Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Guggenheim S&P Global Water (NYSE: CGW ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Guggenheim S&P Global Water and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
Guggenheim S&P Global Water facts
|Total Assets||$200.9 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks investment results that correspond to the S&P Global Water NR Index, which is designed to have a balanced representation from different segments of the water industry.|
|Year-to-Date / 1-Year / 3-Year Return||(4.6%) / (0.7%) / 10.1%|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 stars) and Portfolio Weight||
Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE ) (4.3%)
Sabesp (NYSE: SBS ) (3.6%)
Aqua America (NYSE: WTR ) (3.5%)
PowerShares Water Resources (NYSE: PHO )
PowerShares Global Water (NYSE: PIO )
Source: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, donjuansw summed up the bull case: "Potable water is scarce in many places already, and with the population boom in developing nations this situation is only going to get worse. Scarcity and pollution, coupled with population growth means that this long-term play will pay off."
Guggenheim S&P Global Water, in particular, sports a dividend yield of 2.1%. That's higher than that of other water ETFs such as PowerShares Water Resources (1%) and PowerShares Global Water (1.7%).
CAPS member Trade4Profits elaborates on the bull case:
Limited supply and high demand make industries surrounding water -- its supply, management, and exchange-traded funds -- attractive opportunities. Water is the one commodity where demand is not subject to the pressures of macroeconomics. Demand for clean water supply and improved water infrastructure is growing around the globe -- driven by a rising population, increased industrial demand, and the need to upgrade or replace the aging pipes carrying our water.
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