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This Summer Could Be Good For Solar Stocks

Solar energy stocks are frustrating investments for many people. They look like a no brainer with low P/Es and a bright future for the industry, but have consistently underperformed. Despite that history, though, there are several reasons that buying stock in high quality companies in the industry right now makes sense, even if it is only for a limited time.

First and foremost, the candidates for the Presidential election are now set, and if the polls so far are to be believed, the election is Hillary Clinton’s to lose. I am not saying that she is incapable of doing just that, but the market will respond to probabilities and, as of right now, Clinton is the overwhelming favorite on the betting sites. It was interesting, then, that in her victory speech the other night there was only one clear policy point. Hidden amongst the talk of the historic nature of the first female candidate and the usual platitudes about the middle class and a bright future was the assertion that America should become a world leader in clean energy.

That is notable because, unlike many policies focused on the economy, energy policy is almost directly under the President’s control. If you doubt that, ask anybody in the coal business how they have done under the current President, even with a Republican Congress opposing every move. If we accept that Hillary is the favorite to win the election and that clean energy will be a priority then investing in the largest and fastest growing…




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