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Solar Energy Stocks: Should You Be Investing in the Sun?
At first glance it seems that investing in solar energy stocks would be a no-brainer, but as with other investment vehicles, there are plenty of pros and cons of solar energy stocks. Affordable solar energy stocks may look like a good pick now, but there are so many solar companies that never get to see the light of day, so to speak, because they go out of business.
The temptation of investing in solar energy is because by nature it is a progressive stock as it is an alternative energy that is on the rise, plus it is good for the environment. That's the lure of putting all your money into these stocks, but a closer look will reveal the pros and cons of solar energy investing.
One way to look at it is to compare the solar energy sector with the Internet. The Internet has made a lot of people wealthy, but has made many others poor. We all remember the dot com companies riding high one day then crashing down seemingly overnight. The solar energy sector is similar. There are some companies that are going to be very successful as more affordable solar energy becomes available, but there will also be many companies that fail. Picking the right solar energy stocks to invest in is the key. To pick a winner, examine how liquid the company is. Find out how much cash the company has left after all of its overhead expenses have been paid and that will give you a snapshot of how fiscally strong it is.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Alternative Energy Stocks22 Dec 2009|