NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alternative energy ETFs have had a dismal performance over the past few months, with only one fund in positive territory this year, PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Fund (PUW).Across the board, alternative energy ETFs have suffered considerably. Funds that centralize around one specific form of energy, such as the Claymore/MAC Global Solar Index Fund (TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy fund (KWT) within the solar power sector, or PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (PWND) and First Trust Global Wind Energy (FAN) within the wind power sector, have been particularly vulnerable, suffering year to date losses in the range of 27% to 31%.
Alternative Energy ETFs: Murky Outlook
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