The most valuable auto brands are Toyota (NYSE: TM), Mercedes and BMW, stocks that combine for nearly 21% of the First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund’s (NasdaqGS: CARZ) weight. CARZ is up about 32% year-to-date. [Auto ETF Revs up as Sales Soar]
Facebook (NasdaqGM: FB) is the only social media that landed a spot on the Interbrand global rankings, but when factoring in Google and others, it is clear Internet stocks are ascending up the ranks of valuable brands. In addition to Facebook and Google, Amazon (NasdaqGM: AMZN) and eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) are ranked among the world’s most valuable brands. Those stocks combine for nearly a third of the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio’s (NasdaqGS: PNQI) weight. That ETF is up 45% this year.
PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio
Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of Apple, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.