Brent crude oil futures reached a five-month high of $71.9 a barrel, according to IG, after its price fell around 40% in Q4 2018. Since its peak loss of last year, the price of oil has picked up significantly, jumping 40% from its low of $50.8 a barrel.
Following the rally, a number of gas and oil ETFs’ net asset values ballooned such as the UBS Solactive Global Oil Equities ETF (UBUB) and the iShares Oil and Gas Exploration & Production ETF (SPOG). UBUB’s NAV grew 5.6% and similarly SPOG’s grew 5.2%.
|UBS Solactive Global Oil Equities UCITS ETF||UBUB||5.6%|
|VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF||FRAK||5.5%|
|iShares Oil & Gas Exploration & Production UCITS ETF USD||SPOG||5.2%|
Furthermore European bank ETFs were also some of the best performing products over the period. The Lyxor Euro STOXX Banks ETF (BNKE) saw its NAV rise 4.3% to $11.18 on Friday’s close.
BNKE’s holdings include banking giants Santander, BNP Paribas and ING which have seen their share prices rise 3.9%, 4.2% and 5.1%, respectively.
|Lyxor EURO STOXX Banks UCITS ETF||BNKE||4.3%|
|iShares EURO STOXX Banks 30-15 UCITS ETF||EXX1||4.2%|
|Invesco STOXX Europe 600 Optimised Banks UCITS ETF||SC0U||3.6%|
|Amundi MSCI Europe Banks ETF||CB5||3.6%|