Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio (NYSE: PHO ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PowerShares Water Resources and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
PowerShares Water Resources facts
|Total Assets||$805.6 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX US Water Index. The underlying index seeks to track the performance of U.S. exchange-listed companies that create products designed to conserve and purify water for homes, businesses, and industries.|
|1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annualized Returns||30.8% / 7.4% / (1.7%)|
|Top 3 Holdings and Portfolio Weight||Flowserve (9.2%)
American Water Works (8%)
|Alternatives||PowerShares Global Water
First Trust ISE Water Guggenheim S&P Global Water
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 827 members who have rated PowerShares Water Resources believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Many of the players in this ETF have been held down by the construction downturn during recession, etc and yet has stayed close to the [S&P 500] broadly. Water and water infrastructure is increasingly important locally and globally. ... Patient investing for this one, no short term money deployed.
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