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Uranium stocks surged Thursday and the industry-related exchange traded fund bumped up against its long-term trend line, after Japanese officials removed the last impediment to turning back on reactors that were shut down in response to the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA), which tracks uranium miners, jumped 4.6% Thursday after […]

Retail investors can gain exposure to targeted areas of the market like the nuclear energy and uranium industry. Nevertheless, traders should not be too overzealous with their allocations as the sector has exhibited extreme bouts of volatility. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA), which tracks uranium miners, has declined 81% since it began trading […]

Uranium stocks and related exchange traded fund powered on Friday as Japan plans to restart its first nuclear reactor since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) jumped 11.1% Friday and is now testing its 50-day moving average. Leading the charge, Denison Mines Corp (NYSE: DNN) surged 22.2%, […]

The uranium miner-focused exchange traded fund is heating up as the Japanese government reversed plans to shift away from atomic energy for good, revealing a new nuclear energy plan Tuesday. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) rose 4.2% Wednesday. The ETF has jumped 11.7% since the close Monday, breaking above its 200-day moving average […]

The nuclear sector has languished after the fallout from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi disaster, but nuclear-related exchange traded funds are powering back up on a revival in atomic energy. Nuclear energy is turning around as Analysts project that one in every five of Japan’s reactors will restart this year and China plans to quadruple its nuclear […]

The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) and the Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Enrgy ETF (NYSEArca: NLR), the two largest nuclear energy and uranium ETFs on the market, have seen their share of tough times since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan more than two years ago. Following that tragedy, even historically cheap uranium prices and […]

After years of underperforming the broader markets, alternative energy related exchange traded funds are making a turnaround. The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) is up 8.3% over the past week and 55.5% higher year-to-date. [Solar ETF Rallies Over 50% in a Month] The fledgling solar energy industry has gone through some growth pains as it […]

Nuclear energy-related exchange traded funds are powering back up. The nuclear industry is witnessing a revival in the U.S. as regulators start approving new construction permits after a three-decade gap. Market Vectors Nuclear Energy (NYSEArca: NLR) is up 11.0% year-to-date. Scana Corp. (NYSE: SCG) is the second company to gain U.S. approval to build nuclear […]

An exchange traded fund tracking the uranium sector is among the best-performing ETFs in 2012 after falling hard last year on Japan’s nuclear disaster. Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) is up 29% year to date. Further growth in China is supporting continued investor interest. “China’s primary economic planning agency, The National Development and Reform […]

The nuclear energy sector, along with related exchange traded funds, has been rebounding off an exceptionally bad year. Nuclear ETFs may continue to strengthen as the U.S. announces its commitment to next-generation nuclear reactors. Market Vectors Nuclear Energy (NYSEArca: NLR) is up 12.9% year-to-date. In comparison, the fund lost 26.2% over the past year. [Why […]

It has been roughly 9 months since the terrible nuclear disaster that occurred in Japan following an earthquake and tsunami, and most investors in the space have had a rather grim outlook for much of 2011. The nuclear energy/uranium space actually finished 2010 on a high note and continued to surge in early 2011 before […]

Nuclear energy exchange traded funds have performed poorly in 2011 after the Fukushima disaster. Yet the sector ETFs are showing some signs of life with a spike to end November. “Globally, nations including France, India, Romania, Russia, China, South Korea, and Japan have embraced nuclear power development and possess the technical and industrial expertise to […]

Is a uranium exchange traded fund a buy due to cheap valuations in mining companies and the depressed uranium spot price. Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) has bounced somewhat after a steep decline that started in late July. The fund tries to reflect the performance of global companies engaged in the uranium industry. “With […]

The uranium exchange traded fund was hit hard earlier this year as the disaster in Japan affected the global nuclear industry. Still, nuclear projects are being commissioned, and India recently discovered what may be the single largest uranium deposit. The Tumalappalli mine in the Andhra Pradesh state of India holds a confirmed 49,000 tons of […]

Uranium prices plunged after the Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster sidelined nuclear power plant projects. Nevertheless, the uranium-related exchange traded fund (ETF) is still backed by the fundamentals. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) is down sharply year to date. Uranium prices have dropped 8.7% this year after plummeting almost 27% following the Japanese […]

Some Wall Street analysts are bullish on the merger of Exelon (NYSE: EXC) and Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) in the wake of the deal’s announcement Thursday. The deal could provide a catalyst for nuclear and utilities exchange traded funds (ETFs) such as Utilities HOLDRS (AMEX: UTH), Market Vectors Uranium + Nuclear Energy ETF (NYSEArca: NLR), […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in nuclear energy have been hit hard by the crisis in Japan, but Exelon’s (NYSE: EXC) nearly $8 billion deal for Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) could provide a positive catalyst. Exelon is also a top holding in many utilities ETFs. “Both Exelon and Constellation have long sought merger partners. […]

Exelon’s (NYSE: EXC) nearly $8 billion bid for Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) on Thursday could stoke action in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that follow utilities and nuclear-energy stocks. Exelon is the largest operator of U.S. nuclear power plants, and the deal would add stakes in five reactors in Maryland and New York, Bloomberg reported. “The […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in nuclear energy and uranium have fallen sharply amid Japan’s unfolding nuclear disaster. After the tragedy in Japan, the nuclear industry has once again been put under the scrutiny of the public eye. Before the nuclear calamity in Fukushima, Japan, over 300 nuclear reactor projects were planned or proposed […]

The nearly $250 million Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) was back under pressure to start the week as Japan’s unfolding disaster raised more questions around the globe about the future of nuclear energy. Low-level radiation was discovered in Massachusetts rainwater linked to Japan’s crippled reactors, Reuters reported Monday, underscoring the situation’s wide-ranging consequences. The […]

Despite a sudden plunge in prices, the uranium exchange traded fund (ETF) may still be backed by solid fundamentals, with demand picking up and a dwindling fixed supply. In Japan, 11 out of 54 nuclear reactors have been turned offline due to the earthquake and tsunami, writes Sean Bellamy McNulty for Seeking Alpha. Japan accounts […]

After a breakout of unrest in the Middle East and now the widespread media coverage of the nuclear power plant saga in Japan, people are focusing on the energy sector and energy related exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as basic crude oil to alternative energy. Oil. Crude supplies are still at risk as the unrest […]

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 the coming months, writes Jessica Toonkel for InvestmentNews. Alternatives usually come into favor when there are natural disasters […]

As the problems at Japan’s nuclear power plant continue to unfold, more eyes are starting to place greater scrutiny on the nuclear industry, which may put pressure on nuclear-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Nuclear energy demand is soaring. Perhaps not so much in the United States, where the sector is still struggling to shake off […]

The uranium exchange traded fund (ETF) has been a major beneficiary of the rapidly growing interest in nuclear energy. Rising oil prices and concerns about climate change have made the issue of finding sources for clean energy more pressing than ever. Although the first thing that may come to mind when you hear the word […]

President Obama is out with a new budget. If it goes through, the impact could be ugly for some exchange traded funds (ETFs) and lovely for others. The federal budget as Obama envisions it stands at $3.7 trillion for 2012, which a chunk of it going to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The rest of […]

The Global X Uranium (NYSEArca: URA) exchange traded fund (ETF) soared today, at times moving as much as 4% higher. The source of the big moves may not come as a huge surprise. Rapid growth in China has led to a search for a different kind of fuel. Resource Investing News on The Street reports […]

Nuclear energy-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been showing a few signs of life, thanks to some big moves that could mark a turning point for the industry and its investors. The ETFs have gotten a big boost as a result of government action. Members of a State House committee in Minnesota approved a bill […]

It’s not a physically-backed product, but the industry’s first aluminum exchange traded fund (ETF) should still hold a lot of appeal to investors who want exposure to the metal’s producers. Global X Aluminum (NYSEArca: ALUM) tracks a basket of aluminum producers and miners, the first such ETF to do so. Previous products have come in […]

Uranium exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be on the brink of an explosion if China has any say in the matter. The country’s nuclear power agency recently estimated that China could build 112 gigawatts of nuclear capacity by 2020. The amount is one-third of the world’s current nuclear capacity, so it’s no small amount. The […]