Solar

Solar panel makers and sector-related exchange traded funds could glimmer this year as government-backed installations are expected to expand in the U.S. On Friday, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT), which track global solar photovoltaic panel producers, rose 2.5% and 1.1%, respectively. The sector has experienced […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]

A hedge fund run by billionaire David Tepper is seeking clarification in the way SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) is managing its yieldco, triggering a huge plunge in the company shares and casting a shadow over broader solar-sector exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: […]

Solar sector-related exchange traded funds were among the best performers Wednesday after U.S. lawmakers approved a spending bill that included a five-year extension on renewable energy incentives. On Wednesday, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT), which track global solar photovoltaic panel producers, increased 7.6% and 5.9%, […]

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 producers, have declined 17.2% and 12.3%, respectively, so far this year. ETF investors can also […]

The emerging markets are beginning to outpace developed countries in clean energy investments, potentially brightening the outlook for global solar sector-related exchange traded funds. For the first time, over half the world’s annual investment in clean energy is coming from emerging countries instead of developed economies, reports Tom Randall for Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg New […]

Solar energy stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds dimmed Tuesday, plunging below their short-term trend line, as an unexpectedly poor third quarter from SunEdison (NasdaqGS: SUNE) dragged on the industry. On Tuesday, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) fell 5.3% and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) dropped 5.4%. Both TAN and KWT […]

Despite finishing on a down note, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds closed out their best month in four years. Over October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 8.5%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 9.3% and the S&P 500 rose 8.3%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include Global X MSCI […]

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 track broad stock markets and major indices, but those indices do not […]

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 (NYSEArca: KWT) track global solar photovoltaic panel producers. The First Trust Global Wind […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds were moseying along during most of August but experienced a precipitous plunge in the later half of the month after volatility in China and an unclear Federal Reserve policy outlook triggered a market correction. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 6.6%, the Nasdaq Composite decreased 7.0% […]

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 outlook. Since Monday when the government announced the new carbon emissions targets, the PowerShares […]

The equities market and stock exchange traded funds ended up paring their best monthly rally since February over the last days of May. Over May, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.8%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.1% and the S&P 500 gained 1.0%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products over the past month include […]

Solar energy stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have retreated back toward their short-term support, and traders should remain wary as the outlook for a major photovoltaic panel producer looks cloudy. Over the past week, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) declined 5.4% and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) decreased 4.1%, trading […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I looked over the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN). The global commitment to clean energy is rising, with China leading the charge and planning an ambitious […]

China revealed a huge surge in photovoltaic panel installations over the first quarter, a typically slow season for the industry, and if the country maintains its pace, it could portend a strong year for solar stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) jumped 40.8% and Market Vectors Solar Energy […]

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 include solar energy along with other sub-sector exposures, have been moving. Year-to-date, the […]

While the equities market is still positive so far this year, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds retreated over March as concerns over the U.S. dollar strength and energy sector weakness weighed on the earnings outlook ahead. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.0% and the S&P 500 rose 4.4% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Dow […]

Solar stocks and related exchange traded funds have powered ahead and are among the leading sectors over the first quarter after underperforming the equities market last year. The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) is the third best performing ETF for the first three months of the year. TAN has increased 31.6% year-to-date. [Solar ETFs: Industry […]

A solar sector exchange traded fund is rising against broad selling pressure across the equities market Wednesday as a Chinese stock component surges. The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) rose 3.6% Wednesday. TAN has increased 4.2% over the past week and is up 20.6% year-to-date. [Solar Industry, ETF Should Shine Bright] Jolting the solar ETF […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I looked at the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN). While traders dragged down solar in response to lower oil prices, the photovoltaic industry has been quickly […]

The photovoltaic panel industry and related exchange traded funds brightened Monday as India ambitiously plans a large-scale shift into solar power that could rival Chinese capacity. On Monday, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) jumped 3.9% while the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) surged 4.3%. Both TAN and KWT are now testing their […]

The photovoltaic panel industry is rapidly expanding as the government and consumers become more environmentally conscious. However, you wouldn’t think it as solar exchange traded funds are being pummeled, along with the energy sector, trading in a bear market. Since the March 6 high, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) has declined 36.1% and Market […]

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 barrel, the market is deliberating on the competitive advantage of clean technology over […]

Despite the rising demand in photovoltaic panel installations, investors are not seeing the forest for the tress and are pressuring solar-sector exchange traded funds due to the cheaper energy prices. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures was up 0.5% hovering around  $63.6 per barrel. Lower energy prices diminish the economic competitiveness of solar panels as […]

After the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to keep output quotas unchanged, silver exchange traded funds plunged Friday, weakening on the diminished inflation outlook and potentially lower demand from the solar sector. On Friday, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) declined 6.5%. COMEX silver futures fell 6.3% […]

In an attempt to meet its new greenhouse-emissions goal, China has planned an ambitious solar energy target, potentially brightening photovoltaic panel industry-related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) is up 1.3% and Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) dipped 6.6%. TAN includes a 21.4% weight toward Chinese solar panel makers […]

Solar industry-related exchange traded funds are seeing clearer skies ahead as solar electricity costs fall below the average electricity-bill prices across the majority of U.S. states. Year-to-date, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) has increased 7.5% and Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT) dipped 2.3% According to Deutsche Bank, solar electricity is on track […]

Solar sector stocks and related exchange traded funds have a lot of room to expand as the nascent industry’s competitive costs help cut out a greater share of the electric grid. The residential solar market is experiencing a quick build up as homeowners increase photovoltaic system installation in an attempt to help the environment or […]

As photovoltaic panel installations expand and solar power becomes one of the world’s biggest source of electricity, solar sector-related exchange traded funds could be a good long-term play to access this fledgling industry. According to the International Energy Agency, solar plants could generate as much as 16% of the global electricity while concentrating solar facilities […]