|Bid||15.50 x 1200|
|Ask||21.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||17.99 - 18.12|
|52 Week Range||15.39 - 21.05|
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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.
There really is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for that, whatever "that" is. Or at least there is a very good chance there is an ETF for what was previously an obscure or hard-to-access market segment.These products were once called niche ETFs. Today, thematic ETF is the more politically correct and more appropriate vernacular. Whatever terminology investors choose, there is no denying this universe of funds is growing. Some official lists say there are dozens of thematic ETFs in the U.S., but a case can be made there are hundreds -- and the universe is growing."Thematic investing follows certain social, economic, corporate, demographic, or other themes that are popular in society," according to Fidelity. "The opportunity comes when more people believe in the same themes and investment is driven in the direction of these companies. The shift of capital ultimately could drive superior performance in a thematic portfolio if the companies in the indexes benefit from the business."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere several traits that the best ETFs of this type share, including first-mover advantage; providing access to compelling, fast-growing niches; and impressive performances. Some thematic ETFs fight a battle to attract enough assets to lure other investors, an often vicious circle, but new data indicate more advisors and investors are willing to nibble at new, small funds. That could pave the way for increased adoption of thematic ETFs. * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? Here are some of the best ETFs to consider. Best ETFs: ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)Expense Ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEARCA:MJ) is a prime example of a successful thematic ETF as this fund recently topped $1 billion in assets under management. MJ checks several of the aforementioned boxes, notably first-mover advantage and exposure to a fast-growing theme. In fact, the MJ ETF still has the market for U.S.-listed cannabis ETFs to itself.Of course, there is performance. Sometimes. Year-to-date, MJ is up 38%, but that is after the fund lost almost 22% last year. For ETF investors, MJ is the clear choice for accessing the cannabis boom, which is being facilitated by relaxed regulations at the state level. Marijuana is legal for adult recreational use in several states and more states are considering moves to legalize cannabis for medicinal and/or recreational purposes.Some cash-strapped states see the money states such as California and Colorado are raking in and could look to relax marijuana laws to bolster state coffers. That bodes well for MJ over the long-term. Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS)Expense Ratio: 0.6%Some of the best ETFs provide access to the real estate sector and do so in unique fashion. The Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSEARCA:INDS) hails from a family of unique, thematic ETFs with real estate exposure. INDS offers exposure to one of the real estate industry's most compelling growth segments.Industrial real estate investment trusts (REITs), including those residing in INDS, own facilities and warehouses used to store goods for the e-commerce boom. Industrial REITs are "important because investing in this space is a roundabout way to play the e-commerce sector without exposure to volatile and expensive retail equities like Amazon, Walmart and more," according to Pacer. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again INDS is beating the largest U.S. REIT ETF by nearly 360 basis points this years and this thematic ETF, which will be one year old in May, does not skimp on yield, as highlighted by a 30-day SEC yield of 3%. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR)Expense Ratio: 0.68%The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the epicenter of scores of everyday functions. Those include 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.The Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) is the first ETF to provide dedicated IoT access. This thematic ETF tracks the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index and holds 50 stocks, most of which are technology names, but there is some healthcare exposure as well.Bolstering the case for SNSR is IoT's myriad consumer and industrial applications. The latter includes cloud computing, robotics and more."In addition to the development of smart transportation systems to support autonomous vehicles, the IoT is expected to improve energy grid efficiency, utilities services, commercial and residential property management, and the overall growth of smart cities," according to Global X research. "The global smart grid market is forecasted to reach $61.3 billion by 2023, up from $23.8 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.9%." ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)Expense Ratio: 0.5%Why access just one interesting theme when you can get 10 in one ETF? The ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (NYSEARCA:DTEC) does just that, making this thematic fund one of the best ETFs for multi-theme exposure.DTEC equally weights 10 disruptive technological themes, including cloud computing, fintech, healthcare innovation, IoT and mobile payments. This thematic ETF equally weights it components as well, which helps reduce concentration risk while giving investors some benefit of the size factor. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century DTEC's strategy is working. This year and over the past year, this thematic ETF is topping the Nasdaq-100 Index by impressive margins. It's also beating the Russell 1000 Growth Index over those periods as well, making it one of the best ETFs for tech investing. ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO)Expense Ratio: 0.5%Although the healthcare sector is often thought of as a defensive destination, there are plenty of exciting thematic ETFs tracking this space. The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEARCA:SBIO) is definitely one of those funds.Traditional biotech ETFs focus on large-cap stocks, but SBIO is anything but traditional."Stocks included in the Underlying Index must also sustain an average daily trading volume in excess of $1 million for the 90-day period preceding an Underlying Index reconstitution. Constituents must be able to sustain the monthly rates at which they use shareholder capital ('cash burn rates') for at least 24 months," according to ALPS.SBIO is one of the best ETFs to capitalize on its strategy. Over the past three years, this thematic ETF has beaten the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index by a better than 2-to-1 margin.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. 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“The IoT is a critical enabler and enhancer of several emerging technologies that are expected to have disruptive impacts felt across the global economy,” said Global X in a recent note. SNSR, the only dedicated IoT ETF in the U.S., tracks the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT is at the intersection of a slew of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, big data, cloud computing and more.
NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X ETFs, the New York -based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the inclusion of seventeen additional ETFs to Schwab ETF OneSource, ...
The Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ: SNSR), which tracks the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index, is one ETF to consider for investors seeking exposure to the 5G theme. Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are a relevant combination because, over the next several years, billions of devices around the world are expected to be connected via IoT standards and 5G will power those connections.
The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to IoT investing, is one of the ETFs that is poised to benefit from the move to 5G telecommunications systems. 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.
Given the recovering sentiments and a bullish holiday outlook, the tech sector appears as a compelling last-minute investment. As such, we have highlighted a few beaten-down tech ETFs that could see surge this Christmas.
Given terrible trading in FAANG stocks, Investors should move on to the tech ETFs that employ some unique/smart approach or have less exposure to the big players.
Internet of Things (IoT) is not just another catchy technology concept. Some of that access is provided by the Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to IoT investing. SNSR, which is two years old, targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index.
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