|Bid||144.65 x 1100|
|Ask||144.71 x 800|
|Day's Range||144.53 - 145.88|
|52 Week Range||107.06 - 149.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.24|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.52%|
Popular technology stocks have recently staged a rebound. But segmented money flows show the rally is suspect. Let’s examine the issue with the help of a chart. Chart Please click here for a chart showing money flows in 11 popular tech stocks.
Salesforce.com agreed to buy big data firm Tableau Software for $15.3 billion in an all-stock deal. This has put the spotlight on ETFs having large exposure to Salesforce.
Technology sector took a hit badly in yesterday's trading session on antitrust scrutiny concerns that wiped out more than $133 billion from the market value of the four technology giants.
President Trump’s ban on China telecom giant Huawei is hurting technology stocks because Huawei is a big customer of prominent U.S. companies. Last week’s blacklist order said U.S. companies could no longer export technology to Huawei. For astute investors, segmented money flows provide an edge in doing good analysis.
A question for investors today is how they want to react to President Trump threatening to put more tariffs on Chinese goods. Let’s explore the issue with the help of a chart. Chart Please click here for an annotated chart of ETF S&P 500 ETF (SPY) which represents the S&P 500 Index (SPX) Please note the following: • The Chinese are notorious for dragging out negotiations to get the best deal.
Investors have elevated the FANG stocks to rock-star status. These names are internet darlings. Search FANG stocks on Google and you'll come up with over 6 million results. But investing in the hot stocks might not be the way to go.Source: Shutterstock After stellar returns in 2017, the FANG stocks lost steam in 2018. Find out why you shouldn't invest in FANG stocks now. What Are the FANG Stocks?Here are the FANG stocks and details about their current prices, valuation and estimates:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsF stands for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). It's currently selling for $183.78 per share with a trailing-12-month price-to-earnings ratio of 24.3. Facebook's 52-week range is $123.02-$218.62 and its one-year projected price is $196.44.A stands for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). It's currently selling for $1,923.77 per share with a trailing P/E ratio of 95.5. Amazon's 52-week range is $1,307.00-$2,050.50 and its one-year projected price of $2,073.55. * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Give Back 2019 Gains N stands for Netflix (NASADQ:NFLX). It's currently selling for $381.89 per share with a P/E ratio of 136.4. Netflix's 52-week range is $231.23-$423.21 and its one-year projected price is $381.26.G stands for Google, also known as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), which is actually Alphabet, Google's parent company. It's currently selling at $1,264.55 per share with a P/E ratio of 28.9. GOOG stock's 52-week range is $970.11-$1,273.89 and its one-year projected price is $1,352.50.The FANG stocks have been internet favorites due to their increasing market share and explosive growth. But whether these internet stars will continue outperforming is debatable as their growth slows, competitive forces increase and regulations creep in. Beware of a Frothy MarketThe markets are into the tenth year of a running bull market. The current S&P 500 Shiller P/E or CAPE ratio of 31.08 is nearly double historical average of 16.61. This P/E metric compares the current S&P 500 index price with the 10-year average earnings per share (adjusted for inflation) to smooth out fluctuations in the business cycle data. Using the P/E ratio valuation, the overall market is pricey.After a quick scan of the one-year price estimates, you might think each of the FANG stocks has room to grow. Facebook even sports a modest (for tech stocks) P/E ratio of 24.3 and Alphabet's is a lowly 28.9.In contrast, the valuations of Amazon and Netflix are sky high with P/E ratios of 95.5 and 136.4 respectively.So, does this suggest that Facebook and Alphabet are undervalued? Not necessarily. There's a reason for their low-ish valuations. The FANG stocks face headwinds from many directions. The FANG Sizzle Is BurningBeware of the sizzle. There are regulatory and competitive attacks approaching the FANG stocks. Amazon, Google and Facebook are subject to the EU rules targeting unfair online ranking platforms under the Platform-to-business (P2B) law. In 2017, Google was penalized with a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine -- and it was hit with another, this one 1.5 billion euros, earlier this year. Investigations are aggressively searching for unfair trade practices.Facebook and Google's data privacy practices are also under fire. CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, recently fined Google 50 million-euro ($56.33 million) for failing to provide users clear information regarding data use policies.Meanwhile, Netflix faces rampant competition from new streaming services along with growing debt.Then there's presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren threatening to break up the FANG stocks.Investors love high-flying growth, but the bulk of that explosive expansion may be in the rearview mirror for these tech players. If so, then the FANG stocks will be expected to grow at the same rate as the market. What's a FANG Follower to do?If you can't quell your love of FANG, keep a small position or go with a fund that includes FANG stocks. Fortunately, due to their large market cap, any diversified U.S. stock fund will provide FANG exposure. For a more concentrated position, The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Fund (NYSEARCA:FDN) is a market-cap-weighted fund that tracks the performance of the Dow Jones Internet Index.Finally, maintain a diversified investment portfolio, across U.S. and world assets, in line with your risk comfort level. This research-supported investment approach is diversified and likely to match market returns and minimize investment volatility.Barbara A. Friedberg, MBA, MS is a veteran portfolio manager, expert investor, and former university finance instructor. She is editor/author of Personal Finance; An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management and two additional money books. She is CEO of Robo-Advisor Pros.com , a robo-advisor review and information website. Additionally, Friedberg is publisher of the well-regarded investment website Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.com . Follow her on twitter @barbfriedberg and @roboadvisorpros. As of this writing, she does not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt * 4 Energy Stocks Soaring as Trump Tightens on Iran * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside Compare Brokers The post Why You Shouldnat Invest in the FANG Stocks appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Facebook has gained nearly 21% over the past three months. The strength is expected to continue given that Facebook has a reasonable chance of beating earnings estimates this quarter.
Shares of Netflix were up as much as 2 percent at Wednesday’s open after the online streaming company bested Wall Street expectations on earnings, revenue and subscribership for the first quarter. First-quarter ...
Lyft shares are taking a hit as investors turn to rival ride-hailing company Uber's prospective IPO filing. The development puts these ETFs in focus.
Internet stocks are soaring this year and that theme is not confined to U.S. borders. Just look at the First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF (NASDAQ: FDNI), the international cousin to the wildly ...
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Internet stocks and ETFs have had a stellar run in the 10-year old bull market. Will these maintain the winning momentum?
We have presented a bunch of top-performing ETFs of the 10-year bull market that will continue to outperform in the coming months given that these have a Zacks ETF Rank 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy).
Tech stocks might have had the wind knocked out of them to finish last year, but the sector's standing as a long-term source of growth still looks clear.The world is becoming ever more dependent on technology. If you have any doubts, ask yourself: How long have you spent on your smartphone today? Are you reading this article on it right now? Have you taken an Uber recently? Have a "smart" home-security system? Plan on listening to your smart speaker later? Those are just some of the most obvious advances in tech. Behind the scenes, data centers are increasingly powering American business, health records are going digital, retail is using big-data analysis to better deliver its wares ... you get the point.The technology sector was brutalized in the fourth quarter of 2018. Almost everything was lower - the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fell 14% - but tech companies more than carried their weight, dropping 17.7% to make them the third-worst-performing sector during that period. Likewise, though, tech stocks have been among the leaders of 2019's rebound, rallying more than 12%, which in turn has sent numerous tech exchange-traded funds (ETFs) skyward.The problem with investing in individual tech stocks is the risk. The sector is rife with disruption, and even longtime winners can suddenly find themselves on the outs - ask Nokia (NOK) or BlackBerry (BB). But you can whittle down that risk by investing in large bundles of these stocks, via ETFs.Here are 13 of the best tech ETFs to buy. These funds allow you to participate in the growth of the whole sector, or even smaller industry trends, while minimizing the risk of single-stock implosions. SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019
Given the sheer expanse of the U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) market, which is home to over 2,300 products, what constitutes the best ETF can vary from investor to investor.For some investors, the best ETFs are the ones with the lowest fees while other investors focus on the products with the juiciest dividend yields. Some investors think the ideal funds are the ones with the best past performance records and other ETF users think the best ETFs come from the issuers with the highest brand recognition.Indeed, a recent survey of professional investors by Brown Brothers Harriman indicates ETF users do prioritize costs and past performance when evaluating funds. Still, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to picking the best ETFs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Here are some of the best ETFs for a variety of investors. SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (SPTM)Expense Ratio: 0.03% per year, or $3 on a $10,000 investment.The SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:SPTM) is one of the best ETFs for investors looking to accomplish multiple objectives. Home to over 2,600 stocks, SPTM gives investors a deep bench for accessing the U.S. equity market.Second, with an annual fee of just 0.03%, the equivalent of $3 on a $10,000 investment, SPTM is one of the cheapest ETFs in the U.S. Just a handful of funds have annual fees of 0.03% and SPTM is one of them.Bottom line: SPTM is one of the best ETFs for novice or cost-conscious investors. iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)Expense Ratio: 0.15%For many investors, the best ETFs are the ones that help reduce portfolio risk and volatility. Enter the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (CBOE:USMV), the largest minimum volatility ETF in the U.S.The $22 billion USMV "seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader U.S. equity market," according to iShares. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century USMV holds over 200 stocks and nearly 30% of those holdings hail from the technology and financial services sectors. Financial services and consumer staples combine for almost a quarter of USMV's roster. WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (DON)Expense Ratio: 0.38%There are multiple reasons why the WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEARCA:DON) is one of the best ETFs for any investors. First, extensive data and studies confirm that mid-cap stocks frequently outperform their large-cap peers while sporting less volatility than small-caps.Second, specific to DON's status as one of the best ETFs, data confirm this fund's dominance in the mid-cap arena. The $3.51 DON turns 13 years old in June and in its more than 12 years on the market, the WisdomTree products has consistently crushed rival actively managed mid-cap funds as well as passive equivalents."Following another strong year relative to its benchmark, DON is in the top quartile of its Morningstar Mid-Cap Value peer group on all time frames. This includes the latest 5- and 10-year periods in which DON is in the first percentile of all mid-cap value funds," according to WisdomTree. Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP)Expense Ratio: 0.2%The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEARCA:RSP) has long been one of the best ETFs for investors looking for an alternative to cap-weighted S&P 500 funds. As its name implies, RSP is an equal-weight fund, meaning the S&P 500's smaller components are just as important to this fund's price action as are the index's large- and mega-cap names. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months Knowing that over long holding periods, small stocks outperform large caps, RSP is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking long-term broad market exposure. Data confirm as much. From RSP's inception in April 2013 through the end of January 2019, RSP beat the cap-weighted S&P 500 by nearly 200 basis points. First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN)Expense Ratio: 0.53%The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FDN) is not just one of the best Internet ETFs, it is one of the best ETFs in the sector/industry space as well. Over the past decade, FDN has handily outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P 1500 Information Technology Composite Index. FDN was also one of the best ETFs in the U.S. during the most recent bull market.The fund is beloved by droves of investors for its efficient access to storied stocks, such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)."FDN's primary rival is the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (NASDAQ:PNQI). PNQI tracks the largest and most liquid U.S.-listed companies engaged in internet-related businesses and employs a modified market cap-weighted indexing methodology based on the market cap ranking of the underling index securities," according to ETF Trends. Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)Expense Ratio: 0.07%The Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking basic exposure to domestic mega-cap stocks with a value bias. MGV's value tilt is notable because the value factor has historically rewarded long-term investors, indicating that this Vanguard fund is a solid idea for young investors, too.MGV follows the CRSP Mega Cap Value Index. Over the past three years, MGV has been one of the best ETFs targeting large-cap value names -- outperforming the Russell 1000 Value Index by 600 basis points over that period. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio MGV holds 150 stocks and its earnings multiples indicate the fund trades at a discount relative to broader market benchmarks, such as the S&P 500. Financial services and healthcare names combine for 42.6% of MGV's weight. VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL)Expense Ratio: 0.35%Some of the best ETFs are fixed-income funds and for the adventurous bond investor, the VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:ANGL) is a name to remember. ANGL is the dominant name among fallen angel funds.Fallen angels are corporate bonds that are originally issued with investment-grade credit ratings that are later downgraded to junk status. To the untrained eye, it may appear that fallen angels are like any other junk bond, but there is more to the story."Fallen angels, high yield bonds originally issued as investment grade corporate bonds, have had historically higher average credit quality than the broad high yield bond universe," according to VanEck. "Fallen angels have outperformed the broad high yield bond market in 11 of the last 15 calendar years."ANGL has a 30-day SEC yield of 6.3%, a 12-month yield of 5.6% and an effective duration of 5.85 years. Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)Expense Ratio: 0.08%The Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEARCA:VYM) is one of the largest U.S. dividend ETFs and a popular choice for yield-hungry investors. While VYM is positioned as a high-dividend fund, its dividend yield of 31.6% is not scary and implies some room for payout growth."High-yielding stocks usually pay out an above-average share of their earnings in the form of dividends, leaving a smaller buffer to preserve dividend payments should earnings fall," said Morningstar. "Although the fund targets high-yielding companies, its market-cap-weighting approach helps it to effectively diversify the risk of solely focusing on yield. In fact, its portfolio represents nearly 38% of the holdings in the Russell 3000 Index. And while the fund has meaningful exposure to a few of its largest holdings, they are not among its riskiest positions." * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond VYM holds nearly 400 stocks, most of which are large- and mega-cap names. Five sectors have double-digit weights in the fund. Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR)Expense Ratio: 0.6%One of the best ETFs many investors have yet to hear of, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (CBOE:SRVR), offers a unique, potentially more rewarding approach to real estate investing.Long-term investors are often attracted to real estate funds because of the sector's below-average volatility and above-average volatility. Those are fine traits and SRVR sacrifices neither, but what makes this one of the best ETFs is its compelling opportunity set, one that is not found with traditional real estate ETFs.SRVR has a dividend yield of 3.67%, which is impressive regardless of asset class. Additionally, the fund has shown the ability to outperform traditional real estate ETFs as well as technology funds. Communication needs of the future, including 5G, server farms for cloud computing and more, are among the compelling fundamental factors in SRVR's favor. Cambria Tail Risk ETF (TAIL)Expense Ratio: 0.59%The Cambria Tail Risk ETF (CBOE:TAIL), an actively managed fund, is designed to mitigate risk when markets turn lower and uses put options to accomplish that objective.TAIL strategy offers the potential advantage of buying more puts when volatility is low and fewer puts when volatility is high," according to Cambria. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Given TAIL's design, it is likely this fund will produce negative returns when stocks are trending higher. So what makes TAIL one of the best ETFs? Put simply, it does its job. Just look at how TAIL performed when broader markets swooned in the fourth quarter of 2018.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities.> More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The fourth-quarter slumps by the FANG stocks hammered Internet and technology exchange traded funds, but the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index (NYSEArca: FDN), the largest Internet ETF by assets, is ...
The beaten down price of Netflix could be a solid entry point for investors given its dominance in streaming service. We have highlighted five ETFs with a higher allocation to this firm.
Expedia (EXPE) could be an intriguing investment choice, according to Wall Street analysts’ latest ratings. Of the 33 analysts covering EXPE, 23 have recommended a “strong buy” or “buy,” and the remaining ten have recommended a “hold.” Given Wall Street’s one-year forward price target of $147.48, the stock has an upside potential of 30.4% from its current market price of $113.09. Expedia’s back-to-back quarters of strong bottom-line results have instilled confidence in the stock.
Will TripAdvisor Stock Keep Its Momentum Alive in 2019? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Unique visitors TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) strong effort toward improving its user base through marketing initiatives and continuously enhancing its mobile-centric product design has been attracting new users. The online travel agency’s average monthly unique visitors grew 8% YoY (year-over-year) to 490 million users in the third quarter. The unique visitor growth averaged 10% in the first three quarters of 2018. In the third quarter, user reviews on the company’s website grew 23% YoY to 702 million reviews. The growth helped TripAdvisor create brand awareness and drive users to its website. TripAdvisor managed to report YoY growth for the revenue per shopper metric for the first time in the last 13 quarters. The metric improved 5% YoY to $0.41 due to mobile device monetization. During the third quarter, desktop and tablet devices drove 10% of the revenue per hotel shopper growth, while mobile devices contributed 25% of the growth. TripAdvisor’s efforts toward enhancing mobile-centric product design and test-and-learn velocity led to a 40% increase in mobile click-based revenues. Mobile hotel shoppers increased 12% in the third quarter and contributed 50% of the total hotel shoppers for the first time in the company’s history. ## What’s ahead? TripAdvisor’s unique visitors are expected to continue to grow as more users shift to booking travel online and on mobile devices. For the next few quarters, the company’s management will focus on increasing the revenue per hotel shopper, which is a critical business metric. The company expects revenue per hotel shopper growth and click-based revenue growth to improve in the fourth quarter—compared to the third quarter. Investors could gain exposure to TripAdvisor by investing in the First Trust Dow Jones Internet ETF (FDN), which has allocated 1.6% of its funds in the company. FDN has invested 2.5% of its funds in Expedia (EXPE) stock. FDN doesn’t have any holdings in Trivago N.V. (TRVG) or Ctrip.com International (CTRP). Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - TripAdvisor in 2018: Fourth-Best Performer in the S&P 500 * Part 2 - Non-Hotel Segment: TripAdvisor’s Key Revenue Growth Driver * Part 4 - TripAdvisor’s Top and Bottom Line: Analysts’ Expectations
Amid the stock market swoon, this holiday season has emerged as the best in six years with an e-commerce bonanza and surge in last-minute shopping.