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Effectivness of investing in the stocks of renewable energy companies in Poland
 
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Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Społecznych UŁ, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Polska
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Katarzyna Daniluk   

Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Społecznych UŁ, Uniwersytet Łódzki, ul. Matejki, 22/26, 90-237, Łódź, Polska
Submission date: 2022-01-04
Final revision date: 2022-02-04
Acceptance date: 2022-02-04
Online publication date: 2022-03-31
Publication date: 2022-03-31
 
Economic and Regional Studies 2022;15(1):47–55
 
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Subject and purpose of work: This study investigates the effectiveness of equity investment in renewable energy companies. The aim of the research is to compare the effectiveness of investing in the stocks of companies from the conventional and renewable energy sector on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Materials and methods: The research material consisted of the stock prices of selected energy companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange’s Main Market and NewConnect. Representative investment portfolios were created and their average monthly logarithmic rates of return, standard deviations and Sharpe ratios for the period 2013–2020 were examined. Results: The portfolios of renewable energy companies were characterised by higher risk, but also higher average returns; as a result, they achieved higher risk-adjusted efficiency ratios than the portfolios of conventional energy companies. Conclusions: Shares in renewable energy companies, despite a significant risk, can be an attractive form of investment, which is crucial for privately financing the energy transformation in Poland.
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