Clean Energy Joins Solar ETF in Oversold Territory

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PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy (NYSE: PBW) is oversold with a ConnorsRSI of 9.36. PowerRatings confirms the ETF is oversold.


Alternative energy ETFs like Guggenheim Solar (NYSE: TAN) have delivered large gains since the beginning of the year. PBW is another example with a gain of more than 65% since January. There is some overlap between the two ETFs but PBW adds exposure to wind and other alternative energy sources in addition to investments in solar energy companies.

Many clean energy companies are profitable and could be attractive to long-term investors. For now, the sector is largely oversold.

In the short-term, PBW has become oversold with a PowerRatings of 9 and the ETF could be a buy under $6.18.

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All data is as of the end of day on 11/19/2013.