CLEANWATCH Q2 2019 | Nasdaq Clean Edge Stock Indexes Outperform S&P 500 and Oil & Gas Benchmarks YTD; gridCONNEXT Speakers; and Top Industry Trends

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Welcome to Cleanwatch. Each quarterly issue highlights recent stock index performance, industry news, research, programming updates, and more.View: Q2 2019: Index Review & Key Clean-Tech Developments

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Nasdaq-Clean Edge Stock Index Performance:

Clean Edge’s four major stock indexes continued to outperform benchmark indexes during 2019, beating both the S&P 500 and IXE (energy select sector index) year to date (YTD). On a total return basis, CELS (U.S. clean energy) was up 20.51%, QGRD (global smart grid infrastructure) was up 25.64%, GWE (global wind) was up 18.78%, and HHO (U.S. water) increased 25.40%, compared to the S&P 500’s 18.54% increase and XLE’s 13.13% increase. Over the past 12 months (total return basis through the end of June), the Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) beat out oil and gas, with CELS up 9.91%, compared to IXE’s 13.25% decline.

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Comparative Total Returns for Nasdaq Clean Edge Stock Indexes (as of June 28, 2019)

2019 Index Returns (Q2, YTD, and 12 Months)

Stock Indexes: Performance Charts

Year to date index performance through Q2 chart

Nasdaq Clean Edge Indexes (Year-to-Date 2019 Performance)