Posts Tagged ‘NYSEARCA:XLK’

The Biggest Technology ETF Of Them All

February 17th, 2016

new etfsDavid Fabian:  State Street has had a tremendous advantage in the exchange-traded fund world by being the first issuer of dedicated sector funds. Their highly successful SPDR sector series debuted in 1998 and has spent nearly two decades building a world-class reputation. Read more…


A Technical Look At Technology ETFs

January 8th, 2016

technical chart lookDavid Fabian:  The rocky start to 2016 in the major indices has many ETF investors on edge. Some may be looking at the volatility as a buying opportunity, while others are likely heading for the stability of cash or other safe haven assets. Read more…


Why Investors Should Consider Apple Inc. (AAPL) ETFs Despite The Sell-Off

August 5th, 2015

investAn apple a day might keep the doctor away, but owning Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares right now may not keep risks away.  First, the company came up with a weak revenue outlook and lower-than-expected iPhone sales in its Q3 earnings release in late July, Read more…


Why This ETF Belongs In Your Portfolio

July 24th, 2015

etfsDiane Alter:  Many Wall Street predictions show tepid returns across all markets for the rest of 2015, so we’re recommending a tech investment for the rest of the year. Read more…


Smart Ways To Play A Range-Bound Technology ETF

February 13th, 2015

investRick Pendergraft: Over the course of the first 25 trading days in 2015, the S&P 500 was caught in choppy trading. The index seemed to be extremely volatile, but in reality, every daily close was between 1,992.67 and 2,063.15. Read more…


These Investments Stand the Test of TIME

December 9th, 2014

time1In March, I wrote about four sectors that usually do well during periods of economic growth. The acronym TIME is an easy way to remember them. The sectors are technology, industrials, materials and energy. All four sectors tend to outperform the broader market over long periods of time, though of course any of them could Read more…


Technology Dividends Offer Sound Income Opportunity

October 9th, 2014

opportunityDavid Fabian: The world of dividend investing has traditionally been dominated by companies in the utility, financial, and consumer goods spaces. These stalwart sectors are known to offer strong and consistent cash flow models Read more…


A Rational Look At Stock Market Risk

September 23rd, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  Group of 20 finance chiefs and central bankers said current risks include uneven growth and the possibility of excessive risk-taking in a low interest rate environment. They also pointed out that when push Read more…


This Sector Will Drive The Market For The Next Decade

August 20th, 2014

wall-street-etfGeorge Leong: It was just a few months ago that the technology sector stocks, specifically the momentum stocks, were getting bashed around and sold off by the stock market. Read more…


Three Sectors To Own This Summer

June 26th, 2014

three 3As summer rolls on and the trading on Wall Street tones down a bit, one strategist says investors should not be tempted to sit pat and leave their portfolios as is. Sam Stovall, managing director of U.S. equity strategy at S&P Capital IQ, has his top three sectors to own now for Read more…


1992 Says Don’t Assume Stocks Are Doomed With Slow Growth

June 16th, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: Economic data in 2014 has aligned with “slow, but still positive growth.” It is easy to find blurbs in the press similar to the June 12 segment from The Wall Street Journal below: Read more…


Smart Way To Play The Technology Sector With ETFs

May 4th, 2014

technology-etfThe technology sector delivered a stellar performance last year, but has been unable to provide meaningful support to earnings growth of the S&P 500 index of late, despite being the second Read more…


What Lies Ahead For Technology ETFs?

May 4th, 2014

ETFsThe technology sector has seen terrible trading over the past few weeks on growing concerns over valuation and future earnings growth. In fact, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index fell Read more…


ETFs With The Most Exposure To Microsoft Corporation

April 22nd, 2014

microsoftSweta Killa: The software giant – Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) – is becoming an investors’ darling as depicted by the recent surge in its share price. In fact, Microsoft is leading the way in the broad tech space this year leaving behind its rivals Apple Read more…


The Best Sectors For Growth In 2014

March 20th, 2014

manufacturing growthGeorge Leong: If you own some of the large-cap blue chip stocks on the Dow, it has not been a great year so far. Now, some of you may have thought that after the strong year for technology and small-cap stocks in 2013, the stock market may have been ready Read more…


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