How to Invest in the Nuclear Energy Sector



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Some proponents of Green energy have argued that Green power such as wind and solar are inneficient and therefore, not so Green!

Many of these individuals have pointed to Nuclear energy as the one true source of green energy. Many others think it is dirty because of the water usage and toxic byproducts. Others still choose to invest in nuclear because they think that the bottom line dictates that nuclear will be what we are forced to use one way or the other as the oil supply dwindles.

No matter which camp you are in, you are here to lear how to invest in the Nuclear energy sector. There are a number of ways to do so. There are several ETFs, individual companies and uranium as a comodity.

There are generation companies, construction companies and miners all working in the nuclear industry.

So, which assets are available to me?

In terms of ETFs we have Market Vectors Nuclear Energy ETF (NLR) traded on the NYSE, the Powershares Glob Nuclear Energy ETF (PKN) also on the NYSE or there is also the ETFX WNA Global Nuclear Energy Fund (NUKE) which is traded on the London Stock Exchange. Each of these have different weights towards American nuclear generators and world generators.

Then there are individual companies in the nuclear industry. Below we have a list of 9 American companies

DUC Duff & Phelps Utility & Corp Bond Trust
ES EnergySolutions
ETR Entergy Corp
EXC Exelon Corp
LTBR Lightbridge Corp.
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc.
NLR Market Vectors Nuclear
PKN PowerShares Global Nuclear Energy
USU USEC, Inc.