Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Commodities
ETF: United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO)

In the last 10 years, the United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) ETF obtained a -6.92% compound annual return, with a 35.73% standard deviation.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Commodity
  • Commodity: Brent Oil

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

Capital Growth:
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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-4.20%
-4.20%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
0 - 1
3M
+6.13%
-4.20%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
2 - 1
6M
+15.37%
-4.20%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+45.11%
-4.20%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
6 - 2
1Y
+60.15%
34.93%
-18.77%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
8 - 4
3Y
-4.86%
annualized
50.02%
-69.89%
Oct 2018 - Apr 2020
23 - 13
5Y
+6.27%
annualized
40.37%
-69.89%
Oct 2018 - Apr 2020
39 - 21
10Y
-6.92%
annualized
35.73%
-84.52%
Jul 2014 - Apr 2020
68 - 52
MAX
01 Jan 2011
-4.70%
annualized
35.05%
-84.52%
Jul 2014 - Apr 2020
73 - 55

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
-2.36% +141.60%
May 2020 - Apr 2021
-66.00%
May 2019 - Apr 2020
51.28%
2 Years
-8.04% +28.90%
Feb 2016 - Jan 2018
-48.80%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
56.19%
3 Years
-9.95% +18.23%
Mar 2016 - Feb 2019
-35.91%
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
67.74%
5 Years
-12.30% +8.74%
Aug 2016 - Jul 2021
-21.99%
May 2015 - Apr 2020
86.96%
7 Years
-11.97% -5.17%
Oct 2011 - Sep 2018
-21.59%
May 2013 - Apr 2020
100.00%
10 Years
-7.76% -6.42%
Jul 2011 - Jun 2021
-8.64%
May 2011 - Apr 2021
100.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
-0.06
55%
4.47
73%
-4.44
45%
3.85
64%
0.97
45%
1.52
55%
-1.18
64%
1.68
64%
-2.13
40%
-1.61
50%
-0.71
70%
-0.98
60%
Best
Year
12.8
2019
17.9
2021
7.8
2018
18.5
2015
39.3
2020
10.3
2020
7.3
2017
11.5
2012
7.9
2017
10.9
2011
25.7
2020
10.0
2019
Worst
Year
-12.8
2020
-11.1
2020
-51.2
2020
-11.0
2020
-14.6
2012
-4.2
2015
-19.0
2015
-7.9
2019
-11.6
2011
-11.0
2020
-21.1
2018
-18.8
2014

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Investing in United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+45.11% 6.7 17.9 -2.0 6.8 3.8 9.3 1.4 -4.2
2020
-38.23% -12.8 -11.1 -51.2 -11.0 39.3 10.3 4.9 3.1 -8.7 -11.0 25.7 8.1
2019
+36.01% 12.8 8.7 2.3 7.4 -13.2 5.9 0.9 -7.9 3.0 0.8 3.6 10.0
2018
-15.30% 4.1 -5.8 7.8 8.4 4.2 2.5 -6.1 4.2 7.5 -9.1 -21.1 -8.3
2017
+15.43% -2.8 0.9 -5.6 -4.3 -2.6 -4.0 7.3 0.7 7.9 7.9 3.2 7.2
2016
+28.10% -7.4 0.3 7.8 18.3 3.7 -1.1 -13.8 7.5 5.2 -4.3 4.1 8.6
2015
-46.08% -11.8 16.5 -12.2 18.5 -3.1 -4.2 -19.0 1.8 -10.6 0.4 -11.3 -17.4
2014
-49.03% -5.3 2.9 -0.8 0.5 1.6 3.3 -5.9 -3.2 -8.6 -9.9 -17.9 -18.8
2013
+8.54% 5.0 -3.1 -0.4 -7.4 -1.2 2.1 6.1 6.8 -3.5 1.0 1.5 2.3
2012
+9.95% 3.6 11.1 0.6 -2.4 -14.6 -3.8 7.0 11.5 -1.9 -2.6 3.2 0.9
2011
+19.52% 7.3 10.9 4.7 7.6 -7.4 -3.6 4.3 -1.8 -11.6 10.9 1.9 -2.4
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