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Should You Invest in the Invesco Dynamic Software ETF (PSJ)?

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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.

Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many 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 9, placing it in bottom 44%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $382.98 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.

Costs

Cost is an important factor in selecting the right ETF, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts if all other fundamentals are the same.

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

While ETFs offer diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk, a deep look into a fund's holdings is a valuable exercise. And, 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 62.50% of the portfolio. Telecom and Healthcare round out the top three.

Looking at individual holdings, Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) accounts for about 5.30% of total assets, followed by Intuit Inc (INTU) and Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI).

The top 10 holdings account for about 46.90% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

Year-to-date, the Invesco Dynamic Software ETF has added roughly 26.40% so far, and was up about 29.47% over the last 12 months (as of 03/22/2019). PSJ has traded between $67.91 and $93.41 in this past 52-week period.

The ETF has a beta of 1.20 and standard deviation of 20.02% 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.

Alternatives

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 an outstanding 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 $205.48 M in assets, iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF has $2.69 B. XSW has an expense ratio of 0.35% and IGV charges 0.47%.

Bottom Line

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