Aug 7, 2011

Green Investments Report by Conserv-A-Store week ending 8/5/11

Well let's face it the upset our great Congress inserted into the USA and world economy by trying to appease the Tea Party has led to a time when only VERY short term investors with ultimate knowledge can profit, a type of investing we feel is more akin to betting and should be reduced by increased capital gains on VERY short term trading.

So we will of course list our Green Portfolio below but now is the time to do nothing we feel til things become more relaxed in the world markets.

We did some reading on Green Bonds so let us give you a bit of what we found:

The World Bank launched its first green bond issue in 2008, according to its Web site. So far, its green bond program has raised more than $2 billion in 40 issues denominated in 16 currencies....

Japan is the one market where individual investors have been big buyers, with Nikko Asset Management reporting that its “World Bank Green Bond Fund” for Japanese investors is now just over $800 million, according to chief investment officer Stuart Kinnersley in London. 

The World Bank’s program is by far the largest, but the green bond market now includes some of the other supranational development agencies, including the European Investment Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Nordic Investment Bank, and the African Development Bank. In all, the green bond market – including some private sector bonds – now totals about $12 billion,

When investors buy the bonds, they don’t know the specific projects that will be funded with their money, but the World Bank puts the money into a separate account where it is earmarked for projects in two categories: Climate mitigation and climate adaptation. 
The above from registeredrep.com

SMBC World bank green fund is the name of the fund

Here's the portfolio courtesy of Conservastore.com


  Today   Since Purchased  
Symbol/Name Price* Change Last
Trade
Gain/Loss
(USD)
Shares Price
Paid
Purchase
Date
Gain/Loss
(USD)
% Change % Port Value
(USD)
2208:HK (HKD)
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd

4.96 -0.51 08/05
-0.07
1 16.30 01/03/2011
-1.45
-69.57 0.00
0.64
ESLR:US ($)
Evergreen Solar Inc

0.474 +0.074 08/05
+0.07
1 3.29 01/03/2011
-2.82
-85.59 0.00
0.47
FAN:US ($)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF

9.30 +0.07 08/05
+0.07
1 10.40 01/03/2011
-1.10
-10.58 6.99
9.30
GAAEX:US ($)
Guinness Atkinson Funds - Alternative Energy Fund

4.18 -0.05 08/05
-0.05
1 5.24 01/03/2011
-1.06
-20.23 3.14
4.18
GAIA:US ($)
Gaiam Inc

4.35 -0.04 08/05
-0.04
1 7.67 01/03/2011
-3.32
-43.29 3.27
4.35
ICLN:US ($)
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund

12.93 -0.03 08/05
-0.03
1 16.07 01/03/2011
-3.14
-19.54 9.72
12.93
KWT:US ($)
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF

7.85 -0.12 08/05
-0.12
1 11.17 01/03/2011
-3.32
-29.72 5.90
7.85
NALFX:US ($)
New Alternatives Fund Inc/fund

37.67 -0.15 08/05
-0.15
1 40.88 01/03/2011
-3.21
-7.85 28.33
37.67
PBD:US ($)
Powershares Global Clean Energy Portfolio

11.18 -0.10 08/05
-0.10
1 14.12 01/03/2011
-2.94
-20.82 8.41
11.18
RSOL:US ($)
Real Goods Solar Inc

2.00 -0.17 08/05
-0.17
1 2.45 01/03/2011
-0.45
-18.37 1.50
2.00
VWDRY:US ($)
Vestas Wind Systems A/S

6.75 +0.42 08/05
+0.42
1 11.14 01/03/2011
-4.39
-39.41 5.08
6.75
WFIFF:US ($)
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc

22.519 +0.0405 08/05
+0.04
1 24.63 01/03/2011
-2.11
-8.57 16.93
22.52
WGGFX:US ($)
Winslow Green Growth Fund

13.14 -0.19 08/05
-0.19
1 14.62 01/03/2011
-1.48
-10.12 9.88
13.14
Totals
-0.31
 
-30.79
-18.80  
132.98

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