If you're interested in broad exposure to the Technology - Software segment of the equity market, look no further than the Invesco Dynamic Software ETF (PSJ), a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 06/23/2005.
An increasingly popular option among retail and institutional investors, passively managed ETFs offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; they are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Additionally, sector ETFs offer convenient ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Technology - Software is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 7, placing it in top 44%.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $436.36 M, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Technology - Software segment of the equity market. PSJ seeks to match the performance of the Dynamic Software Intellidex Index before fees and expenses.
The index is comprised of stocks of software companies. The Index is designed to provide capital appreciation by thoroughly evaluating companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including fundamental growth, stock valuation, investment timeliness and risk factors.
Since cheaper funds tend to produce better results than more expensive funds, assuming all other factors remain equal, it is important for investors to pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.63%, making it on par with most peer products in the space.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure which minimizes single stock risk, it is still important to look into a fund's holdings before investing. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Information Technology sector--about 69.70% of the portfolio. Telecom and Healthcare round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) accounts for about 5.54% of total assets, followed by Vmware Inc (VMW) and Intuit Inc (INTU).
The top 10 holdings account for about 47.52% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF has gained about 28.36% and is up roughly 26.57% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 05/10/2019), respectively. PSJ has traded between $68.31 and $96.90 during this last 52-week period.
The ETF has a beta of 1.20 and standard deviation of 20.09% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 30 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.
Invesco Dynamic Software ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 1 (Strong Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, PSJ is a great option for investors seeking exposure to the Technology ETFs segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.
SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF (XSW) tracks S&P Software & Services Select Industry Index and the iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) tracks S&P North American Technology-Software Index. SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF has $241.77 M in assets, iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF has $2.98 B. XSW has an expense ratio of 0.35% and IGV charges 0.47%.
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Invesco Dynamic Software ETF (PSJ): ETF Research Reports
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iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV): ETF Research Reports
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