Vanguard Information Technology Sector ETFFund
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- Assets $7,454.9M
- Expense Ratio 0.10%
- Yield 2.29%
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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&...
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...
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...
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% ...
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...
07-20-2015 03:10 PM by Todd Shriber
Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the world's 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 po...
07-01-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
The summer months are known for lethargy and, sometimes declines, on Wall Street, but July is usually a decent month for stocks. Over the past 20 years, the S&P 500 has traded higher in 45% of Julys, posting an average gain of 0.4%. Investors looking for bigger July gains ...
06-24-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
None of the nine sector SPDR exchange traded funds can hold a candle to the nearly 12% returned by the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLV), but the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) has climbed an admirable 4.7. With many of XLK's marquee holdings listed...
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...
04-27-2015 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber
Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the world's 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-lin...
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...
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 maker's 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 ...
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...
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....
11-24-2014 03:36 PM by Tom Lydon
With Japan and Europe central banks increasing their debt purchasing programs, global demand for fixed-income assets is set to outpace supply next year, potentially supporting the fixed-income market and keeping U.S. bond exchange traded funds as an attractive option for yield ge...
09-25-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
A strong performance over the past several months has helped elevate the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) to the third spot among the nine sector SPDR exchange traded funds. Up 13.6% this year, XLK, the largest technology sector ETF, trails only the Health Care Se...
08-28-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
While U.S. stocks are in a rally mode, investors are better off with cyclical stocks and sector exchange traded funds. JPMorgan Private Bank Chief Investment Strategist Kate Moore argues that cyclical stocks are the best way to capitalize on a U.S. recovery, CNBC reports. "...
07-24-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
For years, technology was the not first sector investors thought of when they thought of dividends. The largest sector weight in the S&P 500 is changing that and that change has been a boon for an array of exchange traded funds. Tech's rise as a credible dividend destinati...
05-30-2014 01:31 PM by Todd Shriber
Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 17.3% since the start of the second quarter, an arguably stunning move in such a short amount of time for a company with a market value of almost $550 billion. Apple's previously announced 7-for...
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...
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...
04-15-2014 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon
With the Nasdaq faltering again Tuesday, it might be hard for some investors to believe that things are not entirely gloom and doom in the technology sector. Most of the gloom has come courtesy of once high-flying Internet and social media stocks. The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM...
04-15-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
April 15th is famously know as Tax Day to Americans, meaning it is a day many taxpayers wish was not on the calendar, but there is a positive reason to embrace the arrival of April's halfway point. The technology sector enters its second period of seasonal strength from April ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
12-13-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
As the exchange traded funds industry has grown into a larger, more legitimate threat to mutual funds, comparisons are often made between specific ETFs and mutual funds. A worthy endeavor to be sure, particularly for investors that are new to ETFs. S&P Capital IQ evaluated...
12-05-2013 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
Vanguard had $325.5 billion in ETF assets as of Dec. 3, nearly $43 billion behind State Street Global Advisors for the second spot and barely more than half the ETF assets held by BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit. Still, Pennsylvania-based Vanguard, one of the leaders in p...
11-08-2013 02:33 PM by Todd Shriber
Broadly speaking, the technology sector has performed well this year. Quite well, actually, with a year-to-date gain of 47% as of Nov. 1, but the issue faced by some large technology exchange traded funds is significant allocations to the sector 's dogs. That roster includes ...
10-25-2013 03:14 PM by Tom Lydon
One of the biggest news items in the exchange trade products business this week was the debut of 10 sector ETFs from financial services giant Fidelity. And part of the big story there is that Fidelity is now the low-cost leader when it comes to sector ETFs. Not only can Fideli...
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...
10-22-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Shares of Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, gained 2.5% Monday on above average volume, extending the iPhone maker's winning streak to nine days. Since its June 27 bottom, the stock has surged almost 32%. Apple getting back to its bullish ways i...
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...
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...
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...
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. "...
12-27-2012 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon
This year ETF providers have been going toe-to-toe in the so-called fee war. It doesn't look like the round of fee cuts is over quite yet as Vanguard slashes expense ratios on over 20 of its ETF offerings. "Since we are a mutually owned firm, low costs are an outcome that is d...
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 ...
11-06-2012 04:19 PM by Tom Lydon
While both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama claim the other will drag the U.S. economy down, stocks and exchange traded funds will likely continue to expand as the markets gain momentum. Consumer spending is rising, employment numbers are improving, home prices are recov...
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....
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...
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...
08-10-2012 08:04 AM by Tom Lydon
Last week, exchange traded fund industry observers speculated on Fidelity Investments' plans to convert its popular sector mutual funds into actively managed ETF options. With capable managers at the helm, the active ETF options may be viable contenders, according to S&P anal...
05-31-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Over the past year, fixed income exchange traded funds have gathered about $53 billion, an indication that most investors have lost faith in the equity market. However, there are reasons to stick to the right allocation of stocks and bonds despite the fear factor. "In the ETF ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
03-12-2012 10:37 AM by John Spence
Apple's (NasdaqGS: AAPL) market cap has grown so large that the stock accounts for more than 20% of some exchange traded funds tracking the technology sector. For example, Apple alone represents 20.1% of iShares Dow Jones US Technology (NYSEArca: IYW), which holds about $1.6 b...
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...
02-07-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Nasdaq-100 exchange traded fund is up 11% year to date to outperform the S&P 500. The technology-heavy ETF has rallied to the highest levels since the dot-com wreck. The index is comprised of 100 tech stocks listed on the Nasdaq. Many small tech stocks are getting a bo...
01-20-2012 10:27 AM by Tom Lydon
The closely watched Nasdaq-100 index is trying hard to break free of strong resistance that has been in place since the beginning of 2011. PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), which follows the Nasdaq-100, is aiming for new highs from the subprime meltdown but disappointing results from top...
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...
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...
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...
11-03-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
After hitting the brakes in the early part of the year, technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) are now riding a wave of momentum that has them on pace to end the year on a solid note. Since bouncing off their August lows, tech ETFs have wavered. That's thanks to a lack of uni...
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 ...
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...
09-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
A consulting firm has released its annual ranking of the world's top brands. You can own the companies deemed well-positioned to withstand global challenges in exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to a survey by consulting firm Interbrand, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is the world'...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Microsoft's 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 (ET...
03-04-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
One of the benefits of a market downturn is that stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) become cheap. As we get deeper into the rally, value investments are becoming harder to come by, but not impossible to find. Value investors will have to look beyond the obvious and sift thro...
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 ...
10-08-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
So, you took some positions in exchange traded funds (ETFs) when the S&P 500 moved above its 200-day moving average, and perhaps you've made some gains. How can you go about protect your profits? While investors aren't heading for the exits, talk of a potential correction ...
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...
05-11-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) opened the morning in negative territory on news that several l major banks will be selling shares of common stock to repay funds borrowed from the federal government. US Bancorp (USB) plans on selling $2.5 billion of stock, Capita...
04-28-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Although many investors are awaiting the big rebound, there are plenty of market opportunities for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors to get in on small daily dips. In reality, two of the three major averages have not moved much over the month of April. According to Yahoo...
10-14-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The technology companies have so far come out relatively unscathed during the financial crisis, however, sales could catch up to them in the following year, leaving exchange traded funds (ETFs) vulnerable. The latest numbers show that technology industry leaders Intel Corp. (I...