By Harris Roen
Alternative Energy Mutual Funds Down for the Quarter, Mixed for the Year
Alternative energy mutual funds have turned sharply lower over the past three months. Of the 14 MFs that the Roen Financial Report tracks, all but one are down for the quarter. Five are posting double-digit declines. On average, the drop in MFs are similar to that of the S&P 500 and Down Jones Industrial Average, which fell 7.44% and 9.6% respectively. The only MF showing a gain…
ETFs are Widely Lower
Green ETFs are showing poor returns on both a three month and one year basis. ETFs on average are off -16.5% for the quarter, and -20.7% for the year. All ETFs are down over both time periods with the exception of one fund, iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN). Even on a three year basis, ETFs are up only 3.7% on average, far lower than their MF counterparts…
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