First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy ETFFund
- Change -0.12 (-0.9%)
- Volume 0.21 M
3:02 PM EDT Mar 7, 2014
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- Assets $97.5M
- Expense Ratio 0.60%
- Yield 0.67%
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Global Equity ETF
First Trust Global Wind Energy Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before fees & expenses) of the ISE Global Wind Energy Index. The index is a modified market capitalization weighted index of publicly traded companies throughout the world that are active in the wind energy industry.
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10-20-2011 10:26 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
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06-04-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
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No question: the U.S. electrical grid needs a serious upgrade, and exchange traded fund (ETF) investors could stand to benefit as the changes take place. The task of quantifying savings is almost, if not completely, impossible. The price tag of a new grid is elusive, and esti...
04-30-2009 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon
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04-22-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Earth Day is every day and more people are becoming aware of this as we face mounting problems such as global warming, overflowing waste and serious drought conditions. Can the advent of clean/green energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) help fund the projects that will take us to ...
04-16-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
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03-16-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Alternative energy stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have taken a beating with the recent market turmoil, and falling crude prices aren't helping. Most alternative energy-focused ETFs are down 50% or more, as the switch to alternative energy has taken a backseat thanks t...
02-28-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Our leaders are spouting the slogan "alternative energy is the future," but what's it going to take for alternative energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) to really power up (cleanly, that is)? A top priority for President Barack Obama is the reduction of dependence on foreign oi...
01-16-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
One of the first major wind farms about to be produced is facing political obstacles, despite President-elect Barack Obama's stance on alternative energy, causing a gust of concern for related investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Pros and Cons. Project Cape Wind is a ...
11-21-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
There is good news for those eco-friendly advocates and wind-related exchange traded funds (ETFs), as two Cal State Long Beach professors have developed a new electricity-generating wind turbine. Conventional pinwheel wind turbines are large, crowded together on wind farms, an...
09-24-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The market is down, no doubt, and exchange traded fund(ETFs) have followed, but one thing is for certain that the market will turn around and financial markets will recover. Stocks all recover from bear markets, and they will recover from recent conditions. Gary Gordon for ETF...
09-08-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
While many are working to make the switch to alternative energy that could boost exchange traded funds (ETFs), some wonder if the cost of doing so will pay off down the line. For example, one man in San Francisco installed 2 300 pound wind turbines at a cost of $5,000 each. Th...
09-03-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to making advances in alternative energy and giving some life to those exchange traded funds (ETFs), we could be ahead of our time. About 100 years too far. Our nation's aging power grid seems ill-equipped to handle our renewable-energy dreams. While new ways to ...
08-28-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Wind energy is not just a bunch of hot air, as many companies are looking to this as a legitimate power source, blowing new life into related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG) is planning on spending $20 million to develop services that c...
08-20-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Mayor Bloomberg's plan could make New York City the new Windy City while it helps power up wind-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). His proposal to generate more renewable energy for the city involves putting windmills on city bridges and rooftops, reports the Associated Pre...
08-11-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
In the last decade, the spotlight has gone from tech, to real estate and then to oil, so will alternative energy the next hot spot for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors to flock to? Chris Farrell, the economics correspondent for Marketplace, says that it's indeed going to b...
08-04-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Wind exchange traded funds (ETFs) are generating enough interest and returns to be more than just hot air. As oil prices are expected to stay high despite their retreat in recent weeks, investors have been considering renewable energy sources such as wind power as the next fro...
07-17-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Our of-the-moment priority should be energy independence and exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be just the building block that's needed to get things off the ground. If an American billionaire is also backing the priority for our energy independence, and the sentiment is that "...
Number of Holdings: 47
|Renewable Energy Equipment||20.4%|
|Renewable Energy Project Dev||4.8%|
|Power Generation Equipment||3.5%|
|Factory Automation Equip Mfg||1.6%|
|Fab Metal & Hardware Mfg||1.6%|
|Elec & Gas Mktg & Trading||1.4%|
|Refining & Marketing||1.3%|
Number of Holdings: 47
|8.8%||VWSDC||Vestas Wind Systems ...||Energy||37074150000||Denmark|
|6.5%||GAMSM||Gamesa Corp Tecnolog...||Energy||2069130000||Spain|
|6.3%||EDPRPL||EDP Renovaveis SA||Energy||3506680000||Portugal|
|6.1%||HK||China Longyuan Power...||Utilities||75594210000||China|
|5.9%||HK||China WindPower Grou...||Utilities||6045770000||China|
|4.2%||PNEGY||PNE Wind AG||Energy||138280000||Germany|
|3.9%||GESDC||Greentech Energy Sys...||Utilities||1301280000||Denmark|
|3.0%||EOLUBSS||Eolus Vind AB||Energy||751160000||Sweden|
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