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List of Alternative Energy and Clean Energy ETFs

ETFs are Exchange-listed funds which pool investor's money for the purpose of making Alternative Energy investments. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) track a specified Alternative Energy index. This list also includes closed-end mutual funds and other pooled investments which trade on exchanges. ALPS Clean Energy ETF (ACES) Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF.L) Claymore/Clear Global Timber Index (CUT) Evolve Funds Automobile Innovation Index ETF (CARS.TO) First Trust Global Wind Energy Index (FAN) First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID) First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge US Liquid (QCLN) Global X Lithium ETF (LIT) Global X Uranium ETF (URA) Global X YieldCo Index ETF (YLCO) Guggenheim Global Solar ETF (TAN) iPath...

Costs of Green Stocks vs Costs of Green Funds

Tom Konrad, Ph.D. The intense and growing investor interest in Clean Energy Investing can be seen in the recent growth of new clean energy mutual fund and Exchange traded fund issues.  Although competition for investors' money is heating up, and I've noticed a slow decline in fund fees, those fees are still quite high, with expense ratios ranging from 1% to 2.75% for Clean Energy mutual funds and 0.5% to 0.85% for Clean Energy ETFs. For many investors, that leaves a lot of room for cost savings by investing in individual stocks.  Nearly all the benefits of diversification...