USO : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Non-OPEC Output Talks Disappoint (USO, UCO)

    December 9, 2016
    It looks less likely an OPEC agreement to freeze oil production will extend far beyond the cartel.
  2. Crude Prices on Fire but Oil ETFs Smolder

    December 8, 2016
    Crude oil is up 36.7% in 2016, but few oil related ETFs can report similar returns.
  3. OPEC Oil Output Soars to Record High (USO, UCO)

    December 6, 2016
    Just before its oil production cut goes into effect, OPEC is producing more oil than ever before.
  4. What to Expect From the OPEC and Non-OPEC Summit (USO, OIL)

    December 6, 2016
    OPEC and non-OPEC countries meet at the end of this week to iron out the details of their agreement.
  5. OPEC Reaches Deal on Oil, Futures Soar (XLE, UCO)

    December 1, 2016
    OPEC nations have agreed to cut oil production by over 1 million barrels per day in an effort to help oil prices rise.
  6. Oil Struggles on OPEC Doubts (UCO, USO)

    November 29, 2016
    Oil futures erased yesterday’s gains early due to more rumors that OPEC’s talks are falling apart.
  7. Oil Markets Await OPEC Meeting (USO, UCO)

    November 28, 2016
    With a major OPEC meeting slated for this Wednesday, investors are awaiting news that oil production is going to get cut.
  8. Oil Flat on Lower Inventory, OPEC Fractures (USO, UCO)

    November 22, 2016
    A decline of oil supplies in America did little to move commodity prices while OPEC-led uncertainty brings greater doubt ...
  9. Statoil: OPEC Cut Impact “Limited” (USO, UCO)

    November 22, 2016
    Norway’s largest petroleum producer has dismissed OPEC’s planned production cut, saying it will have little effect on oil ...
  10. The Week Ahead for Oil (USO, UCO)

    November 21, 2016
    Oil futures had a strong showing last week, and renewed confidence in an oil freeze is helping oil futures again.
  11. U.S. Oil Defaults Up Despite Stable Oil Price (USO, OIL)

    November 20, 2016
    U.S. oil and gas default rates surpass last year's total despite oil price relief.
  12. OPEC Struggles to Cap Oil Output (USO, UWTI)

    November 16, 2016
    OPEC continues to seek a deal that would freeze oil production among OPEC nations, with Russian officials meeting with Saudi ...
  13. How is Energy Reacting to President Trump? (XLE, USO)

    November 11, 2016
    Oil has given up its post-election gains, but energy companies are rising higher.
  14. IEA Says OPEC Must Clear Supply Glut (USO, OIL)

    November 10, 2016
    The IEA warns that the current oil supply glut could last well into 2017 unless OPEC acts now.
  15. Oil Volatile Ahead of EIA Data (USO, UWTI)

    November 9, 2016
    Expectations of higher supplies, election uncertainties and a bullish OPEC outlook are impacting commodities.
  16. Oil Weakens as OPEC Deal Collapses (USO, UWTI)

    November 4, 2016
    Saudi Arabia is reversing course on a promised oil production freeze, and oil prices are falling sharply as a result.
  17. Imminent Trading Opportunity in Oil-Related ETFs

    November 3, 2016
    Oil and oil-related ETFs are setting up another trading opportunity, similar to the one seen in August.
  18. Commodities Market Awaits EIA Data (USO, UWTI)

    November 2, 2016
    Oil futures have fallen over 5% in the last month, but traders are hoping inventory data will change that trend.
  19. OPEC’s Oil Output Plans Endangered (USO, UWTI)

    November 1, 2016
    Non-OPEC oil producing countries aren’t willing to lower production, which could help drag oil prices lower.
  20. U.S. Gasoline Prices are Soaring (USO, UWTI)

    November 1, 2016
    Americans will start paying more at the pump because of fatal accidents.
  21. Oil Prices Break Resistance (USO, UWTI.UCO)

    October 26, 2016
    Oil futures are remaining below $50 per barrel, breaking weeks of strength on OPEC hopes.
  22. Oil Futures Recover on Russia Comments (USO, UCO)

    October 21, 2016
    Russia renewed its willingness to free oil output to help OPEC boost prices.
  23. Oil Futures Fall Despite OPEC Report (USO, UWTI)

    October 12, 2016
    A lower supply of oil and rising demand is not helping oil recover after yesterday’s decline.
  24. Will OPEC Cut Oil Production? (USO, UWTI)

    October 11, 2016
    Recent comments from Saudi Arabian and Russian officials have helped oil prices, and analysts are now turning bullish on ...
  25. Oil Futures Rise on Production Cut Hopes (USO, UWTI)

    October 10, 2016
    An expected production cut in November is helping oil prices rise far ahead of OPEC’s meeting in late November.
  26. Can Oil’s Strong Recovery Last? (XLE, USO)

    October 6, 2016
    New data shows weaker oil inventories, boosting energy companies and oil futures.
  27. Watch for Breakouts in These Commodity ETFs

    September 29, 2016
    Major commodities such as oil, gold, and silver are all consolidating in tight patterns following a rally and are poised ...
  28. Energy Slumps on OPEC Woes (UWTI, XLE)

    September 27, 2016
    Oil futures fell in early morning trading on reports that OPEC will reach a deal to limit output.
  29. Mixed Messages Surround OPEC Meeting (USO, OIL)

    September 26, 2016
    Saudi Arabia and Iran hold the key to any oil deal in Algeria.
  30. Russia Adds to Oil Supply Glut (OIL, USO)

    September 21, 2016
    Russia pushes output to a record high ahead of an informal OPEC meeting.
  31. Surprising Supply Shock Sends Oil Soaring (UWTI, SCO)

    September 21, 2016
    Less oil reserves and less gasoline on tap sends energy prices soaring.
  32. Oil Trading Set to Jump on OPEC Deal (UWTI, SCO)

    September 19, 2016
    OPEC is getting ready to drive oil prices higher.
  33. U.S. Oil Inventory Boosts Volatility (USO, OIL)

    September 14, 2016
    Mixed oil inventory data from the U.S. Department of Energy adds to oil's volatility.
  34. OPEC Faces Uphill Battle (USO, OIL)

    September 13, 2016
    The International Energy Agency's downward revision to its oil demand forecast makes OPEC's task to balance the market more ...
  35. Performance Insight: Oil and Gas ETF (XOP)

    September 13, 2016
    A performance snapshot of the U.S.-traded Major Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).
  36. Can Crude Oil’s Bull Market Run Continue? (USO, XOM)

    September 1, 2016
    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.
  37. These Are Not Good ETFs to Own in September

    September 1, 2016
    These commodity ETFs tend to perform poorly in September, and this year may be no different.
  38. S&P, Nasdaq, Dow All Close at All-Time Highs (USO)

    August 15, 2016
    Back in February, few people would have predicted this.
  39. Oil Glut's May Buoy ETFs (XOP, XES)

    August 11, 2016
    Reports of a possible end to the world's massive oil glut offer the prospect of a rebound for oil-related ETFs.
  40. Is USO a Good Way to Invest in Oil?

    August 11, 2016
    The United States Oil Fund is better suited to short-term investors who actively manage their portfolios.
  41. 5 ETFs That Track Oil (USO,DBO,OIL,UCO,UWTI)

    August 1, 2016
    If you think oil is cheap right now consider one of these five ETFs.
  42. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    July 31, 2016
    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  43. Prepare to Buy Oil ETFs on the Pullback

    July 21, 2016
    After a strong run higher, oil is likely in a long-term uptrend. That makes this pullback a buying opportunity. Here is what ...
  44. Crude Oil Overbought at Mid-Year

    July 11, 2016
    Crude oil could consolidate its enormous gains into the fourth quarter while U.S. energy funds join the broad market at new ...
  45. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? ...

    June 29, 2016
    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  46. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    June 20, 2016
    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  47. 3 Reasons Why XLE & USO's Performances Will Be Limited

    June 12, 2016
    Discover the three reasons why the United States Oil Fund and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund will likely underperform ...
  48. Could Anadarko's Debt Be The Reason No M&A Rumors Have Come To ...

    June 8, 2016
    Less than an hour after the open on Tuesday, chatter circulated trade desks mentioning possible interest from Chevron Corporation ...
  49. The Market In 5 Minutes: Draghi, iPhones And Warriors

    June 2, 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 ...
  50. Oil Touches $50 per Barrel, Now What? (USO, OIL)

    May 27, 2016
    Oil briefly traded above $50, but what is next, a reversal or continuation?
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    May 13, 2016
    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. (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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (FSENX)

    March 25, 2016
    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First? (USO)

    August 24, 2015
    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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?
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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. ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. This Sector Is About To Surprise Investors With A Big Bounce

    November 25, 2014
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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, ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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 ...
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