VDE: A Risky Energy ETF Play Ahead Of Recession And Demand Destruction

Jun. 22, 2022 12:47 AM ETVanguard Energy ETF (VDE)8 Comments
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Komal Sarwar


  • Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) may not be a good investment ahead of the recession.
  • There is a possibility that oil prices and energy stocks will decline in the second half of 2022 due to demand destruction.
  • As the energy sector is sensitive to economic growth, waiting for a better buying opportunity may be a better strategy than riding the current momentum.
Collapsing oil prices in dollars USD - economic recession conception.

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The Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEARCA:VDE) has lost more than 20% of its value since hitting a 52-week high of $130 early this month due to rising interest rates and concerns about a recession. I believe the VDE price may fall further in

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