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Many investors consider to invest a part of their portfolio in oil.

The oil price is determined by quite a number of factors. Geopolitical events in the middle-east, the global financial crisis and OPEC production decisions have all had a major impact on crude oil prices. However this volatility also implies there is quite some upwards or downwards potential at certain times.

Investors interested in oil have several possibilities according to their own knowledge and experience in the different investment products.

Here are some possibilities. The list of examples is not exhaustive and is provided purely informative.


A Tracker is a type of "index fund". It tries to track the performance of a commodity, a stock market index or a basket of shares. It’s in fact a fund or basket of shares, which are continuously quoted on the stock market, just like shares.


Here you can choose between large oil producers (such as Total, Royal Dutch Shell, etc.) or companies who provide services to the oil and gas sector (such as Transocean, Schlumberger, Seadrill, etc.). However, be aware that the evolution of oil price generally impacts those two categories in a different way.

Warrants / Turbos

A turbo is a stock market quoted investment product that works with a leverage effect, as a result of this, grand movements of the underlying value (such as shares, indexes and raw materials) can influence strongly the value of the turbo.

Click on the secured site on trading, then on invest and afterwards on turbo. On the search engine, type in "Oil". The system automatically will search for all turbo on oil.

For warrants, click on Invest and then on Warrants. Search on “Name” and type in “Oil”.


A fund is an investment product with which you invest in a sort of "category" of instruments, e.g. a specific sector, region, etc. The composition of the "basket of instruments" will always been determined by the fund manager (provider).

Keytrade Bank offers different funds that invest in oil. You can find these by filtering on the category “Energy/Natural Resources” in the search engine.


A certificate is an investment product that normally follows the performance one-on-one of the underlying value. Certificates have no expiry date and are in this way a good investment for the short or long term investor who simply wants to diversify his investments. Moreover with Quanto certificates, the exchange risk is covered.

Examples are the Brent Crude Oil Future Certificate (NL0000458750) and the Brent Crude Oil Future Quanto Certificate (NL0000458701).


A futures contract is a standardized contract between two parties to buy or sell a specified asset of standardized quantity and quality at a specified future date at a price agreed today (the futures price).

The futures on oil are directly available on the Keytrade Pro platform.

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