We are not even a month into 2010 and already looking at what has and has not been working so far in 2010. We have been asked about oil stocks and ETF’s and at the start of the year we did a brief intro into the best alternatives. Then, earlier this week we looked into the best performing oil stocks so far in 2010. I received a few emails from readers who wanted the same information for oil ETF’s. Here it is! First off, to kick things off, here are the main oil related ETF’s as well as their YTD (year to date) returns, price, if they are leveraged or not and finally their expense ratio.
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As with most such graphs, it is not a surprise to have leveraged ETF’s with the top returns. Now if I had done this table just a few days ago, I think the results would have been very different but the truth is that Crude Oil has taken quite a hit in the past week (as have many other commodities and assets) which has meant that the top picks so far have been those that return the inverse of crude oil.
Take a look at SCO from Pro-Shares which returns -200% of the return of crude oil.
Personally, I would be very surprised to see this trend continue but I guess everything is possible given the uncertainty in the world. What are your top picks among this list???