4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: Market Vectors Environmental Services

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF (NYS: EVX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Market Vectors Environmental Services and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

Market Vectors Environmental Services facts


October 2006

Total Assets

$23.3 million

Investment Approach

Seeks to replicate the AMEX Environmental Services Index, which is comprised of common stocks and ADRs involved in the environmental services industry.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Returns

(9.5%) / 13.1% / 2.2%

Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight

Waste Management (NYS: WM) (9.8%)
Republic Services (NYS: RSG) (9.7%)
Veolia Environnement (NYS: VE) (8.6%)


Global X Waste Management (NYS: WSTE)
Vanguard Industrials (NYS: VIS)

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 77 members who have rated Market Vectors Environmental Services believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star adoggsemipassive, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and GreenMycon.

Having gotten on board a couple of years ago, adoggsemipassive touched on the trend working in the ETF's favor: "[G]oing green and clean is where its at."

Market Vectors Environmental Services, in particular, sports a portfolio whose stocks average solid historical earnings growth of 9%. That's higher than that of main competitor Global X Waste Management (-45%), as well as the broader Vanguard Industrials ETF (1%).

CAPS member GreenMycon elaborates on the bull case:

With a steady global trend of desiring greener and cleaner technologies, companies that make up this ETF are likely to get some of that positive boost. ... With the continued environmental detriment of harvesting our remaining fossil fuels, companies that provide environmental services will definitely start to excel at what they do. Investing in an environmental service ETF should give you good diversity in a field that will have inherent volatility.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Waste Management. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Waste Management, Republic Services, and Veolia, as well as writing a covered strangle position in Waste Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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