XLE : Analysis & Opinions

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

    December 22, 2016
    A rare executive decision from President Obama has driven oil prices higher—and Donald Trump may be powerless to stop it.
  2. Energy Funds Set to Hit Rally Roadblocks (XLE)

    December 9, 2016
    Energy funds are nearing resistance following post-OPEC breakouts while individual refiners show the best opportunities to ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Moody’s Upgrades Apache’s Outlook to Stable (APA, XLE)

    November 14, 2016
    Moody’s upgraded the rating outlook of Apache to Stable despite the company reporting a third quarter loss.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Energy ETFs vs. Energy Mutual Funds: Which are Better? (XLE, ...

    November 1, 2016
    For investors looking to gain exposure to the energy sector in preparation for a rebound, there are a number of possible ...
  9. U.S. Gasoline Prices are Soaring (USO, UWTI)

    November 1, 2016
    Americans will start paying more at the pump because of fatal accidents.
  10. Why Are Oil Co’s Q3 Earnings Expectations So Bad? (XLE, XOM)

    October 14, 2016
    With oil prices up 7% as of 3Q16, why are earnings expectations so bad?
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. Can Oil’s Strong Recovery Last? (XLE, USO)

    October 6, 2016
    New data shows weaker oil inventories, boosting energy companies and oil futures.
  15. Bullish Energy Sentiment Unlikely to Last

    September 30, 2016
    The OPEC supply agreement has underpinned energy funds, but numerous cartel misfires tell us to curb our enthusiasm.
  16. 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.
  17. Surprising Supply Shock Sends Oil Soaring (UWTI, SCO)

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

    September 19, 2016
    OPEC is getting ready to drive oil prices higher.
  19. Low Natural Gas Supply Boosts Energy (UWTI, XLE)

    September 16, 2016
    The amount of natural gas on tap is barely rising, which is giving commodity prices a boost.
  20. Buy the Dips on These Energy Funds (XLE, XOP)

    September 12, 2016
    Energy funds sold off with the broad market last week but relatively bullish price patterns predict new dip buying opportunities. ...
  21. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    August 21, 2016
    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  22. ETF Vs Mutual Fund: Who Wins?

    July 29, 2016
    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  23. How to Trade These Top Performing Sector ETFs

    July 14, 2016
    With the S&P 500 at all-time highs, lots of sectors are performing well. But these are the best-performing sectors.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. How Safe are U.S. Oil Stocks in Your Portfolio? (XLE, FRAK)

    June 18, 2016
    Explore the factors that can determine the relative safety of oil stocks, including diversified operations, dividends, indebtedness ...
  27. How to Yield Hunt in a Low Interest Rate Environment (KO, WMT)

    June 15, 2016
    Discover the factors that can increase the safety of portfolios when investors go yield hunting, as well as the considerations ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    May 24, 2016
    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  30. ETF Case Study: Assessing YOY U.S. Equity Sector Performance ...

    May 11, 2016
    Find out how the sectors have performed year over year, with a look at the Select Sector Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts ...
  31. (UCO) PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF: Who is Invested?

    May 10, 2016
    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, and who is buying ...
  32. Breaking Down XLE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    May 9, 2016
    Discover three cheaply valued component companies in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn if they can help your portfolio ...
  33. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  34. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  35. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, ...

    April 26, 2016
    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  36. Oil Services Fund Still Hasn't Entered a New Uptrend

    April 25, 2016
    Market Vectors Oil Services ETF needs to rally above 33 to end the two-year downtrend.
  37. Buy Oil and Gas Plays After the Doha Shakeout (XLE)

    April 18, 2016
    XLE should offer a buying opportunity when it returns to a two-year trendline breakout near 60.
  38. Freezing Oil Production Won't Help Prices (XLE)

    April 6, 2016
    Freezing oil production at current levels may not be enough to cause a meaningful change in low oil prices
  39. Sectors ETFs to Avoid Right Now (XLF, XLE)

    March 31, 2016
    Knowing what to avoid is just as important as knowing what to buy. These are sector ETFs to avoid right now; there are better ...
  40. 5 Best Free Online Tools for ETF Investors (VDF, XLE)

    March 29, 2016
    Make educated decisions by utilizing some of the numerous free online resources for investors and traders, brought on by ...
  41. (XLE) The ETF Attracting Millions in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Find out why the Energy Select Sector ETF has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows in the first three months ...
  42. (XLE) Energy SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings that are Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Schlumberger, EOG Resources ...
  43. Energy Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLE, XOM)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the two industries that form the energy sector of the S&P 500 index, and learn which companies may be the right ...
  44. 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.
  45. 3 Catalysts That Can Boost U.S. Equities (XLE)

    March 15, 2016
    Find out how rebounding energy prices, deceleration of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and improving economic data can ...
  46. 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.
  47. 5 Ways to Beat the S&P 500 in 2016 (XME, XLE)

    February 23, 2016
    It will be tough to beat the S&P 500 in 2016 but five strategies may show profitable results.
  48. 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.
  49. Which Robo-Advisor is Best? Here's a Shortlist

    January 19, 2016
    Robo-advisors are not going away anytime soon. Here is a look at 2016's best options for investors considering this form ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. ERY: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x ETF

    December 27, 2015
    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  52. XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  53. 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.
  54. Energy Commodities Continue Their Downtrends

    December 15, 2015
    Active traders are watching energy commodities closely and many are hoping for a bounce. We'll take a look at several charts ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Should You Follow Millionaires into this Sector? (XLF, XLK)

    August 27, 2015
    Millionaire investors—and those who follow them—should take another look at the current economic situation before making ...
  58. 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.
  59. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  60. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    July 24, 2015
    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  61. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    June 17, 2015
    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  62. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    April 16, 2015
    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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. ...
  65. 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.
  66. Commodities Set Up For A Continued Move Lower

    December 11, 2014
    Commodities have been suffering since late summer, and unfortunately for the bulls it doesn’t appear that the situation is ...
  67. 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.
  68. Hardest Hit Sectors and Stocks to Avoid

    February 3, 2014
    Two sectors, and stocks within each, that been hardest over the last month, and therefore warrant caution.
  69. How The ETF Fee War Benefits Investors

    February 28, 2013
    High fees are one of the main ways investor's underperform the market.
  70. 7 Commodity ETFs To Know

    February 14, 2011
    Commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to a portfolio.
  71. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.