Market Vectors Nuclear

  • Nuclear's Health Risks Are Over-Inflated

    By Joshua Bondy - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CCJ, NLR, URRE

    The societal effects of an energy source are important for policy makers. Before approving a new nuclear power plant regulators look at all parts of the facility and its potential impact on the surrounding area. The Fukushima disaster tarnished nuclear's image even though researchers estimate that just 130 people will die from directly related cancers. Nuclear energy does have some health costs, but the history shows that it is more »

  • Nuclear's Health Risks Are Over-Inflated

    By Joshua Bondy - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CCJ, NLR

    The societal effects of an energy source are important for policy makers. Before approving a new nuclear power plant regulators look at all parts of the facility and its potential impact on the surrounding area. The Fukushima disaster tarnished nuclear's image even though researchers estimate that just 130 people will die from directly related cancers. Nuclear energy does have some health costs, but the history shows that it is more »

  • Nuclear's Health Risks Are Over-Inflated

    By Joshua Bondy - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CCJ, NLR, URRE

    The societal effects of an energy source are important for policy makers. Before approving a new nuclear power plant regulators look at all parts of the facility and its potential impact on the surrounding area. The Fukushima disaster tarnished nuclear's image even though researchers estimate that just 130 people will die from directly related cancers. Nuclear energy does have some health costs, but the history shows that it is more »

  • Nuclear's Health Risks are Over-Inflated

    By Joshua Bondy - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CCJ, NLR

    The societal effects of an energy source are important for policy makers. Before approving a new nuclear power plant regulators look at all parts of the facility and its potential impact on the surrounding area. The Fukushima disaster tarnished nuclear's image even though researchers estimate that just 130 people will die from directly related cancers. Nuclear energy does have some health costs, but the history shows that it is more »

  • Beware of Over-Diversification in Green ETFs

    By Joshua Bondy - February 23, 2013 | Tickers: TAN, GEX, NLR, PBW

    Risk and return. The goal is to find great returns with as little risk as possible. Green ETFs sound like a simple and easy way to achieve such goals, but looks can be deceiving. Many ETFs mix low-quality firms along with quality firms. It is important to look at an ETF's holdings to understand the true amount of risk it holds. 

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  • Nuclear Power Continues Comeback Post-Fukushima

    By Peter Pham - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: HTHIY.PK, NUCL, NLR, PKN.DL

    The Japanese engineering conglomerate Hitachi (NASDAQOTH: HTHIY) has decided to expand rapidly in the UK’s nuclear sector by investing $1.12 billion to purchase Horizon Nuclear Power from the German firms E.On and RWE NPower who are walking away from nuclear power following the German government’s policy to reduce nuclear energy operations after the Fukushima incident. The apparent irony here is thatHitachi, based in a country that more »

  • Uranium Bulls May Have to Wait a Few More Years

    By Tony Daltorio - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: BHP, CCJ, URA, NLR

    The uranium mining industry has certainly seen better days. In 2007, the price of uranium soared to a record high at $136 a pound. Sky-high oil prices had many in the market convinced at the time that nuclear power would replace oil-generated electricity worldwide. 

    Today, uranium trades at a two-year low of $45.75 a pound. Sentiment remains extremely negative toward uranium and nuclear power in general following Japan's more »

  • Japan Says Sayonara to Nuclear Power

    By Tony Daltorio - September 24, 2012 | Tickers: CCJ, HTHIY.PK, NLR, MSBHY.PK, PKN.DL | Editor's Choice

    It is 18 months since the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and finally, the Japanese government has made a decision about the future of nuclear power in the country. The government has stated that it will phase out nuclear power entirely by 2040. This would make Japan the second major country, after Germany, to announce such a withdrawal from nuclear power.

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  • GALP Energized by 2011's Biggest Losers

    By Kirk Spano - January 2, 2012 | Tickers: URA, TAN, KOL, NLR, KWT, PBW

    Sometimes investments are low priced because they ought to be low priced, rarely however does an entire sector get battered and stay on the mat too long.  Usually there is at least some reversion to the mean.  In 2011 several energy related industries got outright slaughtered with losses of 30% or more.  Some are already poised for comebacks and some will take time but have huge upsides.  Here’s a look at a few that qualify as Growth At Low Price investments today.