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Broadly speaking, the real estate sector and the related exchange traded funds have been impressive this year, but for investors willing to take on more tactical views, the real estate ETF rewards have been significantly higher in 2019. Take the case of the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSE: SRVR), also known as the real estate ETF avenue to the 5G theme. SRVR, which tracks the Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR Index, is up 37.34% year to date.
The introduction of the 5G network has been highly touted in the technological space, but will it really be as revolutionary as people think? Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall said the speed of the forthcoming technology “isn’t going to change much” when users actually experience 5G. In particular, Hall referenced Apple who is making its own version of the iPhone that will support 5G technology.
This article is a part of InvestorPlace's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Robert Waldo's pick for the contest is the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR).We're coming toward the end of InvestorPlace's best ETFs for 2019 contest and my pick, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR), remains at the top of the pack, only slightly behind Vince Martin's pick, iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:ITB), in terms of year-to-date performance (SRVR is up 40% YTD; ITB is up 42% YTD).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlthough I don't think investors should expect the 5G exchange-traded fund to climb significantly higher by the end of the year, I do believe it can win the contest, and possibly gain a few more percentage points along the way. Since my last update in July, the ETF has climbed 13%, maintaining its No. 2 ranking among the best ETFs. What to Expect From SRVR at the End of 2019At the start of the year, I mentioned the yield curve inverting and the trade war between the U.S. and China as reasons for investors to have concern. But, broadly speaking, it hasn't necessarily been all doom and gloom for stocks in 2019.In fact, as InvestorPlace contributor Luke Lango points out in his recent article on high-performing S&P 500 stocks:"Through the first half of the year, the S&P 500 was on track for its best year in over two decades. To be sure, gains have been muted in the third quarter despite major indices flirting with all-time highs. But with the S&P 500 up 20% year-to-date, stocks are still having one of their best years this century."True as this may be, I still maintain my long-term case for SRVR, as its holdings present unique opportunities -- a combination of dividend-boosted stability and continual growth potential -- in a questionable time, where the trade war has no clear end in sight. * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession Even if you share the optimism of investors like Luke Lango, SRVR is one of the best ETFs you could buy this year. Because regardless of trade war concerns or a recession, the holdings in this real estate investment trust (REIT) ETF mainly focus on infrastructure that's essential to the daily operations of our technologically connected world.And much of this infrastructure is based in the U.S., dodging the influence of trade war peril.Consider top holding Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) as example of this dual strength. According to Yahoo Fiance's description for CCI: "Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 75,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market." This is a U.S.-based holding that will be at the forefront of the inevitable 5G future, which will be the catalyst for countless other technological advancements. And SRVR is packed with holdings with similar attributes to CCI.Ultimately, SRVR should remain a strong contender among the best ETFs this year. And it will likely be one of the best ETFs to buy for years to come, as the 5G catalyst, which many of its holdings stand to benefit from, is only getting heated up.The SRVR ETF has an expense ratio of 0.6%, or $60 annually per $10,000 invested.Robert Waldo is an assistant editor at InvestorPlace. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Triple-'F' Rated Stocks to Leave on the Shelf * 10 Excellent Stocks to Watch for 2020 and Beyond * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy in an Uncertain Market The post Best ETFs for 2019: The Pacer Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF Rules appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The advent of 5G technology and its rollout within the next year could give investors something to cheer about when it comes to exchange-traded fund (ETFs) that focus on the technology that is expected to gain widespread adoption. With such as groundbreaking technology at the ready, it could spark its own form of industrial revolution. “New technologies have led to a series of industrial revolutions,” wrote Benchmark Investments founder Kevin Kelly in an email.
The fifth generation of wireless connectivity, or 5G, is getting plenty of attention this year although it doesn't roll in earnest until 2020. While there are some exchange traded funds explicitly dedicated to the 5G theme, one of the best ways of playing 5G this year has been with the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate (NYSE: SRVR). All SRVR has done this year is gain nearly 36%, outpacing the largest real estate ETF by about 1,200 basis points.
As China looks to become less reliant on the U.S. for resources like technology, its looking to build up its 5G mobile network. As such, exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors should take note of funds that focus on 5G technology.
There was plenty of talk about the inverted yield curve last month, the scenario where 10-year Treasury yields creep above the yields on two-year notes, and that chatter is usually ominous in nature because the inverted yield curve has often been a reliable recession indicator. The inverted yield curve doesn't have to be all gloom and doom. Some historical data points indicate there are opportunities when the scenario occurs, including with real estate investment trusts, which often outperform a year after the yield curve inverts.
Amid the trade war turmoil, reports surfaced that Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei could potentially hinder the buildup of 5G infrastructure. U.S. President Donald Trump's further actions on Huawei conducting business in the U.S. could pave the way for gains in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that focus on 5G technology. China's state media argued that banning Huawei would reduce competition and drive up the cost of implementing 5G technology, but according to experts, that claim doesn't hold weight.
With the evolution of 5G, cloud computing and e-commerce growing rapidly, trillions of dollars will be spent in the next few years to facilitate the massive build out of infrastructure and technology to support these disruptive industries. On the recent webcast, 5G, Cloud Computing and E-commerce: How to Capture the Growth in ETF Strategies, Sean O'Hara, President, Pacer ETFs Distributors, Pacer ETFs and Kevin Kelly, CEO, Benchmark Investments, explored how advisors can capitalize on thematic growth trends and yield opportunities associated with 5G, autonomous vehicles, servers, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and streaming. To capitalize on this big spending, Pacer ETFs has a line-up of defined solutions to help investors access these targeted areas of growth, including the Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS) , Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR) and Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTR ETF (RTL) .
The infrastructure for these 3 major trends is growing rapidly, but do you know the companies that are best positioned to take advantage of that growth? 5G is coming; which companies are laying out the ...
A recent report from the European Systemic Risk Board says the increased use of ETFs may pose a risk during periods of financial stress. But that may not be the case.
Editor's Note: This article is part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Dana Blankenhorn's pick is Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF).At the start of 2019, when we relaunched our best exchange-traded funds feature, I thought the market was getting frothy and chose to get defensive with the Financial Sector Spider ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo far, that's up 15%. Pretty fly for an old guy. But folks who were more aggressive have done better. The editor of this section, Robert Waldo, has more than doubled me up with his choice, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR). SRVR has big holdings in technology landlords like American Tower (NYSE:AMT), which owns most of those big cell towers you love, and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), a data center REIT that connects the clouds.Can the big banks come back? Look for ConsolidationHope for a comeback lies in consolidation. The merger of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) and SunTrust (NYSE:STI) to create something called Truist is making investors money. It's a big win for Charlotte, which will be the new bank's headquarters, and a loss for my hometown of Atlanta, where SunTrust is based.The Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE:PB) acquisition of LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) in Dallas gave that state its first big locally owned bank in decades. By such standards it's still a minnow. Total assets will be about $30 billion (SunTrust alone is worth seven times more) but if this is the start of a trend, then XLF investors should benefit. That's because takeovers fuel speculation about more takeovers, leading speculators to feed on potential targets and bankers to start whispering sweet nothings of profit in other bankers' ears. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever Banks Are Payment ProcessorsIn general, however, banks remain subject to the same computerization trend facing other service-based businesses like insurance and real estate. Don't let your kid think he can grow up to sit behind a desk with pillars at either side and a swinging gate in front of him. That's a game for lawyers.I have only been in banks a few times in the last year … once to visit my safety deposit box and another time to use a notary. (You probably thought I was going to say bathroom.) There was a time when I regularly visited my broker's office to deposit checks into my market account, but there's an app for that now.Willie Sutton, the bank robber who supposedly said banks "are where the money is," would today be a geeky hacker, because that's where the money is in banking today. It's in programming.Why sit in front of a banker when you can just borrow through Square (NYSE:SQ) Capital -- they have all your financial figures anyhow. On the other hand, the biggest banks are also the biggest payment processors. They're not going to let that business go without a fight.Expect more deals. Bottom Line on the XLF ETFThe bottom line is that as money continues to become magnetic ink, banks will remain under pressure to consolidate and run off to the dog track with the depositors' money. The likelihood of more scandals like that of Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), once seen as a Donald Trump-era darling, is only going to grow.It all comes down to a new sobering reality. Banks are about to become the new stock market casino. But casinos make good money. And if your kid grew up as a geeky programmer type, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is hiring.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear , available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in JPM. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Value Stocks to Buy for the Second Half * 7 Hot Stocks to Buy for a Seemingly Sleepy Summer * 6 Chip Stocks Staring At Big Headwinds in 2019 Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: Financial Sector Spider ETF (XLF) Still Has a Chance appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds have been a standout segment of the U.S. markets this year as falling interest rates and bets on the future of e-commerce helped prop ...
A recent uptick in equity market uncertainty is prompting many investors to revisit defensive and lower volatility assets and the related ETFs. Some of the ETFs to buy for investors looking to be defensive are broad market funds and that makes sense, but some sectors can help investors bolster their portfolios' defensive postures.The real estate sector is one of the smallest sectors in the S&P 500, but is also home to plenty of ETFs to buy for investors looking for defensive exposure. Recently, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ), the largest real estate ETF by assets, has performed less poorly than the broader market. Historically, large-cap real estate investment trust (REIT) funds have not only delivered higher dividend yields than broader equity benchmarks, but less volatility as well.With expectations in place that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates this year, the rate-sensitive real estate sector could present defensive investors with a slew of credible ETFs to buy. Adding to that case is the domestic focus of the real estate sector, making the group ideal for investors looking skirt international headline risk.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Signs That Marijuana Legalization is Closer Than You Think For investors searching for some defensive ETFs to buy, consider some of the following real estate funds. Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.60% per year, or $60 on a $10,000 investment.A good point to remember when looking for ETFs to buy, or any asset class for that matter, is to look for strength in the face of weakness. The Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR) certainly fits that bill. While broader indexes and some traditional real estate funds have recently scuffled, SRVR is up 1.10% over the past week, extending its impressive year-to-date gain to 22.61%.SRVR can be seen as a next-generation real estate ETF to buy because it is levered to a slew of exciting trends, including cloud computing, 5G and other revolutionary technologies. What makes SRVR one of the premier real estate ETFs to buy is that rival, traditional funds, such as VNQ, have only token exposure to the REITs that are driving SRVR higher. Investors are not giving up on income by embracing SRVR. The REIT fund had a dividend yield of 3.25% at the end of the first quarter. Overall, this ETF buy is offering up plenty for investors to like, including an above-average dividend yield, significant leverage to a fast-growing theme and strength in the face of broader market adversity. Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (SRET)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.59%The Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (NASDAQ:SRET) is at the other end of the spectrum as the aforementioned SRVR. SRET is down 2.57% over the past week and its chart indicates the fund could have further to fall over the near term. So this fund may not be an ETF to buy right now, but it is one for investors to consider when global headwinds abate.SRET tracks the Solactive Global SuperDividend REIT Index and holds 30 of the world's highest yielding REITs, giving it some international diversity. That said, SRET's ex-US exposure is currently modest and comes in the form of a roughly 10% combined allocation to France and Australia. With more than 59% of its weight allocated to mortgage REITs, or mREITs, SRET is positioned to take advantage of a more sanguine interest rate outlook in the U.S. With a 30-day SEC yield of 7.97%, SRET is most certainly a high-yield asset, meaning it needs the Federal Reserve to remain on hold with rate hikes. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Still, some investors view this an ETF to buy. SRET had $180.72 million in assets under management at the end of the first quarter, a figure that has since jumped to almost $204 million. SRET also pays a monthly dividend. Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS)Source: Oleg Zaytsev via FlickrExpense ratio: 0.60%Like its aforementioned stablemate SRVR, the Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSEARCA:INDS) is an ETF to buy because it is at the epicenter of some seismic shifts in the real estate universe. There are plenty of headlines out there about the "death of retail" and the "retail apocalypse," but that chatter is relevant to brick-and-mortar retailers, not e-commerce names like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Simply put, e-commerce is the future of retail, brick-and-mortar stores are rapidly closing and e-commerce companies need space.Retailers closed a record-breaking 102 million square feet of store space in 2017, then smashed that record in 2018 by closing another 155 million square feet of space, according to estimates by the commercial real estate firm CoStar Group," reports Business InsiderMore than 6,000 retail stores have been shuttered just this year and some analysts believe the U.S. remains well overstocked when it comes to physical retail space. Expect the industrial REITs in INDS to snatch up plenty of that space and market it to purveyors of online retail operations. INDS yields 3.35% and is up 20.63% year-to-date, trouncing its more traditional rivals, like VNQ, while underscoring its status as one of the best real estate ETFs to buy.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. 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The exchange traded funds industry is dominated by the “Big Three” issuers -- iShares, Vanguard and State Street -- but there are some upstarts in the industry as well. In just four months, Pacer ETFs added $1 billion in new assets, taking its total ETF assets under management to $4 billion. While $4 billion may not sound like much when measured against an iShares or a Vanguard, it still represents some impressive asset growth for Pacer, which launched its first ETFs in 2015.
Editor's note: This article is a part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. The reader's choice pick is the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM).Despite fears of a global economic slowdown, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) seems to be doing all right for itself so far in 2019. Up 10% so far in the first quarter, this emerging markets fund has been hanging with the pack despite all the trade uncertainty.The general positive vibes in the overall market are certainly not hurting anything. However, one of the positives for EEM stock in particular has to do with its 32.4% exposure to Chinese stocks. After a terrible drubbing for many Chinese stocks in 2018, spurred largely by the trade war between China and the United States, things are looking up for these companies in 2019.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Reasons to Like EEM StockFirst, hope continues to spring eternal for an end to the trade war. The beaten-down Chinese stocks were just too good a bargain to pass up for some investors, who anticipate a return to form once trade returns to normal. * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business Second, MSCI has decided to increase the weighting of Chinese stocks among its indexes. While the goal of a 3.3% share of the indexes doesn't sound that big, remember that's four times the current level. And MSCI isn't the only one boosting investors' access to these securities: the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index will also be including Chinese companies starting next month.But of course, China isn't the only area from which EEM stock draws. It is simply the largest. Another third of the index comes from Taiwan, India and Korea, so this fund isn't totally under the thumb of problems that may hit China specifically.And while you're looking toward the future and hoping that global news boosts this fund, you can also enjoy a bit of income for your trouble. EEM currently has a 12-month trailing yield of 2.1%. Nothing like getting paid while you wait for the leadership of two economic powerhouses to sort themselves out. The Bottom Line for EEMIs EEM going to take the top spot in 2019's Best ETFs contest? I think it's possible. The fund has been hanging around in the top five for most of the first quarter, battling with the likes of Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR) and Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (NASDAQ:PHO). But as outlined above, there are some potentially huge tailwinds that could be just over the horizon.Only time will tell, but thus far the readers' choice looks like a smart one.As of this writing, Jessica Loder did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos * 4 Pot Stocks That Could Be Fizzling Out * 7 Mid-Cap Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon or Netflix Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Forges Onward appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Real estate investment trusts and the relevant exchange traded funds are surging this year, but some non-tradition real estate funds are delivering truly impressive returns. A prime example of that theme ...
This article is a part of InvestorPlace's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Robert Waldo's pick for the contest is the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR).As of this writing, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:SRVR) is in the No.1 spot for our best ETFs for 2019 contest, up 20% year-to-date.All of the exchange-traded funds are in the green and it's a close race, with a tie for second place as I write this. But regardless of the success of other ETFs riding on SRVR's tail, I still believe this 5G ETF will come out on top at the end of the year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe SRVR ETF is one of the best ETFs to buy this year because it's a well-rounded play on an upcoming trend that will affect how the world operates for years to come.I'm talking about 5G -- "the next generation of cellular connectivity" that will make the most exciting and futuristic tech ideas possible. To get an idea of how fast 5G is compared to 4G LTE, consider that 4G LTE's top speed is 1GB per second, while 5G will have a top speed of 20 GB per second -- a 2,000% increase! * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens While these top speeds won't be obtained consistently, they still signify a significant leap in speed that will help make our hyper-connected, high-tech world operate much quicker and more efficiently. This 5G ETF Is Not Just About 5GBut as hype-worthy of a trend as 5G may be, that's not all that SRVR has going for it. In fact, part of my decision to pick this fund for our best ETFs contest was that it's a real estate investment trust (REIT) ETF. This means its holdings own data centers and fiber that are vital to the 5G rollout, but are also necessary for all of our current, general tech-related luxuries like the cloud.Without SRVR's holdings, our day-to-day, tech-obsessed lifestyle would be much different.And that's the key reason why it's one of the best ETFs to buy: Its holdings are necessary with or without the 5G catalyst, which makes it a safe, long-term play with significant growth potential.The companies that make up SRVR's top holdings, like American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) and Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX), provide the infrastructure that enables our current connectivity, but each of these will gain a significant boost as 5G is adopted in the years ahead and the need for more fiber, cell towers, etc., becomes a reality.Its design as a REIT ETF also means that it comes with a hefty 3.7% dividend yield, which will help provide steady income to investors as 5G expands over the years. And all this for an expense ratio of 0.6%.All of these perks add up to SRVR's current success as the best performing ETF in our contest right now. But no matter the end result, you can bet that this will be a strong 5G ETF to buy for many years.Robert Waldo is an Assitant Editor for InvestorPlace. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in 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 Best ETFs for 2019: Pacer Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF Is a Leader appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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.
The debut of 5G, the next-generation communication systems taking the investment community by storm, is not even official yet, but some ETFs are already benefiting. The 5G rollout is expected to commence ...
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