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ETFs for Obama's Climate Change Agenda

Considering that Obama is seen as losing support from some of the groups that helped elect him, such as Democratic environmentalists, he is likely to make his efforts for energy and climate reform very vocal as the mid-term elections draw near. ETF investors should consider gaining exposure to the industry now, which can be done best through a fund such as GEX.

Finally, investors should be aware that just as the health care reform bill was eventually watered down, an energy and climate bill will end up being weaker than expected. This is why it is important for investors to get involved with clean energy ETFs now, in order to take advantage of the potential hype before a bill is passed.

At the time of publication, Dion owned none of the securities mentioned.

Don Dion is president and founder of Dion Money Management, a fee-based investment advisory firm to affluent individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, where he is responsible for setting investment policy, creating custom portfolios and overseeing the performance of client accounts. Founded in 1996 and based in Williamstown, Mass., Dion Money Management manages assets for clients in 49 states and 11 countries. Dion is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Maine and has more than 25 years' experience working in the financial markets, having founded and run two publicly traded companies before establishing Dion Money Management.

Dion also is publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provides to a broad range of investors his commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. With more than 100,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 29 other countries, Fidelity Independent Adviser publishes six monthly newsletters and three weekly newsletters. Its flagship publication, Fidelity Independent Adviser, has been published monthly for 11 years and reaches 40,000 subscribers.

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