|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||24.97 x 800|
|Day's Range||22.01 - 24.73|
|52 Week Range||14.51 - 92.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.51%|
The United States Oil Fund (USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, struggled early in the third quarter with oil prices residing near where they did in the first quarter. Investors considering USO or other oil exchange traded products have several factors to consider including the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The International Energy Agency projects consumption to increase each quarter of 2019 year-over-year, albeit at a slower-than-usual pace for the first quarter.
Oil bulls could be expecting more gains for oil prices after the most important oil producers in the world are indicating an extension of a deal to curb oil production is likely. This news comes ahead of an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting along with its allies in Vienna this week. OPEC member Iran called for cooperation among the oil cartel's members.
Rather than resort to war, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to bring down the hammer with more sanctions on Iran in response an unmanned U.S. drone being shot down the previous week. As U.S.-Iran relations remain tenuous, oil traders could be eyeing more price increases for the commodity, but are they overestimating the impact of the latest sanctions? “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities,” including its nuclear ambitions, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country,” Trump added.
Oil prices could maintain their support levels this week as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to play out with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying that "significant" sanctions could be in store for Iran. “The Middle East clashes should support oil prices at the start of the week as crude markets will wait to see Iran’s response to the threat of additional sanctions, ” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA in New York. An unmanned U.S. drone was shot down by Iran last week, which fanned the flames of growing tensions within the Middle East.
The push-and-pull of Middle East tensions and slowing global growth is leaving prices for the oil in flux. Declining business sentiment is also feeding into the slowing global growth narrative, but how does all the news affect oil prices in the future? Oil prices tumbled more than 20 percent since the end of April due to fears of global demand as fears of slower growth worldwide are taking hold of the commodity.
Geopolitical oil supply disruptions could continue to feed into higher oil prices, which will benefit bullish bettors. Attacks on two oil tanker ships off the coast of Iran sent oil prices upward as finger pointing between the United States and Iran ensued. U.S. intelligence was quick to identify Iran as the culprit of the attacks.
Given the abrupt changes in oil price and an uncertain outlook, investors should place their bet on oil ETFs cautiously or could take advantage of the quick turn in sentiment with the help of ETFs.
Oil prices have tumbled more than 20 percent since the end of April due to fears of global demand as fears of slower growth worldwide are taking hold of the commodity. It didn’t help that the U.S.-China ...
As the U.S.-China trade war heightens, oil prices are in unison with the volatility in the capital markets. On Tuesday, Brent crude oil prices went above $70 per barrel due to supply cuts led by producer the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in addition to U.S. sanctions on Iran as well as Venezuela. In addition, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures headed closer to $60.
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Oil prices retreated recently as traders are eagerly anticipating the release of inventory data. The U.S.-China trade deal standoff has investors fretting as of late, but oil and gas operators have no reason for pessimism despite these trade deal woes. According to a study by L.E.K. Consulting, oil and gas operators are feeling optimistic when it comes to the commodity for the rest of 2019.
US-China trade tensions, crisis in the Middle East and the pain in the emerging market impact leveraged ETF winners and losers of last week.
The U.S.-China trade deal standoff has investors fretting as of late, but oil and gas operators have no reason for pessimism despite these trade deal woes. According to a study by L.E.K. Consulting, oil ...
A surprise fall in U.S. crude stockpiles should've translated into strength for oil prices, but trade war fears continued to roil the markets. Oil fell as much as 1 percent on Thursday as investors continue to sit on their hands waiting for a U.S.-China trade deal. Brent crude oil futures and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures both fell 1 percent earlier in the day.
Leveraged and inverse products have given investors access to an investment space that was typically relegated to only high-net worth individuals or institutions. With the transparency and liquidity of ...
Oil climbed on Monday following U.S. President Donald Trump ending waivers on companies wishing to purchase Iranian oil without facing stiff sanctions. The price of Brent crude went up by 2.77 percent ...
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Global investment bank RBC Capital Markets is expecting more increases in oil prices, going as far as saying that crude could reach the $80 price level this summer. Overall, RBC Capital Markets is forecasting ...
As the first quarter of 2019 draws to a close, leveraged exchange-traded fund (ETF) traders have seen oil and technology take the top spots for year-to-date gainers. 2019 started off strong for U.S. equities–the ...
Leveraged exchange-traded oil funds are having an exceptional year on the back of rising oil prices, but these risky investments could be a big upset if and when oil trends downward.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. , March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- USCF today announced the availability of options trading on the United States 3x Oil Fund (NYSE Arca: USOU) and the United States 3x Short Oil Fund ...
Many investors have turned bullish on oil and are seeking to tap this opportunity. For them, a leveraged play on the commodity could be an excellent idea.
One of the most frustrating things about the mainstream financial media is the steadfast, seemingly never ending refusal to learn how derivative markets work. Commentators yammer on about the "volatility index" or "the fear gauge," the VIX, without understanding the difference between implied volatility of options contracts and the actual volatility -- or amplitude if you will -- of the underlying securities.