Alternative Energy ETFs

Alternative Energy stocks were the hot trend throughout 2007 until the market took a turn for the worst. Through this time period and since then a handful of alternative energy ETFs came into existence.

A Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is simply a security that tracks an index, group of stocks, commodity, etc. but is traded like a stock on a stock exchange. They allow investors to invest in the bigger trend without having to pick and choose individual stocks. Fees are also lower than mutual funds.

As for as alternative energy ETFs are concerned there are now a handful investors can choose from. We found a base list at altenergystocks which is highlighted below:

Domestic ETFs
First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge US Liquid  (QCLN), Expense Ratio =  0.60%
PowerShares Clean Energy (PBW), Expense Ratio = 0.60%

Global ETFs
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index (ICLN), Expense Ratio = 0.48%
PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio (PBD), Expense Ratio = 0.75%
Van Eck Global Alternative Energy Fund (GEX), Expense Ratio = 0.65%
Powershares Cleantech (PZD), Expense Ratio = .69%

Wind ETFs
First Trust Global Wind Energy Index (FAN), Expense Ratio = 0.60%
PowerShares Global Wind Energy (PWND) Expense Ratio = 0.75%

Solar ETFs
Claymore/Mac Global Solar Index (TAN) Expense Ratio = 0.65%
Market Vectors/Van Eck Global Solar Energy (KWT) Expense Ratio = 0.65%

Carbon ETFs
AirShares EU Carbon Allowances Fund (ASO) Expense Ratio = 0.85%
iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN) Expense Ratio = 0.75%

Nuclear Energy ETFs
Market Vectors Nuclear Energy (NLR) Expense Ratio = 0.65%

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