Exchange traded fund (ETF) offerings in the alternative energy, environmental services, clean air/water sector are abundant. The volatility of these specialized ETFs may mellow with more and more coming onto the market,  PowerShares has three "green" ETFs and Market Vectors, Claymore and First Trust Advisors have also added to the market.

  • PowerShares Wilderhill Clean Energy (PBW)
  • PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (PZD)
  • PowerShares Progressive Energy Portfolio (PUW)
  • Market Vectors Environmental Services (EVX)
  • Claymore LGA Green – in registration
  • First Trust Advisors Clean Edge US Liquid Series – coming in January 2007

Very quickly it seems the alternative energy ETF market is becoming like the traditional energy ETF market, according to Richard Kang of Seeking Alpha.

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