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  • Akamai Q3 Earnings Beat Lifts Internet ETFs

    10-26-2016 02:03 PM by Max Chen

    Internet content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies (NasdaqGS: AKAM) revealed third quarter revenue and profit results that easily topped expectations, strengthening internet and cyber security exchange traded funds. Akamai saw revenue of $584 million, ...

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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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  • 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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  • Cloud Computing ETF Faces Cloudy Skies

    12-22-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKYY) is up about 4% year-to-date, a solid showing, though it lags the 4.5% returned by the Nasdaq Composite. An alternative view of SKYY, the lone dedicated cloud computing exchange traded fund, is that its 2015 showing h...

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  • Why Tech ETF Owners Should Watch Dell Closely

    10-13-2015 02:15 PM by Remzi Gokmen

    Investors woke up to headlines on Monday of the largest takeover in the tech industries storied history. Private computer giant Dell shelled out $67 billion to acquire data storage company EMC Corp, in a move that drew attention more for its size than its motivation. Exchange tra...

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  • These ETFs Should Love Amazons Earnings Report

    07-24-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of e-commerce giant Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) surged 17% during Thursdays after-hours session after the company reported a profit of $92 million, or 19 cents a share, after losing $126 million, or 27 cents a share, last year. Sales were $23.1 billion. Analysts expected EP...

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  • These are the ETFs Benefiting the Netflix Surge

    06-11-2015 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) surged 3.7% Wednesday on volume that was more than triple the daily average to touch an all-time high. News of a possible stock split, which make the now $671 stock more affordable drove Netflix higher yesterday. Shareholders set the stage fo...

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  • Salesforce Rumors Sends Cloud ETF to Record High

    04-30-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKYY) rose just 0.16% yesterday, but that was enough for the lone cloud computing exchange traded fund to touch another record high on speculation that Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) is a potential takeover target. Shares o...

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  • SKYY High for the Cloud Computing ETF

    04-23-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Active followers of the exchange traded funds industry may remember the reception the First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKYY) when it debuted nearly four years ago. Plenty of folks had something to say about SKYY and most of the commentary was to dismiss th...

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  • Tech ETF Investors Look Up to the Cloud

    02-12-2015 04:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are piling into the cloud computing industry and sector-related exchange traded fund to capture a quickly growing segment of the digital age. TheFirst Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKYY), which tracks a modified equally weighted index of companies e...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: An Anticipatory Tone

    09-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the end of each week comes the anticipation of weekend relaxation and revelry. However, it was an anticipatory tone that was evident with many of this weeks most searched ETFs on ETF Trends. At this point, it is starting to sound like a broken, but the anticipation surrou...

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  • This ETF Has Potential Alibaba Takeover Targets

    09-11-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Alibaba, the Chinese e-ecommerce giant behind one the of the most widely anticipated initial public offerings in recent memory, is not yet a public company, but that is not stopping some speculating about what companies could be post-IPO takeover targets for IPO. Although Alib...

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  • Cloud Computing ETF is no Momentum Angel

    05-20-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    The recent momentum sell-off has exposed a plethora of offenders with ample attention paid to those in the Internet, social media and solar industries. Although not on par with the beatings taken by the likes of the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) or the Gugge...

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  • Dropboxs $8B Valuation Does Nothing for Cloud Computing ETF

    11-20-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGS: SKYY) has returned 21% this year, a decent performance, but also one that lags the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ) and the Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC). Although investors have bought into the thesis that cloud-computing fi...

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  • ETFs for Netflix Earnings

    10-21-2013 04:13 PM by Todd Shriber

    Quick reminder: Netfix (NasdaqGM: NFLX), the online streaming entertainment firm, reports third-quarter results Monday evening. Analysts are expecting EPS of 48 cents, or 55 cents on a non-GAAP basis, on revenue of $1.1 billion. Here is a quick rundown of the ETFs with decent ...

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  • Why a Cheap ETF Isn't Always Better

    06-12-2013 02:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund "fee" war has been in focus over the past year as sponsors have rallied for market share. While an expense ratio is a big consideration for investors, it should not be the deciding factor. "In ranking equity and fixed income ETFs, S&P Capital IQ us...

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  • Netflix Sell-Off Weighs on Internet ETFs

    04-24-2012 12:21 PM by John Spence

    A 12% dive in Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) shares on a disappointing second-quarter outlook pushed Internet sector ETFs in the red on Tuesday despite a 100-point rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Netflix's first-quarter results were decent but second-quarter guidance for d...

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  • ETFs That Access High-Price Stocks

    03-16-2012 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Triple-digit stock prices can limit the amount of exposure an investor would like when constructing a well-rounded portfolio. However, with exchange traded funds, investors can take on a basket of expensive, yet favorably positioned large-cap companies. There are a number of E...

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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: Cloud Computing

    10-26-2011 10:28 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    "Cloud Computing" made its way to the exchange traded fund landscape in July of this year, with First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index (NasdaqGM: SLYY) and E-TRACS Monthly 2X Leveraged ISE Cloud Computing (NYSEArca: LSKY), which listed earlier this month. Cloud computing refers...

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  • Stock ETF Sell-Off Attracts Value Investors

    10-05-2011 08:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    The sell-off in equities exchange traded funds has hacked stock valuations down to levels that has caught the interest of value investors and bargain hunters. Bloomberg reports the rout in stocks has pushed S&P 500 valuations 25% below the average level from the last nine ...

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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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  • Cloud Computing ETF: Pie In The Sky?

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

    First Trust has launched an exchange traded fund dedicated to cloud computing in another example of a new ETF that targets a specific investment theme or sector. Cloud computing is the use of multiple servers available through one digital network. The servers can be accessed ...

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