USO : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Oil Rises on Obama Oil Drilling Ban (USO, UCO)

    A rare executive decision from President Obama has driven oil prices higher—and Donald Trump may be powerless to stop it.
  2. OPEC Cuts Boost USO, UCO (USO, UCO)

    Non-OPEC countries are working closely with OPEC to lower oil output in an attempt to drive prices up further.
  3. Crude Oil Soars After OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries Agree to Production Cuts (USO, XOM)

    The agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers opens the door to a balanced market in 2017.
  4. Non-OPEC Output Talks Disappoint (USO, UCO)

    It looks less likely an OPEC agreement to freeze oil production will extend far beyond the cartel.
  5. Crude Prices on Fire but Oil ETFs Smolder (USO, OIL)

    Crude oil is up 36.7% in 2016, but few oil related ETFs can report similar returns.
  6. OPEC Oil Output Soars to Record High (USO, UCO)

    Just before its oil production cut goes into effect, OPEC is producing more oil than ever before.
  7. What to Expect From the OPEC and Non-OPEC Summit (USO, OIL)

    OPEC and non-OPEC countries meet at the end of this week to iron out the details of their agreement.
  8. OPEC Reaches Deal on Oil, Futures Soar (XLE, UCO)

    OPEC nations have agreed to cut oil production by over 1 million barrels per day in an effort to help oil prices rise.
  9. Oil Struggles on OPEC Doubts (UCO, USO)

    Oil futures erased yesterday’s gains early due to more rumors that OPEC’s talks are falling apart.
  10. Oil Markets Await OPEC Meeting (USO, UCO)

    With a major OPEC meeting slated for this Wednesday, investors are awaiting news that oil production is going to get cut.
  11. Oil Flat on Lower Inventory, OPEC Fractures (USO, UCO)

    A decline of oil supplies in America did little to move commodity prices while OPEC-led uncertainty brings greater doubt ...
  12. Statoil: OPEC Cut Impact “Limited” (USO, UCO)

    Norway’s largest petroleum producer has dismissed OPEC’s planned production cut, saying it will have little effect on oil ...
  13. The Week Ahead for Oil (USO, UCO)

    Oil futures had a strong showing last week, and renewed confidence in an oil freeze is helping oil futures again.
  14. U.S. Oil Defaults Up Despite Stable Oil Price (USO, OIL)

    U.S. oil and gas default rates surpass last year's total despite oil price relief.
  15. OPEC Struggles to Cap Oil Output (USO, UWTI)

    OPEC continues to seek a deal that would freeze oil production among OPEC nations, with Russian officials meeting with Saudi ...
  16. How is Energy Reacting to President Trump? (XLE, USO)

    Oil has given up its post-election gains, but energy companies are rising higher.
  17. IEA Says OPEC Must Clear Supply Glut (USO, OIL)

    The IEA warns that the current oil supply glut could last well into 2017 unless OPEC acts now.
  18. Oil Volatile Ahead of EIA Data (USO, UWTI)

    Expectations of higher supplies, election uncertainties and a bullish OPEC outlook are impacting commodities.
  19. Oil Weakens as OPEC Deal Collapses (USO, UWTI)

    Saudi Arabia is reversing course on a promised oil production freeze, and oil prices are falling sharply as a result.
  20. Imminent Trading Opportunity in Oil-Related ETFs (USO, XOP)

    Oil and oil-related ETFs are setting up another trading opportunity, similar to the one seen in August.
  21. Commodities Market Awaits EIA Data (USO, UWTI)

    Oil futures have fallen over 5% in the last month, but traders are hoping inventory data will change that trend.
  22. OPEC’s Oil Output Plans Endangered (USO, UWTI)

    Non-OPEC oil producing countries aren’t willing to lower production, which could help drag oil prices lower.
  23. U.S. Gasoline Prices are Soaring (USO, UWTI)

    Americans will start paying more at the pump because of fatal accidents.
  24. Oil Prices Break Resistance (USO, UWTI.UCO)

    Oil futures are remaining below $50 per barrel, breaking weeks of strength on OPEC hopes.
  25. Oil Futures Recover on Russia Comments (USO, UCO)

    Russia renewed its willingness to free oil output to help OPEC boost prices.
  26. Oil Futures Fall Despite OPEC Report (USO, UWTI)

    A lower supply of oil and rising demand is not helping oil recover after yesterday’s decline.
  27. Will OPEC Cut Oil Production? (USO, UWTI)

    Recent comments from Saudi Arabian and Russian officials have helped oil prices, and analysts are now turning bullish on ...
  28. Oil Futures Rise on Production Cut Hopes (USO, UWTI)

    An expected production cut in November is helping oil prices rise far ahead of OPEC’s meeting in late November.
  29. Can Oil’s Strong Recovery Last? (XLE, USO)

    New data shows weaker oil inventories, boosting energy companies and oil futures.
  30. Watch for Breakouts in These Commodity ETFs (USO, GLD)

    Major commodities such as oil, gold, and silver are all consolidating in tight patterns following a rally and are poised ...
  31. Energy Slumps on OPEC Woes (UWTI, XLE)

    Oil futures fell in early morning trading on reports that OPEC will reach a deal to limit output.
  32. Mixed Messages Surround OPEC Meeting (USO, OIL)

    Saudi Arabia and Iran hold the key to any oil deal in Algeria.
  33. Russia Adds to Oil Supply Glut (OIL, USO)

    Russia pushes output to a record high ahead of an informal OPEC meeting.
  34. Surprising Supply Shock Sends Oil Soaring (UWTI, SCO)

    Less oil reserves and less gasoline on tap sends energy prices soaring.
  35. Oil Trading Set to Jump on OPEC Deal (UWTI, SCO)

    OPEC is getting ready to drive oil prices higher.
  36. U.S. Oil Inventory Boosts Volatility (USO, OIL)

    Mixed oil inventory data from the U.S. Department of Energy adds to oil's volatility.
  37. OPEC Faces Uphill Battle (USO, OIL)

    The International Energy Agency's downward revision to its oil demand forecast makes OPEC's task to balance the market more ...
  38. Performance Insight: Oil and Gas ETF (XOP)

    A performance snapshot of the U.S.-traded Major Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).
  39. Can Crude Oil’s Bull Market Run Continue? (USO, XOM)

    Since hitting a low of $41.51 a barrel on August 2, Brent rallied 23% to hit a high of $51.22 earlier on Friday.
  40. These Are Not Good ETFs to Own in September (USO, SLV)

    These commodity ETFs tend to perform poorly in September, and this year may be no different.
  41. S&P, Nasdaq, Dow All Close at All-Time Highs (USO)

    Back in February, few people would have predicted this.
  42. Oil Glut's End May Buoy ETFs (XOP, XES)

    Reports of a possible end to the world's massive oil glut offer the prospect of a rebound for oil-related ETFs.
  43. Is USO a Good Way to Invest in Oil? (USO)

    The United States Oil Fund is better suited to short-term investors who actively manage their portfolios.
  44. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  45. Prepare to Buy Oil ETFs on the Pullback (USO, XOP)

    After a strong run higher, oil is likely in a long-term uptrend. That makes this pullback a buying opportunity. Here is what ...
  46. Crude Oil Overbought at Mid-Year (USO, XLE)

    Crude oil could consolidate its enormous gains into the fourth quarter while U.S. energy funds join the broad market at new ...
  47. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? (USO)

    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  48. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  49. 3 Reasons Why XLE & USO's Performances Will Be Limited

    Discover the three reasons why the United States Oil Fund and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund will likely underperform ...
  50. Could Anadarko's Debt Be The Reason No M&A Rumors Have Come To Fruition?

    Less than an hour after the open on Tuesday, chatter circulated trade desks mentioning possible interest from Chevron Corporation ...
  51. The Market In 5 Minutes: Draghi, iPhones And Warriors

    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  52. Oil Touches $50 per Barrel, Now What? (USO, OIL)

    Oil briefly traded above $50, but what is next, a reversal or continuation?
  53. Energy Fund Bounce Grinding to a Halt (XOP, USO)

    SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF could spend months or even years consolidating new gains and ...
  54. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

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

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  56. Crude Oil Headed For Major Reversal (USO)

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

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

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

    Discover the key differences among the three largest oil exchange-traded products, including liquidity, tax reporting and ...
  60. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF Performance Case Study

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

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

    Options are not available for the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN. Discover alternative strategies than can be used ...
  63. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (FSENX)

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

    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 ...
  65. 5 Popular Energy ETFs in 2016 (XLE, USO)

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

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

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

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

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

    Here are several oil ETFs to consider for both shorts and longs.
  71. Top Oil ETFs for Going Short or Long

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

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

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

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

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

    Energy sector commodity and equity ETFs offer excellent swing trades, thanks to high liquidity, low expenses and wide range ...
  77. 10 Most Traded Oil ETFs (USO, UWTI, UCO, XLE, OIL, DWTI, SCO, DBO, VDE, DIG)

    Discover detailed analyses of the most traded oil-related exchange-traded products, and learn about the characteristics of ...
  78. Two Great Currencies To Profit From Oil Volatility

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

    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.
  80. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First? (USO)

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  81. How To Set Up Your Trading Screens (SPY, QQQ)

    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  82. 3 Experts Weigh In On Oil Inventories

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

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

    Many investors spend sleepless nights agonizing over which stocks to buy. After all, isn't the trick to getting rich in ...
  85. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks (SLB, KMI)

    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  86. Futures Exchange-Traded Funds

    A new security class - futures ETFs - is gaining popularity. We tell you how futures ETFs work and offer tips.
  87. Motif Investing vs ETF

    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  88. Top Oil ETFs

    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  89. Top Technical Indicators For Rookie Traders (USO, SPY)

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

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

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

  93. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

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

    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 ...
  95. Commodity ETF Outlook

    Gold, silver, oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily traded commodity ETFs. Three of these commodities are at major ...
  96. 3 Simple Momentum ETF Trading Strategies

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

    Understanding the various retirement investments - from annuities to 401(k)s and everything in between - is crucial to reaching ...
  98. Long Term Oil ETFs

    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  99. Long Term Oil ETFs

    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  100. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
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