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  • Technology ETFs Could Maintain Their Momentum in 2017

    01-13-2017 03:28 PM by Max Chen

    The Nasdaq is leading the charge in breaking records, with technology stocks and related exchange traded funds pushing ever higher, and the growth segment won't likely be letting up anytime soon. The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), which tracks the tech heavy Nasdaq-100, has ...

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  • Contrarian ETF Plays to Go Against the Grain

    05-18-2016 05:09 PM by Max Chen

    In anticipation of the summer doldrums, many have increased cash positions to sit out potential volatility ahead. However, increasing negative sentiment may signal contrarian opportunities for some areas of the market and exchange traded funds. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch ...

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  • 46 Tech ETFs to Tap Into Big Growth Names

    05-02-2016 04:50 PM by Max Chen

    Exchange traded fund investors who are interested in tapping into the big growth names from the technology space have a number of broad and focused sector-specific ETF options to choose from. While owning U.S. tech has been a great way to access big returns, the growth sector ...

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  • Riskier Stock ETFs Shine After Gold Rally

    03-17-2016 03:30 PM by Max Chen

    GLDhasgained 18.9% year-to-date, with Comex gold futures now trading around $1,265 per ounce, which has helped riskier stock ETFs shine QQQ, which tracks the Nasdaq-100, rose 7.3% over past month IWM gained 8.2% over past month SPY returned 7.2% over past month Among s...

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  • How ETFs May React to a Tech Rebound

    02-19-2016 04:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    The market sell-off has dragged on growth stocks. With the Nasdaq recovering, some sector exchange traded funds may surprise investors. While a rebound in growth stocks may cause investors to turn back to the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), which tracks the tech heavy Nasdaq-...

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  • ETF Plays to Take Advantage of Current Markets

    02-17-2016 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    As we mull over ideas after the market correction, investors should look at targeted markets and exchange traded fund segments to capitalize on potential opportunities. For instance, JPMorgan Private Bank's Steven Rees singled out the consumer discretionary and health care sec...

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  • A Big Earnings Week for Technology Sector ETFs

    01-25-2016 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology sector exchange traded funds are in the spotlight this week as tech giants go under the microscope, revealing fourth quarter results. Following a rough start to the new year, a number of key earnings reports will help provide better insight into how the tech sector ...

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  • Tech ETFs for Future Growth

    01-12-2016 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With most U.S. market segments down for the year, investors may want to hold on to technology and sector-related exchange traded funds as the tech space may still generate growth for the year. "I think there is very good growth in tech," Allianz Global Investors senior portfol...

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  • Sector ETFs to Watch This Earnings Season

    01-11-2016 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As investors try to shift around positions capitalize on short-term earnings moves, exchange traded funds that track the healthcare, telecom and tech sectors may outperform while the energy sector is largely expected to bring up the rear. Goldman Sachs analysts argue that the ...

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  • Major ETF Trends of 2015

    12-29-2015 06:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a Federal Reserve-induced multi-year rally in equities, exchange traded fund investors pulled out of U.S. stocks and shifted into international markets where people may still find more attractive valuations. For instance, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArc...

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  • Best and Worst Sector ETFs for December

    12-01-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The month of December has been one of the strongest periods of the year for equities, and some areas of market and sector-related exchange traded funds may stand out during the Santa Claus rally. Over the past month, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Core S&...

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  • Tech ETFs Gaining Momentum as Apple Readies Earnings

    10-27-2015 02:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are gaining momentum, with observers waiting on Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) earnings to potentially push the Nasdaq above its dotcom-era highs. The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq-100, gained 9.7% o...

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  • Can Tech ETFs Win The 4th Quarter Again?

    10-02-2015 03:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities have typically enjoyed a good run during the fourth quarter the year, with technology stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds usually taking the lead. Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, calculated that since 1990, the S&P 500 i...

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  • How S&P Sector ETFs React To A Strong USD

    10-01-2015 05:29 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the U.S. dollar strengthening and the Federal Reserve looking at tightening its monetary policy, the various U.S. market sectors and related exchange traded funds could behave differently in a strong USD environment. The Trade Weighted U.S. Dollar Index has increased 15% ...

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  • How Apple's New Products Could Affect ETFs

    09-14-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last week, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) introduced several new products, but investors' initial reaction was far from enthusiastic. However, as Apple has proven time and again to its investors and investors that own exchange traded funds heavy on the stock, many of the company's new pr...

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  • Frugal Consumers Could Keep Discretionary ETFs From Breaking Out

    07-23-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. growth has been fueled by debt-driven consumption. However, consumers have trimmed down debt, potentially diminishing the outlook for consumer discretionary sector-related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLY) r...

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  • Ahead of Earnings, Some Apple ETFs see Outflows

    07-20-2015 03:10 PM by Todd Shriber

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the worlds largest company by market value, is slated to report fiscal third-quarter earnings after the close of U.S. markets Thursday with analysts forecasting a record $29.9 billion in iPhone sales. Analysts are expecting California-based Apple to pos...

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  • Cyclical Sector ETFs for a Growing Economy

    05-13-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a lackluster first quarter, the U.S. economy could pick up steam, and investors can capitalize on the faster growth through cyclical stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds. "As earnings move slowly higher, the market should generally rise in that direction," Dav...

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  • In the Tech Space, Internet ETFs Are Getting Pricey

    05-11-2015 03:34 PM by Max Chen

    Growth stocks tend to fly high, but Internet stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds may be trading at dangerously overvalued levels relative to the broader market. Year-to-date, the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (NasdaqGS: PNQI) gained 8.6% and First Trust Dow...

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  • Use These ETFs for the Most Cash-Rich Companies

    05-08-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    U. S. companies continue to stockpile cash at an impressive clip. Citing Moodys Investors Service, Barrons reports that at the end of 2014 cash and equivalent securities for U.S. companies climbed 4% to $1.73 trillion. The top five U.S. corporate cash hoards combine for a quar...

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  • Ahead of Earnings, no Love for Apple ETFs

    04-27-2015 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the worlds largest company by market value, reports fiscal second-quarter earnings after the close of U.S. markets Monday with analysts expecting per share earnings of $2.16 on revenue of $56.1 billion. Should the reported numbers be close to or in-line...

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  • Apple Watch a Non-Event for Apple ETFs

    04-10-2015 01:07 PM by Todd Shriber

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) is taking preorders for its much ballyhooed Apple Watch. Or was taking preorders. Nearly of the models made available to U.S. consumers sold out in just six hours and it looks the April 24 availability date announced by the company at the Apple Watch unv...

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  • Sector ETFs to Overweight Ahead

    04-06-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As market conditions shift, exchange traded fund investors should be willing to adapt and focus on areas of the market that look more promising ahead. Goldman Sachs is advising investors to underweight the S&P 500 and look for other indices, like the Nasdaq, that have more...

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  • Look to Tech ETFs for Growth Opportunities

    04-02-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the environment shifting, investors may want to focus on specific sectors and areas of the market this year, such as technology names and related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the iShares U.S. Technology ETF (NYSEArca: IYW) is up 0.8% and Technology Select Sector S...

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  • Apples Rise Doesnt Lure Investors to Apple ETFs

    02-18-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) continued doing Apple things Tuesday, notching a modest rise after the stock touched another all-time high earlier in the day. Year-to-date, shares of Apple are up nearly 16%, making the stock just one of 59 S&P 500 members that are up at least 10% t...

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  • Materials Sector ETFs Are Outperforming

    02-17-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Materials sector exchange traded funds have their moment in the limelight, capitalizing off a stronger U.S. dollar, despite falling commodities prices. Year-to-date, the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) rose 5.9%, Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEArca: VAW) gained 5.1%,...

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  • Apples Ascent to $700B and its ETF Impact

    02-11-2015 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    It feels like 2012 all over again, but Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shareholders will certainly take. The iPad makers 12.6% year-to-date gain has pumped its market value to nearly $724 billion at this writing, making California-based Apple the first U.S. company to sport a market cap n...

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  • Alluring Maturity With Tech ETFs

    02-09-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    The technology sector, the largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has stumbled a bit to start 2015 with big-name technology exchange traded funds slightly trailing the benchmark U.S. index. Modest under-performance through the first six weeks of the year should diminish the al...

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  • Not Much Action for Apple ETFs Ahead of Earnings

    01-27-2015 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, reports fiscal first-quarter results after the close of U.S. markets Tuesday with analysts expecting earnings of $2.59 a share on revenue of $67.7 billion. Heading into the after-hours report, shares of Apple ar...

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  • A Sturdy Tech Sector ETF

    01-22-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, I focused on the iShares U.S. Technology ETF (NYSEArca: IYW). IYW includes a broad group of old tech name...

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  • Time to Embrace Old Tech ETFs...Again

    01-14-2015 12:15 PM by Todd Shriber

    It was a prominent theme in 2014, though not one widely embraced by many exchange traded fund investors, but old school technology companies worked and did so in significant fashion. Amid various bouts of volatility and routs for Internet and social media funds, ETFs with an e...

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  • Technology ETFs Provide Sturdy Growth

    12-05-2014 03:23 PM by Max Chen

    Instead of scouring the markets in search of yields for extra returns, investors can turn to large-cap growth stocks, like the prominent tech names and related-sector exchange traded funds. "There is a long way to go here. People have been chasing in the search for yield divid...

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  • Getting Strategic With Sector ETFs

    12-05-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. equities markets are hovering near record highs, making it harder to single out winners next year. Nevertheless, investors can utilize exchange traded funds to pick and choose broad market sectors. Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and former chief U.S....

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  • Why Active Funds Are Underperforming Index ETFs

    11-18-2014 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Passive index-based exchange traded funds have been outpeperforming active stock pickers as actively managed mutual funds' failed to focus on strong tech names. According to S&P Capital IQ Fund Research, 80% of running large-cap mutual funds have underperformed the S&P...

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  • Sector ETFs to Play Politicos' Top Stock Picks

    11-15-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Republicans and Democrats may bicker and nitpick over many policies, but the two parties can find common ground on some investments. Retail investors can also track the thematic plays through diversified sector-related exchange traded funds. Currently, members of the 113th Con...

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  • iShares Announces Modest Fee Cuts on 24 ETFs

    09-03-2014 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the worlds largest issuer of exchange traded funds, announced that it is reducing fees on 24 of its sector and industry ETFs by one basis point. Fees on iShares ETFs tend to fluctuate modestly as the funds gain or lose assets, indicating th...

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  • Apples Rise Sends Cash to Apple ETFs

    08-19-2014 12:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 1.2% today, a move that has sent the iPad maker to a fresh all-time high. On a split-adjusted basis, Apples previous all-time high was $100.30 seen on Sept. 19, 2012. It has taken a while, but A...

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  • Getting Tactical With U.S. Sector ETFs

    07-15-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Among equity-based exchange traded funds, broad market funds, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) and the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), are popular destinations for investors of all stripes. That should not diminish the tactical advantages offered by sector fun...

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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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  • Momentum Tech ETF Rebounds in Style

    06-18-2014 03:40 PM by Max Chen

    After the broad sell-off in growth stocks, momentum trading is making a comeback, with one momo tech exchange traded fund play outpacing other broad sector options. The PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio (NYSEArca: PTF) surged 12.5% over the past month. Meanwhile, b...

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  • Tech, Dividend ETFs to Capture Goldman's 'Pockets of Opportunity'

    06-10-2014 03:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the equities markets touching new highs, most U.S. stocks are hovering at or above fair value. However, exchange traded fund investors can still find opportunities in technology and dividend investments. "The valuation of the market is at the higher end of a range of fair...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Sector Surprises

    05-31-2014 08:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Perhaps it is not surprising that during a week when the S&P 500 climbed to a record high, investors hunted for specific pockets of strength. That much was seen in the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends this week. For the first time in many weeks, this weeks...

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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. Apples previously announced 7-for-...

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  • You've Heard This Before: Apple Lifts Tech ETFs

    05-07-2014 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has acted as shining beacon in the tech sector, providing some sense of stability in technology-related exchange traded funds. Shares of Apple stocks jumped following a strong second quarter earnings result and on plans to offer an additional $30 billion...

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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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  • Stick With High Quality Over Momo ETFs

    04-28-2014 02:10 PM by Max Chen

    Despite a short rebound last week, momentum stocks and related sector exchange traded funds may not regain their previous highs any time soon. However, some higher quality momentum stocks can still hold their ground, Goldman Sachs says. David Kostin, Goldmans chief U.S. stocks...

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  • Tech ETF Investors Wait on Apple Earnings

    04-23-2014 03:46 PM by Max Chen

    With earnings season in full steam, tech traders are keeping an eye on Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), often the largest holding in a plethora of market capitalization-weighted technology sector exchange traded funds. Apple will reveal its first quarter data after the market close Wed...

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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 Aprils halfway point. The technology sector enters its second period of seasonal strength from April 1...

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  • Value ETF Investments Still Have Room to Run

    04-14-2014 02:54 PM by Max Chen

    As growth stocks falter, value investments and related exchange traded funds are beginning to pick up the slack, and the momentum trade-off could continue, according to Morgan Stanley. Value stocks have significantly outperformed growth offerings since the beginning of March, ...

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  • Buying the Tech ETF Dip

    04-07-2014 03:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology stocks and related exchange traded funds have been among the worst performers since the sell-off began at the start of April. The more intrepid investor, though, is beginning to look at the sector as a bargain opportunity. Since the April 2 high, the Technology Sele...

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  • Old Dogs Propping Up Tech ETFs

    04-04-2014 12:46 PM by Todd Shriber

    Over the past month, exchange traded funds tracking new school, sexy areas of the technology sectors have been taken to the woodshed. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) is off 16% and trading near levels not seen since late November 2013. The First Trust ISE ...

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  • Tech ETFs Become Dividend Plays

    03-17-2014 12:20 PM by Todd Shriber

    It has been one of the leading contributors to S&P 500 dividend growth since the end of the financial crisis, but the technology sector still is not thought of by investors as a dividend destination on par with the likes of consumer staples, health care and other sectors. ...

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  • Talking Tech With ETFs

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

    Health care exchange traded funds have dominated among sector funds in terms of 2014 inflows. Regarding performance, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLV) and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) are the best of the nine sector SPDR ETFs to this point in ...

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  • A Sector ETF Strategy Thats Not Afraid of Cash

    02-26-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The number of investment strategists offering portfolios comprised primarily of exchange traded funds to clients is on the rise. Some prominent ETF strategists manage tens of billions of dollars, indicating the concept of all-ETF portfolios has taken off with investors, but on...

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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 Thursdays 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. The...

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  • Big Earnings Week for Tech ETFs

    01-27-2014 03:43 PM by Max Chen

    Investors will be watching technology exchange traded funds as four tech giants report earnings this week, with Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) set to reveal fourth-quarter results after Monday's close. Apple shares were up Monday ahead of the earnings report, trading around its $550 p...

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  • Some Usual Suspects Havent 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 sectors 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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  • 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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  • 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 makers winning streak to nine days. Since its June 27 bottom, the stock has surged almost 32%. Apple getting back to its bullish ways is...

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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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  • ETFs to Play Summertime Gaming

    07-30-2013 02:02 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    This summer has been a boon for the Video Gaming industry, and related stocks have been on the move with leading names ATVI and TTWO both rising on a pick-up in trading volume in the options (predominantly calls) on both companies. ATVI for example is trading at a multi-year h...

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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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  • Time To Reconsider Large-Cap Technology ETFs?

    07-11-2013 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Small-cap focused technology exchange traded funds have outperformed the broad market over the first half of 2013, and now analysts expect large-caps to pick up over the second half, with solid growth estimates and nice dividend yields that are expected to improve over time. "...

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  • Cyclical Sector ETFs Can Perform in a Rising Rate Environment

    06-12-2013 05:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market is pulling back on speculation of the eventual Fed "tapering." However, the withdrawal from quantitative easing will go hand-in-hand with an improving economy, and Schwab analysts say cyclical sectors, along with related exchange traded funds, should behave "q...

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  • A Technology ETF for Cyclical Sector Rotation

    05-06-2013 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Index Fund (NYSEArca: IYW), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.87 billion. Objective: The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Technology I...

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  • Morningstar Picks Four Bargains in Sector ETFs

    04-01-2013 06:33 AM by Tom Lydon

    As we continue to ride the rally, stocks are looking fairly valued. Nevertheless, the markets are not perfectly efficient, and investors can still find some relatively cheap exchange traded fund bargain picks. ETFs have to disclose holdings every day, which has allowed one inv...

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  • iShares: Tech ETFs to Access Overseas Growth

    11-19-2012 04:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    Considering the lower economic growth rates in the U.S., stock exchange traded funds that hold companies with overseas exposure, such as the technology sector, will be in the best position to grow in the coming years, according to iShares analysts. While the U.S. will eke out ...

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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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  • 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 fundiShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca:EWY)down far. The $2.63 billion fund is one of the largest single-country funds trading and allocates...

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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 theafter hours earnings report from...

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  • Tom Lydon, Chuck Jaffe Talk ETF of the Week: Technology

    06-28-2012 02:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    Click here to listen. I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This time, I highlighted the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Inde...

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  • Tech ETFs and the Apple Effect

    05-24-2012 08:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent correction in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has led many investors to wonder if the top has been set at $644 per share as of April 10. Technology exchange traded funds are a useful tool to gain diversified exposure to the sector and capture any rally in Apple. "Tech firms ...

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  • How Apple's Huge Market Cap Impacts ETFs

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

    Technology sector exchange traded funds have all benefited from the lift in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) as this stock has become the biggest by market capitalization on the globe. Every tech ETFs holds Apple to some degree, giving an example of how important it is to know what stocks ...

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  • Best ETFs for Sectors in 2012

    04-03-2012 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The S&P 500 had its best first quarter since 1998, gaining 12% over the past three months. Is this a sign that investor confidence is back as analysts are raising earnings profits, and various sector exchange traded funds are rallying? "The generally positive results from ...

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  • Technology ETFs with Big Positions in Apple

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

    Apples (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 bi...

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  • Tech ETFs to Consider as Apple Breaks $500

    02-13-2012 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology exchange traded funds are once again receiving a boost from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares, which broke through $500 on Monday. The technology sector represents innovation and economic growth for investors, and has been able to outpace the S&P 500 in 2012. As the...

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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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Intel, Microsoft Earnings on Tap for Tech ETFs

    07-20-2011 10:44 AM by Tom Lydon

    Blowout quarterly earnings lifted Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shares Wednesday but weren't enough to put tech-sector exchange traded funds in the green. Next up after Apple and IBM (NYSE: IBM) earnings are Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) and Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT). Intel is expected to ...

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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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  • Stock ETFs Lower as Traders Eye Greece, Pandora IPO

    06-15-2011 09:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds fell sharply Wednesday morning after the previous day's rally as investors focused their attention on violent protests in Greece and Pandora Media's (NYSE: P) initial public offering. The dollar jumped Wednesday while the Dow shed over 100 points as...

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  • Tech ETFs: Nokia and Microsoft Shares Fall As Rumors Are Squashed

    06-01-2011 03:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares surged in early trading on a specious statement while technology sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) are being battered by broad sell-off orders. On Wednesday, website Boy Genius spuriously reported that according to industry insider Eldar ...

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  • Tech ETFs Hit by Hewlett-Packard Outlook, Leaked Memo

    05-17-2011 08:30 AM by John Spence

    Technology exchange traded funds felt a headwind Tuesday from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), which saw its shares fall 5% before the open as the company lowered its full-year outlook partly due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Late Monday there were reports of a leaked me...

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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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  • Microsoft, PC Woes Slap Tech ETFs

    04-29-2011 09:13 AM by John Spence

    A 4% decline in Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) shares and concerns over personal computer sales took a bite out of technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) heading into the weekend. Microsoft's Windows sales were less than Wall Street had forecast. The tech giant reported quarterly...

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  • Google to Drag on Tech ETFs

    04-15-2011 03:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) shares were set to weigh on technology and Internet exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Friday. The stock was down more than 5% before the bell after the company reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results. Google's profit and revenue increased, but inv...

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  • Tech ETFs: Are Valuations Running Out Of Hand?

    03-29-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher as market optimism over up-and-coming social networking sites help lift valuations, but some observers think the hyped-up values are becoming a cause for concern. Evelyn M. Rusli and Verne G. Kopytoff for The New York ...

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  • Inflation: ETF Sectors That May Have Beat The Odds...For Now

    03-21-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The debate is on as to whether or not inflation is here. As prices on consumer products increased 0.4% in January and by 1.6% since the beginning of 2010, the "I" word is real. But there are some areas that are fighting off inflation and could affect investments and exchange trad...

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  • Sector ETFs to Play the State of the Union Address

    01-26-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched upon the major problems that have crippled our nation and offered an essential directive to invest in our future. If Obama's proposals become actualities, something that's not necessarily a certainty, then ...

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  • ETFs and Apple: Why It Matters

    01-22-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Whether you own technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) or not, what happens to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) in all likelihood affects you. Many investors are "secret owners" of Apple stock. That is, it's so ubiquitous you may not even realize you not only own it, but own a significan...

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  • Financial ETFs Sink Following Earnings

    01-19-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs wobbled mostly lower on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) reported a sharp earnings drop and housing data proved mixed, denting cheer over strong financial results from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM). Builders started work on fewer homes and apartments l...

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  • Tech ETFs Poised to Power Up

    01-11-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector is getting warmer as we write. This notoriously fickle sector might be best accessed in exchange traded fund (ETF) form as it grows. After a lull, tech is hot once again. Here are just a few of the reasons: Companies simply haven't been spending...unt...

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  • Tech ETFs to Watch as Consumer Electronics Show Kicks Off

    01-06-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In Las Vegas, techies are congregating at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where technology firms present shiny new gadgets. Technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) have enormous potential to move if the news coming out of the show is earth-shattering enough. Here are some ...

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  • Take a Bite Out of Apple With These ETFs

    12-16-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    These days, Apple seems to be king of the hill. Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider exchange traded funds (ETFs) that give a large chunk of their wait to this seemingly unstoppable tech giant. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is dishing out smash-hit products like the i...

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  • Tech ETF Clues in IBM's Earnings Report

    10-20-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For the tech sector and exchange traded funds (ETFs), earnings season has been a solid one so far. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is not the only company that posted strong earnings growth based on the massive popularity of the iPhone. Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) chipped in with earnings in li...

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  • Finding Values in Tech ETFs

    10-13-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in positive territory year-to-date, but there may be an opportunity lurking. Some of them are still off their 2007 highs by double digits. Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital Management sees tech stocks as cheap. Ainslie believes that a ...

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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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  • Tech ETFs Power Up

    09-30-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After some hiccups not too long ago, technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) appear to have shaken off the fever and are once again ready for action. When it comes to smaller tech players, however, use caution. Sentiment can be fickle, especially when it comes to some of the le...

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  • Tech ETFs: Sentiment Turns on a Microchip

    09-17-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It wasn't long ago (as recently as a few days ago, in fact) that analysts and the markets were feeling mighty bearish about tech exchange traded funds (ETFs). This morning, sentiment has seemingly turned on a microchip. Take a look: Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), a huge business s...

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  • Why Tech ETFs Are Down...But Not Out

    09-14-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Once the darling of the global economy, technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the sector at large have fallen out of favor. The tech sector is more unpopular than it's been in years. So unpopular, in fact, that one analysts noted that tech shares have dropped to their lo...

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  • Tech ETFs to Skip If You're Bearish Like Cisco

    08-13-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A cautious outlook from the technology sector's networking-equipment giant and industry bellwether didn't assuage investors about the economic future, sending tech stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) downward. It's a turn of events for a sector that contributed to muc...

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  • Apple, IBM: Mixed News for Tech ETFs

    07-20-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Monday kicked off earnings week for a slew of tech companies. Despite the tech sectors generally poor market performance this year, some experts think technology will be a bright spot in these tough times. If so, it will be important to keep an eye out for related exchange traded...

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  • Goldman and IBM Earnings Disappoint, ETFs Sink

    07-20-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Weak earnings reports from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) coupled with another round of bad news from the real estate sector sent Treasury and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher in early trading. The top ETF in early trading is SPDR Metals & Mining (NYS...

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  • 6 Reasons to Consider Technology ETFs

    07-14-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Global economies may be faltering on their way to recovery, but the technology sector has kept its pace, showing high sales numbers on increased demand. As companies unveil their quarterly financial results this week, tech stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may start...

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  • Technology ETFs: Can the New iPhone Save Them?

    06-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) wobbled early this week as investors refrained from investing in riskier technology stocks on fears of possibly weaker global economic growth. Maybe the new shiny smartphone may distract investors from all the bleak news? On Tuesday...

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  • 5 Tech ETFs for the Intensifying Apple-Microsoft Battle

    05-27-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Microsoft has been the face of technology since the computer became personal. But today, Apple overthrew Microsofts throne as the most valuable technology company in the entire world. Good thing is, you don't have to choose sides: you can own both in one exchange traded fund (ETF...

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  • Technology ETFs: Over, Equal or Underweight?

    05-10-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology stocks took a beating last week as investors took profits and sought safety from the turmoil in global markets. What wed all like to know now is whether the sell-off has made technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) a bargain. The Nasdaq - one of the best-performing ...

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  • Strong Earnings from Tech Giants and Banks Propel ETFs Upward

    04-21-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Street-blasting earnings from Apple, Yahoo, McDonald's and Boeing are powering exchange traded funds (ETFs) early today. Meanwhile, Wall Street's biggest banks delivered earnings results amid stepped-up scrutiny from regulators. Two tech giants were market superstars in the f...

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  • Can Telecom ETFs Tweet Their Way to Success?

    04-13-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Boy, do we love sending text messages, telling the world where we are on FourSquare and Tweeting what we had for breakfast. A recent report conducted by comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) might have some clues about what's next for telecom exchange traded funds (ETFs). The comScore...

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  • ETFs to Access the Technology Sector Boom

    03-18-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), plowed through the economic recovery with force. Tech companies are showing strong fundamentals and investors who were dramatized by the last tech bust shouldn't be too cautious of this new tech sector boom. ...

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  • Why Tech ETFs May Keep Leading in 2010

    03-11-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector has been viewed in recent months as one that will lead the way out of the recession. The performance of tech exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the sentiment of analysts puts an exclamation point on the sentiment. Dr. Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research believes...

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  • Technology ETFs: A Way to Avoid the Guesswork

    02-19-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector is blurring the lines: Apple is getting into the e-reader business, Google has phones and Microsoft is charging ahead in its quest for search engine dominance. Just try to pick a winner. Or save yourself a headache and own them all in a technology exchange ...

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  • What's Stirring Bullish Feelings Toward the Tech Sector's ETFs?

    02-11-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology giants are bullish about the future outlook of the technology sector. A growing market for technology goods may power technology-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). U.K. bluetooth specialist CSR PLC remains bullish on prospects for the wireless technology market; ...

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  • How to Play Apple and Other Tech Earnings With ETFs

    01-25-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's official: We love our iPhones and MacBooks. That love helped propel Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to its most profitable quarter ever last year as big sales led to an almost 50% jump in net income. As other tech giants line up to announce earnings, watch those related exchange trade...

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  • Technology ETFs Getting Power from Consumer Spending

    01-01-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Worldwide, the number of computers per person is predicted to rise. While it's nice to get a shiny, new computer, the news is of greater interest to technology exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. North America forecast set to have the highest rate of personal computers per ...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Rise After Strong Housing Data

    12-22-2009 10:00 AM by cecilpendicamp21

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are higher this morning after a couple of economic reports showed that existing home sales were stronger than expected, corporate inventories were lower and third-quarter GDP was revised downward. The U.S. economy expanded at a slower ra...

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  • 6 Technology ETFs and Companies to Watch in 2010

    12-14-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Now that we're in the homestretch of 2009, it's time to look ahead to 2010. The technology sector was a standout during the recession and exchange traded funds (ETFs) could offer a wealth of opportunities in the coming year. The technology sector is expected to rise above man...

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  • Midday Market Update: Stocks Weaker After Third Quarter GDP Report

    11-24-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Data showing that the U.S. economy grew at a slower rate than previously reported sent both stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) moderately lower this morning. This morning's report muddied the waters a bit for those investors looking for a strong V-shaped recovery. T...

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  • 6 ETFs to Consider in a Recovery

    11-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite elevated unemployment levels, the economy appears to be in recovery mode which could be beneficial for certain exchange traded funds (ETFs). But which areas are poised to benefit the most? Two sectors that have performed well over the past yearand are poised to contin...

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  • Midday Market Update: Ho-Hum Reaction to Jobless Numbers

    11-12-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are slightly in negative territory after a few days of modest gains. Traders appear to be blase about encouraging economic reports concerning unemployment numbers. The Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment fell to t...

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  • 4 ETFs to Play the Battle of the Smartphones

    11-02-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The smartphone industry is facing a round of stiff competition. While individual companies fight it out, technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be poised to benefit from the battle. Apple's (NasdaqGS: AAPL) iPhone may be threatened by Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) Droid, a sma...

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  • What Gives Technology ETFs Their Power?

    10-15-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Strong third-quarter earnings reports given by leading technology companies this far may prove to be a strong sign of recovery in technology-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the economy as a whole. Recent gains in the technology sector are attributed to improved result...

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  • Midday Market Update: Will the Dow Top 10,000?

    10-14-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Strong earnings reports from some major players in their respective sectors has the Dow Jones Industrial Average breathing down the neck of the psychologically important 10,000-point mark. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is one of the first banks up to report third-quart...

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  • Midday Market Update: Stocks, ETFs Respond to Improved Figures

    10-08-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are enjoying a push this morning from a better-than-expected report from the retail sector. September retail sales rose 0.6%, better than what analysts had expected. Retailers have been hurting for more than a year now as consumers have...

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  • How 'Smart Grid' Plans Could Power Up Technology ETFs

    10-03-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The nation's ambitious "Smart Grid" program is in its incipient stages but the potential windfall for technology giants, along with technology exchange traded funds (ETFs), could be great. Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), IBM (NYSE: IBM), AT&T (NYSE: T), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) ...

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  • Technology ETFs Are Hot; Will They Stay That Way?

    09-17-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Technology has always been a way for consumers to simplify and improve their lives through new innovation, and investing in the sector through exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a great way to gain exposure to these changes. Technology continues to be a hot topic with investors ...

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  • Why The Technology Sector Is On The Up And Up

    08-28-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the pace of innovation quickens each year, the technology sector becomes increasingly appealing to investors. But how do you choose the best of the best? Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help alleviate some of the risks of single-company investing. The technology sector is ...

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  • What Yahoo, Microsoft Alliance Means for Tech ETFs

    08-03-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One of the most potentially significant deals in internet history has gone down between Yahoo and Microsoft. But what it will mean for exchange traded funds (ETFs) and shares in those companies is up in the air. Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) have reached a 10-year web se...

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  • 5 ETFs That Have Done a 180 From 2008

    07-10-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In 2008, most exchange traded funds (ETFs) took a beating to some degree or another. In 2009, the economy is still limping along, but some of last year's most beaten-down have been crawling their way back with impressive results. Here are five of them. Note that this isn't a com...

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  • Are Telecom ETFs As Attractive as Smartphones?

    06-10-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As technology continues to wow consumers, investors areutilizingthe sectors stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to fatten up their portfolios. At its annual developer's conference, Apple (AAPL) announced that it will be shredding the price of one of its existing iPhones ...

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  • Microsoft vs. Google: Will Tech ETFs Come Out On Top?

    05-28-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Call it a "Clash of the Titans." A heated battle for search engine dominance will only leave one company victorious, but the technology sector and related exchange trade funds (ETFs) may be the ultimate winners from the flurry of activity. Microsoft (MSFT) has been testing its...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Fluctuate on a Vague Future

    04-15-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs)fluctuate in morning trading on good news from the consumer staples sector, weak performance from the technology industry and an overall belief that the economy is still struggling. In an attempt to restore confidence in the financi...

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  • What's Giving the Tech ETFs a Spark?

    04-13-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the global recession has hurt every aspect of the economy, some sectors are thinking outside of the box to gain a competitive advantage and boost the market value of their stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Sony (SNE) has recently been in talks with Google (GOOG) to ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Down on Employment Worries

    04-03-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs)have pulled backon more economic worries thatrises in theU.S. unemployment ratewill thwart government efforts to stimulate growth. The unemployment rate has hit a 25-year high, increasing to 8.5%, up from 8.1% in February. The econo...

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  • How Obama's Plan Can Stimulate Tech ETFs

    01-26-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    President Barack Obama is constructing a new stimulus plan, extracting the old-fashioned method of creating jobs through public works, but another sector and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could benefit, too. New Twist on Old-Fashioned Projects. The new package will...

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  • Midday Market Update: Why Tech, ETFs Can't Dodge Slowdown

    01-22-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Microsoft (MSFT) is attempting their first round of layoffs, cutting 5% of their workforce, in an effort to rebound their shares and related exchange traded funds(ETF) in the coming year. This is a first for this computer and software powerhouse, proving the economy is affecting ...

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  • After Apple and Earnings, Where Do Tech ETFs Go From Here?

    01-16-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are demoralized by ill tidings in some of the industry's top firms. Dismal Numbers. The world's largest chip maker, Intel Corp. (INTC), reported a 23% drop in fourth-quarter revenue to $8.2 billion, and on Thur...

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  • What's Chipping Away at Technology ETFs?

    01-07-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, has lowered their fourth quarter outlook and dampened hopes within the technology sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The corporation said Wednesday that it would miss its revenue projection by about $500 million, a sign...

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  • 10 Reasons Why You're Better Off With ETFs

    12-18-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In a year full of unpleasant surprises, heavy losses and wounded portfolios, the scandal surrounding Bernard Madoff has taken the cake. What's more, he's not only managed to make all the other events on Wall Street look good this year, but he's also bolstered the case for exchang...

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  • Sluggish Growth Leaves Tech ETFs Listless

    11-18-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The impact of global slowdown resulted in businesses cutting back, which ultimately resulted in a decline in technology stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Within the past few weeks, orders for business and consumer tech products have crumbled away, which led technology c...

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  • Reports: Rescue Plan for Economy, ETFs, Markets Is Near

    09-25-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Lawmakers are working fast and furious to craft a rescue plan that will save the economy, our beat-up stock markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) - at least, that's the hope. Reports are that a deal is close, but there is still haggling taking place over a few of the larger...

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  • Tech ETFs Offer No Shelter In Volatility

    09-22-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Technology has not gotten any breaks from the Wall Street meltdown, and it appears there will be no shelter here from any crisis. Technology stocks were once considered a safe haven from the financial sector, but this time around, the credit crisis is taking no prisoners. Aaro...

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