oil etf

Trading Crude Oil - Factors to Consider in Trading Crude Futures

Over the last few years, the major moves that the price of crude oil has made has become attractive as oil along with some other commodities have outpaced the stock markets. For decades, commodity trading in petroleum products was a club for only the big guns. At 42 gallons per barrel, and a minimum contract size of 1,000 barrels, the prospect of delivering oil was only for professionals. But several changes have occurred in the last few years to alter the scene. This makes it possible for the average investor to trade crude rather than trading oil etfs or oil stocks.

Oil prices remained stable for decades until the explosion of the mid-70s. Political and technological changes resulted in shortages, uncertainty and rising prices.

Oil ETF - Fund Investors Can Trade the Oil Market

Investing in oil stocks is an attractive way to diversify away from the overall market. Another alternative that is now available is trading an oil ETF. It is a low cost way for the average investor who doesn’t trade commodities to take a position in the oil market. Here’s a look at how the oil ETF trades.

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