Industry observers joke - investors could get together for a long time and buy chic huge island on the money that they have spent a total of when mass is betting that the oil price has already reached the bottom - on the materials AMarkets.
Over the past 18 months, players have spent $ 24 billion, putting the fact that oil prices have reached a minimum point, and soon resume growth. It is interesting that such rates do everything - and experienced pros like hedge managers and retail players completely without trade practices. $ 12 billion has gone into funds ETF, which tracks the performance of oil stocks and the same - in funds, which monitors oil futures.
One of the most popular fondov- SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF (XLE), which monitors the actions of the companies Exxon Mobile Corp., Chevron Corp. and Shlumberger Ltd. Fund vysokolikviden scale and diversified.Another fund - Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) - he is pursuing the same strategy, however, is popular among the larger retail players. Another fund - United States Oil Fund (USO), which held about a month NYMEX futures for petroleum of mark WTI. This is the most sensitive ETF to short-term fluctuations in the oil market, which is why it is popular among active speculators. Many ETF funds in recent months have lost more than 90% of its value.Alas. All this is reminiscent of 2013, when the players tried in vain to guess the bottom of the gold market.However, if the hype was much local. Bids to achieve gold lower price points in the total amount of $ 3 billion. This is compared to $ 24 billion at current rates for oil "bottom".