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Solar Enters Retirement Portfolios

Solar Enters Retirement Portfolios

Today’s life expectancy in America is eight years longer than it was in 1970. That’s eight more years to enjoy retirement; and eight more years of savings to put away. In a challenging economy, there are various factors that can threaten a comfortable retirement, such as declining property values and interest rates, higher living and health


Alternative Energy ETF’s and Mutual Funds are Killing It

Alternative energy MFs racked up extremely robust gains in the past year. Returns range from a low of 16%, to a high of 64% for a mutual fund that is heavy into solar investments. ETFs also did well, but returns are much more variable. They range from a loss of 34% for a carbon ETF,


Solar ETFs Lag Overall Market $TAN $FAN

President Obama has pledged to increase U.S. exports to boost theeconomy. Solar energy is apparently pulling its weight in that regard,yet solar ETFs are putting up painful numbers. The domestic solar power industry is helping the Obama administration to reach its goal of creating more jobs on U.S. turf. So far, it’s working: exports are

Solar ETFs : Sizzling $TAN $KWT

About five months ago, a major push was given to the solar industry by the Asian Development Bank. Can this initiative put some force behind solar exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Under the plan, the bank will implement a variety of solar powerprojects that will push capacity to six times what it is today. InIndia, the


List Of Green Mutual Funds $TAN $FAN

I’ve just put thefinishing touches on an initial list of green mutualfunds, most of which are fairly new and don’t have a long history so invest with caution.  The other thing I’ve come across in my researchis that some mutual funds claiming to be green aren’t at all green which I discuss in more detail

Solar and Wind ETFs: The Big Picture $TAN $FAN

Whether you believe that global warming is a reality or not, the fact is that there are growing industries dedicated to finding sources ofcleaner energy and you can access them by using green energy ETFs. Two of the major alternative energy sectors are focused on generating solar and wind power. Industries such as these are

Solar Energy ETFs May Start to Pick Up (TAN,KWT)

 The lights went out on solar-energy ETFs in February, which droppedby double digits for the month. The good news? Incentive programs andgovernment financing are revitalizing the ailing sector. Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy (NYSEArca: TAN) and Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) fell 11% last month, writes Kevin Baker for TheStreet. First Solar (NYSE: FSLR)

How Clean Energy ETFs Have Fared Of Late

You can’t really complain about the returns in any clean energy ETF over the past few months… A quick quarterly calculation of QCLN, PBD, PBW, GEX, FAN, andTAN—all exchange-traded funds comprised of U.S. and foreign-listedclean energy stocks—shows that each and every one of those tickers hasreturned better than 40%. That’s compared to just around 18%

This Week: Dow Down, NASDAQ Up; Solar Dips About 2%

Banking sector giving investors heebee-jeebies Thesix-week climb for the Dow ended today when the index fell 55 pointsfrom last week. However, NASDAQ kept its streak going with a 21.22 netincrease for the week. The select 20 Solar Stock Index fell for thesecond straight week down about 2%. The mixedperformance is attributed to the shakiness of