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|Bid||82.16 x 36100|
|Ask||82.25 x 800|
|Day's Range||81.46 - 82.15|
|52 Week Range||57.57 - 82.15|
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|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.15|
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There's a rare opportunity in the stock market right now, according to one JP Morgan quantitative analyst. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and SALT Financial President Alfred Eskandar.
U.S. retail sales beat expectations in June, climbing 0.4% last month. Jimmy Lee, CEO of The Wealth Consulting Group, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is set to testify before lawmakers starting tomorrow. This as White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow addressed concerns over Powell's job security. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Brian Cheung discuss.
A major shakeup at Apple as the company's chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving. Jony designed many of Apple's iconic products since 1996. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Starship Capital managing partner John Meyer discuss.
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi sit down with Nela Richardson, investment strategist at Edward Jones, and Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco, around Friday's opening bell. The panel discusses what to expect from the G-20, the impact of global trade pressures on the economy, earnings season, and more.
Markets are hovering near all-time highs on hopes that the Fed will cut rates but history tells a different story. Lisa Erickson, Head of Traditional Investments at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that the Fed is “insulated” from short-term political pressure, warning that huge policy mistakes can happen when the Fed is influenced by the White House. Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss Powell's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The ‘buy the dip’ theme appears to be in full swing, as Bank of America Merrill Lynch clients took advantage of last week's stock market decline.
Apple is said to be buying Intel's 5G modem business to integrate the technology into its iPhones and bring it on line in 2020. These ETFs would rally if the move materializes.
Semiconductors are key to the ongoing tech revolution. But how can average investors take part? That's why iShares PHLX Semiconductor SOXX ETF exists.
We have highlighted some investing ideas that could prove to be extremely beneficial for investors for the rest of the year in the current market environment.
These days, passive and index investing is all the rage. And there's a good reason for that, many active managers struggle to beat their benchmarks and produce market-beating returns. So, why bother then and pay the additional costs? But the truth is, there are places that active management can pay off. One such example could be among tech stocks.The technology sector continues to be a game of guessing and selecting the next big time. That often means the leaders of tomorrow are the mid- and small-cap tech stocks of today. Popular tech stocks indexes and exchanged-traded funds like the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLK) are often top-heavy with the largest tech stocks around. There's nothing wrong with that. However, an active manager can find the best and most promising smaller stocks outside of the benchmark. Thereby, leading to higher returns.And the proof is in the pudding when you look deeper into key tech ETFs to buy.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor's First Choice There are several tech ETFs and mutual funds that have managed to crush their benchmarks and the broader technology indexes for years. For investors looking for higher returns in the tech sector, the following three funds are a great bet. T.Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund (PRSCX)Earning an average of 20% per year over the last ten years sounds too good to be true. But that's exactly what the T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund (MUTF:PRSCX) has managed to do. PRSCX has managed to crush the S&P 500 by nearly 4% per year over that time. It has beaten the XLK as well. The secret is in the stock selection.Manager Ken Allen looks for tech stocks that have the potential for real earnings and revenue growth as well as those that are leading/growing their market share. This serves as an important hedge. Those companies, especially small tech stocks, that fall short of analyst expectations are often treated harshly by investors. But those that actually have the ability to keep churning out revenue and profit growth tend to keep on winning. As a result, PRSCX has been able to keep its returns consistent and high.As for those stocks themselves, the fund is able to not only bet here at home but overseas as well. Top holdings for the fund include U.S.-based Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) and the Netherland's ASML Holdings (NASDAQ:ASML). The idea is not to find growth stories, but actual growth stocks. The fund is concentrated as well -- with $5.5 billion in assets spread over just 43 different names. Allen is willing to trade them too. Turnover for the fund is a high 88%. So, this is not one to keep in a taxable account.Expenses for PRSCX clock in at 0.79% or $79 per $10,000 invested. That's a little high when compared to indexing. However, given the mega-sized excess returns for the fund, that expense ratio is a small price to pay. The minimum investment is $2,500. Fidelity Select Software and IT Services Portfolio (FSCSX)One of the biggest trends in all of technology happens to be cloud computing. Being able to access software and apps on any device through the internet has completely changed how both consumers and enterprise customers function. And there's plenty of growth ahead as more firms take to the cloud. Which is why the Fidelity Select Software and IT Services Portfolio (MUTF:FSCSX) could be a great active mutual fund to buy.As the name implies, FSCSX hones in on those stocks that provide software and services related to networking and data warehousing. These days, much of the fund's portfolio reads like a who's who of the top cloud computing players. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Salesforce (NASDAQ:CRM) and Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) are just some examples of top holdings. And it turns out, this is a great place to be.As cloud computing has grown, so has FSCSX. Over the last ten years, the mutual fund has managed to produce a near-22% annual return. That handily beats the S&P 500 and its benchmark -- the MSCI U.S. IM Software & Services 25/50 Index. That return has allowed the fund to score a coveted five-star rating from Morningstar. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Expenses for the fund run at 0.72%. But perhaps the best part is that thanks to recent changes at Fidelity, FSCSX's minimum has been lowered to $0, with additional investments at $0 as well. This can allow even the smallest investors to get better than benchmark returns in the tech sector. Red Oak Technology Select (ROGSX)Active management wins when it is highly selected and concentrated. That's just what the Red Oak Technology Select (MUTF:ROGSX) does. Jim Oelschlager and his team at Oak Associates first look for the most attractive sub sectors of technology. Then they look for great long-term winners among these tech sectors by placing plenty of weight on the durability of the business and the company's valuation. Individual tech stocks competitive advantages and sustainability are also key when building their portfolio. Oelschlager and his team specifically don't look for the hot stories or fads. You won't find Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) here.The result is very few bets that are held for a long time. Currently, ROGSX only holds just 35 different tech stocks. Turnover for the fund is just 9%. This focus on durability, moat, and holding has paid off over the long haul.In terms of returns, ROGSX has managed to outperform its benchmark by about a percentage point over the last decade. This highlights the more long-term focus of the managers. In the shorter-term, ROGSX's returns have been a bit bumpy. So, this is definitely one that you'll want to buy and forget about for a while. Expenses for the mutual fund come in at 1.01%.All in all, for those investors looking for long-term -- potentially decades-long -- exposure to tech stocks, ROGSX could be a great mutual fund to buy.As of this writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 * 7 of the Best SPDR ETFs -- Besides SPY and GLD * 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy From Across the Globe The post 3 Tech Funds That Are Crushing Their Benchmarks appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With the S&P 500 and Dow at all-time highs, it's been a great year for every stock market sector, and margin debt levels have room to grow.
Tech stocks made a stellar comeback in the first six months of 2019. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) has returned 15.8% so far this year.
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have been on a tear so far in 2019, up over 70% year to date. But to me, it seems like investors in have some things to consider.I do not own this stock, but if I did these issues would concern me and I would probably sell it here. Issues with AMD Stock Click to Enlarge First of all, the last time that AMD traded at these levels back in September and October, sellers entered the market and drove it much lower. From the end of September through the end of October, AMD lost almost 50% of its value.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe stock recently ran into resistance at $32.50 and was unable to stay above it. AMD stock needs to push past that level, and so far it has failed to do so.Second, the tech sector as a whole is testing resistance as well. If the Sector goes lower, it will probably take AMD with it. Click to Enlarge The Technology Select Sector Spider (NYSEARCA:XLK) follows the tech sector. You can see here that they are currently testing the same resistance levels that sold off from in late April and early May.The third thing that would concern me is AMD stock's valuation verses the other members of its peer group. According the CNBC, AMD has the highest valuation in its group. The price-to-earnings ratio of AMD is 47. This is way higher than its peers. Analog Devices (NYSE:ADI) has a P/E ratio of 22. KLA-Tencor (NASDAAQ:KLAC) and Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) each have price-to-earnings ratio of around 14. The last member of the group, Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX), has a P/E ratio of 29.The fourth thing that I would consider bearish for the stock is the lack of insider buying.I went back one year and I couldn't find any significant insider buying. That worries me. After all, who knows more about what is going on insider a company than the insiders? If they don't want to own their company's stock then I don't want to either.And finally, the fifth thing that makes me want to sell AMD is actually the recent upgrade at Morgan Stanley.Hear me out. On June 6, AMD stock was upgraded from underwieght to equal weight. "Being cautious on the stock has obviously been the wrong call, even though we were right on some aspects," said Joseph Moore in a note on Thursday. That sounds positive, right? But what concerns me is that Morgan Stanley's price target is $28. This is almost 10% below current levels.Now, none of this is to say AMD absolutely can't make gains here. It's just that so many technical indicators look worrisome that I'd steer clear for now.As of this writing, Mark Putrino did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 * Critical Levels to Watch in 7 Marijuana Stocks * 5 Smaller Cloud Stocks That Have Plenty of Potential Compare Brokers The post 5 Reasons Why I Would Sell AMD Stock Here appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The entire investment community is hoping for positive results from the G-20 summit meeting. We discuss some ETFs which are set to gain directly from any positive development.
Information technology shares and those related to telecoms suffered sharp losses Tuesday, as commentary from the Federal Reserve moderated hopes for a substantial reduction of benchmark borrowing costs. Rate-cut hopes have thus far underpinned equity market's record rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.7%, to 26,548, those for the S&P 500 index finished 1% lower at 2,917, with the info tech sector losing 1.8% and the communication services sector shedding 1.6% to lead the 11 S&P 500 sectors lower Tuesday. Shares of those companies, including Facebook Inc. have been among the best performers as the broader market carved out new records, with the S&P 500 setting its first closing record since April 30 on Thursday. As tech-related stocks got clobbered, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index endured the brunt of the day's selling, down 1.5% at 7,885, representing the worst day for the index sine June 3. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee was "grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and thus call for additional policy accommodation," in prepared remarks. Before that comment, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, a dovish FOMC member who had advocated for a rate cut, said he didn't endorse an aggressive cut to benchmark rates, which stand at a range of 2.25%-2.50%.
Which big tech stocks are looking good in 2019 as they approach new highs, and which ones look like they may be falling behind? Jeff Reeves gives his picks.