How to Invest in Brent Oil

Brent Crude Oil is the benchmark for oil prices in the EMEA region and for roughly two-thirds of the global oil trade. Brent is a sweet crude oil although it is more sour than its American counterpart WTI crude. As a result, it is suitable for production of gasoline and middle distillates such as kerosene and diesel.

Crude oil is used in a variety of products that are crucial to everyday modern life. However, 'crude' oil is unprocessed and generally comes right out of the ground/ocean and has minimal uses until it is processed into a finished product such as gasoline.

Investors looking to invest directly in Brent crude have a limited number of options. While there are heavily traded futures contracts available for the product there are currently no stocks or equity ETFs that invest in companies that produce Brent crude although oil firms that do a lot of production in the North Sea, such as British and Norwegian firms could be a decent auxiliary play. There are, however, a number of ETP products that offer exposure to the commodity\'s futures contracts either in a basket or pure-play form.

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