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Company: iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil
Ticker:OIL
Yahoo Beta:0.57
Industry:ETF -- Crude Oil

Company Description:  The return on the index mimics the return to investing in the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Purchase Date:29 Apr 2009 Sale Date:15 Feb 2012
Purchase Price:$18.48 Sale Price:$25.81
  --Split Adjusted:$18.48  --Split Adjusted:$25.81
Shares Purchased:170 Shares Sold:85
  --Split Adjusted:170  --Split Adjusted:85
Transaction Fee:$90.35 Transaction Fee:$80.39
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$41.41 High$0.00
Date04 Nov 2008 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$14.64 Low$0.00
Date18 Feb 2009 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$873.64 S&P (Sale Date):$1,355.52

Purchase
Timing:  The index is trading close to the six month low.
Reason:  We are looking for a relatively volatile investment with large upside potential over the summer. In many years oil prices rise over the summer. Oil prices have been low and we expect them to rise between now and when the next class takes over.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  The tracking error for this ETF has become substantial. We decided to sell this and invest in an oil company instead.

S&P Gain: 55.16 % Annualized Gain: 17.56%
Stock Gain: 39.66 % Annualized Gain: 13.09%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $452.31
Net Holding Return (%): 27.23 %