robust options market and this energy ETF is highly liquid, meaning it is easy and cost-effective to sell short. Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (PSCE)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.29% per year, or $29 on a $10,000 investment. The Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (NASDAQ:PSCE) is the small-cap answer to the aforementioned XLE and that alone explains this energy ETF's potential vulnerabilities if another oil bear market arrives.With PSCE up 26.23% this year, more than double the returns of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, envisioning major declines for this energy ETF over the near term may be hard to do. However, if oil falters in earnest, that could trigger concerns about global economic growth and if investors become concerned about the U.S. economy, small caps would likely retreat, creating a double whammy of sorts PSCE. * 5 Cannabis Stocks Set to Skyrocket -- According to Wall Street's Top Analysts This energy ETF's 39 holdings, which have an average market value of $880 million, "are principally engaged in the business of producing, distributing or servicing energy related products, including oil and gas exploration and production, refining, oil services and pipelines," according to Invesco. Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF (PXI)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.60%. Like many of the energy ETFs highlighted here, the Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF (NASDAQ:PXI) has been solid this year. And like many of the energy ETFs mentioned here, PXI faces two-fold scenarios that could make the fund vulnerable in the event oil prices retreat.First and foremost, PXI's composition, which includes a heavy tilt to mid- and small-cap stocks, makes the fund vulnerable to energy sector declines. Second, a momentum-based strategy could weaken more rapidly than cap-weighted energy ETFs if oil prices quickly erode.One sign to steer clear of PXI in oil bear market is already clear: this momentum energy ETF is up just 15% this year, trailing cap-weighted rivals like XLE by more than 200 basis points. Global X MSCI China Energy ETF (CHIE) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.66%. The Global X MSCI China Energy ETF (NYSEARCA:CHIE) is another example of an energy ETF with impressive year-to-date gains (CHIE is up 16.55%) where speculating on near-term declines is a tricky endeavor, particularly with Chinese stocks ranking as among the world's top performers.CHIE's underlying index includes "all eligible securities as per MSCI's Global Investable Market Index Methodology, including China A, B and H shares, Red chips, P chips and foreign listings, among others," according to Global X. * 5 Automobile Stocks to Consider Now CHIE would be vulnerable to broader retrenchment in Chinese stocks, which would likely weigh on the global energy sector given that the world's second-largest economy is still a major energy importer. Plus, with CHIE lagging the equivalent U.S.-focused energy ETFs this year, the risk/reward trade off here currently is not favorable. First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.60%. The First Trust Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA:FCG) is up more than 19% this year, which is an impressive showing for this energy ETF. FCG is a mid-cap fund as highlighted by a median market value of $3.27 billion for the fund's 33 holdings.One of the primary issues with FCG is trusting that this fund will maintain its lead over traditional energy ETFs if oil and natural gas prices stay high and that FCG will not overshoot rival energy ETFs on the downside if energy commodities fall.These are relevant points because FCG has a history of lagging standard energy ETFs like XLE. From 2013 through 2018, FCG never outperformed XLE and during rough years for oil, such as 2014 and 2018, FCG's were much more severe than those incurred by regular energy ETFs.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post 7 Energy ETFs That Could Be Running Out of Fuel appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Will the Recovery in Natural Gas Sustain?(Continued from Prior Part)Weather dataThe weather forecast on March 28 suggests cooler weather. Moreover, analysts at Refinitiv estimate that natural gas demand could rise by an average of 1 Bcf (billion
Energy stocks are facing pressure after Russia signaled a potential boost in crude output ahead of its meeting with OPEC. CNBC's David Faber reports.
The Wall Street Journal's investment bank survey showed that banks expect a rise in oil prices. Efficient Advisors Chief Investment Officer Larry Shover joins Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro to discuss.