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Eight Serious Market Indicators to Watch During This Correction

Any time a market peaks, investors and commentators talk about the expectations of a sell-off. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked less than two weeks ago. Now ...
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Five Long-Term Solar Energy Stock Survivors

The solar sector has seen its share of pain. In fact, many observers believe that the industry would not be able to operate without tax assistance and subsidies for the ...
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Ten Trends the Washington Compromise Will Not Change at All

A deal between Democrats and Republicans has supposedly been reached in Washington, D.C., to end the government shutdown and to end the debt ceiling expiration. While many people expect that ...
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Solar Stock Rally Nears 2007-2008 Craze: Time for a Reality Check?

The solar stocks are back on fire. The problem is that this feels a lot like 2008, without the super-high share prices making it feel like another 1999 dot-com bubble ...
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Alternative Energy sources

SunPower Earnings Good Enough to Support Whole Solar Sector

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) released its corporate earnings shortly before the close rather than after the close, and the result is that another big solar move higher may be underway. ...
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Alternative Energy sources

Six Alt-Energy and Solar ETFs Rocked by First Solar (FSLR, GEX, TAN, ICLN, KWT, PBW, QCLN)

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) did not just have a great day. The solar leader managed to have massive upside guidance due to a large project and this was on ...
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Alternative Energy sources

Alternative Energy and Cleantech Picks and Pans for 2013

The alternative energy sector is supposed to be one of the great winners of the 2012 election outcome. After all, an Obama victory would indicate further government support for what ...
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2012 Election Winners and Losers: Coal, Dividends, Health Care, Utilities, Oil and More

Election Day has come and gone. President Obama won a second term. The current electoral vote was by a margin of about 3 to 2 (unofficial), but the percentage last ...
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Earth Day Tainted By Billions In Alternative Energy Losses (FAN, QLCN, TAN, KWT, PWND, PBW, FSLR, SPWR, WFR, XOM, CVX, BP, CREE, TSLA)

Earth Day is April 22, 2012, which is this Sunday.  Many Americans and many people elsewhere will be thinking about how they can be more green.  Sadly, there are going ...
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At All-Time Lows… Can First Solar Manage To Avoid Death? (FSLR, TAN, PBW, SPWR, WFR)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is the king of U.S. solar companies.  Despite a monstrous rally in the stock market year-to-date, First Solar shares hit a new 52-week low today.  In ...
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Will Taxpayers Get Burned By First Solar? (FSLR, TAN, PBW)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is getting crushed with an 9% loss in its stock this morning.  The move is on the heels of earnings and a much lowered expectation ...
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First Solar: Can It Save the Solar Sector? (FSLR, CSIQ, LDK, TSL, TAN, ICLN, PBW, PBD, PZD, KWT)

Earnings from global leader First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) are due tomorrow, and while EPS estimates for the company have fallen from just over $2/share to $0.92/share in the past ...
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Opportunities & Risks In Clean Energy Funds (PBW, TSLA, SOLR, SQM, PPO, TAN, FSLR, MYBUF, TSL, SPWRA, GEX, CREE, ICLN, OEZVF, EOC, KWT, WFR)

Clean energy funds first sprung up in about 2005, with the PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Fund (NYSE: PBW). Others have followed, but for the most part these funds have fairly ...
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The Eight ETFs Which Owe Japan (KOL, TAN, KWT, PBW, EWV, UNG, GAZ, NAGS)

The news coming out of Japan for its nuclear reactors is sadly starting to now get more media coverage than the vast death toll.  The projected death toll is somewhere ...
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Twist of Fate: MEMC Now May Save Solar Stocks (WFR, SOLR, JASO, SPWRA, FSLR, TAN, PBW)

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (NYSE: WFR) is leading solar related shares higher after its earnings.  The irony is that MEMC is perhaps one of the larger disappointments in the world ...
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