First Oil ETF

The American Stock exchange has confirmed that next week it plans to launch the first U.S.-listed oil exchange-trade fund. The fund will make it easier for individuals to invest in crude oil prices itself, rather than taking positions in oil  companies or energy mutual funds. The intent is for the ETF to track West Texas Intermediate light, sweet crude. (In case you’re curious, it will do that by investing in energy futures, options, etc.)

Despite high volatility, I’m betting this will be very popular.


  1. Nice to see more hedging and arbitrage opportunities

  2. J.Kiebert says:

    I was waiting for this. Will there also be options introduced on this tracker ? Would make it even more perfect.