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Crude Oil ETF - The Best Crude Oil ETFs (List)

Crude Oil ETF - The Best Crude Oil ETFs (List)

After comparing similar crude oil ETFs on the four characteristics described on the ETF Finder page, I have included the best crude oil ETFs in the table below. In the note at the bottom of this page I have revealed in which of these crude oil ETFs - if any - I am considering to invest myself.

I have obtained most of the data from the issuer's website, which you can verify by clicking on the link in the Details column. However, I have also used Yahoo Finance's ETF Finder and ETF Database's ETF Screener to find and compare interesting data about the best crude oil ETFs. Yahoo Finance's ETF Finder and ETF Database's ETF Screener can be found by clicking on the links provided.

These resources will not only help you to find the ETFs mentioned in the table below, but you can also find relevant multiplier futures based ETFs. These crude oil multiplier ETFs aim to realise two to three times the (inverse) daily price difference. Because these ETFs aim to realise two to three times the (inverse) daily price difference, I consider these instruments only suitable for day traders, not for investors.

For the stock based crude oil ETFs I recommend you to inform yourself about the portfolio holdings, before making the actual investment - just to inform yourself in which individual crude oil companies you are actually investing.

The Best Crude Oil ETFs (List)

Ticker Symbol  Name  Exposure Type  Type of Mineral Exposure  Issuer  Details  Alternative ETF(s) 
XLE  SPDR Energy Select Sector  Oil and Gas Companies  Stock Based  State Street Global Advisors  click here  XOP, IEO 
OIH  Market Vectors Oil Services ETF  Oil Services Companies  Stock Based  Van Eck Global  click here  IEZ, XES 
USO  United States Oil Fund  Minerals  Futures Based  US Commodity Funds  click here 


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Note: As explained in the second note on the ETF Finder page I do no invest in futures based mineral ETFs. I also explained that I prefer to do my own stock picking myself, in stead of buying a stock based mineral ETF. Although I must conclude that when I want exposure to the price of crude oil, the best crude oil ETFs are XLE and OIH, I probably find myself more comfortable with investing in some of the individual holdings of these stock based mineral ETFs.

Cautionary Note: Always check for yourself if the four characteristics described on the ETF Finder page will still result in the same conclusions as to which crude oil ETF is the best crude oil ETF to invest in, as the information in the table could be outdated when you read this page. The last time I updated this data was in November, 2013.



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