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The Best Alternative Energy Equities ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 24 Alternative Energy Equities ETFs.

Alternative Energy Equities ETFs invest in companies involved in producing alternative and renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydropower. Their portfolio consists of stocks in companies that are involved in the development, production, and distribution of these energy sources, as well as those that produce energy-efficient technology and equipment. The focus is on companies at the forefront of the transition to clean and sustainable energy solutions. These ETFs expose investors to a growing and potentially high-growth industry as the demand for alternative energy sources continues to increase.

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Sharpe Ratio


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Ulcer Index


10Y Volatility


Maximum Drawdown


Dividend Yield

SymbolFull nameCategoryInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJun 29, 20180.55%-5.4%12.7%1.3%-59.1%-0.3
BNEBlue Horizon BNE ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesDec 8, 20200.87%4.3%-1.1%0.3%-38.3%0.1
CLMAiClima Global Decarbonization Transition Leaders ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJul 20, 20210.65%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CNRGSPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesOct 22, 20180.45%-1.0%26.2%1.4%-51.7%0.1
CTECGlobal X CleanTech ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesOct 27, 20200.50%-1.4%-2.9%0.3%-58.2%0.0
CTEXProShares S&P Kensho Cleantech ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesSep 29, 20210.58%3.5%-13.8%0.0%-51.2%0.2
ERTHInvesco MSCI Sustainable Future ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesOct 24, 20060.55%-2.3%8.2%1.4%-64.5%-0.5
FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJun 16, 20080.62%0.3%9.8%1.7%-81.4%-0.2
GRIDFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart GRID Infrastructure IndexAlternative Energy EquitiesNov 17, 20090.70%13.7%13.6%1.2%-40.6%0.8
HDRODefiance Next Gen H2 ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesMar 9, 20210.30%-10.9%-41.6%0.0%-71.8%-0.8
HJENDirexion Hydrogen ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesMar 25, 20210.45%-5.3%-24.4%1.5%-50.9%-0.6
HYDRGlobal X Hydrogen ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJul 12, 20210.50%-17.5%-40.8%0.0%-69.1%-0.7
ICLNiShares Global Clean Energy ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJun 24, 20080.46%-6.8%9.7%1.0%-87.2%-0.1
KLNEDirexion Daily Global Clean Energy Bull 2X Shares ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJul 29, 20211.07%-16.7%-28.9%0.3%-60.2%-0.3
LCTDBlackRock World ex U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETFActively Managed, Alternative Energy EquitiesApr 8, 20210.20%9.2%-2.6%3.2%-29.8%0.2
NLRVanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesAug 13, 20070.60%-0.3%5.4%2.0%-67.0%-0.1
PBDInvesco Global Clean Energy ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesJun 13, 20070.75%-0.7%7.3%3.5%-78.6%-0.4
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index FundAlternative Energy EquitiesFeb 8, 20070.60%2.3%13.5%0.4%-76.2%-0.1
RAYSGlobal X Solar ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesSep 8, 20210.50%-7.8%-14.0%0.0%-43.0%-0.1
RNRGGlobal X Funds Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETFAlternative Energy EquitiesMay 28, 20150.65%-10.4%0.0%1.3%-39.8%-1.0

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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot

The Risk vs. Return Scatterplot allows you to quickly compare funds, stocks, and ETFs in one view. It displays the yearly return of an instrument on one axis and the risk (volatility) on the other.

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