|Bid||41.21 x 1000|
|Ask||42.84 x 1000|
|Day's Range||41.94 - 42.10|
|52 Week Range||29.59 - 42.71|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||33.41%|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.86|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.75%|
Cybersecurity stocks and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are on torrid paces this year. The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (NYSEARCA:HACK), the oldest cybersecurity ETF on the market, is up nearly 24% and a confluence of factors bode well for continued upside among stocks residing in this corner of the technology sector.Earlier this month, cybersecurity stocks and ETFs like HACK surged on news that semiconductor giant Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is continuing its quest to diversify its product mix away from chips by acquiring cybersecurity purveyor Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC).While many investors may prefer traditional, diversified technology ETFs to cybersecurity fare, there are sound fundamental reasons to consider cybersecurity ETFs for the long haul. After all, cybersecurity ETFs provide exposure to one of the truly riveting exponential growth trends on the market today.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"In 2004, the global cybersecurity market was worth $3.5 billion -- and in 2017 it was expected to be worth more than $120 billion. The cybersecurity market grew by roughly 35X over 13 years entering our most recent prediction cycle," according to CyberSecurity Ventures. "Worldwide spending on information security (a subset of the broader cybersecurity market) products and services exceeded $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4 percent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. For 2019, they forecast the market to grow to $124 billion, and $170.4 billion in 2022." * 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar In addition to HACK, here are some other cybersecurity ETFs to consider. iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF (IHAK)Expense Ratio: 0.47%, or $47 annually per $10,000 investedThe iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF (NYSEARCA:IHAK) is just over a month old, making it the newest cybersecurity ETF, but it has a feather in its cap: it is also one of the cheapest cybersecurity ETFs on the market. This rookie fund tracks the NYSE FactSet Global Cyber Security Index and holds almost 40 stocks with Symantec being its largest holding.While IHAK is a new cybersecurity ETF, it is one with potential for patient investors and one that may just be at the right place at the right time."The unprecedented cybercriminal activity we are witnessing is generating so much cyber spending, it's become nearly impossible for analysts to accurately track," notes Cybersecurity Ventures. "We anticipate 12-15 percent year-over-year cybersecurity market growth through 2021, compared to the 8-10 percent projected by several industry analysts."At the industry level, IHACK features exposure to providers of cybersecurity hardware, software, products and services. BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (ITEQ)Expense Ratio: 0.75%The BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:ITEQ) has gained some acclaim for being an excellent way of bringing international diversity to technology investing. While ITEQ is positioned as a diversified technology fund, it is also very much a cybersecurity ETF because Israel is one of the world's leaders when it comes to cybersecurity services and software."Investments in cybersecurity firms in Israel crossed the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2018 as interest by foreign investors surged, a January report by Start-Up Nation Central, which tracks Israel's tech industry, showed," reports The Times of Israel. "Israel's cyber industry is second only to that of the US, taking 20 percent of the overall venture-backed cyber investments worldwide, according to an analysis of PitchBook and Start-Up Nation Central databases." * 7 Best of the Best Fidelity Funds to Buy ITEQ's technology focus is a difference maker. The quasi-cybersecurity ETF is up nearly 28% year-to-date, nearly double the returns of the MSCI Israel Index. First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR)Expense Ratio: 0.60%The First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF (NASDAQ:CIBR) was the second cybersecurity ETF on the scene, and, today, the fund has nearly $1 billion in assets under management. CIBR, which turned four years old earlier this month, follows the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index. CIBR holds 44 stocks with a median market value of $3.26 billion, indicating the fund tilts toward smaller mid-cap fare.That said, this cybersecurity ETF is home to some large-cap technology names, including Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW). Five industry groups are represented in CIBR, but the fund devotes over 56% of its weight to software makers. That is a good thing due to the rapid growth expected in the cybersecurity software market.Additionally, many cybersecurity software makers are linked to cloud computing, another fast-growing tech segment. Due to the intersection of cloud computing and cybersecurity software, many of the companies operating in this sphere are appealing acquisition targets for larger, cash-rich technology companies. With software powering cybersecurity growth, CIBR remains a practical, long-term option among cybersecurity ETFs.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post 3 Cybersecurity ETFs With Loads of Growth Potential appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Though there has been a bloodbath in the tech space in May due to escalating trade tensions, some ETFs stood out on their inherent strength and more solid investment objectives.
The technology sector, the largest sector weight in the S&P 500, is usually the first place investors look for disruptive products and themes that have the potential to bring seismic shifts to everyday functions, such as banking, shopping, transportation and much, much more.Sure, traditional tech ETFs can help investors gain exposure to fast-growing, unique themes. However, old-guard tech ETFs are usually heavily allocated to the sector's largest companies and many of those firms may, at least for the moment, only have small exposure to some of the industry's revolutionary products and themes.Investors looking to tap some of the truly revolutionary tech themes may need to be somewhat aggressive, eschewing defensive strategies in favor of more thematic fare. Of course, the trade-off for taking on a little more risk is the potential for out-performance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential Here are five tech ETFs providing access to some compelling themes. Global X Cloud Computing ETF (CLOU) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.Give the Global X Cloud Computing ETF (NASDAQ:CLOU) some credit. It's one of the newest tech ETFs to be highlighted here following its mid-April debut, and CLOU is already to home to nearly $154 million in assets under management. That is an impressive haul for a thematic tech ETF that is barely more than a month old and CLOU's asset-gathering acumen is even more impressive when considering the fund entered a niche with established competition and that rival ETF is cheaper.CLOU tracks the Indxx Global Cloud Computing Index. This new tech ETF's roster includes companies "whose principal business is in offering computing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), managed server storage space and data center real estate investment trusts, and/or cloud and edge computing infrastructure and hardware," according to Global X.For long-term investors, CLOU is a potentially lucrative choice due to the exponential growth expected of the cloud market."The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 percent in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018," according to Gartner, Inc. "The fastest-growing segment of the market is cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service or IaaS), which is forecast to grow 27.6 percent in 2019 to reach $39.5 billion, up from $31 billion in 2018." BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (ITEQ)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.75%The BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:ITEQ) does not target a specific niche or segment, but this fund is every bit a nifty tech ETF. Plus, ITEQ is soaring this year. ITEQ, which hit an all-time high on Friday, May 17, is up 23% year-to-date, beating the MSCI Israel Index by nearly 1,000 basis points.ITEQ is the first tech ETF dedicated to Israel's vast technology economy. As such, the fund addresses several fast-growing tech industries, including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and more. More than 75% of ITEQ's 57 holdings are technology stocks, but the fund features exposure to healthcare and industrial names, among other sectors. ITEQ could also serve as an avenue for investors looking to dodge the fallout from the U.S./China trade spat. * 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs "Last year, Israel's exports to China alone increased by 52%. A significant portion consisted of hi-tech and cyber-solutions, which Israeli companies sold to Chinese customers and investors," reports The Jerusalem Post. "The soaring trade between Israel and China is further encouraged by US-Chinese relations. As Trump continues his 'America first' policy, Silicon Valley becomes less accessible to companies in China. Israel's rapidly growing hi-tech industry is an attractive replacement, and its technology companies are taking advantage of the opportunities the Chinese markets offer." The 3D Printing ETF (PRNT)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.66%The 3D Printing ETF (CBOE:PRNT) is a passively managed tech ETF that hails from the ARK family of ETFs, which is home to some of the best-performing and largest actively managed equity ETFs on the market. PRNT, which is fast approaching its third anniversary, tracks the Total 3D-Printing Index.That benchmark "is composed of equity securities and depositary receipts of exchange listed companies from the U.S., non-U.S. developed markets and Taiwan that are engaged in 3D printing related businesses within the following business lines: (i) 3D printing hardware, (ii) computer aided design ("CAD") and 3D printing simulation software, (iii) 3D printing centers, (iv) scanning and measurement, and (v) 3D printing materials," according to PRNT's issuer.PRNT holds 57 stocks and is up 11.32% this year. Bolstering the case for PRNT as a tactical tech ETF for risk-tolerant investors are robust growth expectations for the global 3D printing market. Alone, the 3D printing materials market could be worth $23 billion in 2029 and rapid growth is forecast for 3D printing applications and products in industries such as automotive, healthcare and more. ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.50%The ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (CBOE:DTEC) is one of the best tech ETFs for investors seeking thematic exposure to consider because the fund dives into 10 themes, not just one or two. DTEC's 10 disruptive themes are equally weighted and include 3D printing, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, healthcare innovation, Internet of Things and more.Not only are the 10 themes featured in DTEC weighted equally, but so are the fund's components, which provides a layer of mitigation of single stock risk. DTEC holds 100 stocks across the large-, mid- and small-cap segments. "Thematic investing aims to capture exposure to secular trends taking shape within an economy, which can arise due to demographic shifts, changes in government policy, or more commonly, advances in technology," according to ALPS.DTEC is up 23.35% year-to-date and is beating the Nasdaq-100 Index by more than 400 basis points. Defiance 5G Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.30%The Defiance 5G Next Gen Connectivity ETF (NYSEARCA:FIVG) debuted in March as the the first fund dedicated to the 5G communications theme and this tech ETF is off to a solid start with $77.66 million in assets under management. FIVG's annual fee of just 0.30%, or $30 on a $10,000 investment, compares favorably with the broader universe of thematic tech ETFs and that could be one reason why this highly focused product is luring investors.Eight industry groups are represented in FIVG and the tech ETF is heavy on semiconductor makers and manufacturers of networking gear. Familiar names among FIVG's top 10 holdings include Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO).What makes FIVG an interesting tech ETF over the long run is that 5G's applications are about much more than mobile phones. Sure, we're all hearing about 5G in AT&T and Verizon adds, but the applications of 5G spread into smart cars, healthcare, Internet of Things and much more. * 7 Battery Stocks for High-Powered Gains 5G will support applications that rely on low latency, high reliability, strong security and availability, enabling the operation of remote devices where failure is not an option. For example, in autonomous vehicles or remote surgeries," according to Defiance ETFs.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post 5 ETFs to Buy for the Future of Technology appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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.
Semiconductor ETFs climbed Monday after Nvidia (NasdaqGS: NVDA) announced it will acquire chip designer Mellanox Technologies (NasdaqGS: MLNX) for $6.8 billion to help boost its data center business. The ...