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Performance for MF’s have been outstanding, following a surge in solar stocks, energyefficiency companies, and other alternative energysectors. Over the past 12-months the average alternative energyMF returned 30.3%, and not a single fund was down for the year. Three-month and one-month returns were similarly spectacular, gaining 10.5% and 7.3% respectively on average, also with no losers.
I expect this trend to continue, as many of these alternative energysectors are bouncing back from the overly pessimistic levels of 2012.