Solar Energy ETFs: Don't Get Burned

These volatile indexes show that sometimes there's little safety in numbers. Analysts suggest picking individual stocks instead
Andrew Koyaanisqatsi installs solar panels for a domestic hot water system Nov. 14, 2005 in Salem, Oregon Melanie Conner/Getty Images

With sky-high oil prices hitting new records seemingly every week, interest in solar energy burns bright. But investors have found shares of companies that provide solar-power gear to be among the most volatile in the entire stock market.

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