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Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

  • Jun. 27, 2013, 2:15 PM
    Volatile solar stocks are rallying today (TAN +1.8%) after taking it on the chin earlier this week thanks to Chinese macro concerns. In addition to GT Advanced (previous), big winners include Canadian Solar (CSIQ +9.3%), JinkoSolar (JKS +10.4%), LDK (LDK +4.5%), and Trina (TSL +4.4%). CSIQ is now up 23% over the last two days, after jumping yesterday in response to its Samsung deal.
    | Jun. 27, 2013, 2:15 PM | Comment!
  • Jun. 11, 2013, 10:40 AM
    Volatile solar stocks head south (TAN -4%) after LDK Solar (LDK -8.5%) beat Q1 revenue estimates by $7.1M, but missed EPS forecasts $0.25 thanks to a -57% gross margin (-42.7% exc. a $15.1M inventory write-down), and provided somewhat disappointing revenue guidance. JKS -5.5%. TSL -4.9%. JASO -6.2%. DQ -4.8%. SPWR -4.4%. FSLR -4.9%. YGE -5.2%. GTAT -3.6%. FSLR -4.9%. LDK ended Q1 with $174M in cash, $182M in pledged bank deposits, and a whopping $2.6B in debt. (SolarCity)
    | Jun. 11, 2013, 10:40 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 10, 2013, 11:40 AM
    Recession-hit Spain is set to be the latest European country to slash solar subsidies: sources tell the WSJ the government will announce 10%-20% cuts as soon as June 21. Europe's share of global solar installations has already been rapidly declining, thanks to macro issues and subsidy cuts in Germany (Europe's largest market). Solar shares are rallying in spite of the news (TAN +3.2%). LDK +7.6%. SOL +8.1%. SPWR +4.7%YGE +5.3%. SUNE +3.9% in spite of getting started at Equalweight by Morgan Stanley. SolarCity (SCTY +5.8%) is up ahead of tomorrow's lockup expiration, after getting hammered last week.
    | Jun. 10, 2013, 11:40 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2013, 11:41 AM
    Solar stocks see a bit of profit-taking after Goldman downgrades JA Solar (JASO -9.3%) and Trina (TSL -6%), and the EU officially announces Chinese module tariffs that will only total 11.8% for now, but could soar as high as 67.9% on Aug. 6 if a settlement isn't reached. Yingli (YGE -5.4%) states its tariff will rise to 37.3% on Aug. 6, which it claims is "the lowest rate" of all Chinese mobile vendors. Trina says its tariff will rise to 51.5%. LDK -5.2%. CSIQ -3.5%. JKS -3.2%. CSUN -4.1%. SOL -4.4%. FSLR -3.4%. CSIQ -3.5% in spite of its solar plant sales.
    | Jun. 5, 2013, 11:41 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 5, 2013, 8:27 AM
    France asks for a meeting of EU member states to establish a common position in the escalating trade dispute with China on the export of Chinese solar panels. Levies are due to take effect tomorrow at an initial rate of 11.8%; EU officials will delay for two months tariffs of as much as 67.9% to allow Chinese manufacturers to negotiate a settlement. (earlier)
    | Jun. 5, 2013, 8:27 AM | Comment!
  • May 31, 2013, 4:21 PM
    Following a 270% Y/Y increase in installations in Q1, Japan is set to pass Germany in 2013 as the world's largest solar market in terms of revenue, says IHS iSuppli. The firm expects Japan, which saw huge subsidies arrive last summer, to account for 24% of industry revenue this year, up from 14% in 2012 and 9% in 2011. By contrast, European installations fell 34% Y/Y in Q1, lowering their global share to 40% from 70% a year ago. Canadian Solar (CSIQ) and JA Solar (JASO) both cited growing Japanese sales as a factor behind their Q1 beats (I, II), and SunPower (SPWR) has also been seeing Japanese sales grow.
    | May 31, 2013, 4:21 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 28, 2013, 6:41 PM
    American Electric Power (AEP), Southern Co. (SO) and other utilities that have traditionally burned coal to generate electricity are exploring entering the rooftop-solar business, WSJ reports. They're testing the waters because they're feeling a pinch: Demand for electricity is barely growing in the sluggish economy, and developers of small-scale solar systems are giving customers another option for buying power.
    | May 28, 2013, 6:41 PM | Comment!
  • May 28, 2013, 10:33 AM
    2013's giant solar stock rally continues (TAN +3.9%) as the EU faces a backlash over Chinese tariff proposals, and Canadian Solar (CSIQ +15.2%) soundly beats Q1 estimates with the help of a 470 bps Q/Q increase in gross margin to 9.7%. Though CSIQ's opex would only have fallen 3% Y/Y if not for the reversal of a $30M arbitration award, it still fell 17% Q/Q (exc. one-time events) thanks to 25% Q/Q drop in selling expenses. Also: CSIQ is guiding for module shipments to rise to 380MW-410MW in Q2 from Q1's 340MW, and (like JA Solar) is seeing surging Japanese shipments - they rose 76% Q/Q in Q1, and made up 25% of total shipments. TSL +8.4%. JKS +4.6%. YGE +6.9%. LDK +4.8%. DQ +7%. SCTY +2.5%.
    | May 28, 2013, 10:33 AM | Comment!
  • May 28, 2013, 7:15 AM
    Beijing's efforts at getting the EU to drop a plan to levy duties on Chinese solar panels are "a waste of time," says EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. "They are not going to impress me by putting pressure on member states," he said, testifying in parliament. Meanwhile, a survey of EU states say they don't support the tariff plan and Chinese solar names are moving. JASO +3.7%, YGE +6.6%, TSL +7% premarket.
    | May 28, 2013, 7:15 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 24, 2013, 4:42 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: GDXJ +6.5%. GAZ +6.3%. TAN +5.2%. UNG +4.4%. GDX +4.3%.
    ETF Losers: WPS -6.1%. EWJ -5.7%. EWA -5.6%. EPI -5.6%. IYR -3.4%.
    | May 24, 2013, 4:42 PM | Comment!
  • May 24, 2013, 12:21 PM
    Solar stocks (TAN +0.8%; KWT +1.5%) wrap up a banner week, as Chinese solar panel makers begin to shift emphasis from their overcrowded home market in favor of lucrative exports. The rally was sparked by JA Solar's better than expected shipments, but analysts call for caution: The stocks are addicted to momentum, and stock moves are often disconnected from dire market prospects most of the companies face.
    | May 24, 2013, 12:21 PM | Comment!
  • May 22, 2013, 10:19 AM
    Talks designed to ease the solar panel trade spat between China and the EU by agreeing on export prices have failed, Xinhua reports. Solar shares are broadly lower: STP -18.7%, JASO -3.4%, TSL -2.3%, YGE -2.5%, SPWR -2.5%, LDK -7.3%, JKS -4.1%, FSLR -2.5%.
    | May 22, 2013, 10:19 AM | Comment!
  • May 20, 2013, 10:45 AM
    JA Solar (JASO +34.4%) is now skying higher following its Q1 beat and full-year shipment guidance reiteration, and is providing fresh fuel for the colossal solar stock rally that started last fall (TAN +4.4%). TSL +13.3%. DQ +20%. LDK +9.9%. JKS +10.3%. SCTY +11.6%. SOL +9.4%. CSUN +8.9%. SPWR +4.9%. ASTI +9.4%. YGE +8.4%. CSIQ +6.6%. The fact 38% of JA's Q1 module shipments went to Japan (a market with higher ASPs/margins than China) is likely going over well with investors.
    | May 20, 2013, 10:45 AM | 6 Comments
  • May 17, 2013, 4:49 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: TAN +9.6%. XLF +3.7%. UNG +3.4%. GAZ +3.2%. EWJ +3.0%.
    ETF Losers: GDXJ -14.2%. GDX -11.5%. PSLV -7.3%. SLV -6.9%. SIVR -6.7%.
    | May 17, 2013, 4:49 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 15, 2013, 2:14 PM
    Solar stocks continue to surge (TAN +4.6%) following SunPower's strong analyst day guidance. A few more winners: DQ +19.8%. SCTY +4.3%. JASO +9.2%. CSUN +7.9%. YGE +6.8%. Chinese solar names could also be getting a lift from news bankrupt Suntech (STP +9.7%) has reached a new forbearance agreement with a majority of its convertible debtholders, under which the debtholders agree not to exercise their rights until June 28. Also: LDK (LDK +8%) has filed its 2012 20-F. (yesterday) (Monday)
    | May 15, 2013, 2:14 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 13, 2013, 11:27 AM
    SolarCity (SCTY +18.6%) is skyrocketing ahead of today's Q1 report - does someone know something? - and many other solar peers are also doing pretty well (TAN +4.5%). SOL +9.8%. CSIQ +11.6%. WFR +8%. LDK +9.3%. JASO +5.4%. SPWR +4.8%. FSLR +4.5%. GTAT +5.2%. JKS +7.9%. Short interests for many industry names remain sky-high: SolarCity had 16.6% of its float shorted as of April 30. SunPower was at 29.9%, First Solar 33.4%, and GT Advanced 34.8%.
    | May 13, 2013, 11:27 AM | 4 Comments
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TAN Description
The Guggenheim/MAC Global Solar Energy Index ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund’s fees and expenses, of an equity index called the MAC Global Solar Energy Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stock, American depositary receipts and global depositary receipts that comprise the Index. Guggenheim Advisors, LLC seeks a correlation over time of 0.95 or better between the Fund’s performance and the performance of the Index. The Index is designed to track companies within the following business segments of the solar energy industry: companies that produce solar power equipment and products for end-users, companies that produce fabrication products (such as the equipment used by solar cell and module producers to manufacture solar power equipment) or services (such as companies specializing in the solar cell manufacturing or the provision of consulting services to solar cell and module producers) for solar power equipment producers, companies that supply raw materials or components to solar power equipment producers or integrators; companies that derive a significant portion of their business (measured in the manner set forth below under “Index Methodology" section) from solar power system sales, distribution, installation, integration or financing; and companies that specialize in selling electricity derived from solar power.
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