“Renewable energy uses natural resources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat to produce energy. High oil prices, concerns about global climate change, and the U.S. government’s growing support of renewable energy through legislation has driven the push to commercialize alternative energy sources
“The industrial sector currently has a 10% weight in the S&P 500. Usually it makes sense to underweight the sector when the cycle gets long in tooth and then overweight it after a big decline. You can decide for yourself whether overweighting or underweighting is the better position right now.
There are a number of ETF’s that focus on the solar/renewable market sector. These ETF’s invest in multiple companies within the Solar and Renewable Energy sectors offering you exposure to the sector without having to bet on one individual company. Below are some examples of some of the ETF’s that are currently available and what they have done so far this […]
Tim Middleton spoke on the money show today about what he feels is the future for the dollar, and US Treasury Bonds. He predicts a reversal in the mentality of the treasury bond as being a safe haven. Tim feels the best play for 2009 is to short the treasury using the UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury […]
When moving to the high end of the risk band, sometimes there can be a fine line between investing and speculating. Morningstar’s ETF research team is not averse to taking risks if we think that the potential upside is significant. However, there are times when visibility is so uncertain that gambling may be a suitable […]
In just one day, enough sunlight strikes the earth’s surface to power the entire planet’s energy needs for about 27 years. However, less than 0.1% of the world’s energy needs are being met via solar power. With traditional energy sources like oil and natural gas becoming strained under our current and future use, governments and […]
Ups and downs on financial markets were plentiful during the past week, but investor sentiment, on balance, brightened on the back of constructive financial and economic data – capped by a better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls report on Friday. “It appears that the global economy has finally found the ripcord,” said Rebecca Wilder (News N Economics) […]
No question: the U.S. electrical grid needs a serious upgrade, and exchange traded fund (ETF) investors could stand to benefit as the changes take place. The task of quantifying savings is almost, if not completely, impossible. The price tag of a new grid is elusive, and estimates that do exist can range from $100 billion […]