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Investment Alternatives

If you are looking to invest in PEMEX, then you are looking for Oil Related Assets:

  • CFDs on WTI or Brent Oil: This instrument allows trading on crude oil prices because the capital requirements are low. You never own the physical raw material (a barrel of oil); you speculate on its price.

  • ETFs: Another alternative is to invest in exchange-traded funds or ETFs. In the case of crude oil, there are endless options, among others is the United States Oil Fund (USO), for a barrel of WTI, or the Brent Oil Fund (BNO).

  • International Oil Stocks: The last alternative is to trade stocks of companies directly or indirectly related to crude oil, for example, on the shares of BP, Shell, Exxon, Pemex or Repsol.


As a productive state company, PEMEX is an EPE ("Empresa de Producción del Estado", or State Productive Enterprises), that is, an entity controlled by the Federal Government, which is part of the Federal Public Administration without being considered a parastatal entity, whose purpose is to develop the strategic activity consisting of exploration, extraction and production of oil and other minerals.

How to Invest in Stocks

  1. Set your investment goals. Whether a long-term investor or a day trader, your plan should detail your profit expectation and the stop-loss level at which you will liquidate the trade.

  2. Choose the Broker that best fits your strategy. The Broker will allow you to buy and sell the Stock. This step is vital; opening an account with a Broker that you end up unsatisfied with will be problematic. Although you may open an account with another, it's better to pick the right Broker straight from scratch.

  3. Open a Trading Account with the Broker. Most Brokers will ask you to upload an ID and proof of residence.

  4. Deposit Funds. Funding alternatives range from credit cards to bank transfers and e-wallets. The available options will depend on each platform. Trading Accounts are available in US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP), Swiss Franc (CHF), and Australian Dollar (AUD) as the base currency.

  5. Buy the chosen asset and Apply your Investment Strategy. Once the Broker confirms that your account is funded and ready to trade, it's time to buy the asset and apply your trading strategy.

  6. Review your performance and calibrate the strategy as needed. You can't expect to get it right from the beginning. When investing, especially while you are starting, you will make mistakes. That's a given. Learn from them, improve and twitch your strategy as needed.

However, before you proceed, you must take into account that:

  • Past performance doesn't mean future returns. You will hear stories about that "Trader that made a fortune". Don't assume an investment will continue to do well simply because it's done well in the past.

  • Only invest what you can afford to lose. Make sure to keep your bank balance positive. There is no certainty that it will go well.

  • Don't unquestioningly trust what you read online. People are biased, and even the top financial gurus make mistakes. Learn, investigate and reach your conclusions. Reading financial media will help you make more informed decisions, but do not take it as proven truth.

  • Stay Calm. Financial market volatility is scary, and it is easier to say than to do, but remember that it is hard to make good decisions while anxious. If you are getting too worried about your investments, then you should invest a smaller amount of money.

PEMEX Gas Station


If you are browsing the internet looking for an investment platform where to buy PEMEX shares, look no further. We have bad news: PEMEX isn't listed on the stock exchange. Hence, you cannot acquire shares of the Mexican oil giant. However, PEMEX did issue debt bonds available through any local broker.

At the end of this article, we detail some alternatives to invest, considering that PEMEX stock is not available.


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