Invest in oil

This page introduces you to the oil market and what makes it so popular. Find links to beginner-friendly guides, as well as a quick explanation of how you can invest.
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Updated: May 28, 2021

Ways to invest in oil

There are lots of options available. The most popular are trading oil as a commodity through the use of options and futures contracts, owning shares of oil-related stocks, or mutual funds that focus on the energy sector. 

To learn more about oil-related investments, read on. The links below take you to individual pages which guide you through all the different approaches.

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What is oil?

In the context of the energy sector, ‘oil’ refers to crude oil – a liquid fossil fuel that’s one of the world’s most sought after commodities. Although alternative energy sources have become increasingly popular, oil remains an essential part of economies all over the world.

If you’re just starting to learn about oil (and the energy sector), check out the commodities news and analysis that we publish right here on this site. That way you’ll get to better understand how oil and other commodities work, and identify investment opportunities.

How to invest in oil

We recommend getting to know all the options available so you can pick the investing method that works best for you. Here is a quick summary of the best ways to invest in oil using a variety of methods. To learn more, simply follow the links to our guides on each subject.

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Latest oil price analysis

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