When investing or trading in stocks, there are a plethora of different metrics that should be examined and factored into decisions. While some investors focus primarily on valuation and fundamentals such as earnings and revenue growth, others prefer to take into account a host of technical factors. These may include relative strength, trendlines, and support and resistance levels among many others.
One metric that is sometimes overlooked, but can be more »
This should be a good time to hold some solar, but most stocks in the sector are down, and the major ETFs covering the space, TAN (NYSEMKT: TAN) and KWT (NYSEMKT: KWT), are both down 35% year-over-year.
What's wrong with solar stocks? Nothing, per se. The sector continues to grow, costs continue dropping across the board, and more locations are passing through grid parity or convergence, the point at more »
The biggest “beneficiary” of continued rises in coal, oil and gas pricing will be, in our opinion, clean energy – mainly solar and wind resources. Not only will the real world “cost” of clean energy production cross BELOW the expense of burning brick, liquid and gas fossil fuel, but their renewable and available everywhere aspects will generate a sea change in demand for clean energy.
Last year it surprised a lot of people when French oil and gas giant Total SA (NYSE: TOT) offered $1.3 billion in cash for a 60% stake in San Jose-based SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar energy company in the United States. There are plenty of skeptics who believe that without governmental subsidy support around the world, solar energy simply cannot be profitable at the current time.
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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.