ETF Securities see inflows of over $250 million into energy products in first week of 2015

Jan 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Commodities

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ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading providers of commodities exchange-traded products (ETPs), has announced record inflows of $254.5 million into its energy products for the first full week of January 2015 (from Friday 2 January to Friday 9 January 2015).

Top 10 products by inflows

Top 10 products by inflows

Its energy products include crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline and carbon ETPs in delta-one, leveraged and currency-hedged formats.

Highlights included $71.4 million into ETFS Brent Crude, $78.9 million into ETFS WTI Crude Oil and $14.2 million into ETFS Daily Leveraged WTI Crude Oil.

Commenting on the inflows, Nitesh Shah, Research Analyst at ETF Securities, said: “Global oil markets are clearly over-supplied at the moment, but the current situation is unsustainable with a large proportion of production occurring at a loss. Historically, oil rigs have taken about 16 weeks to adjust to lower oil prices. During periods of strong declines in WTI crude price, like during the 2008 crisis, oil rigs have halved in the following four months and we expect a similar pattern to occur in 2015. Tightening of oil supply in the US and other oil producing countries could be a precursor to the OPEC cartel cutting supply come its June 2015 meeting.”

Bernhard Wenger, Head of European Distribution, added: “Many investors see the recent and ongoing correction as an opportunity to take advantage of future price increases. Our comprehensive range of Energy products accommodating different roll maturities, currencies and oil grades gives them access to the solutions they need to implement and optimise their investment strategies.”

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