Intel Corporation (INTC) Looks To Fuel Rally In These ETFs [Merrill Lynch Semiconductors HOLDRS ETF]

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX)

This ETF follows the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index and offers exposure to 31 domestic firms. The fund has amassed $463 million in its asset base and trades in volume of more than 151,000 shares a day. The product charges a higher fee of 47 bps a year from investors (see: all the Technology ETFs here).

Here again, INTC takes the top spot at 8.19% of total assets. The fund has gained 16.7% so far this year and currently has a Zacks Rank of 2 with a ‘High’ risk outlook.

First Trust NASDAQ technology Dividend Index Fund (NASDAQ:TDIV)

This fund provides exposure to the dividend payers of the broad technology space by tracking the Nasdaq Technology Dividend Index. The product has amassed about $542.5 million in its asset base while charges 50 bps in annual fees. Volume is good as it exchanges about 146,000 shares in hand per day.

In total, the fund holds about 89 securities in its basket. Of these firms, INTC takes the third spot, making up roughly 8.35% of the assets. In terms of industrial exposure, the fund allocates one-fourth portion in semiconductor and semiconductor equipment, followed by technology hardware, storage & peripherals (16.30%) and software (15.32%). The fund is up over 7% year-to-date.

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