United States Oil Fund

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USO : n.a. :
$13.18 up 0.37 | 2.89%
Today's Range: 12.93 - 13.21
Avg. Daily Volume: 0
03/21/18 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:02/28/2018
  • Price as of 02/28/2018 :$12.37
  • Net Assets:$651.9 Million
  • NAV:$12.32
  • Premium0.41%
  • Peer Rank:109 of 122
  • Investment Rating:E
  • Performance:E+
  • RiskD+
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We rate United States Oil Fund at E. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The United States Oil Fund has returned an annual rate of -13.42% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -17.84% in the last five years, -12.14% in the last three years, and 9.57% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 4% of them. It has also outpaced 5% of its competitors on a three year basis and 53% of them over the last year for the period ending 2/28/2018. On a year to date basis, USO has returned 3.00%.

Downside risk has been above average. USO has a draw down risk of -56.12%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 32.6%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 2/28/2018, the fund was trading at a price of $12.37, which is 6.7% below its 52-week high of $13.26 and 6.2% above its 52-week low of $11.65.

Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $651.90 million, USO maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of just 0.77% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As USO is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.

The United States Oil Fund is managed by Kevin Baum at United States Commodity Funds LLC. This fund is one of 11 United States Commodity Funds LLC exchange-traded funds launched since 4/10/2006 that we track.

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