FRAK Your Portfolio

You know hydraulic fracturing has crossed over from arcane oil and gas practice to cultural meme when there’s an ETF named for it.

The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (FRAK) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas Index (MVFRAKTR), a rules-based index intended to track the overall performance of the unconventional oil and gas segment, defined as: coalbed methane, coal seam gas, shale oil, shale gas, tight natural gas, tight oil and tight sands.

Launched on February 14, 2012, FRAK currently holds shares in 43 companies — 34 US-listed companies, 8 Canadian-listed companies, and 1 Australian-listed company. Despite its memorable ticker symbol, none of the oil and gas service companies that actually conduct hydraulic fracturing operations are included (e.g., Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes).

All Fund Holdings as of 04/02/2012
Number Holding Ticker Shares Market Value % of net assets
1 OCCIDENTAL PETE OXY US 13,977 $1,369,645.38 7.96%
2 CANADIAN NAT RES CNQ US 39,697 $1,350,491.94 7.85%
3 EOG RESOURCES EOG US 10,797 $1,223,839.95 7.11%
4 DEVON ENERGY CO DVN US 15,716 $1,136,738.28 6.61%
5 HESS CORP HES US 14,591 $868,894.05 5.05%
6 WILLIAMS COS INC WMB US 26,753 $830,948.18 4.83%
7 NOBLE ENERGY INC NBL US 7,834 $785,436.84 4.57%
8 CHESAPEAKE ENERG CHK US 29,630 $690,675.30 4.01%
9 ENCANA CORP ECA CN 33,222 $655,510.34 3.81%
10 PIONEER NATURAL PXD US 5,457 $611,947.98 3.56%
11 TALISMAN ENERGY TLM US 46,591 $604,751.18 3.52%
12 CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP CPG CN 12,967 $566,665.80 3.29%
13 SOUTHWESTRN ENGY SWN US 15,453 $477,497.70 2.78%
14 NEXEN INC NXY CN 23,871 $449,856.67 2.61%
15 CONCHO RESOURCES CXO US 4,310 $447,205.60 2.60%
16 RANGE RESOURCES RRC US 7,088 $416,278.24 2.42%
17 PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD PWT CN 20,294 $403,694.00 2.35%
18 CONSOL ENERGY CNX US 10,259 $357,628.74 2.08%
19 EQT CORP EQT US 6,686 $330,488.98 1.92%
20 DENBURY RESOURCE DNR US 17,279 $326,573.10 1.90%
21 CABOT OIL & GAS COG US 9,290 $297,651.60 1.73%
22 WHITING PETROLEU WLL US 5,254 $289,600.48 1.68%
23 QEP RESOURCES IN QEP US 7,939 $250,475.45 1.46%
24 PLAINS EXPLORATI PXP US 5,502 $237,686.40 1.38%
25 NEWFIELD EXPLORA NFX US 5,969 $210,228.18 1.22%
26 SM ENERGY CO SM US 2,867 $203,442.32 1.18%
27 NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO NFG US 3,528 $170,561.16 0.99%
28 WPX ENERGY INC WPX US 8,973 $165,551.85 0.96%
29 CONTL RES INC/OK CLR US 1,879 $163,397.84 0.95%
30 PENGROWTH ENERGY CORP PGF CN 15,982 $153,165.51 0.89%
31 ULTRA PETROLEUM UPL US 6,614 $149,939.38 0.87%
32 PETROBAKKEN EN-A PBN CN 8,380 $146,872.50 0.85%
33 TOURMALINE OIL CORP TOU CN 5,588 $128,878.12 0.75%
34 ROSETTA RESOURCE ROSE US 2,334 $115,252.92 0.67%
35 KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP KOG US 11,290 $113,464.50 0.66%
36 OASIS PETROLEUM INC OAS US 3,478 $108,131.02 0.63%
37 BERRY PETROL-A BRY US 2,026 $98,504.12 0.57%
38 AURORA OIL & GAS LTD AUT AU 16,769 $66,445.89 0.39%
39 GULFPORT ENERGY CORP GPOR US 2,136 $62,435.28 0.36%
40 FOREST OIL CORP FST US 4,977 $60,918.48 0.35%
41 NORTHERN OIL AND GAS INC NOG US 2,667 $56,113.68 0.33%
42 EXCO RESOURCES INC XCO US 6,657 $44,402.19 0.26%
43 BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY LTD BIR CN 4,008 $29,333.23 0.17%
44 Net Other Assets / Cash 0 ($3,723.26) 0.00%