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Top 10 Alternative Energy ETFs

Stocks in this article: PBW PUW PBD TAN KWT GEX ICLN

#2 PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy ETF (PUW)

PUW follows the WilderHill Progressive Energy Index which includes issues found within PBW but adds some fossil fuel bridge technologies aimed at cleaner use of these fuels. Additionally, some nuclear issues have been included. The issue was launched October 2006. The expense ratio is .60%. AUM equal $43M with average daily trading volume around 8K shares. Through late November 2011 the annual dividend yield was 1.40% and YTD return of -24.80%.

PUW Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of November, 2011

  1. Hexcel Corporation (HXL): 2.52%
  2. Centrais Ele. Brasileira S.A. Eletrobras ADR (EBR): 2.40%
  3. Enersis SA ADR (ENI): 2.39%
  4. Siemens AG ADR (SI): 2.38%
  5. Eaton Corp (ETN): 2.37%
  6. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV ADR (PHG): 2.37%
  7. Energy Company of Minas Gerais ADR (CIG): 2.36%
  8. General Cable Corporation (BGC): 2.34%
  9. Johnson Controls Inc (JCI): 2.33%
  10. Cooper Industries PLC. (CBE): 2.32%


#3: Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (GEX)

GEX tracks the Ardour Global Index which follows global companies principally involved in the alternative energy business. The index is a rules-based, float adjusted index. The fund was launched May 2007. The expense ratio is .62%. AUM is over $65M and average daily trading volume exceeds 31K shares. As of late November 2011, the annual dividend yield was 1.68% and YTD return of -44.80%.

GEX Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of November, 2011

  1. Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (KTWIF): 7.72%
  2. Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGPW): 7.58%
  3. Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS): 7.57%
  4. First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): 7.33%
  5. Cree, Inc. (CREE): 6.14%
  6. Polypore International, Inc. (PPO): 5.38%
  7. Verbund AG (VER): 5.29%
  8. Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA): 4.47%
  9. Cosan Ltd (CZZ): 4.19%
  10. China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd. (CLPXF): 4.06%

#4: PowerShares Global Clean Energy ETF (PBD)

PBD follows the WilderHill Global Innovation Index which is distinguished marginally by an exposure to companies with technologies facilitating cleaner energy. The fund was launched June 2007. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $105M and average daily trading volume is around 42K shares. As of late November 2011 the annual dividend yield was 1.05% and YTD return of -43.10%.

PBD Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of November, 2011

  1. Meyer Burger Technology AG (MBTN): 1.89%
  2. China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd. (CLPXF): 1.83%
  3. GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (03800): 1.83%
  4. SolarWorld AG (SWV): 1.81%
  5. Huaneng Renewables Corporation Ltd (00958): 1.81%
  6. Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica, S.A. (GAM): 1.76%
  7. GT Advanced Technologies Inc (GTAT): 1.76%
  8. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): 1.76%
  9. Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS): 1.73%
  10. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, Ltd. (YGE): 1.71%

#5: iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund (ICLN)

ICLN tracks the S&P Global Clean Energy Index. The fund was launched in June 2008. The expense ratio is .48%. AUM exceeds $35M and average daily trading volume is 28K shares. As of late November 2011 the annual dividend yield was 2.38% with a YTD return of -44.39%.

ICLN Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of November, 2011

  1. Energy Company of Minas Gerais ADR (CIG): 5.42%
  2. GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (03800): 5.41%
  3. National Electricity Company of Chile, Inc. ADR (EOC): 5.37%
  4. Energy Company of Parana ADR (ELP): 5.08%
  5. China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd. (CLPXF): 5.04%
  6. Hokuriku Electric Power Co Common Stock: 4.81%
  7. Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGPW): 4.74%
  8. Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc Common Stock: 4.73%
  9. Verbund AG (VER): 4.71%
  10. EDP Renovaveis SA (EDPR): 4.64%

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