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Why Green Mutual funds Will Be Hot In The Next Decade – Part 2

Lets look at an alternative energy mutual fund that has being making waves recently. GUINNESS ATKINSON is a very successful fund company. Three of its funds have been in existence for more than 5 years, and in the Morningstar fund categories, they are all in the top third. The Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy mutual fund made its debut in early 2006. The fund has 60 companies to its name, the majority of which are in the wind and solar business. This fund has out performed the market for the majority of the time. In 2007, before the crises set in, the fund delivered an exceptional 43% return.

This fund is one of a rapidly increasing number of funds which are focused primarily or wholly on alternative energy. Whilst oil. was the winner in the last century, a new world of green energy sources look set to dominate this century, and this is what these funds are focused on. Clean Edge, which researches into the alternative energy industry, has estimated that this sector will be worth $255 billion globally in ten years time. Currently it is worth around $90 billion.

Keep in mind that as the industry is still young, many investors consider it best to pay for a managed mutual fund. Then you get an expert who can assess the viability of the various alternative energy companies, and also get insights into which technologies are going to be the hottest. Also remember that whilst alternative energy have huge potential over time, they should be considered as higher risk, and categorized in your portfolio as thus.

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3 Responses to “Why Green Mutual funds Will Be Hot In The Next Decade – Part 2”

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    jim Says:
    Yes but solar for one reason or another is the one that has been really taken up by governments. This has meant that a lot of money has been put into the industry. This is also its wek point though. The two solar power ETFs have struggled as concerns over government support and their long-term viability have dogged the industry for a couple years now.
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    mike Says:
    The last comment is correct. Solar has many doubters in the scientific field because panels are very polluting to produce, and have a questionable working life. They also need cleaning all the time which is a major issue.
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    jon Says:
    The best investor in green funds is the investor who has a good grounding in the potential of all the various non-renewable forms of energy production. It is no advisable to invest in a fund just because it has lots of solar stocks if you don't REALLY know where solar is heading. Many experts consider solar to the least viable of all the major forms of non-fossil fuel energy production.