How to Buy WTI Stocks

For investors seeking exposure to crude oil but looking to avoid investing in futures contracts, the stocks of oil producing companies may present an interesting opportunity to establish indirect exposure. Because the profitability of oil companies tends to move along with changes in the spot price of oil, these securities often serve as effective trades on the related commodity.

There are dozens of options for investing in oil producing companies. Many of the oil giants are household names, including ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), and ConocoPhillips (COP). There are also international equity options, such as BR, Total, and PetroChina. For more complete lists of oil stocks that can offer exposure to WTI, consider taking a look at the holdings of any of the following ETFs:

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