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|Day's Range||24.26 - 24.75|
|52 Week Range||17.76 - 24.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||4.07%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.38|
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The U.S. stock rally appears to have stalled out ahead of earnings season, but Jay Jacobs believes there is investor demand for more specialized sectors. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman join Heritage Capital President Paul Schatz and Global X SVP & Head of Research and Strategy Jay Jacobs to discuss Global X ETFs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) things is one of the more compelling and credible disruptive technology themes and investors can directly access it via the Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first ETF dedicated to the IoT concept. SNSR targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT “includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet,” according to Global X.
Data confirm that thematic investing, particularly via ETFs, is starting to take off, but with so many compelling, disruptive themes to consider, some investors may have a hard time deciding between various ...
It's not enough to simply keep up with the technology of today as the rate of reaching obsolescence is faster than ever with new disruptive innovations always in the works. For ETF investors who want to keep pace, they have to look at funds that focus on technology that seemed light years away via disruptive ETFs. "The financial services industry is known for its technological prowess, and companies in other industries have implemented technologies that financial services has pioneered, such as blockchain," a Nasdaq report noted.
We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat […]
Since the start of the fourth quarter, Wall Street is witnessing new highs on the back of a better-than-expected earnings season, easing policies and trade deal optimism.
As the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) industry has grown and evolved, so have the number of offerings that can be considered unique, unusual or downright odd.It's safe to say that prosaic, easy to understand ETFs will always be the kings of the castle, but there are plenty of unusual ETFs that investors may want to investigate, too. And just because it's an unusual ETF doesn't mean it's a bad fund.On the other hand, unusual ETFs dedicated to obscure commodities, those that focus on isolated age demographics or those that have such complex methodologies you'd need to be a CFA to understand them probably are not applicable to most investors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip Here are some unusual ETFs that are certainly interesting and applicable for use by a wider audience than some of the really oddball stuff out there. Direxion Russell 1000 Value Over Growth ETF (RWVG)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.46% per year, or $46 on a $10,000 investment.The Direxion Russell 1000 Value Over Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RWVG), which debuted in January, is a long/short fund. That on its own doesn't make it an unusual ETF because there are dozens of such products on the market. What makes RWVW (and its stablemates) unique is that its long/short strategy pertains directly to specific investment factors, in this case value and growth.RWVG targets the Russell 1000 Value/Growth 150/50 Net Spread Index. That's a mouthful of an index name, so let's put it is objective in simple terms: RWVG has 150% long component and a 50% short portion to arrive at net long exposure of 100%. Essentially, this unusual ETF is overweight some of the primary tenants of the Russell 1000 Value index, such as financial services, healthcare and energy stocks. Those sectors combine for nearly two-thirds of RWVG's roster.What makes this unusual ETF worth a gander right now, in addition to its concept being relatively straight forward, is that value stocks are finally showing signs of life after a lengthy slumber. It's possible for value and growth stocks to rise in unison, but this time around, many market observers believe value's redemption will come at the expense of growth and that could make RWVG's long/short methodology all the more potent. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.68%The Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) isn't the most unusual ETF on the market, but it focuses on a still nascent investment and does the fit the bill as a thematic fund.Internet of Things, or IoT, "includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet," according to Global X.While SNSR is unique, if not unusual, it puts investors at the forefront of some mega-growth segments and is suitable for a wide variety of market participants. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now "The internet's backbone that allows billions of devices to smoothly connect consists of an extensive infrastructure from networking and equipment makers, including wireless systems, switches, routers, controllers, servers, and other hardware and software systems," according to Global X research. Hoya Capital Housing ETF (HOMZ)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.45%Remember what I said earlier, the older the ETF industry gets, the fresher the concepts appear to be. If there was ever a sector that needed some refreshing, it was real estate, long the territory of boring funds. That has changed over the past couple of years thanks to up-and-coming funds such as the Hoya Capital Housing ETF (NYSEARCA:HOMZ).Many real estate ETFs focus on the commercial side of the industry, levering those funds to the decaying brick-and-mortar retail space. HOMZ goes in a different, potentially more lucrative direction by emphasizing residential real estate. That alone makes it an unusual ETF relative to some its stodgy competitors.It's also unusual to find a real estate ETF focusing on the following quartet of themes: 1) Home Ownership and Rental Operations; 2) Home Building and Construction; 3) Home Improvement and Furnishings; and 4) Home Financing, Technology & Services.HOMZ also pays its dividend on a monthly basis, something else that makes it an unusual ETF in the real estate arena and a trait that could make the fund more attractive to income investors. Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF (XRLV)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.25%As its name implies, the Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF (NYSEARCA:XRLV) has two purposes: to provide reduced volatility and exposure to stocks that are not sensitive to rising interest rates.According to Invesco, XRLV holds the 100 S&P 500 members "that exhibit both low volatility and low interest rate risk. The Underlying Index is designed to include stocks exhibiting low volatility characteristics, after removing stocks that historically have performed poorly in rising interest rate environments."What makes XRLV an unusual ETF isn't its methodology or investment objective. Those parts of the equation are easy to understand. The unusual part here is the ETF's resilience at a time when interest rates are falling and expected to continue doing so. * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy Confirming the notion that XRLV is responding more to its low volatility objective than the rates dictum, the fund is up nearly 22% year-to-date and currently resides near record highs. Procure Space ETF (UFO)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.75%The Procure Space ETF (NYSEARCA:UFO) is another newcomer to the world of unusual ETFs and perhaps the most unique of the bunch mentioned here. UFO, which holds 31 stocks, debuted in April and now has nearly $13 million in assets under management.It may seem an unusual for an ETF to focus on the final frontier, but UFO is at the corner of some compelling trends. Remember, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are racing to space, so maybe it's not a far-flung concept for regular investors to get a taste of the action, too. Along, the space robotics market is expected to swell to $3.5 billion by 2025."National organizations such as NASA, CSA, JAXA, etc., are introducing humanoid robots to perform the maintenance, servicing, and transportation operations to gain high efficiency, further developing the space robotics market. The rising trends of autonomous features and AI technology in robotic products will drive rapid industry expansion," according to ReportsGo.UFO appears to be taking off as highlighted by a gain of more than 6% over the past week.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. 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NEW YORK , July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X ETFs, the New York -based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the inclusion of three additional ETFs to Schwab ETF OneSource, one ...
The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) investment theme, is up nearly 19% year-to-date and catalysts are abound for this thematic ETF. SNSR, which is two years old, targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT “includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet,” according to Global X.
While there is plenty more rollout to come, the 5G phenomenon is receiving plenty of attention this year. One way of tapping the 5G theme is by gain exposure to the Internet of Things. The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) investment theme, is surging this year with a gain of more than 14%.
As more investors grow comfortable with the exchange traded fund investment vehicle, many are looking at niche or so-called thematic ETFs that help further hone in on potential market opportunities. “I ...
The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) investment theme, is up more than 22%, reflecting the robust growth expectations associated with the sprawling IoT market. SNSR, which is two years old, targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT “includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet,” according to Global X.
5G -- the next generation of wireless communication systems -- doesn't officially rollout until 2020, but there are sprinklings of the move happening around the world this year and major economies are already holding 5G spectrum auctions.While 5G is often viewed as a communications theme (and it is), it also has widespread implications for dozens of other industries. Energy, financial services, healthcare, media, retail and transportation are among the everyday industries that will be affected by the deployment of 5G systems.Of course, there are multiple avenues for investors looking to participate in the 5G boom. Not surprisingly, those avenues include 5G ETFs. While the notion of 5G investing is still in its formative stages, there are already some funds that can accurately be deemed "5G ETFs."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Here are some if the 5G funds to consider right now. Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR)Expense ratio: 0.60% per year, or $60 on a $10,000 investment.Source: Shutterstock There are significant real estate demands associated with the 5G rollout, enhancing the 5G ETF status of the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR). Data and infrastructure real estate investment trusts (REITs) are pivotal pieces of the 5G puzzle and SRVR is the only fund explicitly dedicated to those REITs. While some of SRVR's largest holdings also reside in traditional REIT benchmarks, such as the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index, SRVR's exposure to those names is considerably higher. This 5G ETF allocates nearly 48% of its combined weight to American Tower (NYSEARCA:AMT), Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Crown Castle International (NYSE:CCI). Conversely, those stocks combine for just over 15% of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index.SRVR had a dividend yield of 3.67% at the end of last year, indicating investors are not sacrificing income to get involved with this REIT/5G ETF. More importantly, SRVR is delivering in terms of performance. This year, SRVR is thumping the largest U.S. REIT ETF by nearly 400 basis points. Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG)Expense ratio: 0.30% per year, or $30 on a $10,000 investment.The Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (NYSEARCA:FIVG) is one of the first pure-play 5G ETFs and it is also one of the newest ETFs highlighted here after debuting earlier this month. FIVG tracks the BlueStar 5G Communications Index.Holdings in FIVG "are part of the following categories: core carrier grade networking equipment including cellular antennas and routers, mobile network operators, satellite-based communications, enhanced mobile broadband chips, new radio technology, wireless network test and optimization equipment, cloud computing equipment, software defined networking or network functions virtualization, fiber optic cables, or cell tower and/or data center real estate investment trust," according to Defiance ETFs. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Beyond an exciting investment thesis, one of the primary sources of allure with FIVG is its expense ratio of 0.30% per year. Among thematic ETFs, of which FIVG is certainly one, that fee is downright cheap. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.The Internet of Things (IoT) is fertile ground for 5G, giving the Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) plenty of chops as a 5G ETF. Many IoT applications are enhance connectivity, making its intersection with 5G expected and practical."5G is expected to help businesses more effectively manage the ever-increasing quantities of information produced by the Internet of Things, as well as improve the near-instantaneous communication necessary for mission critical services like robotics-assisted surgery or autonomous driving," according to Global X research.SNSR holds 50 stocks with an average market value of nearly $28 billion. Over 30% of the fund's holdings are semiconductor stocks and while IoT, like 5G, is considered a growth theme, the average earnings multiples on SNSR's holdings are reasonable. The ETF's price-to-earnings ratio of 19.80 is just slightly higher than the same ratio on the Nasdaq-100 Index. Communication Services Select Sector SPDR (XLC)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.13% per year, or $13 on a $10,000 investment.These days, communication services funds, such as the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLC), command more attention for their exposure to stocks such as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) than they do what these funds used to be. And what they used to be were more traditional telecom funds.Some of that tradition remains as Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) combine for over 9% of XLC's weight, giving this fund some credibility as 5G ETF. Verizon is already offering 5G service in some U.S. Cities. By next year, AT&T expects its 5G service to cover more than 60% of the U.S. Population. * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform Enterprise demand for 5G-related services is expected to be lucrative for AT&T, Verizon and rival carriers, a theme that could enhance XLC's positioning as a 5G ETF. First Trust Nasdaq Smartphone Index Fund (FONE)Source: Moment Expense ratio: 0.70% per year, or $70 on a $10,000 investment.For the time being, the First Trust Nasdaq Smartphone Index Fund (NASDAQ:FONE) is a smartphone fund, but its time as such is limited. On or around May 29, FONE will become a 5G ETF known as the First Trust Indxx NextG ETF and begin tracking the Indxx 5G & NextG Thematic Index."The Index is designed to track the performance of companies that have devoted, or have committed to devote, material resources to the research, development and application of fifth generation ("5G") and next generation digital cellular technologies as they emerge. By utilizing higher frequency radio waves, 5G networks enable significantly increased data rates, reduced latency and high-density connections that were previously unavailable in preceding technological generations," according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). FONE's new ticker will be "NXTR." The filing did not include mention of an expense ratio reduction, meaning the new 5G ETF will be pricey relative to its rivals unless the issuer cuts fees down the road.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post 5 ETFs for the 5G Phenomenon appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Thematic ETFs are anything but traditional, but Global X, one of the largest issuers of thematic ETFs, believes weighting stocks in thematic ETFs by market value is an approach that serves investors well. The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to IoT investing, is one of Global X's thematic ETFs that uses a cap-weighted methodology. SNSR, which is two years old, targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index.
Investors looking to future-ize their portfolios often turn to the technology sector and the related ETFs.Traditional technology ETFs are usually home to the sector's largest names, such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and others. There is nothing wrong with that strategy. After all, even large- and mega-cap tech companies are still innovating. Plus, investing in tech ETFs that focus on the sector's biggest names can reduce some of the volatility associated with the sector.For investors willing to take on a bit more risk in search of true disruption in the tech space, there are a slew of thematic tech ETFs that offer dedicated exposure to some of the most compelling tech themes; exposure that is hard to come by in traditional tech ETFs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash Investors wanting to focus on tomorrow's disruptive themes today, should consider the following disruptive tech ETFs, some of which are already delivering stellar performances. ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)Expense ratio: 0.50% per year, or $50 on a $10,000 investment.When it comes to disruptive tech, the ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (NYSEARCA:DTEC) is one of the best ETFs. DTEC's status as one of the best tech ETFs for the disruptive trends of tomorrow is simple: this fund does not force investors to pick a specific niche or theme to focus.Rather, DTEC equally weights 10 fast-growing themes, including 3D printing, big data, healthcare innovation, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile payments, among others."Disruptive technologies are impacting our day to day lives dramatically, and are forcing industries to change the way they do business," according to ALPS.DTEC's approach is working. Granted it does not sound like much, but this tech ETF is up 3.87% over the past year compared to 1.46% for the large- and mega-cap heavy Nasdaq-100 Index. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR) Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.As noted above with DTEC, IoT is an important disruptive theme. It has already arrived, and few traditional tech ETFs offer adequate exposure to IoT's explosive investment potential. For investors wanting a dedicated IoT play, the Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) is the tech ETF to buy.SNSR, which debuted in September 2016, follows the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT "includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet," according to Global X.Up 16% this year, SNSR is knocking on the door of being one of 2019's best-performing ETFs and there is plenty to like with this tech ETF. * 7 Retail Stocks Winning in 2019 and Beyond "Forecasts expect 20.4 billion connected devices to be online by 2020 with $1.4 trillion in worldwide annual spending on IoT hardware, software and services by 2021," according to Global X research. ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (ARKF)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.Barely more than a month old, the ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKF) is one of the newest disruptive tech ETFs. The fund's infant status should be a deterrent to investors, but data suggests it's not as ARKF is already home to nearly $53 million in assets under management following its February 4 debut."In short order thanks to impressive investor demand and averaging more than 32,000 shares traded daily on average since the launch, the fund has already grown to be the fifth largest ETF in the ARK ETF family," said Paul Weisbruch, head of ETF sales and trading at Dallas-based Esposito Securities, in a note out Tuesday.ARKF is actively managed and is the second dedicated fintech ETF in the U.S. DTEC also has fintech exposure and there is a mobile payments ETF, so ARKF has some entrenched competition, but its fast start could be a sign of more positive things to come. BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (ITEQ)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.As its name implies, the BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:ITEQ) is an Israel fund and a tech ETF. This is a meaningful combination because Israel is one of the dominant forces on the global technology stage.Technology is arguably the heartbeat of Israel's economy as highlighted by a 30.63% tech weight in the MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index. The emphasis on tech is meaningful for ITEQ investors. Since inception, this tech ETF is higher by 48.50% (as of Feb. 28), beating the MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index by a margin of better than 4-to-1. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks That Deserve Your Attention in 2019 "ITEQ provides exposure to the technology themes of tomorrow(Including cyber security, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, cleanTech, defenseTech, 3D printing)," according to the issuer. Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG) Expense ratio: 0.30% per year, or $30 on a $10,000 investment.Having debuted earlier this month, the Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (NYSEARCA:FIVG) is the first dedicated 5G and the newest tech ETF highlighted here.The Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF is the first ETF to emphasize securities whose products and services are predominantly tied to the development of 5G networking and communication technologies," according to a statement from Defiance ETFs.Much like some of the other themes discussed here, 5G has disruptive traits and the potential to deliver big opportunity for investors due to its reach across multiple industries and themes."From smart care to augmented reality/virtual reality functions; from manufacturing to the automotive industry to medicine and healthcare, the impact of 5G could be felt across many spheres, including Enhanced MobileBroadband (EMBB), Massive Internet of Things (MIoT) and Mission CriticalServices (MCS)," according to Defiance. ARK Innovation Fund (ARKK)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.The actively managed ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEARCA:ARKK) is home to $1.09 billion in assets under management, making it one of ARK's largest ETFs. Though not an exact replica, this tech ETF is similar to the aforementioned DTEC in provides exposure to multiple disruptive themes under the umbrella of one fund.ARKK holdings include DNA technologies, industrial innovation in energy, automation and manufacturing, the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services (''Next Generation Internet')" as well as fintech firms, according to the issuer. * 3 Tech Stocks to Sell in March While there are plenty of tech ETFs with lower fees than ARKK, this fund's management team is more than earning that fee. Over the past 36 months, this tech ETF is up nearly 171%. To put that into context, the gains of the Nasdaq-100 and S&P 500 Technology indexes combined over that same period do not equal ARKK's performance. In fact, the gap almost 2,000 basis points. Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (LNGR)Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.Disruptive tech ETFs do not always have to be actual tech ETFs. The Global X Longevity Thematic ETF(NASDAQ:LNGR) proves as much. There are elements of innovation and technology throughout the healthcare sector and LNGR reflects as much.Notably, LNGR has a 36.41% weight to healthcare equipment stocks, one of the best-performing and fastest-growing segments of the broader healthcare sector. Aging populations through many major economies are an important fundamental driver of LNGR's long-term thesis."Demand for senior assistance tools like walkers and pacemakers, and even new technologies like wearables and robot assistants, are expected to grow substantially," according to Global X research. "While wearables have captured the attention of younger generations, there are ample use cases for seniors, such as monitoring their health or contacting emergency services."Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 7 Retail Stocks Winning in 2019 and Beyond * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary Compare Brokers The post 7 Disruptive Tech ETFs to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.