ETF Resumé

QQQTicker Symbol

PowerShares QQQ Trust ETFFund

 

97.23

  • Change 0.62 (0.6%)
  • Volume 19.55 M

1:46 PM EDT Jul 23, 2014
U.S. Markets are open

  • Assets $44,473.2M
  • Expense Ratio 0.20%
  • Yield 0.86%
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
  • Vs 200 Day EMA %

US Equity ETF

PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund represents undivided ownership interests in the PowerShares QQQ. The Fund's objective is to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component securities of the Nasdaq 100 Index.

Performance
TODAY 1 DAY 5 DAY 10 DAY 1 MO 3 MO 6 MO 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR
0.6% 0.6% 1.2% 2.5% 4.1% 10.7% 9.8% 31.1% 54.4% 163.5%
Last Close Volume
AVG VOL (10 D) CHANGE
32,499,282 -45.0%
Trend on Last Close
  Price EMA EMA P DATE CROSSED
50 DAY 96.61 92.89 4.0% 05-16-2014
200 DAY 96.61 87.16 10.8% 12-31-2012
Technical
ALPHA BETA R2 STD DEV
0.0035 1.072 0.841 0.044
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  • QQQ Faces Important Tests

    07-22-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With $46.1 billion in assets under management, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), the NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF, is a big ETF. One of the biggest in fact. QQQ is also a big ETF facing some important near-term tests after soaring 10.6% over the past three months while hauling i...

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  • Rally Finally Brings Investors Back to Apple ETFs

    07-18-2014 01:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 19% this year and are flirting with all-time highs, but that has not sparked inflows to the exchange traded funds with heavy allocations to the stock. Until recently, that is. Nearly 80 ETFs fea...

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  • Equity ETFs Gathering Plenty of Cash in July

    07-14-2014 01:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    So much for the summer doldrums. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is sitting on a triple-digit gain, having earlier touched a new intraday record high during Monday's trading session. While the S&P 500 has another eight points to go to get back to its record high touched o...

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  • Tech ETFs Try to Perk up Ahead of Earnings

    07-07-2014 01:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is no longer a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but that has not changed the company's status as the starter of another earnings season. The aluminum producer kicks-off second-quarter earnings season Tuesday after the close of U.S. markets. As is us...

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  • Small-Cap, Tech ETFs: The Comeback Kids

    06-27-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Making a one-eighty from the sell-off over the past few months, small capitalization and technology sector exchange traded funds have been outperforming as investors regain their risk appetite. The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq-100 Index, has increas...

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  • Alibaba’s Availability for Big ETFs Limited by Exchange Choice

    06-26-2014 04:17 PM by Todd Shriber

    Even before its Thursday announcement that it will list its widely anticipated initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "BABA," Alibaba's options for entry into some of the largest U.S. exchange traded funds were limited. As a foreign company, Al...

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  • Don't Let New Highs Scare You Away From Stock ETFs

    06-23-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the S&P 500 breaks out into a new high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average making a run at 17,000, exchange traded fund investors shouldn't start second guessing their equity exposure. Some may worry about the next market turn after the equity markets hit new highs, bu...

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  • Stock ETFs Have More Room to Run in Low Inflationary Environment

    06-16-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The strengthening broad market moves have pushed U.S. equities to record heights, and the rally in stocks and exchange traded funds may still have legs. Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) is up 2.0%, SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) rose 5....

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  • Another Alibaba Pop for the China Internet ETF

    06-11-2014 01:05 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of the KraneShares CSI China Internet Fund (NYSEArca: KWEB) are higher by 1.6% Wednesday on news that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba could become a public much sooner than previously expected. Previous speculation that Alibaba would price its IPO on August 8 "because ...

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  • As Stocks Rise, so do Bearish ETF Bets

    06-10-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Even with the S&P 500 hitting new record highs on an almost daily basis, short sellers are not deterred and continue to load up on bearish bets on some of the largest exchange traded funds. Nearly 11% of the shares outstanding in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), t...

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  • Investors Tepid on Apple ETFs as Stock Soars

    05-30-2014 01:31 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 17.3% since the start of the second quarter, an arguably stunning move in such a short amount of time for a company with a market value of almost $550 billion. Apple's previously announced 7-for...

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  • ETF Flows Firming in Second Quarter

    05-20-2014 02:42 PM by Todd Shriber

    After a sluggish start to the year, inflows to exchange traded products are showing signs of life in the second quarter with the top-10 asset gainers including bond, emerging markets and sector funds. "After a very choppy first quarter of 2014, U.S. listed exchange traded fund...

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  • Another Pension Fund Reduces EM ETF Exposure

    05-15-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Another large pension fund has slashed exposure to emerging markets exchange traded funds. This time, it is Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The $129.2 billion fund sold nearly three-quarters of its stake, valued at $1.2 billion, in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ET...

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  • Social Media ETF Struggles to Recapture 2013 Magic

    05-09-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    On above average volume the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) posted a gain of just under 1% Thursday. That is of little compensation to investors that have dealt with SOCL's 11% dive over the past month. Down more than 22% in just the past 90 days, the once hig...

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  • Predicted ETF Order for Alibaba’s IPO

    05-06-2014 05:14 PM by Todd Shriber

    Tuesday's after-hours buzz revolves around Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filing for an initial public offering in the U.S. With the $1 billion placeholder, Jack Ma's company, which is 24%-owned by Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO), could be the largest U.S. IPO ever, topping the likes of...

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  • ETF Investors Can Take Hints from Millionaires

    05-06-2014 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can take cues from American millionaires, as many wealthy participants expect to put more money into the stock market. In a recent CNBC Millionaire's survey of 514 individuals with over $1 million in assets, millionaires plan to put 46% of their investment wealth int...

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  • Nasdaq May Have Inside Track on Alibaba IPO

    05-06-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba still is not a public company, but as is often the case with the most widely anticipated initial public offerings, and Alibaba certainly fits that bill, there is plenty of speculation about where the company will list its shares. That is a two-...

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  • Rebounding Economy Sends Cash Into ETFs

    05-05-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Last Friday, the Labor Department said U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the largest monthly gain in over two years, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%. Inflows to exchange traded funds indicate the jobs number is the just the latest data point investors view as a...

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  • S&P 500 Sector Weights Dispel Bubble Notions

    05-02-2014 01:47 PM by Todd Shriber

    The recent repudiation of some Internet and social media stocks has spurred speculation that the U.S. equity markets are on the cusp of a second technology bubble bursting this century. Sector weights for some marquee broad market exchange traded funds, including the SPDR S&am...

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  • Broad Market ETF Ideas for Dealing With May's Doldrums

    05-01-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's that time of year again when investors are replaying that old market aphorism: "Sell in May and go away." However, stock exchange traded fund should take that saying with a grain of salt. ConvergEx Group's chief market strategist, Nicholas Colas argues that selling in May...

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  • April was a Good Month for ETF Inflows

    04-30-2014 12:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    After last year's record pace, 2014 inflows to exchange traded products, including ETFs and ETNs, remain sluggish, but that trend started to reverse April. Although the fourth month of the year is not officially over, ETF inflows returned to normal this month at $15.1 billion ...

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  • Social Media Slump Spells Trouble for Nasdaq

    04-29-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) lost nearly 4% Monday on heavy volume, a decline that took the once high-flying ETF to its lowest levels in nine month. Ongoing retrenchment in social media and other momentum names is taking a toll on the Nasdaq. The Fideli...

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  • Stock ETFs: Buffett Still Believes in the Equities Market

    04-24-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds are knocking on all-time highs, but investment guru Warren Buffett rejects the notion that the market is "too frothy." Over the past year, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) rose 15.9%, SPDR S&P 500...

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  • Yeah, It’s Sort of a Big Earnings Week for QQQ

    04-21-2014 01:09 PM by Todd Shriber

    The recent retrenchment in biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks has been a thorn in the side of the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). The NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF is off almost 4% since the start of March and now resides as the sixth-largest U.S. ETF after being number f...

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  • Favorable Seasonality Beckons for Tech ETFs

    04-15-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    April 15th is famously know as Tax Day to Americans, meaning it is a day many taxpayers wish was not on the calendar, but there is a positive reason to embrace the arrival of April's halfway point. The technology sector enters its second period of seasonal strength from April ...

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  • Nasdaq’s Technical Problems

    04-09-2014 10:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    In Twitter parlance, the Nasdaq Composite has been in "beast mode" since the March 2009 market bottom. Since March 9, 2009, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), the fourth-largest U.S. ETF, is up 253.3% compared to a 203.2% gain for the S&P 500. The past month has been sta...

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  • How Google’s Split Will Impact Some Broad Market ETFs

    03-31-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    After the close of U.S. markets Wednesday April 2, Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) will split its shares into two classes – Class A so that company insiders and founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin can retain voting control, and Class C. In effect, the transaction amounts to a two-for-...

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  • Like a Teenager, QQQ Goes Through Change, but for the Better

    03-25-2014 02:52 PM by Todd Shriber

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), the Nasdaq 100 tracking ETF, celebrated its 15th anniversary Monday and like any teenager, QQQ is going through some changes. But unlike a human teenager, QQQ is changing without drama and is not causing its parents any consternation. QQQ's...

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  • Nasdaq to Expand Indexing Presence Through ETFs

    03-19-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq OMX Group (NasdaqGS: NDAQ) plans to expand its exchange trading fund indexing operations, targeting foreign exchanges and highlighting additional areas of growth. John Jacobs, executive vice-president at Nasdaq, said that fund providers are working on Nasdaq index-b...

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  • Weak Growth Hasn't Deterred Riskier Assets...Yet

    03-05-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite slowing growth, investors appear ebullient, pushing stocks to new heights. Nevertheless, BlackRock warns that economic data has to pick up to warrant the richer valuations in equities and exchange traded funds. Fourth-quarter GDP growth was downwardly revised to 2.4% f...

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  • Wake up to an Alternative Nasdaq ETF

    03-04-2014 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber

    When it comes to accessing Nasdaq-listed stocks via an exchange traded fund, the most visited destination by investors has been the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). QQQ, the NASDAQ 100 tracking ETF, is home to $46.9 billion in assets under management, making it the fourth-larg...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Getting Paid to Play

    03-01-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Another week and month are in the books for U.S. stocks with February being kind to the bull. February was a strong month for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500 bounced back from a glum January to gain 6.7% in the second month of the year. While February was a bounce back month fo...

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  • A Huge Chunk of This ETF’s Weight is Close to New Highs

    02-28-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    With all the talk about the Nasdaq's rise and chatter increasing that the Nasdaq Composite and the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) could return to record highs, it would stand to reason that at least a few Internet stocks have been enjoying decent runs of late. That would be a...

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  • Nasdaq 5,000 Not Out of the Question

    02-26-2014 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq Composite is in the red at this writing late Wednesday, but at the start of the session, the Nasdaq Composite and the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ)  were each up about 3.5% year-to-date. That continues a stellar run that has seen QQQ, the NASDAQ 100 tracking ETF, ...

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  • This Nasdaq ETF Hits Another All-Time High

    02-26-2014 11:58 AM by Todd Shriber

    At the start of trading Wednesday, the Nasdaq Composite and the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ)  were each up about 3.5% year-to-date. Encouraging the bulls is the fact that neither the composite nor QQQ are anywhere close to their all-time highs. QQQ, the fourth-largest U.S. ...

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  • Equal-Weight ETF Options to Tap into the Nasdaq Rally

    02-25-2014 03:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the Nasdaq Composite touching near 14-year highs, exchange traded fund investors may want to consider equal weight options on the tech-heavy Nasdaq. The Nasdaq hit a 14-year high Monday, closing at 4,309.03. "People are recognizing that while some economic data has bee...

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  • Special Dividend Coming for QQQ

    02-23-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Invesco's (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF sponsor, said its largest ETF, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), will pay a special dividend on Friday, March, 7, 2014. The special dividend is due to a corporate action event by Vodafone Group PLC (NasdaqG...

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  • QQQ’s Quiet Rally

    02-19-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    When an exchange traded fund is the fourth-largest in the U.S. and home to $45.4 billion in assets under management, doing things quietly is not always easy. Somehow, some way, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ) has managed to gain 7% this month without much fanfare. As one m...

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  • March is Often Kind to QQQ

    02-14-2014 11:13 AM by Todd Shriber

    In the past week, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ) is up nearly 4% and the ETF closed just pennies below $90 on Thursday. When QQQ, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF by assets, breaks through $90, it will be the first time since late 2000 it has done so. With March right around t...

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  • Stock ETFs to Weather Market Volatility

    02-11-2014 02:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a bumpy start to the year, stock exchange traded funds could continue to expand but don't expect a repeat of last year as the market rides out a more volatile year. So far, U.S. economic data has been mixed, with a weak employment report and dip in manufacturing activi...

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  • Green Mountain Makes it Peanut Butter Jelly Time for This ETF

    02-06-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    One of the big news items out during Wednesday's after-hours session was Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) purchase of a 10% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NasdaqGM: GMCR). Dow component Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage maker, will pay $1.25 billion to K-cup giant Green ...

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  • Of Google and ETFs

    01-31-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Google (NasdaqGM: GOOG) raced to a new all-time high during Thursday's after-hours session  after the Internet search giant reported fourth-quarter EPS of $12.01 on revenue of $16.86 billion. Analyst expected a profit of $12.21 a share on revenue of $16.75 billion. T...

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  • ETFs for Your Inner Icahn

    01-23-2014 02:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    The ETFs to be like Warren Buffett story has been written only about 37 million times, or once for every dollar the Oracle of Omaha made per day last year. Now it is Carl Icahn's turns. First, an important disclaimer. The Buffett/ETF story practically writes itself. Berkshire ...

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  • 2014 Will Be a Year of Moderation for Stocks, ETFs

    01-22-2014 03:20 PM by Max Chen

    The economy is moving along and the markets will continue to strengthen. However, exchange traded fund investors should not expect a repeat of last year as growth moderates. "We expect U.S. and global growth to pick up modestly in 2014 given stronger household balance sheets a...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Nasdaq Buffet

    01-17-2014 11:20 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    QQQ (PowerShares QQQ Trust, Expense Ratio 0.20%) options activity is heating up lately as we move into core earnings season for the major components of the underlying Nasdaq 100 Index, as #5 index component INTC just released their numbers last night after the bell. INTC meanw...

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  • Collection of Big ETFs Easily Trump Hedge Funds

    01-15-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds are becoming a legitimate thorn in the side of hedge funds. First, there is the issue of size. "At the end of Q3 2013 Eurekahedge reported that there was $1.91 trillion invested in 8,500 hedge funds which they state was just 2% below their historic peak, ...

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  • NASDAQ, S&P on Prowl for Index Acquisitions

    01-14-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Nasdaq OMX Group (NasdaqGM: NDAQ) and S&P Dow Jones Indices are shopping for acquisitions to bolster their index offerings in what could be a sign of an imminent wave of consolidation for indexing space. Executives from both companies "told Reuters in recent interviews tha...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Google This

    01-08-2014 12:58 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    GOOG hit a fresh all time high yesterday, powering the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 and related tracking ETF QQQ (PowerShares QQQ Trust, Expense Ratio 0.20%) higher, where the stock carries a >7% weighting and is the number three weighted component in the index. To put things in p...

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  • Two Sector ETFs That Should Work in January

    01-03-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    With January finally here, fans of seasonal trends have plenty of options to choose from, particularly among sector exchange traded funds. Stocks got off to an inauspicious start to 2014 on Thursday when all three major indices lost at least 0.8%. That could be taken as a sign...

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  • NASDAQ Sets Its Sights on 5,000

    01-02-2014 12:26 PM by Todd Shriber

    The NASDAQ Composite is coming off a strong 2013 in which the home index for star stocks such as Amazon (NasdaqGM: AMZN) and Google (NasdaqGM: AMZN), just to name a pair, gained 34.2%. The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), the NASDAQ 100 tracking ETF, was a tad better with a 2013 ...

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  • Familiar Faces Led 2013’s Top Tech ETF

    12-30-2013 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Indeed, some familiar faces boosted the technology sector in 2013, but that group does not include some of the sector's behemoth's such as Dow component International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) and Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value. Despite a ...

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  • Seasonality Applies to China ETFs, Too

    12-20-2013 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With hopes burning bright for a Santa Claus rally and the January Effect to come into play, investors are hearing plenty of talk of seasonal trends. Whether it is regarding specific sectors or broader indices, not surprisingly, most of the seasonal trends U.S. investors hear a...

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  • QQQ Heads Toward Favorable Seasonal Spot

    12-18-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), commonly known as the Nasdaq 100 tracking ETF, is already up 32% this year, but the fifth-largest U.S. ETF by assets could be poised to offer more near-term upside if favorable seasonal trends kick in. Plenty of ETFs, including sector funds...

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  • New Additions, Subtractions Coming for QQQ

    12-14-2013 02:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), the fifth-largest U.S. exchange traded fund by assets, will welcome some new faces and say good-bye to some current holdings later this month. After the close of U.S. markets Friday, the NASDAQ OMX Group (NasdaqGM: NDAQ), announced it is ad...

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  • Heavyweight Tech ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

    12-13-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As the exchange traded funds industry has grown into a larger, more legitimate threat to mutual funds, comparisons are often made between specific ETFs and mutual funds. A worthy endeavor to be sure, particularly for investors that are new to ETFs. S&P Capital IQ evaluated...

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  • ETFs for 2013’s Best Tech Stocks

    12-12-2013 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    With a few exceptions, such as old-guard companies like International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) and Cisco Systems (NasdaqGM: CSCO), 2013 has been good to investors in the technology sector. Although the Nasdaq Comoposite and the Nasdaq 100, which is tracked by the PowerSha...

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  • S&P 500 ETFs Open Doors to Facebook

    12-11-2013 06:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Almost exactly a year after it was added to the Nasdaq 100 and as a result, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook (NasdaqGM: FB) has gained entry to the S&P 500. After the close of U.S. markets Wednesday, Standard & Poor's confirmed that Faceb...

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  • QQQ Inches Toward Big Technical Breakout

    12-11-2013 01:17 PM by Todd Shriber

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), the so-called Nasdaq 100 ETF, has already surged more than 33% this year. Asking for much more near-term upside may border on being greedy, but that is exactly what is likely to materialize if the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) can crack some significant...

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  • Nasdaqs Evolution Could Encourage New Highs

    12-11-2013 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The Nasdaq Composite and the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), the Nasdaq 100 tracking ETF, look a lot different today than when the technology bubble burst over a decade ago. For QQQ, home to $43.4 billion in assets under management, and related ETFs, evolving gracefully may n...

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  • Top 10 Leveraged ETFs of 2013

    12-04-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    In recent years, inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds have spent ample time in the spotlight . Investors enjoy the idea of potential returns that are two or three times those of plain vanilla ETFs, but leveraged ETFs are not buy-and-hold instruments. Rather, these pr...

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  • In November, Tech’s not Driving the Nasdaq

    11-26-2013 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Plenty of investors think of the Nasdaq Composite and exchange traded funds such as the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ) as technology sector heavy. That is not inaccurate. QQQ, one of the largest U.S. ETFs of any type with $41.6 billion in assets under management, allocates 56...

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  • The Changing Face of QQQ

    11-18-2013 11:38 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), the sixth-largest U.S. ETF by assets, has changed a lot since its debut in March 1999. Year-to-date, QQQ is higher by 25%. With the technology bubble still fresh in investors' minds and the Nasdaq Composite inching towards 4,000, bubble chatte...

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  • Mitt Romney Will Like This: Marriott Headed to QQQ

    11-11-2013 08:34 PM by Todd Shriber

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ) will welcome hotel operator Marriott International (NasdaqGS: MAR) to its lineup in the coming weeks. In a statement released Monday evening, NASDAQ OMX confirmed Marriot "will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index (Nasdaq: NDX) and the...

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  • Some Usual Suspects Haven’t Helped Tech ETFs Much

    11-05-2013 01:02 PM by Todd Shriber

    Statistics do not lie and the truth is, 2013 has been kind to the technology sector. However, some of the sector's most familiar names have not enjoyed the tech party much this year. As Josh Brown of Reformed Broker fame notes, the tech sector was up 47% year-to-date as of Nov...

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  • All-Time High for the Nasdaq? These ETFs Have Already Done It

    10-29-2013 02:33 PM by Todd Shriber

    The Nasdaq Composite is currently laboring around 3,950 area, good enough for a year-to-date gain of almost 31%. That is still a far cry from the intra-day high of 5,132.52, and all-time closing high of 5,048.62 seen in March 2000, but it cannot be forgotten that the Nasdaq Co...

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  • High-Yield Investors Could Find Better Returns in Stock ETFs

    10-26-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    In a bull market and rising interest rate environment, high-yield, or "junk," bond investors could begin thinking about switching over to stock exchange traded funds. Mike Roberge, chief investment officer at MFS Investment Management, argues that stock returns could begin to ...

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  • In Pictures: The Icahn Effect on Apple ETFs

    10-24-2013 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up almost 1.1% Thursday on the not exactly new news that legendary investor Carl Icahn wants the California-based company to repurchase $150 billion, or nearly a third of its current market cap, worth...

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  • Gain Access to the Nasdaq-100 Through the 'Cubes' ETF

    10-24-2013 12:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This week, I focused on the Nasdaq-100 ETF PowerShares QQQ (Nasdaq GIDS: QQQ). The cubes ETF track...

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  • Apple Winning Streak: Double-Edged Sword for Tech ETFs

    10-22-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, gained 2.5% Monday on above average volume, extending the iPhone maker's winning streak to nine days. Since its June 27 bottom, the stock has surged almost 32%. Apple getting back to its bullish ways i...

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  • October a Banner Month for ETF Inflows

    10-21-2013 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    October has a mixed reputation in financial markets. It is the last month in the worst six-month cycle for stocks, but it is also the month where some of history's worst bear markets have died. Despite the government shutdown and the ensuing threat of a debt ceiling crisis, Octob...

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  • Triple-Digit Divas Reside in These ETFs

    10-18-2013 11:37 AM by Todd Shriber

    Or, in the case of Google (NasdaqGM: GOOG), a quadruple-digit diva. The Internet search giant made it to $1,000, or roughly double the share price of rival Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), on the back of a strong third-quarter earnings report. Trading at or around $1,000 is a nice feat...

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  • Watch Your Sector ETF Stock Concentrations

    10-11-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Most exchange traded funds passively track benchmark indices that follow a capitalization-weighted methodology. Consequently, some sector and broad market ETFs lean toward a handful of heavyweight stocks. Passive ETFs track a basket of stock holdings from a benchmark index. Ho...

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  • Apple Weighs on Nasdaq-100 ETF as New iPhones Unveiled

    09-10-2013 02:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares turned lower Tuesday afternoon after the tech giant wrapped up an event where it unveiled the latest iPhones. The company unveiled the iPhone 5C, a cheaper version of its trademark mobile phone available in multiple color schemes, along with a hig...

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  • Stock ETFs Look to Jobs Report

    09-04-2013 11:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds are off to a modest start in September ahead of the critical August jobs report, which crosses Friday. The employment data could influence the Federal Reserve's decision whether to begin tapering at its policy meeting later this month...

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  • Watch Your Apple Exposure in Growth ETFs

    09-03-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Growth-oriented exchange traded fund investors take on a good amount of exposure to tech giant Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). "Apparently, what growth means varies very widely from ETF to ETF," Melissa Brown, senior director of applied research at Axioma, said in an Institutional Inv...

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  • 'Flash Freeze' Halts Trading in QQQ and Nasdaq ETFs

    08-22-2013 04:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Thursday's "Flash Freeze" flat-lined popular Nasdaq stocks for hours along with one of the market's most heavily traded exchange traded funds and other ETFs with primary listings on the Nasdaq. The Nasadaq-100 ETF, PowerShares QQQ (Nasdaq GIDS: QQQ), was still up 1% Thursday a...

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  • PowerShares ETF Business Helping Power Invesco

    08-22-2013 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invesco's acquisition of PowerShares has helped the money manager capitalize on the quickly expanding exchange traded fund industry as investors seek out alternative investment strategies. Invesco (NYSE: IVZ) shares are up more than 30% the past year. After a rough patch, C...

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  • Tech ETFs Surging on Apple

    08-13-2013 04:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology sector exchange traded funds are primed to break out from multi-year highs as tech giants like Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) lead the pack. Technical analysts point out that the iShares U.S. Technology ETF (NYSEArca: IYW), which is up 1.0% Tuesday and 11.8% year-to-date, i...

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  • Accommodative Fed Measures to Support Stock Market, ETFs

    07-31-2013 02:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Given the current modest pace in the economic recovery, the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its "highly accommodative stance" Wednesday, which could help support the equities market and stock exchange traded funds. The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) was 0.4% higher Tuesday after ...

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  • Some Tech ETFs for a Slice of Apple

    07-25-2013 03:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    The better-than-expected quarterly results out of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) helped lift the technology sector this week, along with related exchange traded funds. Apple, a major component in tech sector ETFs, gained over $23 billion in market value Wednesday on the latest earning...

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  • Broad U.S. Stock ETFs Test 50-Day Moving Average

    07-08-2013 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a tumultuous second second quarter, broad U.S. stock exchange traded funds are now range bound, dancing around their short-term moving averages. The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) is 1.0% above its 50-day exponential moving average, PowerShares Nasdaq 100 (NasdaqGM: QQ...

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  • Why Retirees Are Turning to ETFs for $1 Million Goal

    06-15-2013 07:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    As we scramble to put enough away for life after work, most Americans have not amassed enough to live comfortably in their Golden years, but exchange traded funds can help investors realize their goal. "We're facing a crisis right now, and it's going to get worse," Alicia Munn...

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  • Technology Focused ETF with a Dividend Twist

    06-13-2013 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend payouts are becoming more commonplace with information technology stocks according to S&P Capital. There has been an 18.9% increase in the amount of dividend paying companies within the particular sector, making a case for investing in technology exchange traded fund...

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  • Improving Labor Market Lifts Stock ETFs

    06-13-2013 02:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds regained their footing Thursday as new jobless claims hit a five year low, pointing to a strengthening U.S. labor market. The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) rose 0.7% during midday trading Thursday while the PowerShares Nasdaq 10...

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  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew Likes ETFs

    05-24-2013 11:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    If exchange traded funds are good for the United States Secretary of the Treasury, who overseas financial and monetary matters for the U.S., then the investment vehicle might be a suitable tool for the average retail investor. According to an Executive Branch Disclosure form f...

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  • Chinese ETF Investors Can Now Access Nasdaq-100

    05-15-2013 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. investors have gained exposure to overseas markets through exchange traded funds, and now, Chinese investors can access our own markets through a new China-listed "cross-border" ETF. According to the NASDAQ OMX Group (NasdaqGS: NDAQ), Guotai Asset Management, a Chinese mo...

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  • U.S. ETFs Attract $53 Billion in First Quarter: Morningstar

    04-12-2013 01:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S.-listed exchange traded funds have tallied another $50 billion growth spurt in the first quarter as broad stock indices strengthened and broke records. In March, investors funneled $16.9 billion into ETFs, lifting first-quarter total asset inflows to $53.1 billion, writes ...

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  • South Korea ETFs: Is Samsung the Next Apple?

    02-11-2013 11:06 AM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund pegged to South Korea is enjoying a multi-month rally as Samsung continues to gain ground in the smartphone business on Apple. "Apple, for the first time in years, is hearing footsteps.The maker of iPhones, iPads and iPods has never faced a challenger a...

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  • Stock ETFs and the January Barometer

    02-04-2013 03:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Market analysts, prognosticators and soothsayers have been looking at the month of January in an attempt to get a pulse for how the rest of the year will turn out. However, stock exchange traded fund investors should take this January's performance with a grain of salt. So goe...

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  • Stock ETFs Rally as Investors Return to Risky Assets

    01-25-2013 02:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the equities market returns to pre-2008 financial crisis levels, more investors are dipping their toes back into stocks and related exchange traded funds. Main Street investors could be ending their self-imposed exile from the stock market, USA Today reports. Initial data s...

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  • Equal-Weight Nasdaq ETF to Get Around the Apple Factor

    01-24-2013 08:38 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the broad technology exchange traded funds are being weighed down by the pessimistic outlook on Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest component stock in the sector, equal-weight tech ETFs have been outperforming their market-cap counterparts. Apple shares were down about 1...

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  • Why Schwab Unit Windhaven is Overweight International ETFs

    01-18-2013 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    International assets are playing a greater role in a well diversified investment portfolio. With exchange traded funds, investors have found an efficient and easy-to-use too tool to access overseas markets. For instance, Windhaven Intvestment Management, a part of Charles Schw...

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  • Facebook to Join Nasdaq-100, Tech Indices

    12-07-2012 08:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) will finally hit the Nasdaq-100 Index, and is on its way to join a few sector exchange traded funds. This could pave the way for more social media companies in the future. "The company is a lot more seasoned now," Francis Gaskins of IPO Desktop Premium,...

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  • ETF Performance Report: November

    11-30-2012 03:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds were off to a good start in November, shaking off the effects of superstorm Sandy and heading into the election. The broader markets, though, ended relatively flat over the month as Greek debt and U.S. fiscal cliff concerns kept...

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  • Investing with ETFs and 200-Day Moving Averages

    11-12-2012 08:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    When investing in any exchange traded fund, one should have a clear strategy in place. Instead of relying on gut feelings or fight-or-flight instincts, investors can look at the trend lines to get a sense of when they should be in or out. For instance, Greg Harmon for Dragonfl...

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  • Equal-Weight Tech ETFs if You're Shy About Apple

    10-12-2012 03:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), a major holding in technology exchange traded funds, is down more than 3% this week. If you're shy about Apple's dominant effect on an investment portfolio, equal-weight tech ETFs provide a more balanced approach to the sector. Apple shares were down 1....

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  • Nasdaq, Tech ETFs Capitalize on Apple Brand

    10-05-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The rapid growth in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) value has helped pull technology exchange traded funds higher as the single security is the largest holding in most tech-oriented funds. The Apple brand is now the second most recognizable in the world. Apple is now worth about $76 bi...

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  • Google Rally Lifts Tech, Nasdaq ETFs

    10-01-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Google's (NasdaqGS: GOOG) 30% rally in the third quarter has provided a lift to technology and Nasdaq ETFs. The search giant has grown to the fifth-largest U.S. company by market capitalization. Google's market cap surged by over $60 billion since July 14 to about $247 billion...

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  • Apple Drags Nasdaq-100 ETF on iPhone 5 Sales

    09-24-2012 03:46 PM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was in the red Monday after top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) said it sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 units over the weekend, which came in below bullish analyst forecasts. Apple shares were down 1.4% in afternoon dealings while the Nasdaq-10...

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  • Nasdaq ETF at Highest Since 2000 on Apple, QE3

    09-13-2012 04:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    The highly traded PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) rose to a fresh 52-week high on Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced more quantitative easing, or QE3. The Nasdaq-100 ETF is trading it its highest levels since 2000 and the dot-com crash. Top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: A...

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  • Nasdaq ETFs Key on Apple, iPhone 5

    09-10-2012 02:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Never mind what the Federal Reserve has in store for the economy -- techies and technology exchange traded fund observers are waiting on the next big Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) iPhone launch. Apple dominates many ETFs tracking Nasdaq-listed stocks and the tech sector. The stock is...

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  • Apple-Samsung Battle Felt in ETFs

    08-30-2012 03:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    The verdict for Samsung to pay Apple (NasdaqGS: APPL) over $1 billion in damages in a recent patent trial has not taken the exchange traded fund iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca:EWY) down far. The $2.63 billion fund is one of the largest single-country funds trading and allocat...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Dusting the Market on Apple's Record-Breaking Rally

    08-20-2012 01:49 PM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) is outperforming the broader market in August as the ETF benefits from the latest breakout in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares. For the month ended Aug. 17, QQQ was up 7.5% compared with a 4.3% gain for iShares S&P 500 (NYSEArca:...

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  • Index ETFs: Is Buy and Hold Dead?

    08-15-2012 04:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's tough to keep a long-term investment mindset when the S&P 500 has gone nowhere over the past decade. At least ETFs have made it simple for investors to keep their money working in a fund for the long term, with minimal cost. "Markets are becoming more volatile and hav...

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  • Some of S&P's Favorite Equity ETFs

    08-03-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Equity exchange traded funds have proven that they are worth investors assets amid the flight into safe havens such as bonds. The S&P 500 returned 11% throughout 2012, according to S&P Capital. "Over long periods of time, stocks tend to outperform bonds but with greate...

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  • How an Apple Stock Split Would Impact ETFs

    07-31-2012 12:26 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Today Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), which we have mentioned recently as having a lofty 18% weighting in the Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) and a 4.54% weighting in the S&P 500 and is the largest single component weighting in both indexes, has rallied more than 2.5% to a...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividends

    07-27-2012 10:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The past week in terms of net inflow/outflow activity in ETFs has been marked mostly with heavier redemption activity from broad based ETFs including SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEArca: IWM) and PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). Collectively, the thre...

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  • Tech ETFs Wait on Apple Earnings

    07-24-2012 04:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    Update: Apple Earnings miss expectations, $9.32 earnings per share versus $10.37 per share; revenue is $35 billion versus the expected $37.22 billion. With earnings season in full swing, technology sector exchange traded funds are waiting on the after hours earnings report fro...

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  • Apple Gains as Major Sector ETFs Fall

    07-10-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has managed to buck the trend as major sector ETFs have been losing ground in recent sessions. The technology powerhouse was able to break the $600 mark, and make gains while the overall market has suffered in the wake of the disappointing June jobs report....

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  • Bond ETFs Remain Top Draw in June

    07-04-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a choppy month on Eurozone debt concerns, both stock and bond exchange traded funds saw positive flows in June. While ETF investors moved back into the equities market, fixed-income assets still remained a hot draw. By the end of June, assets in U.S.-listed ETFs and ex...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Nasdaq-100

    06-25-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF (NYSEArca: QQQ), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $32.3 billio. Objective: The PowerShares QQQ fund is based on the Nasdaq-100 Index, which consists of 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed o...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Tech Sector

    06-22-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Major information technology stocks and exchange traded funds have weakened after their March highs. Much of this is due to the negative sentiment coming out of prospective major IT purchasing regions worldwide, but the near future outlook is positive. "Spending on computing h...

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  • Chart of the Day: Apple and Tech ETFs

    05-23-2012 12:33 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Markets sold off hard Wednesday with technology sector ETFs falling about as much as the major stock indexes such as the Dow and S&P 500. We have noted throughout 2012 that the Technology sector has been a relative strength leader compared to the broad market S&P 500, ...

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  • Facebook: Which ETFs Will Like it?

    05-17-2012 09:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are salivating over the Facebook IPO slated for Friday. Facebook will eventually join exchange traded funds that focus on IPOs and sectors, although investors won't participate in any early pop. This is because ETFs' tracking indices have rules that prohibit a new st...

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  • ETF Overview: Apple, Fed Push S&P 500 Over 1,400

    04-30-2012 08:29 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week's market drivers were twofold for the most part, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and the Fed. AAPL fell sharply to begin the week after gyrating over the past several weeks after hitting an all time high of $644.00 a share earlier in April. The S&P 500 closed Friday above...

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  • Better-Than-Expected Earnings Lift Stock ETFs

    04-26-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Earnings season is in full swing and most companies are beating Wall Street analysts' forecasts, supporting equities prices and stock exchange traded funds. WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund ETF (NYSEArca: EXT), which follows earnings-generating companies in the broad U.S. market...

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  • QQQ Leads Dow, S&P on Apple Earnings

    04-25-2012 10:00 AM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) rallied more than 2% at Wednesday's open to lead the major indexes. Top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) jumped 10% after another quarter of strong earnings from the tech and market bellwether. "Apple had another blowout quarter, wi...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Trailing Market as Apple Results Loom

    04-24-2012 12:59 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Recent weakness in shares of tech leviathan Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has resulted in the Nasdaq-100 and ETFs pegged to the benchmark underperforming the broader market. Bulls are hoping Apple's quarterly results after Tuesday's closing bell can reverse the trend. What should be ...

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  • Should ETF Investors 'Sell in May and Go Away?'

    04-24-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The equities markets have been stuck in choppy trading lately, but they are still holding above their long-term trends. Still, we are coming into a generally weak market season, and exchange traded fund investors may be tempted to follow the old adage: sell in May and go away. ...

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  • ETF Data: Outflows on Market Weakness

    04-18-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After another Eurozone and global slowdown scare last week, equities markets and stock exchange traded funds experienced outflows as investors turned to less risky assets. In the week ended April 13, the markets recorded their third negative week in the last four weeks, accord...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Sees Outflows as 14-Week Win Streak Snapped

    04-16-2012 08:02 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Investors pulled over a half billion dollars from a popular ETF tracking the Nasdaq-100 Index as the fund suffered its first weekly loss of the year after a 14-week string of gains. In a volatile week that began with heavy selling pressure met by mid-week buying, the S&P 5...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Rises 22% in 2012 on Unbroken Weekly Run

    03-27-2012 09:46 AM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) hasn't suffered a down week this year and is outperforming the market on strength in the tech sector and top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). Year to date, QQQ is up 22%, compared with a gain of 13.2% for the S&P 500, according...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Rises on Apple Dividend

    03-19-2012 10:11 AM by John Spence

    A highly traded ETF indexed to the Nasdaq-100 rose in early dealings Monday along with its largest portfolio holding after Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) announced a $2.65-a-share dividend as well as a stock buyback plan. Apple represents 18.4% of PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). The ...

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  • Technology ETF Spotlight: Nasdaq-100

    03-15-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $33.1 billion. Objective: The PowerShares QQQ tries to reflect the performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index, which includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies l...

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  • Apple: Why the Nasdaq-100 ETF is Beating the Market

    03-14-2012 11:03 AM by John Spence

    The highly traded Nasdaq-100 ETF is handily outperforming the market in 2012 thanks to the 40% rally in top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). Now Morgan Stanley is out with a price target of $960 a share for the Wall Street darling. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) is up 18.7% th...

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  • Technology ETFs with Big Positions in Apple

    03-12-2012 10:37 AM by John Spence

    Apple's (NasdaqGS: AAPL) market cap has grown so large that the stock accounts for more than 20% of some exchange traded funds tracking the technology sector. For example, Apple alone represents 20.1% of iShares Dow Jones US Technology (NYSEArca: IYW), which holds about $1.6 b...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Nasdaq-100 Index

    03-07-2012 01:22 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Equities gapped lower yesterday and finished deeply in the red for the session, and we noticed a pick-up in volume in various products as well. We have spent some time in 2012 speaking about Technology, specifically PowerShares QQQ Trust (NasdaqGM: QQQ) which is heavily exposed t...

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  • Apple Nears 17% of Nasdaq Index on Rally

    02-15-2012 08:06 AM by John Spence

    The surge in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares has resulted in the stock again growing within the Nasdaq-100 despite an index change last year designed to cut its weight in the tech-heavy benchmark. Apple, with a market cap of about $475 billion, accounts for nearly 17% of the pop...

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  • Apple Lifts Nasdaq-100 ETF to New High

    02-09-2012 01:14 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund indexed to the Nasdaq-100 rose to its highest level since 2000 on Thursday with the ETF's gains fueled by largest holding and market bellwether: Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). The tech darling's shares continue to power higher in the wake of Apple's blowout fo...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF at Highest Level Since Internet Bubble

    02-07-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund is up 11% year to date to outperform the S&P 500. The technology-heavy ETF has rallied to the highest levels since the dot-com wreck. The index is comprised of 100 tech stocks listed on the Nasdaq. Many small tech stocks are getting a bo...

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  • What a 'Golden Cross' Means for Stock ETFs

    01-30-2012 03:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds indexed to the S&P 500 are experiencing a bullish technical sign known as a "golden cross" as the 50-day simple moving average crosses above the 200-day. However, the indicator doesn't have a perfect batting average for predicting rallies. U.S. stock ...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Hits 11-Year High on Apple Blowout Earnings

    01-25-2012 08:46 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) rallied to its highest level in over a decade Wednesday following a monster quarter from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) that pushed the tech darling's shares higher by 8%. Apple is the largest holding in the $30 billion exchange traded fund at 14.6% of ...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Breakout Hampered by Google

    01-20-2012 10:27 AM by Tom Lydon

    The closely watched Nasdaq-100 index is trying hard to break free of strong resistance that has been in place since the beginning of 2011. PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), which follows the Nasdaq-100, is aiming for new highs from the subprime meltdown but disappointing results from top...

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  • Stock ETFs See Bullish Technical Signal

    01-18-2012 04:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many of the major U.S. equity exchange traded funds are experiencing a positive technical signal known as a bullish or golden cross, in which the 50-day exponential moving average rises up through the 200-day average. Despite the Eurozone debt concerns, sovereign debt downgrad...

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  • Google Hurts Nasdaq ETF on Motorola Worries

    01-09-2012 12:36 PM by John Spence

    A nearly 4% drop in shares of Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) on Monday weighed on exchange traded funds that invest in Nasdaq-listed stocks. The tech giant's shares was failing after Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI), which Google is in a deal to acquire, preannounced lackluster quarterly r...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Shakes Off Amazon Worries

    12-30-2011 08:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    A Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund is set to end the year higher and gained ground Thursday despite worries over top holding (NasdaqGS: AMZN) and its 2012 outlook. Thee online retailer's shares recovered Thursday after a brief dive on speculation that the company may miss its s...

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  • Oracle Pulls Down Nasdaq-100 ETF

    12-21-2011 01:38 PM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100-tracking PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) slipped more than 2% on Wednesday after Oracle (NasdaqGS: ORCL) reported a rare revenue miss. Oracle accounts for 5.9% of the Nasdaq ETF. Shares of the tech giant were down nearly 14% after the company accouned disappoint...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Technology

    12-19-2011 10:12 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week we saw huge trading volume in a technology exchange traded fund, XLK (Technology Select Sector SPDR), before the ETF lost some luster to finish the week from a performance standpoint. Approximately 60 million shares traded in XLK last Monday, versus average daily tradin...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Semiconductors

    12-14-2011 10:57 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    When we last looked at exchange traded funds indexed to semiconductor stocks in November, bearish put buyers were present in SOXX (iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector), and the sector has been a laggard against a relatively strong Nasdaq-100 in 2011. SOXX has lost 13.01% ver...

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  • Intel Warning Weighs on Nasdaq-100 ETF

    12-12-2011 01:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) cutting its fourth-quarter outlook on Monday further damaged technology sector exchange traded funds that were already drained by Eurozone debt fears. Intel is the fifth-largest holding in PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) at 5.2% of the ETF, which tracks ...

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  • Risk Aversion Drives Stock ETF Losing Streak

    11-25-2011 04:13 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Major U.S. stock averages finished their worst Thanksgiving week in recent memory by extending their losing streak to seven sessions on Friday. After challenging its 200 day moving average repeatedly in late October through the early part of this month, the S&P 500 finishe...

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  • Nasdaq ETF: Apple Threatening to Break 200-Day Average

    11-25-2011 11:43 AM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 was higher in Friday's shortened trading session but it lagged the broader stock indexes as top component Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) lost ground. Apple is testing its 200-day simple moving average, a level it hasn't traded below since June. The stock exerts a strong...

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  • Hedge Funds Tap ETFs for Stock, Gold Trades

    11-23-2011 10:27 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds are slowly but surely catching on with more individual investors and advisors, but hedge funds managers have been using ETFs for years to make quick bets on stocks and precious metals. For example, the three largest and newest additions to Louis Bacon's M...

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  • Markets, Stock ETFs Take a Dive on Growing E.U. Concerns

    11-09-2011 03:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell sharply Wednesday, erasing most of the month-to-date gains, as the Eurozone's financial problems were brought into the limelight, once again. The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) was down 3.52% at last check Wednesday, SPDR...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Technology Sector

    11-09-2011 09:55 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We have spent some time speaking about the SPX (S&P 500 Index) challenging its 200-day moving average recently as well as approaching near term highs (1292.66 was briefly touched 9 trading sessions ago). [S&P 500 ETFs Testing 200-Day Average] However, even with this re...

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  • Emerging Market, High-Yield Bond ETFs Lead October Inflows

    11-04-2011 09:51 AM by John Spence

    Investors piled into riskier exchange traded funds during October's rally, with ETFs tracking emerging markets and U.S. high-yield corporate bonds among the inflow leaders. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: EEM) was the top-selling U.S.-listed ETF in October, accord...

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  • Tom Lydon on CNBC Discusses Fed, Market Outlook

    11-02-2011 04:44 PM by John Spence

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell on Wednesday afternoon at Schwab's IMPACT Conference to offer his thoughts on the Federal Reserve announcement and what to expect in the markets the rest of the year. Watch the CNBC video to see the full interview.

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  • Breakout: S&P 500 ETFs Free of Trading Range

    10-24-2011 01:15 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Stock exchange traded funds indexed to the S&P 500 and other major benchmarks have broken free of their recent trading range, raising hopes for a year-end rally The S&P 500 has climbed above 1236, which is the level of the so-called Fibonacci 50% retracement point from...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Lags Rally on Red Apple

    10-21-2011 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Nasdaq-100 exchange traded funds trailed Friday's big stock rally as tech giant Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) didn't join the risk-on party. Apple is the largest component of PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). Apple shares closed fractionally lower Friday after dropping below $400. ...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Falls with Apple; Yahoo Bucks the Trend

    10-19-2011 04:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq-100 fell harder than the S&P 500 and Dow on Wednesday with Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) playing a big role as usual. Apple, the largest component of PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), lost nearly 6% after the tech darling's quarterly earnings missed expectations. The Na...

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  • Apple Drags on Nasdaq-100 ETF After Earnings Miss

    10-19-2011 08:46 AM by John Spence

    The closely watched PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was lower Wednesday as top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) weighed on the exchange traded fund after a rare earnings miss. The Nasdaq-100 ETF was down 0.7% in premarket trading. Apple, which accounts for 15% of the portfolio, ...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Lower Before Apple, Intel Earnings

    10-18-2011 08:16 AM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was set to open in the red Tuesday on Eurozone debt worries as investors awaited earnings from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) and Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO) after the closing bell. The Nasdaq-100 ETF was down 0.5% in premarket action...

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  • Apple Rally Above $400 Helps Keep Nasdaq ETF Afloat

    10-13-2011 12:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares continued to rally Thursday despite losses for the major U.S. stock indicators. An exchange traded fund indexed to the Nasdaq-100 that counts Apple as its top holding was in the green Thursday along with the tech stock. Apple iPhone 4S will be un...

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  • S&P 500 ETFs Rally to Top End of Trading Range

    10-12-2011 04:57 PM by John Spence

    Technical traders will be closely watching S&P 500 exchange traded funds to see if they can break through the upper limit of their recent trading range after the summer sell-off. The iShares S&P 500 (NYSEArca: IVV) rose nearly 1% on Wednesday as stocks continued to ris...

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  • RIM, Apple Weigh on Nasdaq-100 ETF

    10-12-2011 03:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) pared its gain Wednesday in the final hour of trading as components Research in Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM) and Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) capped the Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund's advance. RIM shares were in negative territory Wednesday as BlackBerr...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Rides Apple in Break Above 200-Day Average

    10-11-2011 04:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund tracking the Nasdaq-100 has broken above its 200-day simple moving average while ETFs indexed to the Dow and S&P 500 are still languishing below this key technical level. The tech-heavy PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) closed with a gain Tuesday and ...

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  • Aggressive Call Buying in Financial ETFs; Bond Fund Outflows

    10-10-2011 08:12 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    With broad based equity exchange traded funds such as SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) and iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEArca: IWM) finishing well off the intraday lows touched on Tuesday of last week, we did see some signs of a rotation away from Treasury ETFs and back into equities...

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  • Apple's Bounce at 200-Day Average Powers Nasdaq ETF

    10-05-2011 08:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares were under pressure Tuesday on disappointment the tech darling didn't unveil iPhone 5, but rather a new version of iPhone 4. However, the stock bounced sharply at its 200-day moving average and helped pull the overall market higher. Stock exchange...

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  • Tech Sector ETFs Take A Breather; HP Drops To 6-Year Low

    09-23-2011 02:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector exchange traded funds took a small breather after the precipitous decline in global stocks Thursday, but Hewlett-Packard (NasdaqGS: HPQ) led the tech sector losers on Friday as investors scrutinize the announcement of a new CEO. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM:...

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  • Broad Market, ETFs In Mix Trading After Fed Announcement

    09-21-2011 03:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    The broader stock markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are stuck in sideways trading as doubts linger on how much effect the Federal Reserve's decision will have on the economy. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) ...

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  • HP and Oracle Lead Tech Sector, ETFs

    09-21-2011 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the tech sector were slightly up Wednesday, with Hewlett-Packard (NasdaqGS: HPQ) and Oracle Corp. (NasdaqGS: ORCL) leading tech sector gains. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was up 0.55% at last check. Hewlett-Packard's board will be ...

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  • Apple Lifts Nasdaq ETF; Netflix Drops to 52-Week Low

    09-20-2011 02:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq-100 lagged the Dow and S&P 500 a bit in Tuesday's rally as strength in market heavyweight Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) boosted the tech sector while Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) fell 10% to a new 52-week low. Apple shares were up more than 2% to a 52-week high. The stock ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: PowerShares QQQ

    09-16-2011 11:32 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The tech sector has outperformed the broader market as measured by the S&P 500 this week and so far in 2011. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), an exchange traded fund indexed to the Nasdaq-100, has surged this week. The tech-heavy ETF has pushed through its 50-day and 20...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Tests 200-Day Moving Average

    09-15-2011 11:19 AM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) is the first major stock exchange traded fund to test its 200-day simple moving average in the bounce since the summer sell-off. The Nasdaq ETF rose 0.5% on Thursday but was off its session high. In early August, the widely fol...

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  • ETF Inflows Slow in August

    09-09-2011 09:13 AM by Tom Lydon

    Total inflows to U.S-listed exchange traded funds slowed last month although ETFs have posted sharp growth for 2011. Also, ETF trading volume spiked in August. In August, U.S. ETFs only added a little over $2 billion, compared with $13.2 billion for July, reports Chris Flood f...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Pauses at 50-Day Average as Apple Declines

    08-31-2011 01:29 PM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) encountered resistance at its 50-day simple moving average on Wednesday morning before seeing the day's gains vanish. Top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) weighed as the stock lost more than 1% in afternoon trading. The Nasdaq-100 exchange traded ...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Falls With Apple as Jobs Resigns as CEO

    08-25-2011 10:56 AM by John Spence

    A Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund declined Thursday along with top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) after the tech darling said Steve Jobs is stepping down as chief executive. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) and Apple shares were off more than 1%. Apple represents nearly 15% of ...

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  • Stock ETFs Volatile on Laundry List of Worries

    08-22-2011 02:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stock exchange traded funds were volatile Monday after four losing weeks as equities can't seem to escape a long inventory of concerns, including the Eurozone debt crisis and weaker economic data. According to Roya Wolverson at The Curious Capitalist, the threats include ...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Down 5% in Stock Rout

    08-18-2011 08:52 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) fell 5% Thursday as exchange traded funds tracking the major stock indexes followed European markets lower on worries over the debt crisis and weakness in the global economy. The highly traded technology ETF is indexed to the Nasdaq-100. Tech...

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  • How Much Bounce Left in S&P 500 ETFs?

    08-15-2011 02:09 PM by John Spence

    Stock exchange traded funds were higher for the third straight day on Monday following the big breakdown from late July and early August. For investors, the question is whether this is an oversold bounce before more pain, or if the path is open for perhaps a test of the 2011 h...

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  • Tech and Energy ETFs Jostle for Lead with Apple, Exxon

    08-12-2011 09:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Much like the rivalry between Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) for America's most valuable company, sector exchange traded funds tracking technology and energy are neck and neck so far this year in terms of performance. Apple briefly displaced oil giant Exxon...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Falls 5%; Top Stock Apple Tests 200-Day

    08-08-2011 02:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    Tech stocks were falling hard with the overall market Monday in the wake of the Standard & Poor's downgrade as PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) dropped 5% on heavy volume. The Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund is a liquid vehicle for trading a basket of some of the market's l...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Bounces at 200-Day; Apple Holds Steady in Sell-Off

    08-03-2011 03:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq-100 PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) clawed into to positive territory along with top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) on Wednesday as the exchange traded fund found support at its 200-day moving average. The ETF was up 0.7% in the final hour of trading after reversing...

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  • Tech ETFs Flat with Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo in Focus

    07-29-2011 02:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    Tech sector stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) were weighed down by losses from Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) and Yahoo Inc. (NasdaqGS: YHOO). Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLK) was down 0.38%, PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was up 0.05% and iSh...

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  • Broad Market ETFs Drop On Weak GDP News, Angst Over Debt Ceiling

    07-29-2011 01:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Broad market exchange traded funds (ETFs) experienced losses after the government announced a slower-than-expected economic expansion and as investors show growing concern over the U.S. debt ceiling. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was down 0.46%, the SPDR Dow Jones I...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Follows Apple Lower; Stock Retreats from $400

    07-28-2011 08:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was set for a slightly lower open Thursday following the previous session's wipeout as top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) lost nearly 3% following a brief foray above $400 a share. Apple shares have been on a tear and recent blowout earnings fur...

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  • Tech ETFs Weak as Juniper, Amazon in Focus

    07-27-2011 10:33 AM by John Spence

    Technology exchange traded funds were lower Wednesday as Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) shares fell 20% after the network infrastructure provider reported soft quarterly earnings and offered a disappointing outlook. "We continue to see headwinds in switching, routing and securi...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Higher after Netflix, Broadcom Earnings

    07-26-2011 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    A Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund reversed morning losses Tuesday as the technology sector held up relatively well while the major stock indexes were in the red on worries over the U.S. debt limit. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was up 0.3% in afternoon trade while the Dow an...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Turns Green as Apple Hits $400

    07-25-2011 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    A closely followed exchange traded fund following the Nasdaq-100 turned positive for the session in afternoon dealings Monday as top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) saw its shares touch $400 for the first time. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was fractionally higher at last che...

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  • Tech ETFs Look for Boost from Apple’s Blowout Quarter

    07-19-2011 05:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology exchange traded funds may extend their rally Wednesday after quarterly results from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) that knocked analyst profit and revenue estimates out of the park. Apple shares shot above $400 in after hours trading Tuesday following the blowout quarterly ...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Rallies Nearly 2% Before Apple Earnings

    07-19-2011 10:57 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) jumped almost 2% on Tuesday as investors awaited quarterly earnings from Wall Street darling Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) after the closing bell. The tech sector was leading the market following Monday's pullback in U.S. stocks. Some options trader...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Looks for Support at 50-Day; Tech Earnings Parade Starts

    07-18-2011 03:13 PM by John Spence

    A popular exchange traded fund tracking Nasdaq-listed technology stocks has managed to hold its 50-day moving average despite the recent pullback. Now, some tech bulls are using the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) to position for a bounce in the sector as components Apple (Nasdaq...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Looks to Google Results for Turnaround

    07-14-2011 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Weakness in technology stocks caused PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) to lag the broader market Thursday with a 1% decline in the final hour of U.S. trading. Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) shares were down nearly 4% as investors questioned the company's recent price increase. The lea...

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  • Bank of America Saps Financial ETFs; Nasdaq-100 Steady on Apple

    07-05-2011 11:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Financial exchange traded funds were the biggest sector decliners in Tuesday's down market after a five-day rally. Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLF) was off more than 1% along with top holding Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In the tech sector, the Nasdaq-100 Powe...

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  • Stock ETFs Follow Nike, Apple Higher

    06-28-2011 11:23 AM by John Spence

    Stock exchange traded funds were off to a bullish start Tuesday as the Dow rallied 100 points and the euro strengthened versus the dollar before Greek austerity votes. Europe's debt crisis continued to simmer. Upbeat earnings and a 7% rally from Nike (NYSE: NKE) lifted consume...

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  • Bank of America, Microsoft Fuel Stock Rally; Treasury ETFs Fall

    06-27-2011 03:28 PM by John Spence

    Gains of more than 3% in market bellwethers Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) helped drive stock exchange traded funds higher Monday, while Treasury ETFs fell sharply as investors sold U.S. government debt. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was up m...

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  • S&P 500 ETFs Survive Tests of 200-Day Average

    06-27-2011 11:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks rallied Monday morning as the S&P 500 gained nearly 1% while markets awaited a key vote in Greece later in the week. The index and exchange traded funds that track it have survived two recent tests of their 200-day moving average, a closely watched technical indictor. ...

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  • Oracle, Micron Ding Tech ETFs

    06-24-2011 09:37 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) opened slightly lower Friday after showing relative strength the previous session in the face of a down market. Oracle (NasdaqGS: ORCL) weighed on the Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund after reporting quarterly results, while Micron Technology (Nasda...

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  • Oracle Set to Pressure Nasdaq ETF After Bounce

    06-23-2011 05:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    A dramatic reversal in the Nasdaq-100 on Thursday carried PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) to a gain but top holding Oracle (NasdaqGS: ORCL) fell 5% after hours following its earnings report. The Nasdaq exchange traded fund closed with a nearly 1% advance for the session thanks...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Hangs Tough with Apple

    06-23-2011 01:37 PM by John Spence

    Strength in technology giant Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) helped a Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund claw back to even Thursday despite a 130-point loss in the Dow. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) pared its early loss to trade near the flat line in afternoon dealings. Apple shares ...

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  • Stock ETFs Down After Fed; Adobe, Intel Strain Nasdaq-100

    06-22-2011 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A late-session dive in stocks pushed exchange traded funds firmly into the red Wednesday after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates, but said the economy has slowed in recent months. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), an ETF following the Nasdaq-100, slipped 0.7%, in ...

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  • Adobe, RIM Hinder Nasdaq-100 ETF

    06-22-2011 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A Nasdaq-100 ETF traded even Wednesday as declines in shares of Adobe (NasdaqGS: ADBE) and Research in Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM) were offset elsewhere in the portfolio. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), a $22 billion exchange traded fund, was little changed as investors marked ti...

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  • Cisco, RIM, Apple Power Nasdaq Tech Stocks

    06-21-2011 02:20 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund tracking the Nasdaq-100 soared nearly 2% on Tuesday as bullish investors piled into technology stocks hoping for good news from Greece and the Federal Reserve. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was up 1.8% in afternoon trading. Top components posting soli...

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  • Tech Leaders Netflix, Apple Dog Nasdaq ETF

    06-20-2011 06:15 PM by John Spence

    Recent softness in technology leaders Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) is a big reason why a Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund is trailing the overall market as measured by the S&P 500. One way to hedge further weakness from these "technology generals" is ...

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  • Small-Caps Lead Stock ETFs Higher; Apple Drags on Tech

    06-20-2011 01:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    Small-cap exchange traded funds led the way higher in Monday's dealings as U.S. stock ETFs started the week on strong footing after seven weeks of lackluster action. However, Wall Street darling Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) weighed on the technology sector and traders want to see if...

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  • Apple Weighs on Nasdaq-100 ETF

    06-20-2011 09:18 AM by John Spence

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares were set to drag on a Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund on Monday as the closely watched tech giant continues to struggle after dropping below its 200-day moving average. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was off 0.3% in preopen trade while top holdin...

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  • Tech, Oil ETFs Trade Lower to End Week

    06-17-2011 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking oil prices capped a dreadful week with an afternoon dive Friday, while a lackluster technology sector clipped stock ETFs. U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) was down about 3% on Friday and on track for a decline of roughly 7% for the week. Concerns ov...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Lags on Apple, Cisco, RIM

    06-17-2011 10:50 AM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq-100 trailed Friday's move higher in stocks as declines in top holdings Research in Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM), Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) weighed on a popular exchange traded fund tracking the tech-heavy index. PowerShares (NasdaqGM: QQQ) pared i...

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  • Tech ETFs Brace for Trouble from Research in Motion

    06-16-2011 05:46 PM by John Spence

    Technology exchange traded funds could be under to pressure to end the week following Thursday's see-saw action after Research in Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM) slashed its full-year outlook. The company after Thursday's closing bell reported weaker quarterly profit and announced pla...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Skids as Apple Pierces 200-Day Average

    06-16-2011 02:56 PM by John Spence

    A popular Nasdaq exchange traded fund was the worst performer among the major stock index ETFs on Thursday as equities succumbed to a late-day plunge on concerns over how Greece's debt crisis will be resolved. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was down more than 1% heading into ...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Falls Below 200-Day Average on Apple, Microsoft

    06-15-2011 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund tracking Nasdaq stocks fell below its 200-day moving average in Wednesday's sell-off in another sign of a potential technical breakdown in stocks. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was down about 2% in afternoon trading Wednesday as the Dow dropped almost...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Higher; Apple, Nokia in Focus in Tech

    06-14-2011 07:56 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) rose 0.6% in Tuesday's preopen as stock exchange traded funds were poised to climb after closing flat the previous session. In the technology sector, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) settled a patent suit. The ETF, which follows the ...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Near 200-Day Average as Apple, Cisco Weigh

    06-10-2011 11:40 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund following the Nasdaq-100 was off more than 1% on Friday in an uninspiring close to the week as top components Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) sapped the tech sector. The highly traded ETF is nearing a test of its 200-day moving average...

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  • Cisco, Apple Cap Nasdaq-100 ETF’s Gains

    06-07-2011 03:21 PM by John Spence

    A Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund reversed its recent string of losses Tuesday but weakness in shares of Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) and Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) kept a lid on the ETF's advance. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) rose fractionally Tuesday although Cisco slipped about 3%...

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  • S&P 500 ETF Tries to Repair Technical Damage

    06-07-2011 02:00 PM by John Spence

    Stock exchange traded funds snapped their four-day losing streak Tuesday but the rest of the week will determine whether the gains are a temporary bounce. ETFs indexed to the closely followed S&P 500 fell below several key support levels on Monday, technical analysts said....

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  • Nasdaq ETF, Apple Try to Recoup Losses

    06-07-2011 08:33 AM by John Spence

    A Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund was poised to reverse at least some of the previous session's losses on Tuesday along with top component Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) as analysts continued to react to new products unveiled at the company's annual developers conference. "As expected...

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  • Apple Fails to Lift Nasdaq ETF, Drops Below 50-Day Average

    06-06-2011 05:03 PM by John Spence

    An appearance by Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs at the company's annual worldwide developers conference failed to boost a Nasdaq exchange traded fund on Monday as the stock fell below its 50-day moving average. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) dropped nearly 1% on Monday...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Moves on Apple, Jobs

    06-06-2011 08:49 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was fractionally lower in Monday's premarket as top holding Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) will be in focus during the session with the company opening its developers conference. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs is scheduled to speak on Monday afternoon...

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  • Tech ETFs: Cisco And Research In Motion Are Put On Hold

    06-03-2011 05:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Analysts put stagnant outlook on major technology stocks as the overall tech sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain depressed. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (NasdaqGM: QQQ) and SPDR Technology Select Sector Fund (NYSEArca: XLK) were down 1.5% today. UBS analyst Amitabh Pass...

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  • Nasdaq and Tech ETFs Pick Up A Bit Of Lost Ground

    06-02-2011 04:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Nasdaq and technology sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) relatively flat today, while the broader market dropped. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (NYSEArca: QQQ) was up 0.21%. Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) was down 0.86%, Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) was down 0.79%, IBM (NasdaqGS: IB...

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  • U.S. Markets and ETFs Stumble On Weak Economic Data

    06-01-2011 01:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    Disheartening economic data, namely from private-sector jobs and manufacturing growth, pointed to a slowing economy, sending markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower. The Institute for Supply Management index of activity in manufacturing - the purchasing managers' index,...

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  • Microsoft, Nasdaq ETF Gain Ground

    05-27-2011 09:48 AM by John Spence

    A closely watched Nasdaq exchange traded fund has been pulled higher late this week by Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT), which rose Friday after rallying the previous session. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) and Microsoft both traded fractionally higher Friday. The Nasdaq-100 ETF is...

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  • Microsoft Powers Nasdaq ETF Back Near 50-Day Average

    05-26-2011 01:37 PM by John Spence

    Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) shares rallied nearly 3% on Thursday after Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn said he was bullish on the stock but called for the ouster of Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Microsoft helped lift PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) back near its 50-day movi...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Moves on Microsoft, Technicals

    05-26-2011 08:58 AM by John Spence

    A tech-heavy Nasdaq exchange traded fund could see action Thursday as a noted hedge-fund manager called for Microsoft's (NasdaqGS: MSFT) chief executive to step down. Also, the Nasdaq-100 ETF is struggling with a key level that goes back to the dot-com wreck. Greenlight Capita...

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  • Cisco Shares Active; Nasdaq ETF Mixed

    05-25-2011 08:25 AM by John Spence

    Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) shares were active in Wednesday's premarket with a fractional loss as a closely watched Nasdaq exchange traded fund was set for a mixed open. Cisco was off 0.6% while PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was little changed before the bell. The Nasdaq ETF h...

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  • Apple Holds Up Better Than Nasdaq ETF in Tech Crunch

    05-23-2011 02:04 PM by John Spence

    A popular Nasdaq exchange traded fund fell harder than the overall market in Monday's sell-off but the ETF's top holding, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), held up relatively well amid pressure in the tech sector. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was down 1.6% in recent trading but Apple...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Down More Than Market as Microsoft, Intel Hit

    05-23-2011 12:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund tracking the Nasdaq-100 Index was down nearly 2% in Monday's sell-off as concerns over Eurozone debt stalked U.S. equities. Top holdings Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) and Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) both slipped more than 1%. Technically, PowerShares QQQ (Na...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Pulled Down by Apple, Cisco

    05-23-2011 08:35 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was down more than 1% in Monday's premarket as the tech-heavy exchange traded fund followed the major stock indicators lower on European debt jitters. Top holdings in the Nasdaq-100 ETF, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO), were al...

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  • Market Looks for Direction in Apple, Nasdaq

    05-20-2011 02:28 PM by John Spence

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares and a key Nasdaq exchange traded fund have been stuck in consolidation patterns lately, but that could just be a pause for breath before the next move higher, some technical analysts say. "Innovator Apple is probably one of the most talked about m...

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  • Ritholtz Likes Total Market, Dividend ETFs

    05-18-2011 10:08 AM by John Spence

    Barry Ritholtz, chief executive at quantitative research firm Fusion IQ, in a Forbes interview says the firm is long the market and its holdings include exchange traded funds tracking the total stock market and dividend stocks. "We're now about 86% long and have been for some ...

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  • Dell Revenue, Gross Margin Put Tech ETFs in Focus

    05-18-2011 08:05 AM by John Spence

    A 5% premarket rally in Dell (NasdaqGS: DELL) Wednesday following strong quarterly results was set to power tech exchange traded funds as Wall Street analysts cheered the company's gross margin but expressed concern over weak revenue. Brean Murray analysts boosted their target...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Gains as Investors Fixate on Dell, Apple

    05-17-2011 04:56 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund following large tech stocks listed on the Nasdaq closed slightly positive Tuesday while the major indicators slipped and traders keyed on Dell (NasdaqGS: DELL) earnings and slowing momentum in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares. Dell shares rose nearly 5% in...

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  • Nasdaq ETF’s Relative Strength a Good Sign: Analyst

    05-16-2011 03:33 PM by John Spence

    The Nasdaq fell harder than the Dow and S&P 500 in Monday's downdraft, but the Nasdaq's relative strength recently augurs well for the stock rally that kicked off in March 2009, a technical analyst says. "The ratio of the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) versus the SPDR S&a...

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  • Apple, Cisco Push Nasdaq ETF Into Red

    05-12-2011 09:56 AM by John Spence

    Nasdaq and tech exchange traded funds dropped Thursday as weakness in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO), which was out with a disappointing outlook, weighed on the sector ETFs. Apple shares were down more than 1%. The stock is the largest holding in PowerShares...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Set for Lower Open After Weak Cisco Outlook

    05-12-2011 07:49 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ, an exchange traded fund comprised of top Nasdaq-listed stocks, was down 0.6% in Thursday's premarket following a disappointing outlook from bellwether Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO). Cisco after Wednesday's closing bell reported quarterly results and said it expects i...

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  • PowerShares QQQ Slips After-Hours on Cisco

    05-11-2011 05:11 PM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), a large exchange traded fund tracking Nasdaq tech stocks, was down fractionally in after-hours trade Wednesday following quarterly results from Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO). Cisco shares fell nearly 3% in after-hours dealings after the tech giant sai...

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  • Cisco to Set Pace in Tech, Nasdaq ETFs

    05-11-2011 07:25 AM by John Spence

    Quarterly earnings expected Wednesday from Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) will set the tone in exchange traded funds tracking technology and Nasdaq-listed stocks the rest of the week. Cisco is slated to announce fiscal third-quarter results after the closing bell. Wall Street analysts...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Higher as Microsoft Deal, Hearings in Focus

    05-10-2011 07:45 AM by John Spence

    A big exchange traded fund that serves as a proxy for Nasdaq tech stocks was set to rise Tuesday as investors focused on reports Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) is close to buying Skype and hearings in Washington that will feature Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) and Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). ...

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  • Cisco Downgrade, Earnings Guide Nasdaq ETFs

    05-09-2011 10:04 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in Nasdaq stocks will figure prominently this week as tech giant Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) trots out its quarterly numbers. One Wall Street analyst trimmed his price target on the stock ahead of the results on Wednesday. "We believe recent restru...

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  • Intel Puts Dent in Nasdaq ETFs

    05-06-2011 10:29 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking Nasdaq-listed stocks were trailing the Dow and S&P 500 in Friday's rally as Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) shares dragged following a blog report that Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) is moving its laptops to ARM based chips. Intel shares were down nearly 2% f...

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  • Novellus, JDS Uniphase Stem Losses in Nasdaq ETFs

    05-05-2011 10:33 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking Nasdaq stocks held up better than the major U.S. stock indicators Thursday as Novellus Systems (NasdaqGS: NVLS) and JDS Uniphase (NasdaqGS: JDSU) stanched the bleeding. Stocks fell on Thursday after weekly jobless claims saw an unexpected ...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Traders Eye Cisco, Apple

    05-05-2011 09:42 AM by John Spence

    A popular exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the Nasdaq-100 Index was lower Thursday as traders focused on a management shakeup at Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO), while Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares were near a key technical indicator. Cisco shares rose after the company announced ch...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Turns Positive on Intel, Microsoft

    05-04-2011 03:09 PM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) briefly moved into the green late Wednesday after an earlier pullback thanks to strength in top holdings Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT). Microsoft was up more than 1% in the last hour of trading, while Intel added nearly 2...

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  • Nasdaq ETF Needs Apple to Hold at 50-Day Average

    05-03-2011 05:20 AM by John Spence

    Wall Street darling Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has been volatile since reporting blowout quarterly earnings and traders are watching closely to see if the stock can hold at its 50-day moving average, a key technical indicator. Apple is the largest holding in PowerShares QQQ (Nasda...

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  • Apple, Microsoft Tilt Nasdaq ETF Into the Red

    05-02-2011 01:20 PM by John Spence

    A popular exchange traded fund tracking Nasdaq stocks closed slightly negative Monday as 1% declines in top holdings Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) weighed on the ETF to start the week. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) has seen the weightings of its const...

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  • Apple Falls but Nasdaq ETF Bite is Smaller

    05-02-2011 09:25 AM by John Spence

    Tech traders pushed Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares lower on Monday but the sector bellwether's slimmed-down allocation in the Nasdaq-100 Index means the decline didn't weigh as heavily on a popular Nasdaq exchange traded fund (ETF). Apple shares slipped to start the week follow...

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  • Apple, Microsoft Lower as Investors Eye Nasdaq Rebalance

    05-02-2011 07:57 AM by John Spence

    Shares of tech bellwethers Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) fell Monday morning as traders kept their eye on a special rebalancing of the Nasdaq-100 Index. Nasdaq in early April said the benchmark would undergo a special rebalance before the market's open ...

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  • Apple, PowerShares QQQ in Focus on Nasdaq-100 Rebalance

    05-02-2011 05:23 AM by John Spence

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus on Nasdaq-listed stocks could see turbulent action early in the week on a special index rebalance. Apple will see its weighting in the Nasdaq-100 Index reduced to reflect new benchmark changes as the iPh...

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  • Research in Motion, Microsoft Weigh on Nasdaq ETF

    04-29-2011 04:37 AM by John Spence

    Weakness in Research in Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) was set to hold back PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) on Friday after RIM lowered its fiscal first-quarter forecasts and Microsoft reported quarterly number. Research in Motion shares were off more t...

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  • Citrix, Flextronics Move Nasdaq ETF Amid Earnings Parade

    04-28-2011 07:27 AM by John Spence

    Shares of tech giants Citrix (NasdaqGS: CTXS) and Flextronics (NasdaqGS: FLEX) were pushing and pulling on PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) amid a burst of corporate earnings reports Thursday. Flextronics shares slipped 4% while Citrix added about 10% in recent trading. Flex...

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  • Akamai, eBay Earnings Drive Internet and Nasdaq ETFs

    04-28-2011 06:51 AM by John Spence

    The PowerShares QQQ (Nasdaq: NasdaqGM: QQQ) was off fractionally in early trading Thursday following mixed results from eBay (NasdaqGS: EBAY) and Akamai Technologies (NasdaqGS: AKAM). Akamai shares plunged more than 15% in opening trades Thursday. The company reported higher e...

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  • Nasdaq ETF a Mixed Bag on Cisco, Broadcom, Amazon

    04-27-2011 02:37 PM by John Spence

    PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), one of the most actively traded exchange traded funds (ETFs), continued its roll Wednesday despite a mixed bag of stock holdings including Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO), Broadcom (NasdaqGS: BRCM) and Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN). The $25 billion ETF tracks...

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  • eBay Results Keep Nasdaq, Internet ETFs Busy

    04-27-2011 12:08 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the Nasdaq-100 and Internet stocks are getting into the earnings groove midweek with investors set to get a quarterly update from online auction giant eBay (NasdaqGS: EBAY) after Wednesday's closing bell. Wall Street is looking for first-q...

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  • Broadcom, Cisco Weigh on Nasdaq ETF

    04-27-2011 09:50 AM by John Spence

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) managed to tread water Wednesday afternoon despite weakness in components Broadcom (NasdaqGS: BRCM) and Cisco Systems (NasdaqGS: CSCO). Broadcom and Cisco were among the most actively traded stocks on the Nasdaq. Broadcom shares dropped m...

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  • PowerShares QQQ Slightly Higher After Amazon

    04-27-2011 05:53 AM by John Spence

    A popular exchange traded fund for technology stocks, PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), rose fractionally in preopen trading Wednesday after first-quarter results from Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN). The highly traded ETF rose 0.2% before the bell. Amazon results were mixed as the ...

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  • Amazon to Weigh on Nasdaq, Retail ETFs

    04-27-2011 05:23 AM by John Spence

    Disappointing quarterly results from Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) will weigh on retail exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Wednesday as the stock lost 1% in premarket trading. "Results well exceeded [on the] top line but disappointed on margins," said Evercore Partners analysts. Amazon...

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  • Apple Casts Huge Shadow in Tech ETFs

    04-24-2011 04:36 PM by John Spence

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) helped fuel the rally in technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) last week with glittering quarterly results, but the company's shortfall in sales targets on the iPad could lead some investors and analysts to scale back their high expectations, according to...

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  • Microsoft to Key Tech Earnings in Week

    04-24-2011 07:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    Technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) will try to follow up on recent strength as Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) anchors the tech earnings calendar this week. Tech ETFs such as Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) jumped last week following blowout earnings from Apple (...

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  • Tech ETFs to Rise on Apple Results

    04-21-2011 03:25 AM by John Spence

    Technology-sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) were poised to rally again Thursday after Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) earnings creamed analyst forecasts as the company's quarterly profit nearly doubled. Analysts said Apple's impressive beat was driven by strong sales of iPhones and ...

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  • Apple Earnings Blowout Bodes Well For Nasdaq ETF

    04-20-2011 06:04 PM by John Spence

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares rose in after-hours trading Wednesday after the iPhone and iPad maker said its quarterly profit nearly doubled. The news could help lift technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) and PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) on Thursday. "Apple reported stron...

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  • Apple to Take Smaller Bite of PowerShares QQQ

    04-20-2011 12:10 PM by John Spence

    Technology stocks soared Wednesday following upbeat earnings from Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) while investors also positioned for quarterly results from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) after the bell. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), an exchange traded fund (ETF) following the Nasdaq-100 In...

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  • Apple, Tech Earnings to Move PowerShares QQQ

    04-20-2011 03:43 AM by John Spence

    The largest exchange traded fund (ETF) that invests in technology-related stocks was set to rally Wednesday amid quarterly earnings from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) and others. PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) was up nearly 2% in preopen trade. Intel after...

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  • Apple Weighs on Nasdaq-100 ETF

    04-11-2011 09:56 AM by John Spence

    Weakness in Apple shares contributed to a down day for PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) on Monday. The tech-heavy exchange traded fund (ETF) counts Apple as its top holding at over 20%, but the stock's weighting in the Nasdaq-100 Index is set to decline. Apple shares were down ...

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  • Nasdaq Alters Index After Surge In Apple Shares

    04-05-2011 06:20 AM by John Spence

    Nasdaq OMX Group elected to conduct a special rebalancing of the popular Nasdaq-100 Index after a rapid rise in some of the benchmark's stocks, an executive at the exchange said in an interview Tuesday. Nasdaq said the index rebalance would sharply reduce Apple's weighting. Th...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Trades On Rebalance, Google News

    04-05-2011 05:04 AM by John Spence

    The $24.4 billion PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) could see trading volume spike Tuesday on a special rebalancing of its tracking index and news on top holding Google. PowerShares QQQ, an exchange traded fund (ETF) that follows the Nasdaq-100 Index, was down fractionally in pr...

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  • Apple To See Weighting Reduced In Nasdaq-100 ETF

    04-05-2011 03:54 AM by John Spence

    Apple will see its portion of the Nasdaq-100 Index reduced to reflect new benchmark changes as the iPhone maker has its weighting cut from over 20% to 12.3%. Meanwhile, the weightings of Microsoft and Cisco in the Nasdaq-100 will rise, affecting the $24.4 billion PowerShares Q...

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  • Telecom and Tech ETFs Work As a Team

    10-11-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you've been viewing telecommunications and technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) as separate investments, it might be time to consider how they can work together. Telecom is a dividend play, making it appealing for investors looking for an alternative to the bond stampede...

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Number of Holdings: 101

Technology 56.5%
Telecommunications 21.1%
Real Estate 14.6%
Other 4.401%
Travel & Tourism 2%
Restaurants 1.3%
Unknown 0.099%
Communications Equipment 16.6%
Internet Media 12.5%
Semiconductor Devices 11.9%
Biotech 10.3%
Infrastructure Software 9.5%
E-Commerce Discretionary 5.7%
Cable & Satellite 5.2%
Local Media 2.6%
Food Manufacturing 2.4%
Application Software 2.4%
Internet Based Services 2%
Health Care Supply Chain 1.7%
Payment & Data Processors 1.7%
Mass Merchants 1.5%
Restaurants 1.3%
Telecom Carriers 1.3%
Computer Storage 1.2%
Unknown 0.048%
United States 100%
Large-cap 98.8%
Mid-cap 1.2%

Number of Holdings: 101

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Ticker

Name

Sector

Market Cap

Country

3.8% AMZN Amazon.com Inc Telecommunications 155302820000 United States
2.6% CMCSA Comcast Corp Telecommunications 142485620000 United States
1.5% PCLN Priceline Group Inc/... Travel & Tourism 65179750000 United States
1.3% SBUX Starbucks Corp Restaurants 59516370000 United States
1.1% FOXA Twenty-First Century... Telecommunications 81769790000 United States
1.0% DTV DIRECTV Real Estate 43195390000 United States
0.8% VIAB Viacom Inc Real Estate 37610960000 United States
0.6% TSLA Tesla Motors Inc Real Estate 28447670000 United States
0.6% NFLX Netflix Inc Real Estate 28316260000 United States
0.5% SIRI Sirius XM Holdings I... Real Estate 20876890000 United States

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