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  • Semiconductor ETFs Could Get Short Covering Help

    09-28-2016 10:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor stocks and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) have been among the leaders of the technology sector's resurgence this year, but that isn't keeping some traders from targeting chip stocks for bearish trades. SMH and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ...

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  • Technology ETFs Are Making a Strong Comeback

    09-26-2016 08:15 AM by Max Chen

    After falling out of favor along with other growth stocks at the start of a volatile year, technology sector-related exchange traded funds have outperformed in recent months. Technology companies have regained their footing in recent months as volatility dissipated and investo...

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  • Semiconductor ETF Looking Solid Amid Mixed Earnings

    07-22-2016 01:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) closed lower Thursday amid mixed earnings reports from key constituents Dow component Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) and Qualcomm (NasdaqGS: QCOM). Still, SMH, one of the bellwether semiconductor exchange traded funds, is in solid s...

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  • SoftBank, ARM Deal Helps Semiconductor ETF Push Higher

    07-18-2016 01:56 PM by Max Chen

    A semiconductor sector exchange traded fund was leading markets higher Monday after Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. announced a deal to acquire Britain's ARM Holdings (NasdaqGS: ARMH) for $32 billion. SoftBank is seeking to expand into the so-called Internet o...

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  • Brexit is a Problem for Tech ETFs

    06-28-2016 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now this: Blame Brexit for ensuing woes for technology stocks and exchange traded funds, including ETFs focusing on semiconductor stocks such as the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH). Speculation that Great Britain's decision to depart the European Union could w...

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  • Charts Say More Upside Coming for Chip ETFs

    06-02-2016 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX) are each up more than 8% over the past month as semiconductor stocks are rebounding to steady the broader technology sector, but that does not mean the gains are over for ...

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  • Are Investors Betting on Semiconductor ETF Rally?

    05-27-2016 10:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    The semiconductor industry was a drag on the broader technology sector and the related exchange traded funds earlier this year, but that trend is reversing, lifting ETFs such as the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH). Earlier this month, semiconductor stocks and ...

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  • Applied Materials Earnings Beat Helps Semiconductor ETFs Power Up

    05-20-2016 01:52 PM by Max Chen

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds bounced Friday after Applied Materials (NasdaqGS: AMAT) revealed a strong first quarter result that beat estimates on rising smartphone demand. On Friday, the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) gained 3.1%, iShares PHLX Semicon...

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  • 4 Semiconductor ETFs Face Headwind on Tech Slump

    05-13-2016 11:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    The technology sector, the largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has been struggling as of late. Investors looking for this bellwether group to rebound probably should not expect semiconductor stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to stoke that rebound, if it even materiali...

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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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  • Slumping Semiconductor ETFs

    02-09-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX), which tracks the cap-weighted PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index, are off an average of more than 13% year-to-date and some market observers see declines for the semicon...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Short Circuiting

    11-10-2015 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology and semiconductor stocks fell off Tuesday, and some traders are betting on even more losses ahead. Exchange traded fund traders can also hedge against further weakness with inverse options. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX), which tracks the cap-we...

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  • Is Timing Right To Get In Semiconductor ETF?

    10-26-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After being technology laggards for most of this year, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX), which tracks the cap-weighted PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index, and the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) are starting to perk up. Over the past two we...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Starting To Look Electric

    09-16-2015 03:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor stocks, some of the worst off assets in the recent selling, have staged a strong comeback, with sector-related exchange traded funds now testing their short-term trend lines. Rich Ross, managing director and head of technical analysis at Evercore ISI, argues that...

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  • Cheap and Expensive Sector ETFs

    07-10-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets have been through a bumpier ride this year, with an uneven performance between sectors and related exchange traded funds. Consequently, investors may now find bargains in some areas of the market after the recent selling pressure, but there are some growth-oriented...

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  • Intel Isn't the Only Problem for Semiconductor ETFs

    04-17-2015 02:03 PM by Todd Shriber

    Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) is one of just two members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average down at least 10% this year. American Express (NYSE: AXP) is the other. Intels woes and those of Qualcomm (NasdaqGS: QCOM), SanDisk Corp. (NasdaqGS: SNDK) and Micron Technology (NadaqGS: MU) ...

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  • Intels Slide Highlights Differences in Chip ETFs

    04-17-2015 12:13 PM by Todd Shriber

    There are four dedicated, non-leveraged semiconductor exchange traded funds. Each goes about its business in different or slightly different fashion and those differences have been highlighted in a year in which Dow component Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) has struggled. Shares of Int...

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  • Intel May Reveal Weakness in Semiconductor Sector, ETFs

    04-14-2015 03:15 PM by Max Chen

    The bellwether chipmaker Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) is expected to reveal a rough quarter, potentially dragging down the semiconductor sector and related exchange traded funds, after falling PC sales and weaker overseas sales due to a strong USD weighed on the company. The Market ...

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  • Chip ETFs Could get Some Relief From Intel/Altera Deal

    03-30-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Following a week in which the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX) lost 4.1% and 5.2%, respectively, semiconductor exchange traded funds could use some good news. Those ETFs and others could get that much-need...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Could See Further Pain

    03-27-2015 02:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the swift sell-off in growth stocks, semiconductor exchange traded funds are in the negative for the year, and some traders are betting on further weakness ahead. Over the past week, the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) decreased 5.6% and the iShares PHLX...

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  • Professional Unwind Could Deck Chip ETFs

    03-26-2015 01:10 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of SanDisk (NasdaqGS: SNDK) are off 17% today and earlier touched a new 52-week low after the maker of flash memory products pared its first-quarter revenue estimate to $1.3 billion from $1.4 billion to $1.45 billion while withdrawing guidance for upcoming quarters. The...

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  • Tech ETFs with Global Footprints at Risk

    01-21-2015 02:57 PM by Max Chen

    As foreign central banks enact loose monetary policies, a strong U.S. dollar will negatively affect prominent technology stocks, along with related sector exchange traded funds, that have significant overseas exposure. The Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) has been...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Slammed After Microchip Warning

    10-10-2014 11:46 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Microchip Technology (NasdaqGS: MCHP), the Arizona-based semiconductor maker, plunged more than 13% Friday on volume that has already surpassed five times the daily average after the company said it expects to report third-quarter revenue of $546.2 million, well below i...

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  • Go-Go Gadgets Funnel Cash to Chip ETFs

    09-10-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    A spate of new gadget introductions, including the new iPhone and the Apple Watch unveiled Tuesday by Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), is lifting demand for semiconductors and that is materializing into increased demand for semiconductor exchange traded funds. Chip ETFs have been surgi...

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  • Sudden Shock for Semiconductor ETFs

    07-17-2014 12:12 PM by Todd Shriber

    Semiconductor stocks and the exchange traded funds that hold those shares have been pillars of strength in the technology sector this year, but that mettle is being tested Thursday. The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (Na...

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  • Strategists Get Tactical With Sector ETFs

    04-15-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    Rather than solely relying on broad market index exchange traded funds to generate returns, an increasing number of advisors, ETF strategists and investors are tactically using sector funds. Data confirm as much. In March alone, investors poured $1.5 billion into financial ser...

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  • Semi Tough: Chip ETFs Endure Internet, Social Media Slump

    04-07-2014 02:02 PM by Todd Shriber

    Since the start of March, the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSEArca: FDN) is off nearly 13%. Off 17%, the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) is a worse offender. Old guard technology stocks and ETFs, such as the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEAr...

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  • Tis the Season for Semis?

    11-26-2013 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Dow component Intel (NasdaqGM: INTC), the worlds largest semiconductor, have tumbled 4.3% in the past week after the company projected 2014 revenue of $52.6 billion. That is inline with this year, but below the $53.65 billion analysts are expecting for 2014. Predicta...

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  • Equal-Weight Semiconductor ETF Leads the Pack

    02-20-2013 02:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    An equal-weight semiconductor sector exchange traded fund has been outperforming its market-capitalization-weighted counterparts as smaller companies sprint ahead of bulkier, established firms in the recent rally. SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: XSD) is up 26.3% over...

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  • Semiconductor ETF Bouncing Back

    01-15-2013 08:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    After underperforming the broader market for much of the past year, things may be looking up for semiconductor stocks and exchange traded funds, with technical traders pointing to bullish chart patterns. The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) recently formed a cu...

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  • ETFs To Play a Recovery in the Semiconductor Sector

    09-06-2012 08:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature and for investors to capitalize on it, timing is important. Exchange traded funds that focus on this sector are an intelligent choice as they mitigate risk and trade with the ease of single transaction. Market Vectors Semiconduc...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Semiconductors

    07-19-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor stocks and related exchange traded funds have been pummeled over the second quarter, but the low prices may appeal to contrarian investors as the sector may continue to benefit from new innovations. "Although the PC end market may well be stalled, the industry st...

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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: Oil and Gas

    12-23-2011 09:55 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Most ETF portfolio managers are likely familiar with Van Eck's exchange offer for the Merrill Lynch HOLDRS which were enormously popular in the early 2000's, but have waned somewhat in popularity as newer and more innovative approaches to exchange traded fund investing have emerg...

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  • Six HOLDRS Become Van Eck ETFs

    12-21-2011 07:16 AM by Tom Lydon

    Six Merrill Lynch HOLDRS exchange traded securities stopped trading as planned on Tuesday. The funds were officially transferred and changed into Van Eck Global exchange traded funds, and the new funds will begin trading Wednesday. Trading in the biotech, banking, oil services...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Semiconductors

    11-25-2011 09:59 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We saw sizable put buying before the Thanksgiving holiday in a semiconductors exchange traded fund that typically does not have a ton of trading activity in the options. SOXX (iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector) puts have been snapped up in recent sessions as the sector has...

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  • HOLDRS Making Transition to Market Vector ETFs

    11-23-2011 02:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Van Eck Global and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) subsidiary Merrill Lynch reached an accord on six HOLDRs in August, and now, the transition from the Merrill Lynch HOLDRs to Market Vector exchange traded funds is underway. An exchange offer for the HOLDRS commenced on Nov. 11 an...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Lag Market, Stay Below 50-Day Average

    09-26-2011 12:49 PM by John Spence

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds were trailing the market Monday as the 50-day moving average acted as resistance for the sector ETFs. As the broader market trades higher and financials take the lead, technology is underperforming today, said ETF manager BlackRock in a note...

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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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  • Semiconductor ETFs Lead Market on Deal Hopes

    09-15-2011 07:37 AM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds have exploded higher this week as M&A deals have helped fuel the leading sector's gains. Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares (NYSEArca: SOXL), a 300% leveraged ETF, rose 7.5% on Wednesday, while HOLDRS Semiconductor (NYSEArca: SM...

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  • Van Eck, Merrill Lynch in Agreement Over HOLDRS

    08-15-2011 08:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Van Eck Global and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) subsidiary Merrill Lynch have reached a deal in which Van Eck plans to offer investors in six HOLDRS the chance to swap for shares of new exchange traded funds. Van Eck filed for six sector-specific ETFs with the Securities an...

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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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  • Semiconductors Weigh on Tech ETFs

    07-12-2011 02:19 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in semiconductor and chip stocks lost more than 3% in Tuesdays mixed overall market due to weakness in top holdings Novellus (NasdaqGS: NVLS), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), Applied Materials (NasdaqGS: AMAT) and Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC). The ch...

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  • Micron Mauls Semiconductor ETF After Double Top

    06-24-2011 03:02 PM by John Spence

    Micron Technology (NasdaqGS: MU) fell 13% Friday afternoon following disappointing earnings and was the most actively traded stock on the Nasdaq by share volume. The sell-off in the semiconductor company pushed exchange traded funds following the sector lower by 2%. Semiconduc...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Semiconductor HOLDRS (SMH)

    06-21-2011 04:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Semiconductor HOLDRS (NYSEArca: SMH), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $451.4 million Objective: Semiconductor HOLDRS represent ownership in U.S.-traded common stock of a group of specified companies that develop, manufacture and market semiconductors. ...

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  • Sector ETFs Down Again After National Semiconductor Results

    06-10-2011 01:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    The largest semiconductor exchange traded fund pared earlier steep losses on Friday but was still down over 1% in afternoon trading. National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) shares were steady after the company was out with quarterly results. The chip makers quarterly earnings came ...

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  • Texas Instruments Warns as Semiconductor ETF Sees Double Top

    06-09-2011 03:39 PM by John Spence

    Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) managed to rise about 1% on Thursday even though the company warned its second-quarter profit and revenue might come in weaker than expected. The stocks climb helped pull Semiconductor HOLDRS (AMEX: SMH) higher. However, some analysts see a bearis...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Higher on Freescale IPO

    05-26-2011 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds rose Thursday, following Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) shares higher in their public debut. Freescale gained more than 5% Thursday in the initial public offering. The shares were initially priced at $18 each, below the expected range. ...

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  • Intel Downgrade to Weigh on Semiconductor ETFs

    05-19-2011 08:51 AM by John Spence

    Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) shares were off 2% in premarket trading Thursday following a downgrade to sell at Goldman Sachs. The weakness was set to weigh on exchange traded funds investing in semiconductor stocks that have performed well lately. Goldman cut the chipmaker to sell f...

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  • Intel Dividend Fires Up Semiconductor ETFs

    05-11-2011 10:36 AM by John Spence

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds bucked the overall markets downtrend on Wednesday as a dividend hike from Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) stoked enthusiasm for the sector. Intel shares were up more than 2%. The chipmaker before Wednesdays opening bell boosted its quarterly dividend...

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  • Software ETFs to Get Boost from BMC Earnings, Outlook

    05-05-2011 06:41 AM by John Spence

    Software exchange traded funds (ETFs) should get a lift Thursday from solid earnings and a bullish outlook from BMC Software (NasdaqGS: BMC). The company after Wednesdays closing bell said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose about 3% and offered a fiscal 2012 outlook that pl...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Hang Tough Despite Broadcom Drubbing

    04-27-2011 10:47 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in semiconductor stocks managed to hold about even for the session Wednesday despite the shellacking in bellwether Broadcom (NasdaqGM: BRCM). Investors were not satisfied with Broadcoms second-quarter revenue outlook and sent the shares...

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  • Altera Earnings Shift Emphasis to Semiconductor ETFs

    04-26-2011 12:19 PM by John Spence

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds (ETFs) rallied Tuesday ahead of earnings from chip maker Altera (NasdaqGS: ALTR), which reports after the closing bell. Altera is a top holding in sector ETFs such as Semiconductor HOLDRS (AMEX: SMH), PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Portf...

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  • Intel Earnings Charge Semiconductor ETFs as Apple Results Loom

    04-20-2011 09:45 AM by John Spence

    A more than 6% rally in Intel (NasdaqGS: INTC) on Wednesday following blowout earnings vaulted semiconductor exchange traded funds (ETFs) among the top-performing sectors. Tech investors are also looking for earnings from Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) after Wednesday's closing bell. ...

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  • Factors That May Drive Semiconductor ETFs

    04-14-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductors have traded in a range recently, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the sector have kept a low profile. The impact of Japan's quake may constrain the semiconductor sector, as the country is rooted in technology and plays a major role in this industry, rep...

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  • Miner, Coffee And Semiconductor ETFs Lead Rally

    04-05-2011 12:30 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking miners, coffee futures and semiconductor stocks paced Tuesdays gainers as the commodity markets again stole the spotlight. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) were both ...

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  • Semiconductor ETFs Rise On M&A News

    04-05-2011 07:03 AM by John Spence

    Texas Instruments $65 billion bid for National Semiconductor fired up semiconductor exchange traded funds (ETFs) in early trading Tuesday. The nearly 80% premium for National Semiconductor helped push sector ETFs higher in morning action and fed hopes of more corporate deals. ...

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  • National Semiconductor Deal Lifts Sector ETFs

    04-04-2011 03:40 PM by John Spence

    Texas Instruments $65 billion deal for rival National Semiconductor announced late Monday was the latest M&A catalyst for a sector exchange traded fund (ETF). The chip makers after the closing bell said the deal values National Semiconductor at a nearly 80% premium. Nat...

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  • ETFs Closed Mixed On Mergers, Higher Commodity Prices

    04-04-2011 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed flat on corporate mergers and higher commodity prices. Gold futures edged higher and silver soared 2% Monday as oil prices at 30-month highs stoked fears of inflation and helped fuel investment demand for the precious metals. Gold for June ...

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  • The Future of Semiconductor ETFs

    03-27-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor companies and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reporting strong earnings for their last quarter, but they may face headwinds as certain factors could impact the industry. [Semiconductor ETFs Power Up.] Manufacturing plants in Japan have been shut down or scaled b...

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  • G7 Move, Libya Ceasefire Lift ETFs

    03-18-2011 08:33 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) surge higher Friday on reports of a ceasefire in Libya and after the Group of Seven agreed on coordinated action to stop the yens rise amid the disaster in Japan. The Group of Seven major industrialized nations pledged to join in a coordinated eff...

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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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  • 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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  • Why Semiconductor ETFs May Be Destined for Greatness

    04-09-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The semiconductor industry was hit hard during the market crash, but those days may soon become a distant memory. In a bull market, the semiconductor sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be market leaders. Even though the semiconductor industry is fraught with v...

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  • Tech ETFs Gain As China Lures the Best and Brightest

    03-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It seemed like only yesterday when the United States snatched up the brightest minds from around the world; now it's China that's luring in the big brains. Maybe, some of that high growth potential from China will rub off on the tech sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs...

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  • Why Semiconductor ETFs Are on the Up-and-Up

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

    Last week was a good one for semiconductor-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The sector lately has been dispensing positive performance reports that provided a small surge for the technology industry. Investor optimism that the sector is stabilizing and that companies are ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Mixed News Weighs on Investors

    11-19-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are both solidly in negative territory this morning as a stronger dollar, a downgrade on the semiconductor industry and mixed economic news weighed on investor sentiment. The U.S. index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) rose 0.3% in ...

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  • Why Semiconductor ETFs Are Powering Up

    10-09-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After taking its lumps in the economic downturn, the semiconductor sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are seeing some positive developments that could bode well for the coming year. Global semiconductor sales are growing, thanks to sales of laptops and netbooks. W...

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  • Why Semiconductor ETFs Are Rallying

    09-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Rising demand for smartphones and new computers equipped with the fastest and most functional operating systems is powering the semiconductor sector and exchange traded funds (ETFs) through an overall uptrend. According to industry experts and analysts, the semiconductor sect...

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  • 5 Of the Best ETFs In the Last Month

    07-21-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Every so often, it's helpful to take stock of the markets and see what's been happening in the big picture. With that, here are five exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have moved impressively in the last month. When Gary Gordon wrote about the three most impressive ETF movers i...

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  • Midday Market Update: Earnings Reports Give Hope

    07-15-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in positive territory this morning as better than expected earnings reports boosting investor confidence and send them pouring back into the markets. Chipmaker giant Intel (INTC) earnings report boosted investor confidence, th...

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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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  • Semiconductor ETFs Need the Consumer

    07-17-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Semiconductor exchange traded funds (ETFs) have taken a beating along with the overall market downturn, but brighter days appear to be ahead. Yesterday, Intel's second-quarter profit jumped 25% on demand for laptop chips. The numbers handily beat Wall Street's estimates, repor...

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