USO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Energy Fund Bounce Grinding to a Halt (XOP, USO)

    May 23, 2016
    SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF could spend months or even years consolidating new gains and setting up a ...
  2. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  3. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    May 13, 2016
    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  4. Crude Oil Headed For Major Reversal (USO)

    May 9, 2016
    Crude oil and the U.S. Oil Fund have risen to price levels that should trigger major reversals.
  5. Oil to Correct Into Buying Opportunity (USO)

    May 5, 2016
    Outlook for crude oil and the USO ETF, including likely pullback levels and how far the next rally could run.
  6. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 3, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  7. The 3 Largest Oil ETFs/ETNs (USO, OIL)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the key differences among the three largest oil exchange-traded products, including liquidity, tax reporting and ...
  8. USO: An ETF Performance Case Study

    April 19, 2016
    Explore the performance of the United States Oil ETF since 2012, as well as the seasonality patterns that have generated ...
  9. The 4 Largest Commodity ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn about the pros and cons of commodity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well as the four largest commodity ETFs and the ...
  10. Looking to Buy UWTI Options? Better Luck Next Time

    April 1, 2016
    Options are not available for the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN. Discover alternative strategies than can be used ...
  11. FSENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  12. Top 5 Oil and Gas Bond ETFs for 2016 (USO, OIL)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the top five oil and natural gas bond ETFs with the potential to come out on top in 2016 as the industry looks toward ...
  13. 5 Popular Energy ETFs in 2016 (XLE, USO)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover how investors are using the most popular energy ETFs of 2016 as contrarian plays and to track oil prices for diversification.
  14. USO Vs. DBO: Comparing Oil ETFs

    March 13, 2016
    Discover two major oil ETFs, The United States Oil Fund and The PowerShares DB Oil Fund, and the major differences between ...
  15. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  16. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    February 24, 2016
    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy industry.
  17. U.S. Stock Markets Fall on Renewed Oil Fears

    February 24, 2016
    After two weeks of gains based on optimism that oil producers could agree to a coordinated production cut, crude oil is plummeting ...
  18. The Long and Short of Trading Oil ETFs/ETNs (UWTI)

    January 25, 2016
    Here are several oil ETFs to consider for both shorts and longs.
  19. Should You Go Short or Long Oil with ETFs?

    January 22, 2016
    If you want to go long or short oil consider these ETFs. But either way, use caution.
  20. The Top 5 Oil and Gas ETFs for 2016 (USO, UNG)

    January 14, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider for 2016, and learn the characteristics ...
  21. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  22. Will Crude Oil Recover In 2016? (USO, OIH)

    December 21, 2015
    A historic supply imbalance may resolve in 2016, allowing crude oil to recover lost ground.
  23. Here's How The Rate Hike Will Affect Oil And Inflation

    December 16, 2015
    How much are stocks worth without being propped up (as much) by the US Federal Reserve? Investors prepared to find out Wednesday ...
  24. The Best Energy ETFs For Swing Trading (XLE, XOP)

    December 14, 2015
    Energy sector commodity and equity ETFs offer excellent swing trades, thanks to high liquidity, low expenses and wide range ...
  25. 10 Most Traded Oil ETFs

    December 14, 2015
    Discover detailed analyses of the most traded oil-related exchange-traded products, and learn about the characteristics of ...
  26. The Top 4 Equity Proxies For the Futures Markets (SPY, IWM)

    October 30, 2015
    Futures markets have highly liquid equity proxies for nearly all major contracts, offering greater choices for traders and ...
  27. Two Great Currencies To Profit From Oil Volatility

    September 3, 2015
    U.S. dollar crosses with Canadian and Australian dollars offer easy access to crude oil trends due to their tight correlation ...
  28. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  29. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First? (USO)

    August 24, 2015
    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  30. The Right Way To Set Up Your Trading Screens

    August 12, 2015
    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  31. 3 Experts Weigh In On Oil Inventories

    June 3, 2015
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its weekly Petroleum Status Report Wednesday morning. The institute ...
  32. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose? (USO, FRAK)

    April 23, 2015
    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  33. There Are No Good And Bad Stocks, There's Only Good And Bad Timing

    April 17, 2015
    Many investors spend sleepless nights agonizing over which stocks to buy. After all, isn't the trick to getting rich in ...
  34. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  35. Fed Statement: A Play-By-Play Recap Of Janet Yellen And 'Patient' ...

    March 18, 2015
    Markets are watching Wednesday afternoon's Federal Reserve statement and ensuing Janet Yellen-led press conference very ...
  36. The Future Is Now: All About Futures ETFs

    February 18, 2015
    A new security class - futures ETFs - is gaining popularity. We tell you how futures ETFs work and offer tips.
  37. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    February 5, 2015
    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  38. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    January 23, 2015
    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  39. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    January 18, 2015
    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  40. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  41. Think Twice Before Buying A Top Oil ETF

    January 15, 2015
    One of the hottest topics of debate among investors over the past six months has been when/if to invest in crashing crude ...
  42. This Sector Is About To Surprise Investors With A Big Bounce

    November 25, 2014
  43. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

    August 19, 2014
    Not all ETFs react the same to falling energy prices. Here's a look at a few examples.
  44. Oil Chart Suggests That Now Is The Time To Invest

    August 19, 2014
    Undulating oil prices can make anyone’s head spin. That's why it can pay to take a step back and look at long-term weekly ...
  45. Is Now The Time To Short Oil?

    August 7, 2014
    To the delight of most summer travelers, oil prices have fallen 4.93% over the past month. But how should the rest of the ...
  46. Time For Oil's Summer Bump?

    May 22, 2014
    With the summer months approaching and motorists preparing to take to the roads and sky for summer vacations, now could be ...
  47. Oil and Some Oil Stocks Starting to Run

    April 16, 2014
    Oil is creeping toward a recent high, and these oil related stocks are flying higher.
  48. Where To Look For Commodities Gains In The Year Ahead

    February 12, 2014
    While the commodity super-cycle maybe slowing- or even dead- that doesn’t mean that natural resources shouldn’t be banished ...
  49. Commodity ETF Outlook

    January 6, 2014
    Gold, silver, oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily traded commodity ETFs. Three of these commodities are at major ...
  50. 3 Simple Momentum ETF Trading Strategies

    July 10, 2013
    Momentum traders who look for strong price movements to jump in on have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost efficiency, ...
  51. Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options

    May 31, 2013
    Understanding the various retirement investments - from annuities to 401(k)s and everything in between - is crucial to reaching ...
  52. Crisis Investing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Gold ...

    February 12, 2013
    Protecting profits and preparing for an economic crisis is likely the furthest thing from your mind right now. The stock ...
  53. The Best Way To Invest In Energy Right Now

    February 7, 2013
    The world was shocked when the Brazilian energy corporation Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) announced in 2007 the discovery of a massive ...
  54. Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    June 19, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  55. Long Term Oil ETFs

    June 14, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  56. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  57. Long Term Oil ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  58. Popular Commodity ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  59. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 30, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  60. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    April 25, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  61. The Long-Term Play In Palm Oil

    April 5, 2012
    Often ignored palm oil is great way to play our planets continued natural resource demand.
  62. The "Iran Factor" Driving Option Prices

    March 28, 2012
    Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains why the threat of airstrikes against Iran is causing overall option prices on the ...
  63. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  64. The Hidden Danger of Energy ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    Energy ETFs have become notorious for the rollover issues that lead to these ETFs not always tracking the energy futures ...
  65. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  66. Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    March 19, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  67. 7 Top Ways to Own the Hard Assets

    March 17, 2012
    The markets might be in rally mode, but it always pays to keep a good solid hedge or two in play to counter the surprises ...
  68. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    February 29, 2012
    These four ETFs are on fire right now, but it would not take much to cool them off in a hurry.
  69. Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    February 13, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  70. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    January 30, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  71. 3 Problems In Store For The Equity Markets In 2012

    January 2, 2012
    Here are three hurdles that face the recovering equity markets in 2012.
  72. Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    December 20, 2011
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  73. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    December 19, 2011
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  74. The Best ETF for Trading Energy

    August 3, 2011
    Popular ETFs like USO and XLE get most of the headlines, but the charts show that a lesser-known but highly liquid ETF ...
  75. Commodities To Watch

    June 16, 2011
    These commodities are worth watching for clues on where the market is heading.
  76. Oil Stocks Showing Weakness

    May 13, 2011
    Based on recent price action, it could be a long summer for oil stocks.
  77. 4 Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    April 19, 2011
    With oil's recent upward momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  78. 7 Commodity ETFs To Know

    February 14, 2011
    Commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to a portfolio.
  79. Index Funds: How Well Did They Do In 2010?

    January 7, 2011
    Many portfolio have index funds as their core holdings. Check out how well they performed in 2010.
  80. Oil Stocks Poised To Pop?

    December 21, 2010
    Oil Stocks Poised To Pop?
  81. 3 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Momentum

    November 26, 2010
    These three dividend-paying stocks have been performing above expectations as of late, and show great promise in the near ...
  82. Keeping Up With Commodities

    November 8, 2010
    Some commodity prices have moved to scary heights. Investors need to know when it is time to take some money off the table.
  83. Future Profits with Oil ETFs

    November 5, 2010
    Oil has been overshadowed by gold this year, but oil is expected to increase in price when a recovery takes hold. Check out ...
  84. 3 Offshore Oil Plays That Pay

    September 2, 2010
    These foreign-based oil companies offer great fundamentals and strong yields for value-conscious investors.
  85. The World Of Commodities Outside Energy And Gold

    June 22, 2010
    Commodities are quickly becoming a more important part of investors' overall portfolios, but most allocation is spread among ...
  86. Three ETFs Looking For A Bounce

    May 19, 2010
    With the falling euro, and oil and steel industries, some ETFs have been beaten down and are looking for a comeback.
  87. Diversifying With Commodity ETFs

    March 23, 2010
    Commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to a portfolio.
  88. Assessing The Trend In The U.S. Dollar

    December 16, 2009
    With the government reducing interest rates to nearly zero in an effort to combat a possible depression, the dollar has endured ...
  89. Use Equity ETFs To Avoid The CFTC Hassle

    November 4, 2009
    Use these equity ETFs to gain natural resource exposure.
  90. Big Oil Earnings On Tap

    October 27, 2009
    This earnings preview of major oil companies is interesting, when compared to the same quarter last year.
  91. 3 Allocation Strategies To Realign Your Portfolio

    October 23, 2009
    Protect your investments from the looming inflation of the U.S. dollar.
  92. Hedge Fund Vet Launches First U.S. 'Green' Fund Of Funds

    October 22, 2009
    Bookbinder Capital Management recently rolled out TerraVerde Capital Partners, a fund of funds that invests only in green ...
  93. $2 Natural Gas?

    August 24, 2009
    Oil and natural gas have parted ways, and it doesn't look like natural gas will be recovering in the near future.
  94. Playing Weakness in the Dollar with ETF's

    August 4, 2009
    Playing Weakness in the Dollar with ETF's
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