Investors interested in gaining exposure to the growing water industrial and utilities sectors have a couple of domestic and global ETF options.
For exaple, the First Trust ISE Water ETF (NYSEArca: FIW) and PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio (NYSEArca: PHO) both track U.S. copmanies that derive their revenue from products that conserve and purify water. Over the past year, FIW has gained 18.8% while PHO is up 14.7%.
Additionally, the Guggenheim S&P Global Water Fund (NYSEArca: CGW) and PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIO) both track companies that are associated with global water utilities, infrastructure, equipment, instruments and materials. CGW has 38.4% in the U.S. 16.9% in the U.K. and 8.2% in Switzerland. PIO’s top country weights include U.S. 46.9%, France 13.2% and U.K. 12.5%. CGW is up 21.0% over the past year while PIO has gained 26.7%.
For more information on the water industry, visit our water category.
Max Chen contributed to this article.