USO is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) purportedly designed to track the daily changes in percentage terms of the spot price of West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) light, sweet crude oil delivered to Cushing, Oklahoma.
The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants stated that USO would achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of its portfolio assets in the near month WTI futures contract. However, unbeknownst to investors, USO’s purported investment objective and strategy was not feasible due to market conditions in early 2020, including a “super contango” in which the futures prices for oil substantially exceeded the spot price because storage facilities approached capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma. Instead of revealing the known risks and impacts, USO held an offering of billions of dollars of USO shares in March 2020.
United States Oil Fund, LP
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