Water Resource ETFs may be more marketing ploy than a play on scarce potable water, writes...


Water Resource ETFs may be more marketing ploy than a play on scarce potable water, writes Everyday Finance. PHO is more a utility REIT, the vast majority of its holdings being in real estate positions for utilities and water sanitizing companies. Others (PIO and CGW) face similar drawbacks.
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  • Jbgoose
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    How else would an average consumer obtain exposure to holdings such as the Suez Canal... My approach is looking at the holdings within these portfolios, researching, picking what I think is a good investment, and take it from there. These ETF's are far beyond just water- absolutely! The holdings include much industry, oil, gas, land, transportation, municipalities. Even PHO, which is supposed to be different from PIO, is globally exposed in so many wonderful ways to mimic on your own, if you do the work to find the gems within, read each holdings corporate filings, and simply be smart. I will be doing the above for a variety of purposes in various firms over the next few months and have played in this niche before in disclosure.
    21 Aug 2012, 11:23 AM Reply Like
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