United States Oil Fund (USO): Historical Returns

Data Source: from April 1983 to February 2024 (~41 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
Category: Commodities
United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
2.18%
1 Day
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2.18%
Current Month
March 2024

In the last 30 Years, the United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF obtained a -0.96% compound annual return, with a 34.56% standard deviation.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Commodity
  • Commodity: Crude Oil

Investment Returns as of Feb 29, 2024

The United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Feb 29, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Mar 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~41Y)
United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF 2.18 2.18 3.44 -2.26 9.15 -5.16 -12.96 -0.96 -2.40
US Inflation Adjusted return 3.44 -3.37 6.27 -8.89 -15.31 -3.39 -5.10
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Apr 1983
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Jan 2024. Pending updates, the monthly inflation is set at 0% for the subsequent periods. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 2.71% , 5Y: 4.10% , 10Y: 2.77% , 30Y: 2.52%

Capital Growth as of Feb 29, 2024

An investment of 1$, since March 1994, now would be worth 0.75$, with a total return of -25.07% (-0.96% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 0.35$, with a net total return of -64.51% (-3.39% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since April 1983, now would be worth 0.37$, with a total return of -62.93% (-2.40% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 0.12$, with a net total return of -88.26% (-5.10% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024

Metrics of United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF, updated as of 29 February 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 April 1983 - 29 February 2024 (~41 years)
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Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~41Y)
Investment Return (%) 3.44 4.59 -2.26 9.15 21.10 -5.16 -12.96 -5.84 -0.96 -2.40
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 3.44 4.03 -3.37 6.27 14.76 -8.89 -15.31 -8.19 -3.39 -5.10
US Inflation (%) 0.00 0.54 1.14 2.71 5.52 4.10 2.77 2.56 2.52 2.85
Pending updates, the monthly inflation after Jan 2024 is set at 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -17.57 -29.06 -82.02 -93.85 -97.90 -97.90 -97.90
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5* 21* 58* 116* 188* 188* 188*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2019 05 2014 07 2008 07 2008 07 2008 07
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 70 142 142 142
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 05 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04
Bottom to End (# months) 2 9 46 46 46 46 46
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2019 05 2014 07 2008 07 2008 07 2008 07
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 70 142 142 142
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 05 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04
Bottom to End (# months) 2 9 46 46 46 46 46
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - -
Longest negative period (# months) details 10 23* 60* 120* 240* 360* 491*
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 03 2022 04 2019 03 2014 03 2004 03 1994 03 1983 04
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02
Annualized Return (%) -1.00 -0.54 -5.16 -12.96 -5.84 -0.96 -2.40
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -17.96 -31.87 -82.08 -94.31 -98.21 -98.21 -98.21
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5* 21* 58* 116* 188* 188* 188*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2019 05 2014 07 2008 07 2008 07 2008 07
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 70 142 142 142
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 05 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04
Bottom to End (# months) 2 9 46 46 46 46 46
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
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same as
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same as
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same as
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same as
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same as
deepest
-78.68
Start to Recovery (# months) details 265
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2019 05 2014 07 2008 07 2008 07 1983 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 70 142 142 184
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 05 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04 1998 11
Bottom to End (# months) 2 9 46 46 46 46 81
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - 2005 08
Longest negative period (# months) details 10 24* 60* 120* 240* 360* 491*
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 03 2022 03 2019 03 2014 03 2004 03 1994 03 1983 04
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02
Annualized Return (%) -3.78 -0.06 -8.89 -15.31 -8.19 -3.39 -5.10
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 24.23 26.44 45.88 39.65 35.84 34.56 34.76
Sharpe Ratio 0.16 0.71 -0.15 -0.36 -0.20 -0.09 -0.18
Sortino Ratio 0.23 0.97 -0.19 -0.46 -0.26 -0.12 -0.26
Ulcer Index 8.38 13.94 44.85 71.33 72.68 60.81 59.33
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 0.38 0.80 -0.11 -0.33 -0.16 -0.03 -0.07
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 0.52 0.73 -0.06 -0.14 -0.06 -0.01 -0.02
% Positive Months details 58% 55% 56% 50% 52% 53% 52%
Positive Months 7 20 34 61 125 194 259
Negative Months 5 16 26 59 115 166 232
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -12.96 2.19 25.23 25.23
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -24.80 -24.80 -24.80
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -15.31 -0.11 21.65 21.65
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -26.02 -26.02 -26.02
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 148.00 52.27 34.82 25.23 5.65 -0.96
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -82.02 -38.43 -34.94 -24.80 -10.46
% Positive Periods 53% 46% 41% 52% 23% 0%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 32.09 11.56 6.46 1.76 1.78 2.75
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 140.27 43.97 30.26 21.65 3.18 -3.39
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -82.08 -39.40 -35.99 -26.02 -12.25
% Positive Periods 50% 40% 37% 47% 8% 0%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 32.09 11.56 6.46 1.76 1.78 2.75
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Apr 1983 - Feb 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 148.00 52.27 34.82 25.23 11.53 1.49
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -82.02 -38.43 -34.94 -24.80 -10.46 -7.21
% Positive Periods 49% 45% 41% 53% 60% 22%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 32.09 11.56 6.46 1.76 1.78 1.24
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 140.27 43.97 30.26 21.65 8.17 -1.27
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -82.08 -39.40 -35.99 -26.02 -12.25 -9.27
% Positive Periods 46% 37% 30% 40% 44% 0%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 32.09 11.56 6.46 1.76 1.78 1.24
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio.
  • Deepest/Longest Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. The deepest (or maximum) drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. The longest drawdown is the period observed from a peak to the subsequent peak with the greatest duration.
  • Longest negative period: it's the maximum period for which an overall negative return has been observed.
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Ulcer Index: it's a measure of downside risk that quantifies the depth and duration of drawdowns in an investment portfolio.
  • Best/Worst 10Y returns: the best and the worst 10-year return over a time frame.
  • Rolling Returns: N-year returns over a time frame, calculated over all the available data source (best, worst, % of positive returns). Each rolling period, longer than the longest negative period, yielded a non-negative minimum return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money in any case (money amount withdrawal).
    For instance: Your initial invested capital is 100.000$; withdrawal rate (annualized) is 4%. This means that, in the first month, you will withdraw 100.000 * 4% * 1/12 = 333.33$. The second month, you’ll withdraw 333.33$ plus the inflation monthly rate. You’ll continue adjusting your withdraw monthly for inflation.
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, preserving the original invested capital, adjusted for inflation too.

Correlations as of Feb 29, 2024

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1. If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.
Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.

Monthly correlations of United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 29 February 2024
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Correlation vs USO
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 30 Years Since
Jan 1992
VTI
US Total Stock Market
-0.09
0.33
0.33
0.26
0.26
SPY
US Large Cap
-0.10
0.31
0.32
0.25
0.25
IJR
US Small Cap
-0.02
0.41
0.38
0.32
0.31
VNQ
US REITs
-0.20
0.30
0.18
0.15
0.16
QQQ
US Technology
-0.35
0.15
0.18
0.19
0.19
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.11
0.20
0.19
0.14
0.15
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.00
0.44
0.43
0.35
0.34
VT
World All Countries
-0.04
0.39
0.39
0.32
0.32
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.06
0.37
0.36
0.31
0.29
VGK
Europe
-0.01
0.46
0.44
0.32
0.32
VPL
Pacific
-0.04
0.38
0.37
0.34
0.32
FLLA
Latin America
-0.11
0.51
0.44
0.35
0.33
BND
US Total Bond Market
-0.34
-0.11
-0.14
-0.10
-0.09
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
-0.39
-0.33
-0.36
-0.26
-0.25
BIL
US Cash
-0.07
-0.14
-0.04
0.03
0.03
TIP
TIPS
-0.24
0.00
0.01
0.07
0.07
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
-0.31
0.07
0.05
0.00
0.00
HYG
High Yield Bonds
-0.16
0.34
0.39
0.23
0.23
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
-0.10
0.33
0.34
0.29
0.28
BNDX
International Bonds
-0.52
-0.08
-0.14
0.01
0.00
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
-0.23
0.35
0.30
0.15
0.15
GLD
Gold
-0.35
-0.12
-0.07
0.10
0.09
DBC
Commodities
0.91
0.85
0.86
0.82
0.82

If you want to learn more about historical correlations, you can find out here how the main asset class are correlated to each other.

Drawdowns

A drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.

UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 April 1983 - 29 February 2024 (~41 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-97.90% Jul 2008 Apr 2020 142 in progress 46 188 81.91
-56.71% Jan 1997 Nov 1998 23 Jan 2000 14 37 32.33
-42.52% Dec 2000 Nov 2001 12 Feb 2003 15 27 23.78
-29.51% Mar 2003 Apr 2003 2 Apr 2004 12 14 15.45
-23.29% Aug 2006 Jan 2007 6 Oct 2007 9 15 15.08
-16.86% Sep 2005 Nov 2005 3 Apr 2006 5 8 9.07
-16.05% Nov 2004 Dec 2004 2 Mar 2005 3 5 7.43
-15.60% Jul 2000 Jul 2000 1 Aug 2000 1 2 9.01
-15.41% Mar 2000 Apr 2000 2 Jun 2000 2 4 8.88
-14.62% May 1995 Jun 1995 2 Mar 1996 9 11 10.44
-11.18% Aug 1994 Aug 1994 1 Apr 1995 8 9 7.19
-10.25% Apr 2005 Apr 2005 1 Jun 2005 2 3 5.99
-7.96% Apr 1996 May 1996 2 Aug 1996 3 5 3.99
-7.10% Jun 2004 Jun 2004 1 Jul 2004 1 2 4.10
-6.88% Sep 2000 Sep 2000 1 Nov 2000 2 3 3.50
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 36 10.0 Months 9.97%
 
DD = 0% 9.97%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 23 15.7 Months 6.37%
 
DD <= -5% 16.34%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 20 18.1 Months 5.54%
 
DD <= -10% 21.88%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 20 18.1 Months 5.54%
 
DD <= -15% 27.42%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 28 12.9 Months 7.76%
 
DD <= -20% 35.18%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 20 18.1 Months 5.54%
 
DD <= -25% 40.72%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -30% 42.38%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 3 120.3 Months 0.83%
 
DD <= -35% 43.21%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -40% 44.88%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 7 51.6 Months 1.94%
 
DD <= -45% 46.81%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 3 120.3 Months 0.83%
 
DD <= -50% 47.65%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 4 90.3 Months 1.11%
 
DD <= -55% 48.75%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 1 361.0 Months 0.28%
 
DD <= -60% 49.03%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 7 51.6 Months 1.94%
 
DD <= -65% 50.97%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 45 8.0 Months 12.47%
 
DD <= -70% 63.43%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 132 2.7 Months 36.57%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-98.21% Jul 2008 Apr 2020 142 in progress 46 188 83.16
-58.03% Jan 1997 Nov 1998 23 Jan 2000 14 37 33.73
-43.59% Dec 2000 Nov 2001 12 Feb 2003 15 27 25.23
-29.35% Mar 2003 Apr 2003 2 Apr 2004 12 14 15.72
-23.59% Aug 2006 May 2007 10 Oct 2007 5 15 15.70
-17.69% Sep 2005 Nov 2005 3 Apr 2006 5 8 9.98
-16.45% Nov 2004 Dec 2004 2 Mar 2005 3 5 7.69
-15.86% Mar 2000 Apr 2000 2 Jun 2000 2 4 9.24
-15.84% Jul 2000 Jul 2000 1 Aug 2000 1 2 9.15
-14.96% May 1995 Jun 1995 2 Mar 1996 9 11 11.17
-11.54% Aug 1994 Aug 1994 1 Apr 1995 8 9 7.98
-10.53% Apr 2005 Apr 2005 1 Jun 2005 2 3 6.17
-8.49% Apr 1996 May 1996 2 Aug 1996 3 5 4.46
-7.44% Jun 2004 Jun 2004 1 Jul 2004 1 2 4.30
-7.37% Sep 2000 Sep 2000 1 Nov 2000 2 3 3.81
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 36 10.0 Months 9.97%
 
DD = 0% 9.97%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 14 25.8 Months 3.88%
 
DD <= -5% 13.85%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 24 15.0 Months 6.65%
 
DD <= -10% 20.50%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 24 15.0 Months 6.65%
 
DD <= -15% 27.15%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 25 14.4 Months 6.93%
 
DD <= -20% 34.07%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 23 15.7 Months 6.37%
 
DD <= -25% 40.44%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -30% 42.11%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 4 90.3 Months 1.11%
 
DD <= -35% 43.21%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 5 72.2 Months 1.39%
 
DD <= -40% 44.60%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 7 51.6 Months 1.94%
 
DD <= -45% 46.54%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 4 90.3 Months 1.11%
 
DD <= -50% 47.65%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 3 120.3 Months 0.83%
 
DD <= -55% 48.48%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 2 180.5 Months 0.55%
 
DD <= -60% 49.03%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 5 72.2 Months 1.39%
 
DD <= -65% 50.42%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 32 11.3 Months 8.86%
 
DD <= -70% 59.28%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 147 2.5 Months 40.72%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-97.90% Jul 2008 Apr 2020 142 in progress 46 188 81.91
-71.60% Oct 1990 Nov 1998 98 May 2004 66 164 45.36
-67.44% Aug 1983 Mar 1986 32 Sep 1990 54 86 37.08
-23.29% Aug 2006 Jan 2007 6 Oct 2007 9 15 15.08
-16.86% Sep 2005 Nov 2005 3 Apr 2006 5 8 9.07
-16.05% Nov 2004 Dec 2004 2 Mar 2005 3 5 7.43
-10.25% Apr 2005 Apr 2005 1 Jun 2005 2 3 5.99
-7.10% Jun 2004 Jun 2004 1 Jul 2004 1 2 4.10
-4.59% Nov 2007 Nov 2007 1 Dec 2007 1 2 2.65
-4.50% Jan 2008 Jan 2008 1 Feb 2008 1 2 2.60
-3.84% Aug 2004 Aug 2004 1 Sep 2004 1 2 2.21
-1.24% May 1983 May 1983 1 Jun 1983 1 2 0.72
-0.82% May 2006 May 2006 1 Jun 2006 1 2 0.47
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 23 21.4 Months 4.67%
 
DD = 0% 4.67%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 14 35.1 Months 2.85%
 
DD <= -5% 7.52%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 22 22.4 Months 4.47%
 
DD <= -10% 11.99%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 16 30.8 Months 3.25%
 
DD <= -15% 15.24%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 22 22.4 Months 4.47%
 
DD <= -20% 19.72%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 12 41.0 Months 2.44%
 
DD <= -25% 22.15%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 12 41.0 Months 2.44%
 
DD <= -30% 24.59%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 21 23.4 Months 4.27%
 
DD <= -35% 28.86%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 21 23.4 Months 4.27%
 
DD <= -40% 33.13%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 22 22.4 Months 4.47%
 
DD <= -45% 37.60%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 46 10.7 Months 9.35%
 
DD <= -50% 46.95%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 38 12.9 Months 7.72%
 
DD <= -55% 54.67%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 19 25.9 Months 3.86%
 
DD <= -60% 58.54%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 20 24.6 Months 4.07%
 
DD <= -65% 62.60%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 51 9.6 Months 10.37%
 
DD <= -70% 72.97%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 133 3.7 Months 27.03%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-98.21% Jul 2008 Apr 2020 142 in progress 46 188 83.16
-78.68% Aug 1983 Nov 1998 184 Aug 2005 81 265 51.74
-23.59% Aug 2006 May 2007 10 Oct 2007 5 15 15.70
-17.69% Sep 2005 Nov 2005 3 Apr 2006 5 8 9.98
-5.33% Nov 2007 Nov 2007 1 Dec 2007 1 2 3.08
-4.83% Jan 2008 Jan 2008 1 Feb 2008 1 2 2.79
-1.64% May 1983 May 1983 1 Jun 1983 1 2 0.95
-1.12% May 2006 May 2006 1 Jun 2006 1 2 0.64
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 15 32.8 Months 3.05%
 
DD = 0% 3.05%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 7 70.3 Months 1.42%
 
DD <= -5% 4.47%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 16 30.8 Months 3.25%
 
DD <= -10% 7.72%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 12 41.0 Months 2.44%
 
DD <= -15% 10.16%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 22 22.4 Months 4.47%
 
DD <= -20% 14.63%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 10 49.2 Months 2.03%
 
DD <= -25% 16.67%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 4 123.0 Months 0.81%
 
DD <= -30% 17.48%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 4 123.0 Months 0.81%
 
DD <= -35% 18.29%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 6 82.0 Months 1.22%
 
DD <= -40% 19.51%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 11 44.7 Months 2.24%
 
DD <= -45% 21.75%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 35 14.1 Months 7.11%
 
DD <= -50% 28.86%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 54 9.1 Months 10.98%
 
DD <= -55% 39.84%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 42 11.7 Months 8.54%
 
DD <= -60% 48.37%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 47 10.5 Months 9.55%
 
DD <= -65% 57.93%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 48 10.3 Months 9.76%
 
DD <= -70% 67.68%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 159 3.1 Months 32.32%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 

Rolling Returns

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A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 April 1983 - 29 February 2024 (~41 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -82.02 05/2019
04/2020
0.17$ -31.59 0.68$ 2.67 1.02$ 45.84 1.45$ 148.00 03/1999
02/2000
2.48$ 9.15 46.70%
2Y -58.38 05/2018
04/2020
0.17$ -27.99 0.51$ 2.67 1.05$ 27.68 1.63$ 100.89 05/2020
04/2022
4.03$ 4.27 46.59%
3Y -38.43 05/2017
04/2020
0.23$ -24.51 0.43$ -1.94 0.94$ 21.10 1.77$ 52.27 05/2020
04/2023
3.53$ 21.10 53.85%
5Y -34.94 05/2015
04/2020
0.11$ -18.55 0.35$ -3.94 0.81$ 16.52 2.14$ 34.82 07/2003
06/2008
4.45$ -5.16 58.47%
7Y -31.32 05/2013
04/2020
0.07$ -16.32 0.28$ -2.19 0.85$ 13.22 2.38$ 26.99 02/1999
01/2006
5.32$ -3.12 54.15%
10Y -24.80 05/2010
04/2020
0.05$ -16.02 0.17$ 1.86 1.20$ 11.55 2.98$ 25.23 07/1998
06/2008
9.48$ -12.96 47.72%
15Y -17.40 05/2005
04/2020
0.05$ -13.39 0.11$ -3.88 0.55$ 5.96 2.38$ 8.80 03/1999
02/2014
3.54$ -6.96 61.33%
20Y -10.46 05/2000
04/2020
0.10$ -6.15 0.28$ -2.82 0.56$ 0.71 1.15$ 5.65 03/1994
02/2014
3.00$ -5.84 76.03%
30Y -0.96 03/1994
02/2024
0.74$ -0.96 0.74$ -0.96 0.74$ -0.96 0.74$ -0.96 03/1994
02/2024
0.74$ -0.96 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -82.08 05/2019
04/2020
0.17$ -32.60 0.67$ 0.34 1.00$ 41.24 1.41$ 140.27 03/1999
02/2000
2.40$ 6.27 49.57%
2Y -58.87 05/2018
04/2020
0.16$ -29.87 0.49$ 0.26 1.00$ 24.22 1.54$ 89.19 05/2020
04/2022
3.57$ -0.06 49.26%
3Y -39.40 05/2017
04/2020
0.22$ -25.34 0.41$ -4.07 0.88$ 17.91 1.63$ 43.97 05/2020
04/2023
2.98$ 14.76 59.08%
5Y -35.99 05/2015
04/2020
0.10$ -19.84 0.33$ -6.27 0.72$ 13.61 1.89$ 30.26 07/2003
06/2008
3.75$ -8.89 62.46%
7Y -32.29 05/2013
04/2020
0.06$ -17.62 0.25$ -4.97 0.70$ 10.33 1.99$ 23.58 02/1999
01/2006
4.40$ -6.37 57.04%
10Y -26.02 05/2010
04/2020
0.04$ -17.49 0.14$ -0.48 0.95$ 8.82 2.32$ 21.65 07/1998
06/2008
7.09$ -15.31 52.70%
15Y -18.92 05/2005
04/2020
0.04$ -15.37 0.08$ -5.85 0.40$ 3.47 1.66$ 6.23 03/1999
02/2014
2.47$ -9.26 61.88%
20Y -12.25 05/2000
04/2020
0.07$ -8.19 0.18$ -4.85 0.36$ -1.48 0.74$ 3.18 03/1994
02/2014
1.86$ -8.19 91.74%
30Y -3.39 03/1994
02/2024
0.35$ -3.39 0.35$ -3.39 0.35$ -3.39 0.35$ -3.39 03/1994
02/2024
0.35$ -3.39 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -82.02 05/2019
04/2020
0.17$ -29.06 0.70$ -0.13 0.99$ 39.00 1.38$ 148.00 03/1999
02/2000
2.48$ 9.15 50.21%
2Y -58.38 05/2018
04/2020
0.17$ -25.87 0.54$ -0.47 0.99$ 24.19 1.54$ 100.89 05/2020
04/2022
4.03$ 4.27 51.50%
3Y -38.43 05/2017
04/2020
0.23$ -21.35 0.48$ -1.94 0.94$ 18.83 1.67$ 52.27 05/2020
04/2023
3.53$ 21.10 54.82%
5Y -34.94 05/2015
04/2020
0.11$ -15.88 0.42$ -2.36 0.88$ 13.17 1.85$ 34.82 07/2003
06/2008
4.45$ -5.16 58.80%
7Y -31.32 05/2013
04/2020
0.07$ -15.09 0.31$ -1.11 0.92$ 9.51 1.88$ 26.99 02/1999
01/2006
5.32$ -3.12 54.17%
10Y -24.80 05/2010
04/2020
0.05$ -13.91 0.22$ 0.78 1.08$ 8.98 2.36$ 25.23 07/1998
06/2008
9.48$ -12.96 46.51%
15Y -17.40 05/2005
04/2020
0.05$ -8.79 0.25$ 2.26 1.39$ 6.80 2.68$ 14.00 07/1993
06/2008
7.13$ -6.96 43.27%
20Y -10.46 05/2000
04/2020
0.10$ -4.64 0.38$ 1.30 1.29$ 5.11 2.71$ 11.53 07/1988
06/2008
8.87$ -5.84 39.29%
30Y -7.21 10/1990
09/2020
0.10$ -3.36 0.35$ -1.28 0.68$ 0.81 1.27$ 1.49 08/1984
07/2014
1.55$ -0.96 77.27%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -82.08 05/2019
04/2020
0.17$ -30.65 0.69$ -2.84 0.97$ 35.42 1.35$ 140.27 03/1999
02/2000
2.40$ 6.27 53.54%
2Y -58.87 05/2018
04/2020
0.16$ -26.46 0.54$ -3.19 0.93$ 19.26 1.42$ 89.19 05/2020
04/2022
3.57$ -0.06 57.05%
3Y -39.40 05/2017
04/2020
0.22$ -22.91 0.45$ -4.33 0.87$ 15.17 1.52$ 43.97 05/2020
04/2023
2.98$ 14.76 62.28%
5Y -35.99 05/2015
04/2020
0.10$ -17.36 0.38$ -5.23 0.76$ 9.83 1.59$ 30.26 07/2003
06/2008
3.75$ -8.89 69.91%
7Y -32.29 05/2013
04/2020
0.06$ -16.52 0.28$ -4.47 0.72$ 6.77 1.58$ 23.58 02/1999
01/2006
4.40$ -6.37 65.20%
10Y -26.02 05/2010
04/2020
0.04$ -15.87 0.17$ -2.08 0.81$ 6.36 1.85$ 21.65 07/1998
06/2008
7.09$ -15.31 59.14%
15Y -18.92 05/2005
04/2020
0.04$ -11.06 0.17$ -0.86 0.87$ 4.14 1.83$ 10.92 07/1993
06/2008
4.73$ -9.26 52.24%
20Y -12.25 05/2000
04/2020
0.07$ -6.96 0.23$ -1.02 0.81$ 2.48 1.63$ 8.17 07/1988
06/2008
4.81$ -8.19 55.95%
30Y -9.27 10/1990
09/2020
0.05$ -5.56 0.17$ -3.68 0.32$ -1.97 0.55$ -1.27 08/1984
07/2014
0.68$ -3.39 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

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

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.
For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
2.28
60%
2.60
60%
-8.81
40%
-4.89
80%
4.89
60%
5.11
80%
3.49
75%
-1.71
40%
-0.42
40%
0.00
40%
0.20
40%
5.03
60%
Best 14.9
2022
17.4
2021
9.8
2022
6.8
2021
35.4
2020
9.8
2021
15.1
2023
5.2
2020
9.4
2021
9.6
2022
22.7
2020
13.5
2021
Worst -15.4
2020
-12.8
2020
-55.4
2020
-43.2
2020
-16.5
2019
-6.0
2022
-2.9
2022
-6.3
2022
-10.7
2022
-10.7
2020
-16.2
2021
-5.0
2023
Monthly Seasonality over the period May 1983 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.88
50%
0.96
60%
-4.49
40%
1.48
70%
2.77
50%
3.06
60%
-2.33
44%
-0.53
50%
0.58
50%
-2.01
40%
-4.16
40%
-0.82
50%
Best 17.5
2019
17.4
2021
9.8
2022
21.8
2015
35.4
2020
11.1
2018
15.1
2023
6.1
2016
9.4
2021
9.6
2022
22.7
2020
13.5
2021
Worst -15.4
2020
-12.8
2020
-55.4
2020
-43.2
2020
-16.5
2019
-6.0
2022
-21.6
2015
-6.3
2022
-10.7
2022
-11.1
2018
-22.2
2018
-20.4
2014
Monthly Seasonality over the period May 1983 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-0.45
50%
-0.13
56%
1.42
65%
2.19
61%
0.88
46%
0.94
51%
0.47
68%
2.14
54%
1.57
51%
-2.18
41%
-3.01
34%
0.10
54%
Best 17.5
2019
17.4
2021
36.6
1999
28.0
1986
35.4
2020
14.5
1999
21.2
1990
42.6
1986
44.6
1990
17.2
2011
22.7
2020
19.6
1986
Worst -28.4
1986
-29.6
1986
-55.4
2020
-43.2
2020
-17.8
2012
-13.4
1988
-21.6
2015
-11.2
1994
-13.9
2001
-32.2
2008
-24.3
2008
-21.4
2008
Monthly Seasonality over the period May 1983 - Feb 2024

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the United States Oil Fund (USO) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

UNITED STATES OIL FUND (USO) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 April 1983 - 29 February 2024 (~41 years)
194 Positive Months (54%) - 166 Negative Months (46%)
259 Positive Months (53%) - 232 Negative Months (47%)
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Investment Returns, up to December 2006, have been derived using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.
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