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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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  • Social Media ETF Strengthens as Twitter Woos Buyers

    09-23-2016 01:44 PM by Max Chen

    In a retreating market, social media and internet-related exchange traded funds stood out Friday after Twitter (NasdaqGS: TWTR) initiated talks with several large technology companies, seeking potential suitors for an acquisition. Twitter has received expressions of interest f...

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  • Social Media ETF Could Friend Some More Upside

    08-22-2016 10:57 AM by Brenton Garen

    The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL), the first exchange traded fund dedicated to social media stocks, is up 18% this year, but that does not mean the ETF's upside from here is limited. SOCL has been boosted this year by Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS: FB) being one o...

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  • ETFs that Popped on the Microsoft, LinkedIn Buyout Deal

    06-13-2016 02:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    LinkedIn Corp. (NasdaqGS: LNKD) shares surged Monday after Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT) reached a deal to acquire the social-networking firm, lifting a social media-related exchange traded fund. Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion in one of the largest tech-i...

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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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  • Social Media ETF to Trend as Twitter Releases Q1 Earnings

    04-25-2016 03:38 PM by Max Chen

    It is a big week for the social media exchange traded fund as a handful of prominent internet names announce first quarter earnings. On Tuesday, Twitter (NasdaqGS: TWTR) will kick things off for the social media space. Market observers have been wary about Twitter's ability to...

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  • LinkedIn Fallout Pulls Rug from Under These Tech ETFs

    02-05-2016 02:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    After announcing a dismal forward guidance, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) shares plunged, and the carnage is rippling through technology sector-related exchange traded funds. LinkedIn stock declined 42.5% Friday, erasing $10 billion of its market capitalization after providing a worse...

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  • Social Media ETF Continues Trending

    11-04-2015 04:30 PM by Max Chen

    Despite the brief misstep in late summer, the social media exchange traded fund is gaining momentum on the improved earnings season and is waiting on Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) to report later Wednesday. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) jumped 10.2% over the p...

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  • Swing Week For Social Media ETFs

    10-27-2015 03:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    Internet-related exchange traded funds will be tested this week as downtrodden social media names try to turn around their losing streak this earnings season. After the bell Tuesday, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), which has declined almost 40% over the past year, will report earnings. ...

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  • #SmartBeta: A Twitter-Based Index ETF?

    10-15-2015 04:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    A long/short smart-beta index is in talks with fund issuers to launch an exchange traded fund based on financial twitter user sentiment. Market Prophit, the company behind the recently launched Market Prophit Social Media Sentiment Index (CROWD), is trying to find an ETF backe...

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  • China Weakness Holds Back Social Media ETF

    07-27-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Social media names in the U.S. are jumping, but the social media sector exchange traded fund remains subdued after the plunge in Chinese stocks weigh on the overall portfolio. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NYSEArca: SOCL) was up 1.4% over the past week and down 4.7% ove...

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  • Post-Earnings, big Moves Could Await Twitter ETFs

    04-28-2015 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of social media giant Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) are off about 1.1% ahead of the companys first-quarter earnings report due out of after the close of U.S. markets today. The move for the stock and the exchange traded funds that hold it could be significantly larger than today...

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  • Social Media ETF Takes the Lead

    04-24-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the technology space, social media stocks are leading the charge, with a sector-related exchange traded fund pushing on to a new 52-week high. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) was up 1.4% Friday, hovering around its highest level since March 2014. SOCL h...

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  • The Quiet Resurgence of the Social Media ETF

    03-20-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    These are not the go-go days of 2013, at least not yet, when the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) surged 64%, but the social media exchange traded is clawing its way back to respectability. After rising almost 0.4% Thursday on volume that was about triple the t...

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  • Investors Rotate Into Growth-Oriented Tech Stocks, ETFs

    02-26-2015 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have poured into stable, old technology stocks last year, but are quickly becoming disappointed by the group's uninspiring expansion. Consequently, more are taking a look at high-growth tech names and sector-related exchange traded funds. Jim Cramer, the "Mad Money" ...

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  • Social Media ETF Could Finally be Ready to Socialize

    02-25-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After bottoming in early May 2014, the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) proceeded to rally nearly 20% through Sept. 11, 2014, but after that, the lone dedicated social media exchange traded fund has done little worth remembering. Actually, SOCLs performance sin...

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  • Investors Friend Facebook, but not the Social Media ETF

    12-09-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Here is a vexing scenario from the world of exchange traded funds and one that might be an ominous sigh regarding investor sentiment toward social media stocks not named Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB). Year-to-date, shares of Mark Zuckerbergs company are up nearly 40%. Conversely, th...

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  • Bad Start to a Big Earnings Week for the Social Media ETF

    10-28-2014 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) tumbled more than 10% during Mondays after-hours session after the company reported slack third-quarter user growth. Twitter reported a third-quarter loss of $175 million, or 29 cents per share, compared with a loss of $64.6 million, or 48 cents ...

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  • New Bull Market for Social Media ETF

    09-05-2014 10:44 AM by Todd Shriber

    Much like its momentum counterparts, such as the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NasdaqGM: IBB) and the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSEArca: FDN), the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) suffered a real drubbing late in the first quarter and into th...

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  • Sort of Social Media Rebound

    05-29-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    During the momentum bloodbath that occurred late in the first quarter and well into the current quarter, the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) was one of the most egregious offenders. Dragged lower by a plethora of offenders, including Chinas Tencent Holdings, L...

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  • After Sell-Off, Tech ETFs Look Cheap

    05-13-2014 01:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a steep sell-off, internet stocks and related exchange traded funds are beginning to look cheap, with little or no change to their underlying fundamentals. Citigroup (NYSE: C) analyst Mark May argues that many tech stocks look attractive at current levels after the 20% o...

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  • Social Media ETF Struggles to Recapture 2013 Magic

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

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

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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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  • Momentum Savagery: Internet, Social Media ETFs Bludgeoned Again

    05-07-2014 12:39 PM by Todd Shriber

    This should have been a good day for momentum stocks, particularly of the Internet varietal, and the exchange traded funds that own those shares. Tuesday evening, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filed for an initial public offering that could be the largest in U.S. history. I...

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  • The Value Shift is on in Emerging Markets, Too

    05-05-2014 06:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The recent woes suffered by momentum stocks and exchange traded funds are well-documented. At this point, it is not a stretch to say plenty of investors are aware that ETFs that were last years darlings have fallen out of favor. That list includes large, well-known funds such ...

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  • This Weeks Most Searched ETFs: Boring is Beautiful

    05-03-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It was a tepid end to April and start to May this week as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out modestly weekly gains. The Nasdaq Composite was the leader of the trio with a gain of almost 1%. While the evidence is anecdotal and represents just one week of ...

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  • Aprils Worst ETFs: Momentum Lost

    04-30-2014 04:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    With just a short time left in Wednesdays trading session, it appears likely that the S&P 500 will finish April with a modest loss. Finishing April in the red is a fate that will befall over 600 traditional exchange traded funds and data from turns up plenty ...

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  • ETF Performance Report: April

    04-30-2014 02:29 PM by Max Chen

    Despite the sell-off in momentum stocks and exchange traded funds in mid-April, the markets recovered from the decline as earnings and improved economic data helped support further equity gains. The top performing non-leveraged exchange traded products over the past month incl...

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  • Social Media Slump Spells Trouble for Nasdaq

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

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

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  • Social Media ETF Rebounds After Facebook Upgrade

    04-22-2014 02:24 PM by Max Chen

    After testing bear market territory, social media stocks are bouncing back, with the related exchange traded fund among the best performers over the past week. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) was up 1.0% Tuesday and gained 5.8% over the past week. SOCL, th...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Some Changes, but a few Surprises

    04-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Sometimes, the song changes and other times it remains the same. There was a little bit of both among this weeks searched ETF tickers as momentum stocks and ETFs were again punished. To that end, it probably will not surprise devoted followers of this space that the iShares Na...

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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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  • Social Slide: Social Media ETF Flirts With Bear Market

    04-04-2014 01:41 PM by Todd Shriber

    Momentum stocks giveth and taketh away. Previously beloved momo names from industries such as biotechnology, Internet and social media have been doing a lot more taking than giving in recent weeks. Pain inflicted by the theme of momentum lost is abundantly clear with the previ...

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  • Not Just Biotech: Other Momo ETFs Taken to Task

    03-24-2014 01:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    The big news in the world of momentum stocks and exchange traded funds is the ongoing retrenchment in the biotechnology sub-sector. On Monday, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NasdaqGM: IBB), the largest biotech ETF, is off 2.8% on volume that is already nearly triple the...

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  • ETFs for the Next Wave of China Internet IPOs

    03-17-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The next wave of Chinese Internet initial public offerings is expected to come to U.S. exchanges in the coming months and that could shine the spotlight on some already high-flying exchange traded funds. Last Friday, Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) filed ...

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  • Facebook ETFs Feel Minimal Impact on WhatsApp Deal

    02-20-2014 11:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Facebook (NasdaqGM: FB), the largest social media company, are down 2.1% in midday trading, perhaps something of a pleasant surprise given the controversy and criticism surrounding the companys $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Facebook, w...

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  • Social Media ETF Could Wait on Candy Crush Developer's IPO

    02-18-2014 03:00 PM by Max Chen

    The social media exchange traded fund is strengthening Tuesday after King Digital Entertainment, a developer of popular Facebook and Smartphone games, files for an initial public offering. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) was up 2.3% Tuesday. SOCL is 2.6% h...

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  • This Weeks Most Searched ETFs: Commodities Reign

    02-08-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500 closed the week in strong form, helping U.S. equities to the first weekly rise in four despite a less-than-impressive January jobs report. For the week, the three major U.S. indices all posted gains of at least 0.5%. Despite the gains for equities, commodities ...

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  • Potentially Brutal Day Awaits Social Media ETF

    02-06-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) has been down this road before. That road being the first trading day after a hot new addition to the ETFs lineup delivers its first set of quarterly results as a public firm. That day is today for Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) and i...

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  • Social Media, IPO ETFs Wait on Twitter's First Earnings

    02-05-2014 02:26 PM by Max Chen

    Tech investors are focusing on Twitter (NasdaqGS: TWTR) Wednesday as the company announces its first ever earnings report, either justifying or contradicting the stock's lofty price. Exchange traded fund investors can track the action through initial public offering or social med...

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  • Facebook Bump, Earnings Outlook Bolsters Slumping Social Media ETF

    01-31-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The social media exchange traded fund was not immune to the latest market upheaval but it did rebound Thursday after Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) surged on mobile-ad growth. Next week will also be a big week for social media sector as players reveal fourth quarter earnings. The Glo...

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  • Social Media Slump: High-Flying ETF Swoons

    01-28-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With all the attention being paid to emerging markets equities and the next move, if any, by the Federal Reserve, price action in some sector and industry exchange traded funds may not be getting the usual, thoughtful treatment. That should not be the case with one of 2013s hi...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Anti-Social

    01-27-2014 12:32 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Social Media stocks this morning are demonstrating downright anti-social behavior, with the increasingly well-known SOCL(Global X Social Media Index, Expense Ratio 0.65%) getting clobbered for the fourth straight trading session on heavier trading volume. SOCL has broken throu...

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  • IPO ETF Gains Assets, Still Misunderstood

    01-17-2014 01:38 PM by Todd Shriber

    Buoyed by the best year for U.S. initial public offerings since the height of the late 1990s tech bubble, the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX), surged almost 48% last year while ranking as one of the ETF industrys best asset gatherers on a percentage basis. As of ...

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  • China Internet ETF Could Add Alibaba 11 Days After IPO

    01-14-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    Following Facebooks (NasdaqGM: FB) 2012 initial public offering, Twitter (NYSEArca: TWTR) was the 2013 IPO nearly everyone was talking about. With little doubt, this years most awaited IPO is going to be Chinas Alibaba. When highly anticipated IPOs and the ensuing fanfare come...

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  • Few Surprises Among This Weeks Popular Searches on ETF Trends

    01-11-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Seasoned pros know to expect the unexpected in the financial markets. However, there are times when the expected is just what we get. That was the case with the most searched tickers on ETF Trends this week. Without the benefit of a fully functional crystal ball, we do not kno...

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  • Another View on Internet ETFs

    01-10-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds holdings richly valued but soaring Internet stocks were among 2013s top performers. A risk-off tenor to start 2014 and concerns about the aforementioned valuations, among other factors, have sparked some lethargy in Internet ETFs in the new year. The Firs...

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  • Not Everyone is Seduced by Internet ETFs

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

    "Good" does not adequately describe the performance of Internet and social media exchange traded funds in 2013. No, "good" does not suffice when the three largest Internet and social media ETFs posted an average gain of almost 61%, nearly double that of the S&P 500. Return...

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  • Social Media ETF Trumps Twitter

    01-08-2014 01:56 PM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), the newly public social media darling, certainly gets its fair share of press. Look at media coverage of Twitter this way: By market value, the company is roughly 10% larger than General Mills (NYSE: GIS), but Twitter receives much more than 10% more media c...

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  • Social Media ETF Nears Year-End Breakout

    12-24-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is already one of this years top-performing industry exchange traded funds, but the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) could add to its 59% year-to-date and do so before 2014 arrives. The price action since Dec. 11 appears to be forming a handle. A handle is a...

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  • A Rebound Could be Awaiting the Social Media ETF

    12-06-2013 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Even with what was supposed to be a positive catalyst in the form of the Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) initial public offering, November was a turbulent month for the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL). SOCL,still one of this years better-performing industry ETFs and one ...

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  • Enthusiasm Wanes for Social Media Stocks

    11-26-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Perhaps it is a case of lofty valuations finally coming home to roost. Or maybe it is just a correction before the start of another move higher. Whatever the case may be, social media stocks have rapidly fallen out of favor with investors in recent weeks, sapping the exchange ...

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  • A Cautious View on Facebook, Twitter ETFs

    11-19-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds offering exposure to social media have been the toast of the town this year due in large part to Facebooks (NasdaqGM: FB) resurgence and Twitters (NYSE: TWTR) recent initial public offering. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL), the lone d...

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  • Social Media ETF Allocates 4.5% to Twitter

    11-15-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) has allocated 4.5% of its weight to newly public social media firm Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), making the stock the ETFs eleventh-largest holding. At a weight of 4.5%, Twitter is just behind Yandex (NasdaqGM: YNDX), the Google (Na...

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  • Twitter Enters IPO ETF as a Top-10 Holding

    11-14-2013 12:14 AM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), the newly public social media darling, has joined the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO), itself a new offering, as a top-10 holding. To be precise, IPO added shares of Twitter after the close of U.S. markets Wednesday at a weight of 2.44%, making the st...

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  • Twitter ETF Update

    11-13-2013 02:55 PM by Todd Shriber

    Fans of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), social media stocks, initial public offerings and the exchange traded funds that hold social media shares and IPOs could be getting excited in anticipation of Twitters ETF debut. After the close of U.S. markets Wednesday, Twitter will be added to ...

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  • Post-Twitter IPO: What to Expect From Internet ETFs

    11-08-2013 12:33 PM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is now into its second day as a public company and those investors want a slice of the social media companys potential upside without the commitment of the stock itself, there are options among ETFs. As was reported after Thursdays close (and widely expect...

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  • And Now The Social Media ETF Confirms Addition of Twitter

    11-07-2013 05:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    ETF Trends has learned the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) will add Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) on Nov. 13. SOCL tracks the Solactive Social Media Index, which allows for the inclusion of some stocks after the fifth trading day. SOCL, which is almost two years old, a...

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  • Not Much of a Twitter Bounce for Social Media, IPO ETFs

    11-07-2013 11:23 AM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), this years most eagerly anticipated initial public offering, has finally commenced trading. As of this writing, shares of the social media firm are flirting with $46 after opening at $45 and over 51 million shares have changed hands. None of that means mu...

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  • Twitter IPO: Not Much Love for ETFsYet

    11-05-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The big news on the initial public offering front this week is the Thursday debut of social media outfit Twitter (NYSE: TWTR). On Monday, the company raised is offering range to $23-$25 a share and sources believe the offering is oversubscribed even at the high end of that ran...

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  • Facebook Earnings Friendly for Social Media ETF

    10-31-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) is still up almost 50% year-to-date, but October has not been particularly kind to the high-flying fund. Since the start of the month, SOCL is off about 3.7% and as valuation concerns regarding the ETFs holdings accelerated,...

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  • Ten Small Sector ETFs with Big Returns

    10-24-2013 01:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some of the best things come in small packages. Exchange traded funds cover a range of investment segments, and in the current rally, smaller areas in the market are generating robust gains. The S&P 500 Index rallied 25.1% year-to-date and has been hitting new historic hig...

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  • Possible Problems for These ETFs if the 4 Horsemen Slowdown

    10-23-2013 12:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    Membership in the club known as the Four Horsemen of the Nasdaq seems like it is always changing. At one point in the 1990s, that club was comprised of Cisco (NasdaqGM: CSCO), Dell (NasdaqGM: DELL), Intel (NasdaqGM: INTC) and Microsoft (NasdaqGM: MSFT). Then it was Oracle (NYS...

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  • Hot IPOs Can Take the Long Way Into ETFs

    10-10-2013 02:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can gain broad exposure to the stock market's latest offerings through initial public offering exchange traded funds, but they may not enjoy the first-day pop. ETF offerings target the new-to-market discovery period of an IPO stock - the time after the price settles ...

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  • 10 ETF Investments That Got the Most Bang for Your Buck

    10-08-2013 01:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Riding out tax hikes, interest rate risk and geopolitical tensions, the broad equity markets touched historic highs this year, with alternative energy, biotech and technology stock exchange traded funds leading the pack. In the technology space, social media stocks are experie...

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  • Social Media Propels Emerging Tech ETFs to 13-Year High

    10-03-2013 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    Expectations for a strong Twitter Inc initial public offering is lifting tech-related stocks and exchange traded funds, especially in the emerging markets where the sector is at a 13-year high. The MSCI Emerging Markets and Information Technology Index is hovering around its h...

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  • ETF Categories That Just Keep On Winning

    10-02-2013 03:00 PM by Gary Gordon

    Stocks as an asset class have shrugged off a wide variety of risks throughout the year. Sequestration failed to derail equity enthusiasm. The May-June interest rate spike did little to deter dip-buyers. And I suspect that any actual downside for the markets in October, whether ca...

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  • September & Q3 ETF Performance Report

    09-30-2013 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a brief Fed policy scare, U.S. stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds raced to all-time highs as the easy money fueled rally continued through the third quarter. However, the euphoria waned near quarter's end on fears of a looming U.S. government shutdown and polit...

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  • Gain Exposure to All the Big Social Media Names with One ETF

    09-26-2013 01:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 Thursday, I looked at the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NYSEArca: SOCL). This tech ETF provid...

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  • Facebook Surge Powers Social Media ETF

    08-07-2013 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    The social media exchange traded fund, once criticized by some as a gimmicky investment strategy, is outperforming the broader markets, with social networking sites leading the charge in the tech sector. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL) gained 16% in July a...

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  • Social Media ETF Shakes Off Facebook Lockup Woes

    08-16-2012 01:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) shares have fallen to a new low in the wake of the disastrous IPO as the lockup period on some shares expired Thursday. However, the social media ETF benefited from strength in the broader market Thursday and has been moving higher in August despite the...

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  • Social Media ETF Cratering with Facebook

    06-05-2012 01:42 PM by John Spence

    A social media ETF that counts Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) as its third-largest holding is down 16% the past month amid the fallout of the IPO bomb. Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) has 7.8% of its portfolio in Facebook. The ETF is relatively small with about $18 m...

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  • Facebook Enters Social Media ETF

    05-25-2012 08:37 AM by John Spence

    Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) joined the social media exchange traded fund on Thursday as the third-largest stock holding with an 8.8% portfolio weight. The stock was added to the tracking benchmark, the Solactive Social Media Index, after five days of trading. Global X Social Me...

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  • FOX Interview: Tom Lydon Says Facebook to Join These ETFs

    05-24-2012 02:17 PM by John Spence

    Despite the controversial Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) IPO, the social networking company "is not going away," said ETFtrends editor Tom Lydon in a FOX Business interview Thursday. [Social Media ETF Down on Facebook IPO] Tom pointed out that Facebook will soon be placed in major in...

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  • Social Media ETF Down 3% as Facebook Begins Trading

    05-18-2012 01:39 PM by John Spence

    Global X Social Media ETF (NYSEArca: SOCL) has seen volume ramp this week in the days leading up to the historic Facebook IPO but the fund slipped 3% amid volatile trading in newly-minted Facebook shares Friday. Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) shares recovered Friday after falling to ...

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  • Facebook: Which ETFs Will Like it?

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

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

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  • Social Media ETF Back in the Spotlight

    04-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Facebook is making headlines again with its latest move to capture the photo sharing service of Instagram. As the social media sub-sector of the technology market continually heats up, how can investors gain exposure to these hot spots with exchange traded funds? A game plan i...

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  • Facebook and the Social Media ETF

    03-22-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Social media is a growing business, and investors are already positioning for the Facebook IPO. Still, for those who would rather sample the overall industry, there are social media-related exchange traded funds available. IPO buyers face the risk of a huge price drop as exist...

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  • Pandora Upgrade Fails to Lift Social Media ETF

    03-05-2012 01:25 PM by John Spence

    A 7% rally in Pandora (NYSE: P) shares Monday following an analyst upgrade wasnt enough to boost an exchange traded fund that specializes in social media stocks. Global X Social Media ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) was down 1.7% in recent trading. The $8.5 million fund has a 3% weightin...

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  • Facebook IPO Drives Interest in Social Media ETF

    02-06-2012 04:27 PM by John Spence

    Trading volume and assets in a small exchange traded fund that invests in social media stocks are ramping higher in the wake of Facebook filing to go public. Assets in the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) have jumped to $5.3 million from $1.4 million after Face...

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  • Social Media ETF Likes Facebook IPO Speculation

    01-31-2012 12:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    The social media exchange traded fund has been moving higher on increased trading volume in recent days on anticipation Facebook could file for an initial public offering as soon as this week. Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL), the first social media-based ETF, ...

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  • Social Media ETF Falls as Groupon Weighs

    11-22-2011 02:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that invests in "social media" stocks was down more than 1% on Tuesday as a position in Groupon (NasdaqGS: GRPN) weighed on the sector ETF. Global X Funds launched the first ETF targeting the social media sub-sector earlier this month, and it has met a ...

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  • Global X Launches Social Media ETF

    11-16-2011 03:49 PM by ETF Trends

    Global X, a fund provider known for its alternative and niche exchange traded fund products, recently launched the first social media-based ETF. Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) tries to reflect the performance of the Solactive Social Media Index, which tracks ...

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