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  • Clean Energy ETFs: Renewables Overtake Coal

    10-26-2016 04:57 PM by Max Chen

    Renewables are quickly gaining traction as an alternative and cleaner source of energy, even overtaking coal as the world's largest source of installed power capacity. With the greater reliance on renewables, investors may turn to clean energy sector-related exchange traded f...

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  • Cheap Oil Pulls Rug from Under Clean Energy ETFs

    12-07-2015 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    As oil prices plunge to seven-year lows, investors are seeing less green in alternative- or clean-energy-related exchange traded funds. The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT), which track global solar photovoltaic panel...

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  • ETFs For The Environmentally Conscious

    10-26-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many have voiced concerns about the risks of climate change, but not a lot of people have aligned investments with concerns. With exchange traded funds, investors can gain targeted exposure to companies with a smaller impact on the global environment. Most portfolios largely t...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs: Wall Street Pledges To Raise Investments

    09-28-2015 04:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some of the largest U.S. banks are investing in alternative energy. Investors can also play the rising growth in renewables through clean energy sector-related exchange traded funds. For starters, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs: Mother Nature Dampens U.S. Wind Industry

    09-01-2015 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    The wind industry and sector-related exchange traded fund are slowing down as a lack of high wind speeds keep turbines from turning out electricity. The U.S. is experiencing some of the softest air currents in 40 years, which has caused electricity generated by U.S. wind farms...

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  • Renewable Energy ETFs Look Like a Good Long-Term Play

    06-09-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Group of Seven developed industrial nations have agreed to significantly cut down fossil fuel consumption in a bid to diminish harmful greenhouse gas emissions, potentially setting the stage for renewable energy and sector-related exchange traded funds. Those who are inter...

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  • A Banner Year for Alternative Energy ETFs

    05-15-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    A few things standout about lists of this years top-performing exchange traded funds. The obvious being the dominance of China and Russia funds, but almost as clear is the presence of several alternative energy ETFs. Painting a picture of just how strong alternative energy ETF...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs Power Ahead

    04-16-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The clean energy industry and sector-related exchange traded funds have experienced a quick rebound this year as demand for alternative energy sources rise and growth in renewable capacity outpaces that of oil, natural gas and oil combined. Broad alternative energy ETFs, which...

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  • Alternative Energy ETFs Endure Oil, Tesla Woes

    01-09-2015 02:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative, clean energy-related exchange traded funds are weathering the storm as the slide in oil prices and Tesla Motors (NasdaqGS: TSLA) pressure the go-green mindset. As oil priced declined, with West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil futures pushing bellow $50 per ...

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  • Positioning for an Oil ETF Rebound? Watch For Contango.

    01-07-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As crude oil prices dip to fresh lows, contrarian traders are becoming increasingly antsy for a rebound. Traders may try to tap into an oil-related exchange traded fund to capitalize on a potential recovery, but one should first look under the hood and understand how the futures ...

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  • Cheap Oil Saps Tesla, Alternative Energy ETFs' Vigor

    12-16-2014 02:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    Falling crude oil and gasoline prices are putting the brakes on Elon Musk's Tesla Motors (NasdaqGS: TSLA) and alternative energy sector exchange traded funds. There is a psychological correlation between energy prices and alternative clean technology stocks, and the plunge in ...

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  • Once Again, Tesla Powers Alt Energy ETFs

    08-11-2014 12:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Elon Musks Tesla Motors (NasdaqGS: TSLA) are up 5.5% Monday and flirting with all-time highs after Deutsche Bank raised its price target on the stock to $310 from $220. At this writing, Tesla is trading just under $262, implying upside of more than 18% to Deutsche Ba...

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  • As Tesla Rallies, Elon Musk ETFs Join In

    06-16-2014 01:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Elon Musks Tesla (NasdaqGS: TSLA) are almost 6% today on volume that appears poised to eclipse the daily average in a move that some technical analysts are calling a breakout for shares of the electric car maker. Tesla is flirting with $218 and if the stock can muste...

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  • Alternative Energy ETFs for Shifting Global Demand

    06-10-2014 02:41 PM by Max Chen

    While the U.S. has relied on cheap natural gas to help fuel the power grid, overseas consumers are increasingly relying on cheaper alternative energy sources, which could help support exchange traded funds that track global coal and clean energy industries. Slower economic gro...

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  • Tesla Selloff Hampers Clean Energy ETFs

    04-11-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Elon Musks Tesla Motors (NasdaqGS: TSLA) has been a boon for clean energy exchange traded funds, but the recent pullback has made Tesla a liability for the ETFs with a heavy tilt to the electric car maker. The universe of legitimate Tesla ETFs boils down to the Market Vectors ...

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  • Wind Stocks, ETFs Contend With Cheap Natural Gas

    04-08-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the end of federal subsidies and now the shale natural gas boom begin to weigh on U.S. wind energy companies, related exchange traded funds are beginning to feel some drag. While still strengthening, the First Trust Global Wind Energy Fund (NYSEArca: FAN) is falling behind ...

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  • Improving Technology, Falling Costs Lift Clean Energy ETFs

    04-07-2014 04:06 PM by Max Chen

    As alternative energy technologies advance, companies are cutting costs and improving their bottom line, which has translated into continued strength in related green sector exchange traded funds. The business model is getting better and better, Ulf Moslener, a professor at th...

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  • Tesla ETF Time Again

    02-19-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Elon Musks Tesla (NasdaqGM: TSLA) hit an all-time high Tuesday in advance of the electric carmakers after-the-close earnings report Wednesday. Year-to-date, shares of California-based Tesla are up nearly 36%. Even that run, which comes on the heels of the stock more than quadr...

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  • Another Alternative Energy ETF in Rally Mode

    01-13-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The resurgence of alternative energy stocks and exchange traded funds in 2013 was one of the years more compelling and prominent ETF themes. Predictably, some alternative energy ETFs captured investors attention more than others. Helped in large part by allocations to Elon Mus...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs Cleaned up in 2013

    12-30-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The strength of alternative energy exchange traded funds in 2013 warrants being placed into context. Not only are four of the 10 best, including the top three, sector funds this year alternative energy plays, but those four occupy half the spots among the top eight non-leveraged ...

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  • 5 ETF Outperformers May Still Have Legs

    12-17-2013 02:14 PM by Max Chen

    The best performing exchange traded funds this year include some surprise moves and others adding on another stellar year. ETFs that track the solar, alternative energy, broker dealer and biotechnology sectors have outperformed this year, writes Trang Ho for Investor's Busines...

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  • 10 Best Global ETFs of 2013

    12-13-2013 01:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although emerging markets, and for that matter some developed markets, have struggled in 2013, the year has not been a complete wash for investors that embrace global exchange traded funds. That is assuming the right global ETFs have been embraced. ETFs linked to some of 2012s...

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  • Tesla Fires Weigh on Lithium ETF

    11-25-2013 09:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Elon Musks Tesla (NasdaqGM: TSLA), the once high-flying electric car maker, have fallen on hard times. To be more precise, the stock has entered bear market territory in a big way, plunging 30% in just the past month. Teslas decline, largely due to a string of bad ne...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Talking Tesla

    11-19-2013 12:17 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Whenever TSLA is in the news headlines as it is this morning once again, it is hard not to think about two Alternative Energy Equity based ETFs that have exposure to the companys stock. QCLN (First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy, Expense Ratio 0.60%) has a 16.81% weighti...

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  • UN Climate Conference Puts Clean Energy ETFs in the Spotlight

    11-14-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the United Nations convene to promote a universal climate agreement, investors can capitalize on the growing awareness in going green through clean energy sector exchange traded funds. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

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  • Ahead of Earnings, Tesla Reminds of ETFs Advantages

    11-05-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Elon Musks electric carmaker Tesla (NasdaqGM: TSLA) jumped 8% Monday on volume that was 22% higher than the daily average. For Tesla bulls, Mondays action was encouraging because California-based Tesla delivers quarterly results on Tuesday. Analysts are expecting ear...

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  • Possible Problems for These ETFs if the 4 Horsemen Slowdown

    10-23-2013 12:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    Membership in the club known as the Four Horsemen of the Nasdaq seems like it is always changing. At one point in the 1990s, that club was comprised of Cisco (NasdaqGM: CSCO), Dell (NasdaqGM: DELL), Intel (NasdaqGM: INTC) and Microsoft (NasdaqGM: MSFT). Then it was Oracle (NYS...

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  • 10 ETF Investments That Got the Most Bang for Your Buck

    10-08-2013 01:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Riding out tax hikes, interest rate risk and geopolitical tensions, the broad equity markets touched historic highs this year, with alternative energy, biotech and technology stock exchange traded funds leading the pack. In the technology space, social media stocks are experie...

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  • Why Clean Energy ETFs are Cleaning Up

    08-14-2013 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Clean energy companies have rebounded in 2013 and the sector is climbing higher with President Obama's "Climate Change Action Plan" in focus. The latest IEA report supplies data that supports a further run-up in clean energy exchange traded funds. The International Energy Agen...

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  • Alternative Energy ETFs Win in Fiscal Cliff Deal

    01-04-2013 07:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    The alternative energy sector escaped the chopping block in the U.S. fiscal cliff bill. With billions of subsidies slated to aid the sector, clean energy related exchange traded funds are positioned to capture the growth. The new budget deal includes a one-year extension on ta...

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  • Sector ETFs for Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

    11-13-2012 07:53 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors took bets ahead of the election with sector exchange traded funds in coal, clean energy, healthcare and other industries. Now with President Barack Obama securing his second term, the market's attention is back on the fiscal cliff and the expiration of the Bush-era tax ...

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  • CNBC: Tom Lydon Talks Obama ETF Picks

    11-08-2012 06:54 PM by John Spence

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC today to discuss three ETFs poised to benefit from the Obama administration's policy as 2012 closes out. Watch the video to see the full interview.  

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  • Presidential Election: ETFs for an Obama or Romney Victory

    11-01-2012 02:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    Next week, America will go to the polls to decide who will sit in the White House the next four years. Some traders have been making bets on the outcome of the presidential election with sector ETFs, liquid funds that give investors exposure to entire industries with one trade. ...

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  • Solar ETFs Wilt on First Solar CEO Departure

    10-25-2011 04:22 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking solar energy stocks fell over 7% on Tuesday after First Solar (NasdaqGS: FSLR) surprised the market with an announcement that its chief executive is leaving. Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and Vectors Solar Energy (NYSEArca: KWT) have 12.3%...

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  • First Solar Boosts Sector ETFs on Loan Guarantees

    06-30-2011 10:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    First Solar (NasdaqGS: FSLR) shares were enjoying an 8% rally Thursday after the U.S. Energy Department announced offers of conditional commitments for loan guaranties of $4.5 billion. "These projects will bring immediate jobs to California in addition to hundreds more across ...

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  • Will Google Plan Put Solar ETFs Back on Track?

    06-25-2011 01:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recent market pullback has been cruel to clean energy and solar exchange traded funds. Solar ETFs have seen losses totaling around 20% over the past three months. Now technology giant Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) is taking part in an alternative energy investment plan designed ...

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  • Green ETFs: Governments Focus on Renewables

    06-20-2011 12:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative energy exchange traded funds are getting a closer look from investors as governments around the world focus more efforts on clean and renewable sources of power. Within the group, solar ETFs have been volatile this year but are in negative territory for 2011. Br...

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  • Japan's Impact on Energy ETFs

    03-24-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The estimated cost of the disaster in Japan was raised to about $309 billion, making it the world's most expensive natural disaster. Re-insurers are not expected to take as big a hit as was initially expected. But the impact from the nuclear reactors could have an impact on renew...

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  • Looking at Alternative Energy with ETFs

    03-15-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Renewed fear and scrutiny over the nuclear power sector have investors looking to alternative-energy sector exchange traded funds (ETFs). As nuclear-power stocks experience a sell-off, the alternative-energy sector saw increased inflows, which experts believe will continue in ...

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  • Renewable Energy Or Clean Energy ETFs? Its Up To You

    03-11-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There are plenty of mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) trading now that give investors exposure to clean energy. And with the price of oil lately, many may be thinking about an alternative. Which fund suits you or your goals is up to you. Basically, a clean energy fund...

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  • The Best ETFs to Play Rising Oil Prices

    03-02-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Sky-high oil prices are back, baby. The rising cost might cause motorists to cringe, but exchange traded fund (ETF) investors are looking for ways to play it. Turmoil in the Middle East that shows no signs of ending anytime soon could keep prices high for awhile, if not volati...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs Could Get Hit By Cuts

    02-11-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The House Appropriations Committee wants to cut clean energy funding by $900 million in fiscal 2011. That means some hurting could be in store for clean energy exchange traded funds (ETFs). Originally, President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget line item for "energy efficiency and r...

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  • Sector ETFs to Play the State of the Union Address

    01-26-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched upon the major problems that have crippled our nation and offered an essential directive to invest in our future. If Obama's proposals become actualities, something that's not necessarily a certainty, then ...

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  • Clean Energy ETFs Building Momentum

    01-16-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A winter of insane weather, from tons of snow to raging flood waters, has climate change in the crosshairs. The new urgency for alternative energy could be what solar and wind exchange traded funds (ETFs) need to get in gear. Wyatt Investment Research reports that interest in ...

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  • Investing In Socially-Responsible Themed ETFs

    12-11-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Corporations are all about making that buck. But, can companies found in socially responsible exchange traded funds (ETFs) adhere to their ethics and values and still maintain their profit goals? Socially responsible investing is a term that has come to mean many things. It ca...

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  • Alternative ETFs: Investing In the Shift From Oil

    11-15-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Demand for crude oil is increasing as countries develop and the world population increases, and the world may soon run out of oil before a viable alternative is readily available. Therein lies the case for alternative energy exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to the Unive...

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  • Solar ETFs May Shine As Law Fails to Pass

    11-08-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    California's Proposition 23, which would have suspended the state's greenhouse gas law, was roundly defeated. Margot Roosevelt for The Los Angeles Times reports that this was the largest public referendum in history on climate and clean energy policy. Wealthy Californian phil...

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  • Are China's Policies Hurting Green ETFs?

    10-25-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Obama administration has launched an investigation into whether China's support for its clean-energy sector violates international trade rules, having a negative impact on green energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) - particularly those with high U.S. exposure. The United St...

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  • Green ETFs: The Way to Invest in Clean Energy

    09-15-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a diversified play on clean energy companies, and in this stage of development, the sector still has its ups and downs. Once the supply and demand factors play out, will these funds get the activity they deserve? Alternative energy is an exciti...

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  • Green ETFs: There's Promise, But When?

    08-09-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative energy is thrown on the table whenever there are concerns about energy addiction or global warming. Cleantech exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been on the back burner through most of the global credit crisis, and are now re-surfacing as technologies are advancing. ...

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  • Green ETFs Get a Boost from Washington

    07-10-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the country's attention focused on the ecological catastrophe in the Gulf, the U.S. Senate has finally started to once again address major energy legislation. Green-energy exchange traded fund (ETFs) may get a chance to shine as Congress tries to entice the sector with some...

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  • Alternative Energy ETFs: The Key to Recovery?

    07-06-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When 48 states have a combined budget shortfall of $200 billion, you know there is something terribly wrong with their economics. But, according to one reporter, if the United States could focus on building out its alternative energy infrastructure, it could organically address i...

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  • The Fate of Green ETFs as Legislation Moves Through Congress

    06-22-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive new energy bill, but Senate Democrats are meeting behind closed doors to itemize a list of proposals that could breathe new life into alternative-energy exchange traded funds (ETFs). Still, the road to an all-encompassing energy bill will ...

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  • 9 ETFs for Bargain Hunters

    06-04-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The past month was ugly for exchange traded funds (ETFs) as stocks took a beating amid concerns over the European Union's debt and the broader global economic recovery. Is a bottom in sight? No one can say for sure, but there are many beaten-down sectors that look very appealing....

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  • Wind ETFs Get a Stamp of Approval

    05-07-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The wind-energy industry just got a huge helping hand with the U.S. government giving its stamp of approval for the Cape Wind renewable energy project. Wind energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) may have to wait a bit to truly reap the benefits, though. The $2 billion Cape Wind ...

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  • It's Earth Day: Your Guide to Green ETFs

    04-22-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Happy Earth Day! Of course, every day should be Earth Day. Around the world, people are working to fix climate change and reverse the damage that's been done to our planet over the years. You can give yourself the opportunity to profit from this movement by using these exchange t...

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  • Alternative Energy ETFs: Ready, Steady, Grow?

    04-14-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    We all know that oil is a limited resource. But we also know that if we dont find alternative sources of energy, the world as we know it will no longer exist. Thats why alternative energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) are so tantalizing to think about. Alternative energy ETFs c...

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  • Green ETFs: Is Broad Exposure the Way to Go?

    03-30-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Few deny that in terms of long-term growth potential, the green energy sector and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are close to the top. That's why, when it comes to certain fund providers, it may be slow and steady that ultimately wins the race. While there are several funds that...

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  • Congress May Step In to Aid Wind Industry; These ETFs Could Benefit

    03-11-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's not just hot air. Wind energy representatives are calling on lawmakers to pass legislation on an initiative that would help provide stable growth in the wind-energy industry and provide a strong tailwind for related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Wind power industry execut...

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  • Finding Green ETF Opportunities In Bleak Jobs Report

    01-12-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Clean energy may get the attention it craves, as PresidentBarack Obama unveiled a substantial tax credit for green causes, giving related shares and exchange traded funds (ETF) a chance to rally. In an effort to boost jobs and tackle climate change in one decision, Obama unve...

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  • 5 ETFs to Play the Climate Change Conference

    12-08-2009 11:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    The clean energy sector is now firmly taking center stage as the international climate change conference takes place in Copenhagen. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help you capitalize on the measures and agreements that stem from this historic meeting. Climate change is a wo...

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  • The Surprising Source of Green Energy ETF Growth

    10-14-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The green energy sector, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), has seen one of the largest influx of new money as governments worldwide acknowledge the importance of green technology and its effect on their economies. All over the world, governments have set aside m...

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  • 9 Realities That Could Affect Alternative Energy ETFs

    09-29-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The International Climate Change Negotiations are in full swing and countries have agreed on the need to carefully monitor our climate. The conference brought to light the realities of environmental measures enacted that could be a boon to the alternative energy industry and rela...

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  • Why Coming Clean With ETFs Is More Important Than Ever

    09-17-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu has a different outlook on U.S. energy policy and renewable energy than President Barack Obama. Is there a way to close the gap and achieve success on this important issue so exchange traded funds (ETFs) can begin to benefit? Chu believes that the ...

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  • ETFs That May Be Affected By Clean Energy Bill

    07-03-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last Friday, the House passed the Waxman-Markey Clean Energy Bill, in an effort to reduce the U.S. addiction to oil and adopt more clean energy practices. The bill is in the Senate, and if it passes, it could have a wide-ranging impact on certain exchange traded funds (ETFs). ...

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  • Why Green ETFs Are Sprouting New Growth

    04-02-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The market may be sprouting the first signs of life, and the first to be rewarded may be the investors who kept their faith in the so-called green energy exchange traded funds (ETFs). Many green-focused investors have taken the long-term view and have held on for what they be...

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  • What the Stimulus Means for ETFs, Sector by Sector

    02-19-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The stimulus plan is out, signed and ready to go, and the money is accounted for. Billions are spread out across several sectors, and the new funds could soon impact exchange traded funds (ETFs) that target those sectors. Total spending is $317.2 billion. Across the sectors, w...

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  • How Will World Leaders Affect Alternative Energy, ETFs?

    02-05-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If we didn't have exchange traded funds (ETFs) and could bet big then an obvious winner would be to short the environment. Too malicious? Well, there are those who have pledged to fight the deteriorating environment, and the alternative energy industry and its ETFs are starting t...

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  • Things to Consider When Choosing Alternative Energy ETFs

    01-26-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that President BarackObama has taken office, many investors that were standing on the sidelines are eager to jump back into the market and gain exposure to alternative energy and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector. Choosing an ETF.When choosing ETFs, the...

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  • 9 ETFs and Sectors to Watch in 2009

    01-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The last year has been hecticone for stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), other securities and the overall market. We can only hope that 2009 will be a lot shinier. Where can we look for some potential surprises - good or bad? Brett Arends of The Wall Street Journal gives us s...

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  • New Energy Policy: Good or Bad for ETFs?

    12-19-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Will the red flags that arewaving across Washington as it gears up for an effort to remake America's energy policy delay or accelerate the move to cleaner energy and benefit or hinder alternative and clean energy exchange traded funds (ETFs)? To start off the rally, President...

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  • How Government Endorsements Will Boost Green ETFs

    12-13-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Sometime in the near future, you could be choosing a business or restaurant based on their carbon footprint, or rathertheircontribution toward clean energythat benefitsexchange traded funds (ETFs). The latest proposal for Los Angeles businesses is a green-business certificati...

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