PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio ETFFund
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- Assets $112.1M
- Expense Ratio 0.70%
- Yield 2.66%
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Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's investment objective seeks to correspond to the price and yield of the Wilderhill Clean Energy Index a modified equal-weighted index.
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10-06-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Alternative energy exchange traded funds, including the PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio (NYSEArca: PBW) and First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NasdaqGS: QCLN), have struggled mightily this year against the backdrop of tumbling oil prices, but inv...
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...
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...
08-04-2015 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon
President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have called for tougher rules on greenhouse gas emissions and a greater target for renewables. However, clean energy exchange traded funds continued their downward slide as cheap fossil fuels weigh on the industry's o...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
11-08-2013 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon
Attention shoppers: There may be bargains on aisle five, but when it comes to financial markets, price does not always tell the entire story regarding a stock's value. For example, a $20 stock can be richly valued while a $200 stock can be considered inexpensive on valuation. ...
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...
10-01-2013 03:54 PM by Tom Lydon
The market recovered in September after volatility spiked on the Syria crisis in late August. Among the best performing sector plays, clean energy, Brazil financials and lithium exchange traded funds lead the charge. In September, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) rose ...
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 Age...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
01-11-2012 04:12 PM by Tom Lydon
Solar exchange traded funds are shining brightly Wednesday on improved demand and inventory levels. After ending 2011 as one of the worst performing sectors, solar stocks and ETFs may now be undervalued, Deutsche Bank says. Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) gained 12.7% at ...
12-19-2011 07:26 AM by Tom Lydon
Socially responsible exchange traded funds have been pummeled this year as governments curbed spending and reduced subsidy handouts to clean energy companies. However, green investments may see brighter days ahead if United Nations members honor a new climate deal. Recently, o...
06-15-2011 11:28 AM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in the solar sector fell Wednesday along with SunPower Corp. (NasdaqGS: SPWRA) after French energy company Total SA completed a deal for 60% of the company. Market Vectors Solar Energy (NYSEArca: KWT), iShares S&P Global Clean Energy (Nasd...
06-14-2011 10:22 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds tracking solar and clean energy stocks rallied more than 3% Tuesday after GT Solar International (NasdaqGS: SOLR) boosted its fiscal first-quarter outlook and raised its backlog expectations for the full year. GT Solar shares were up more than 4%. The sto...
05-24-2011 09:33 AM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in solar energy stocks benefitted from a more than 10% rally in GT Solar (NasdaqGS: SOLR) shares Tuesday after the company reported solid quarterly results. GT Solar's fiscal fourth-quarter profit beat Wall Street estimates. However, solar ETF...
05-10-2011 10:48 AM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in clean energy rose Tuesday, helped by a rally in JA Solar (NasdaqGS: JASO) following upbeat quarterly results. JA Solar shares rose more than 5% on Tuesday. The firm was out with first-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street estimates. T...
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 fun...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
10-22-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
There's been a resurgence in the technology sector and its exchange traded funds (ETFs). But instead of start-ups scrambling to launch any and every website, Silicon Valley has turned its focus to clean energy. Silicon Valley is no longer all about information technology - it'...
08-23-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Wind energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) have taken some lumps this year, and it might get worse for the industry. Orders from Europe and the U.S. have been put on hold as deficit-burdened countries decide if it is the right time to be throwing millions more out there for alterna...
07-12-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are taking over where mutual funds left off in many sectors, and the socially responsible investing space is no exception. There are plenty of broad-based funds to get the exposure you may want. Morningstar Inc. categorizes 24 ETFs as socially resp...
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...
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...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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...
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...
02-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Renewable energy and clean tech companies and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are getting the boost they need to put their plans into action. President Barack Obama has allocated $2.4 billion toward the sector in yesterday's budget. Obama's new clean energy budget dusts the old ...
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...
12-18-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The push for cleaner air and more fuel-efficient forms of energy has put the entire energy sector on investors' radar. Everything from green energy, clean coal and the push for natural gas has exchange traded funds (ETFs) primed and ready. Every well-diversified portfolio need...
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...
11-29-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Kyoto Protocol is coming up on its expiration date and world leaders are eager to ratify a new global agreement on climate change. An upcoming conference may provide the push toward invigorating the green industry and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Copenhagen Cl...
10-27-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
President Barack Obama unveiled an initiative to help fund the largest energy grid modernization in United States history. The investment could have a wide-ranging impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Obama Administration has announced that it's investing $3.4 billion...
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...
09-18-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As the economic recovery begins to take shape, investors are throwing money back into the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). But investors aren't just randomly selecting sectors, hoping to strike it rich at the next big thing. Investors still have to decide on which ind...
09-15-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The world of exchange traded funds (ETFs) provides so many choices and sometimes, finding a particular sector ETF becomes daunting. But this short list should help narrow it down for you. Specialty-sector ETFs, or "thematic" ETFs, have become a hit with investors, covering mor...
08-03-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors who fervently believe that green technology will be a prominent part of the future may find that looking into green investments and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a good idea. In a poor economy, consumers are cutting back, landfill volumes have dropped, sale...
07-21-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Alternative energy and the sector's related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are at a pivotal point from going "alternative" to becoming commercialized and ready-to-use as a staple source on which the United States can run. And it's not just here. The efforts span across borders,...
06-04-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Clean energy is in and fossil fuels are out, according to the patterns that are showing up within investors' inflows and in related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Around $250 billion was spent for new power capacity in 2008 and for the first time, the majority of the money wen...
05-19-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Now that President Barack Obama has outlined his plan to increase fuel efficiency in vehicles, clean up the environment and reduce America's dependence on oil, what exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be affected?As of Tuesday, Obama announced the first-ever emissions limit plan ...
05-15-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Are you looking to expand your investment horizons? Here are some commodity and natural resource exchange traded notes (ETNs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that you may not know about. Be sure to note the differences between ETFs and ETNs. The cocoa ETN iPath DJ AIG Coco...
05-04-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
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...
04-22-2009 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 ...
04-02-2009 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...
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...
01-26-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Now that President Barack Obama 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, ...
01-15-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Most industries have continued to struggle with the economic downturn, tight credit markets and declining sales numbers, but the alternative energy industry and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have actually seen a boom in investment and sales numbers. The Obama Effect. One re...
01-09-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
With a new year, a new president and a bit of optimism on the horizon, socially responsible exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be the one of the busiest arenas in the ETF world. Fund providers such as Veritas Funds and Pax World Funds plan to launch new funds which range from env...
12-19-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Will the red flags that are waving 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, Presiden...
12-06-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The last few months have been characterized by insane market volatility and rallies leaving many investors with upset stomachs and frustrated, however, there are some stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can be picked up at a discount. Simon Maierhofer of ETF Guide re...
11-24-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Combating climate change will offer America a challenge to find a solution to global warming and the financial meltdown which has lead to the downfall of stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the overall economy. The theory of the government spending and investing heavily i...
11-24-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
President-elect Barack Obama plans for a grand entrance into the Oval Office with an economic recovery effort that will touch upon many different sectors and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Obama has directed his economic team to create a two-year stimulus plan that he hopes to ...
10-22-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Proponents of alternative energy and the sector's exchange traded funds (ETFs) were among the few rejoicing at the higher cost of oil. But now that prices are less than half of what they were at their all-time peak, suddenly the industry Evidently the alternative energy source...
10-10-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Although oil prices have fallen back from their record highs, the shock was enough to make many investors consider the advantages of alternative energy exchange traded funds (ETFs). As a result, many new alternative energy stocks and funds have surfaced. Areas such as wind, so...
10-06-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Water exchange traded funds (ETFs) do not need a life preserver amid the market turbulence - while they might be down, they're still managing to swim ahead of the broader alternative energy markets. Water ETFs focus on companies that service and power water systems. To the sur...
09-04-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Taking two great ideas and combining them together in one exchange traded fund (ETF) is what PowerShares does with their forthcoming transportation fund. The PowerShares Progressive Transportation Portfolio (PTRP) is expected to list on NASDAQ on Sept. 18. Global economic g...
09-04-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Anyone on the fence about green and alternative energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) might find themselves converted by gains in August. Advances within the alternative energy sector symbolized major reversals from previous setbacks that were suffered before, reports Richard Wi...
07-11-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Socially responsible investors who want to clean up their portfolios with clean energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) should focus their attention on what's inside the fund, rather than the name. Richard Asplund for The Street reports that investors should focus their attention ...
Number of Holdings: 48
|Renewable Energy Equipment||2.7%|
|Specialized Consumer Services||2.6%|
|Scientific Instruments: Electrical||2.5%|
|Renewable Energy Equipment||44.6%|
|Renewable Energy Project Dev||5.3%|
|Basic & Diversified Chemicals||3.8%|
Number of Holdings: 48
|3.2%||TSLA||Tesla Motors Inc||Industrials||30335000||United States|
|2.6%||THRM||Gentherm Inc||Industrials||1839000||United States|
|0.6%||FSYS||Fuel Systems Solutio...||Industrials||0||United States|
|0.4%||QTWW||Quantum Fuel Systems...||Industrials||0||United States|
|2.4%||SZYM||Solazyme Inc||Energy||0||United States|
|2.3%||REGI||Renewable Energy Gro...||n/a||0||United States|
|0.6%||AMRS||Amyris Inc||Energy||0||United States|
|3.2%||FCEL||FuelCell Energy Inc||Renewable Energy Equipment||0||United States|
|2.8%||SCTY||SolarCity Corp||Specialized Consumer Services||5071000||United States|
|2.7%||POWR||PowerSecure Internat...||Miscellaneous||0||United States|
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