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  • Technology ETFs Could Maintain Their Momentum in 2017

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

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

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  • Tech Sector Offers Post-Election Opportunity

    11-09-2016 10:54 AM by Brenton Garen

    The technology sector, the largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has been one of the better-performing groups this year, a theme that is lifting exchange traded funds such as the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEArca: VGT) and the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NY...

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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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  • A Cost-Efficient ETF for Rebounding Tech Stocks

    07-21-2016 10:32 AM by Brenton Garen

    The technology-heavy NASDAQ-100 Index is higher by more than 5% over the past month and with a spate of big earnings reports expected in the coming days, the technology sector and its relevant exchange traded funds could be poised for more near-term upside. Recent ebullience t...

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  • Revisiting Technology ETFs

    06-03-2016 08:30 AM by Brenton Garen

    Widely followed technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) such as the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) and broad market ETFs like the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), which tracks the tech heavy Nasdaq-100 Index, have faced a variety of headwinds this year, but there a...

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  • 46 Tech ETFs to Tap Into Big Growth Names

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

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

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  • Riskier Stock ETFs Shine After Gold Rally

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

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

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  • Treasury Bond ETFs Continue to Impress

    02-25-2016 04:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. Treasury bonds and related exchange traded funds have been an attractive option this year as safe-haven demand and relatively higher yields help attract investors. Richard Clarida, global strategic advisor and managing director at PIMCO, argues that the global uncertainty...

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  • How ETFs May React to a Tech Rebound

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

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

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  • ETF Plays to Take Advantage of Current Markets

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

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

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  • A Big Earnings Week for Technology Sector ETFs

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

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

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  • Treasury ETFs Rally as Yields Break Below 2%

    01-20-2016 03:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasuries and bond-related exchange traded funds advanced Wednesday as benchmark yields tumbled to their lowest since October. On Wednesday, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) rose 0.5%, Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: SCHR) was 0.3%...

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  • Tech ETFs for Future Growth

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

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

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  • Sector ETFs to Watch This Earnings Season

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

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

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  • Best and Worst Sector ETFs for December

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

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

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  • Tech ETFs Gaining Momentum as Apple Readies Earnings

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

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

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  • Can Tech ETFs Win The 4th Quarter Again?

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Frugal Consumers Could Keep Discretionary ETFs From Breaking Out

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

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

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  • Ahead of Earnings, Some Apple ETFs see Outflows

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

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

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  • Tech Time for Julys ETF of the Month

    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 ...

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  • Time for Some Tech With a Favored ETF

    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 XLKs marquee holdings listed ...

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  • Cyclical Sector ETFs for a Growing Economy

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

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

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  • Ahead of Earnings, no Love for Apple ETFs

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

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

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  • Sector ETFs to Overweight Ahead

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

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

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  • Apples Ascent to $700B and its ETF Impact

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

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

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  • Technology ETFs Provide Sturdy Growth

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

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

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  • Getting Strategic With Sector ETFs

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

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

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  • Supply, Demand Imbalance Keep Bond ETFs Afloat

    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...

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  • Time to Talk Tech With ETFs

    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...

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  • Secrets of Cyclical Sector ETFs

    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. "...

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  • Rise of Tech Dividends a Boon for ETFs

    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. Techs rise as a credible dividend destinatio...

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  • Investors Tepid on Apple ETFs as Stock Soars

    05-30-2014 01:31 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 17.3% since the start of the second quarter, an arguably stunning move in such a short amount of time for a company with a market value of almost $550 billion. Apples previously announced 7-for-...

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  • ETF Investors Can Take Hints from Millionaires

    05-06-2014 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can take cues from American millionaires, as many wealthy participants expect to put more money into the stock market. In a recent CNBC Millionaire's survey of 514 individuals with over $1 million in assets, millionaires plan to put 46% of their investment wealth int...

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  • Tech ETF Investors Wait on Apple Earnings

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

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

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  • Your Grandparents Would Like This Tech ETF

    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...

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  • Favorable Seasonality Beckons for Tech ETFs

    04-15-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    April 15th is famously know as Tax Day to Americans, meaning it is a day many taxpayers wish was not on the calendar, but there is a positive reason to embrace the arrival of Aprils halfway point. The technology sector enters its second period of seasonal strength from April 1...

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  • Buying the Tech ETF Dip

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

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

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  • Old Dogs Propping Up Tech ETFs

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

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

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  • Talking Tech With ETFs

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

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

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  • Heavyweight Tech ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

    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...

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  • Vanguard Keeps on Hauling in ETF Assets

    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 BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit. Still, Pennsylvania-based Vanguard, one of the leaders in pr...

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  • Another Tech ETF Showdown

    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 un...

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  • Slideshow Comparison of Major Sector ETFs

    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...

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  • In Pictures: The Icahn Effect on Apple ETFs

    10-24-2013 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up almost 1.1% Thursday on the not exactly new news that legendary investor Carl Icahn wants the California-based company to repurchase $150 billion, or nearly a third of its current market cap, worth...

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  • Apple Winning Streak: Double-Edged Sword for Tech ETFs

    10-22-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGM: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, gained 2.5% Monday on above average volume, extending the iPhone makers winning streak to nine days. Since its June 27 bottom, the stock has surged almost 32%. Apple getting back to its bullish ways is...

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  • 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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  • Tech ETFs Surging on Apple

    08-13-2013 04:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Technology sector exchange traded funds are primed to break out from multi-year highs as tech giants like Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) lead the pack. Technical analysts point out that the iShares U.S. Technology ETF (NYSEArca: IYW), which is up 1.0% Tuesday and 11.8% year-to-date, i...

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  • Some Tech ETFs for a Slice of Apple

    07-25-2013 03:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    The better-than-expected quarterly results out of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) helped lift the technology sector this week, along with related exchange traded funds. Apple, a major component in tech sector ETFs, gained over $23 billion in market value Wednesday on the latest earning...

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  • Time To Reconsider Large-Cap Technology ETFs?

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

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

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  • Vanguard Cuts Fees on 22 ETFs

    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 area mutually owned firm, low costs are an outcome thatis dir...

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  • iShares: Tech ETFs to Access Overseas Growth

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

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

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  • Stock ETF Investors Could Win No Matter Who is President

    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...

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  • Equal-Weight Tech ETFs if You're Shy About Apple

    10-12-2012 03:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), a major holding in technology exchange traded funds, is down more than 3% this week. If you're shy about Apple's dominant effect on an investment portfolio, equal-weight tech ETFs provide a more balanced approach to the sector. Apple shares were down 1....

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  • Nasdaq, Tech ETFs Capitalize on Apple Brand

    10-05-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The rapid growth in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) value has helped pull technology exchange traded funds higher as the single security is the largest holding in most tech-oriented funds. The Apple brand is now the second most recognizable in the world. Apple is now worth about $76 bi...

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  • Nasdaq ETFs Key on Apple, iPhone 5

    09-10-2012 02:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Never mind what the Federal Reserve has in store for the economy -- techies and technology exchange traded fund observers are waiting on the next big Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) iPhone launch. Apple dominates many ETFs tracking Nasdaq-listed stocks and the tech sector. The stock is...

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  • Fidelity Active ETFs Would Gain Market Share: S&P

    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...

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  • ETF Buying Patterns Highlight Safety Trade

    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 ...

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  • Tech ETFs and the Apple Effect

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

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

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  • How Apple's Huge Market Cap Impacts ETFs

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

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

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  • Best ETFs for Sectors in 2012

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

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

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  • Technology ETFs with Big Positions in Apple

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

    Apples (NasdaqGS: AAPL) market cap has grown so large that the stock accounts for more than 20% of some exchange traded funds tracking the technology sector. For example, Apple alone represents 20.1% of iShares Dow Jones US Technology (NYSEArca: IYW), which holds about $1.6 bi...

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  • Tech ETFs to Consider as Apple Breaks $500

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

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

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF at Highest Level Since Internet Bubble

    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...

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  • Nasdaq-100 ETF Breakout Hampered by Google

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Technology

    12-19-2011 10:12 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week we saw huge trading volume in a technology exchange traded fund, XLK (Technology Select Sector SPDR), before the ETF lost some luster to finish the week from a performance standpoint. Approximately 60 million shares traded in XLK last Monday, versus average daily tradin...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Technology Sector

    11-09-2011 09:55 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We have spent some time speaking about the SPX (S&P 500 Index) challenging its 200-day moving average recently as well as approaching near term highs (1292.66 was briefly touched 9 trading sessions ago). [S&P 500 ETFs Testing 200-Day Average] However, even with this re...

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  • Google to Drag on Tech ETFs

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

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

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  • Why Tech ETFs Deserve Another Look

    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...

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  • Finding Values in Tech ETFs

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

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

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  • Tech ETFs Power Up

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

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

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  • 5 ETFs to Play the World's Best Brands

    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'...

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  • Tech ETFs: Sentiment Turns on a Microchip

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 6 Reasons to Consider Technology ETFs

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

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

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  • Technology ETFs: Can the New iPhone Save Them?

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

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

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  • 5 Tech ETFs for the Intensifying Apple-Microsoft Battle

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

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

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  • Hunting for Value? Where You Can Find It in ETFs

    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...

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  • Technology ETFs: A Way to Avoid the Guesswork

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

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

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  • How to Protect Your Gains In the ETF and Market Rally

    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 ...

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

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

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

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  • Midday Market Update: Banks Want to Repay TARP Funds

    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...

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  • Where You Can Find ETF Opportunities in This Market

    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 ...

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  • Tech ETFs Begin To Hear The Crunch Of Credit

    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...

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