From John Ballard: The share prices of top video-game stocks have fallen hard over the past six months. Though Wall Street is worried about the impact of Fortnite, there are still favorable trends underpinning the growth trajectory of the leading game makers.
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From Ian Dyer: When I was a little kid, if you wanted to play a video game with your friends, you had to go to their house and share the PlayStation or Nintendo 64. And nobody wanted to be the one watching if there weren’t enough controllers.
From Joseph Hargett: One sector that often gets overlooked is the video game industry. Both software and hardware makers have done extremely well in the past couple of years.
From Zacks: The technology sector has been the best-performing sector this year with the ultra-popular Select Sector SPDR Technology ETF (XLK – Free Report) gaining 26.2% in the year-to-date time frame versus the gain of 15.7% for SPDR S&P 500 (SPY– Free Report) .
From Jon Markman: I love my digital stuff. My iPad Pro, Dell laptop and Nexus6 smartphone make me way more productive, and I can trade and catch up on ballgames from anywhere.
From Jon Markman: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has cracked one of the codes of the New Gilded Age. It found a way to use scads of digital data to monetize people’s free time.
The recently-launched GAMR (PureFunds Video Game Tech, Expense Ratio 0.75%, $7.8 million in AUM), which is the first and only ETF entry to the “Video Game” segment of Technology companies, is worth watching heading into the holiday season.
Video games are a favorite pastime of adults and kids alike, and new fund from an innovative ETF issuer gives investors diversified exposure to a large swath of the industry.