Alpha Alert: One Alternative Energy Sector Lapping the Pack

Oil has been on everyone’s mind over the last month as the Middle East has continued to simmer. So how has this affected alternative energy stocks? Thus far the alternative energy sector has performed decently. Take a look below at the chart of PBD, the global clean energy ETF, versus DBO, a futures based oil ETF.

Broad based clean energy investing has made money this year but oil investments have been a better trade in 2011…except for one area of alt energy. Taking a closer look into the space reveals one startling bright spot: Solar energy. Continue Reading

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