The WAEX indices are two benchmarks of the alternative energy sector. The WAEX indices include the 20 largest stocks involved in:
- Renewable energy (solar, wind and biomass).
- Energy efficiency (better use of energy generation, which involves industries such as energy meters and supraconductors).
- Decentralized energy supply (power generation in close proximity to the consumer, involving microturbines and fuel cells).
WAEX is an equally weighted benchmark, that is the weight of each member is set at 5% on quarterly basis. WAEXcw is a market-cap weighted benchmark, with a cap at 10% so as to maintain an efficient diversification (ie no stock can weight more than 10% in the benchmark). The indices are rebalanced every quarter and an index review takes place every six months.
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