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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Still Party Time
2019 has become another blockbuster year for the Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio and, to a lesser extent clean energy stocks and the broad stock market as well.
How Free Commissions Change The Game For Small Investors
Schwab , ETrade, and TDAmeritrade have dropped their commissions for online stock trades to $0. The change opens up cost-effective individual stock investing to even the smallest investor, and also allows more investors to use option strategies.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Pattern Buyout, Analyst Downgrades
Although valuations and political uncertainty have me spooked, October was another strong month for the stock market in general and clean energy income stocks in particular.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: What Caution Looks Like
My worries about stock market valuation and political turmoil have not turned into the stock market downturn. In fact, September has been a particularly sunny month for both clean energy stocks and the stock market in general.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Will Pattern Merge With Terraform?
August 2019 saw economic warning signs flashing and a worsening trade war with China. Unsurprisingly, this led to weakness in most stock market indexes.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Marginally Hotter
July 2019 was “marginally” the warmest month on record. Meanwhile, the stock market was also inching to new highs, and the real, sweltering evidence of climate change continues to let clean energy income stocks turn in a blistering performance.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Sell The Peaks
In hindsight, early June looks like it was a good buying opportunity. The broad market of dividend stocks (represented by my benchmark SDY) falling six percent in May, only to rebound a similar amount in June.
Clearing Up Some Confusion Over Community Solar In New York
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing and aggressive. Fortunately, aggressive marketing is not universal among community solar developers. Unfortunately, the lack of clarity is almost universal.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: April Ascent
The big winner was Valeo SA, which shot up 25%.
Covanta’s Q1: Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019
Leading waste-to-energy operator Covanta’s stock has been the second best performing holding in my 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2019 model portfolio.
Too Good To Last? Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019
The strong performance in the first quarter makes me nervous, especially since the last time we saw gains like these it was the stock market rebound from the financial crisis.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks: Valeo February Update
Weak industry growth and overoptimistic management projections in 2018 led Valeo stock to get massively beaten down. Despite the horrible year, the company was still profitable and paid a healthy dividend.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Wrap-Up
While my full year performance was satisfactory, my short term predictions from the start of December fared less well.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019
During bear markets, most investors reassess their willingness to take risk. Some sell all their stocks, while others reallocate their investments to less risky stocks.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Quick November Update
I continue to be very concerned about stock market valuation and expect the correction that started last summer to continue in 2019.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Third Quarter Earnings
The results of Tuesday’s election are likely to cause more volatility in the stock market no matter what happens, but I feel that we have reached at least a short term pause in the market correction that started in September.
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