The New GOLD Investment May Be In Renewable Energy ETFs For 2010

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December 30, 2009 5:52pm ETF BASIC NEWS NYSE:PBD

renewable-energy-etfs“The potential price tag for governments around the world to start tackling the immense problem of climate change is in the trillions. The United Nations estimates that climate change will cost


 the world $300 billion a year. This cost is an opportunity for investors. That’s why investors should look at companies that might get swept up in the investment wave that could come in 2010,” Sara Nunnally Reports From Taipan Publishing Group.

“First, the carbon emissions sector that’s emerging has some interesting dynamics. It could be that we will see a cap-and-trade program here in the U.S. next year. We may see a number of countries adopt some sort of carbon program, which would allow more efficient and green companies to make more money. For example, a utility that generate a portion of its energy capacity from renewable energy might receive a carbon credit that it could sell to a company that is emitting more greenhouse gases than it is allowed. That means utilities with more renewable or efficient energy technologies will certainly benefit from any cap-and-trade program,” Nunnally Reports.

“Another sector of investment within this industry will be renewable energy companies themselves. And here’s where things get complicated quickly. There are so many alternative energy companies out there, it’s hard to know which will steam ahead in 2010. You could skip the whole company comparison, and even the whole energy technology comparison (solar vs. wind), and go with a renewable energy ETF. Between governments pushing for clean energy options and public sentiment, renewable energy companies and energy-efficiency technologies will be a major investment trend for 2010,” Nunnally Reports.

Here are some of the more well-known renewable energy ETFs below:

WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW:NYSE)
The investment (PBW) seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the WilderHill Clean Energy index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of total assets in common stocks of companies engaged in the business of the advancement of cleaner energy and conservation. It may invest at least 90% of total assets in common stocks that comprise the Clean Energy index. It is nondiversified.

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 29.90% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
American Superconductor Corpora AMSC 3.18
Cree, Inc. CREE 3.48
Echelon Corporation ELON 3.19
INTL RECTIFIER IRF 2.79
Itron, Inc. ITRI 2.78
ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES ORA 2.89
QUANTA SERVICES INC PWR 2.77
Rubicon Technology, Inc. RBCN 3.02
TRINA SOLAR LTD ADR TSL 3.01
Universal Display Corporation PANL 2.79

Chart for PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy (PBW)

WilderHill Progressive Energy ETF (PUW:NYSE)
The investment (PUW) seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WilderHill Progressive Energy index. The fund invest at least 80% of total assets in common stocks of companies principally engaged in the progressive energy business. It normally invest at least 90% of total assets in common stocks that comprise the Progressive Energy index. The fund is nondiversified.

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 30.96% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
CAMECO CP CCJ 2.91
CORNING INC GLW 3.23
EATON CP ETN 2.84
Methanex Corporation MEOH 2.86
PRAXAIR INC PX 2.97
QUESTAR CP STR 3.28
RANGE RES CORP RRC 3.01
SASOL LTD ADR SSL 3.22
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY SWN 3.17
TENNECO INC TEN 3.47

Chart for PowerShares WilderHill Progrsv Energy (PUW)

Global Clean Energy Portfolio (PBD:NYSE)
The investment (PBD) seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield of the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation index. The fund normally invests at least 90% of total assets in stocks that comprise the New Energy Global index and ADRs based on the stocks in the New Energy Global index. It normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities of companies engaged in the business of the advancement of cleaner energy and conservation and ADRs based on the stocks in the New Energy Global index. The fund is nondiversified.

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 24.22% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
ACCIONA ANA 2.21
American Superconductor Corpora AMSC 2.78
China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group Co., Ltd. N/A 2.5
EDF ENERGIES NOUV. EEN.PA 2.47
EDP Renovaveis SA N/A 2.25
Hansen Transmissions International NV N/A 2.53
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES IBR 2.24
Infigen Engy N/A 2.55
NORDEX NDX1.BE 2.2
Vestas Wind Systems VWS 2.49

Chart for PowerShares Global Clean Energy (PBD)

 
Cleantech Portfolio (PZD:NYSE)
The investment (PZD) seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Cleantech index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of total assets in common stocks of cleantech companies. It normally invests at least 90% of total assets in common stocks that comprise the Cleantech index. The fund is nondiversified.

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 27.36% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
ABB LTD ABB 2.98
ANSYS, Inc. ANSS 2.43
Autodesk, Inc. ADSK 2.58
CORNING INC GLW 2.88
Cree, Inc. CREE 2.65
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES IBR 2.66
ROPER INDUST INC ROP 2.44
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SU.PA 2.97
SIEMENS AG-REG SIE 3.1
Vestas Wind Systems VWS 2.67

Chart for PowerShares Cleantech (PZD)

 

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