Solar stocks received a big boost recently from the robust third-quarter financial results of two major players in the sector: solar inverter maker Enphase (NASDAQ:ENPH) and Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN), both of which specialize in selling solar panels to U.S. homeowners. Enphase’s results showed that the makers of solar components other than panels are thriving in the current environment, while Sunrun’s…

The “risk-on” trade is off… or at least slightly less on. Source: Shutterstock In less than the time it takes to click the “sell” button in an online brokerage account, the pervasive investor sentiment has shifted from greed to caution. Gone are the swarms of swashbuckling investors who would eagerly bid up even the most…

Solar energy has become a hot investment theme. Companies in the alternative energy industry are currently on a mission to help the global economy shift away from fossil fuels toward solar energy. This transition is expected to take many years as well as trillions of dollars, creating a compelling opportunity for long-term investors. Therefore, we…

When one considers exchange-traded funds, looking for the best ETFs, to buy that will make your world a better place, a fair number of investors immediately gravitate to those funds with an ESG (environmental, social, and governance) bent.  However, for this article, I’ll come at it from a perspective of innovation.  For example, back in…