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Sony and Microsoft both announced earlier this Spring that the companies will be releasing new editions of their popular gaming consoles. The Xbox One from Microsoft was announced in late May and has already faced harsh backlash from consumers for a number of changes to the system, but it has also been praised for the new games assigned onto the system. Sony’s PlayStation 4 was recently unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and while first reactions are more positive than the Xbox’s, not as many details have been given on this updated console. Neither gaming system is set to launch before the end of the summer, instead aiming for the busy holiday shopping season at the end of the year, but this will leave plenty of time for investors to pick their side in the console war [for updates on ETF investing, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Technological innovation and development have certainly been game changers in the investment world. Last year was an active one for the technology industry, with the launch of several new Apple and Windows products, a lawsuit between two top tech firms, and the rather dreary public offering of social media giant Facebook. Despite some bumps in the road, 2012 saw a relatively high increase in global technology spending, particularly in the IT sub-sector [Download Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios]. [click to continue…]

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Tech ETFs And CES 2013

by on January 9, 2013

Right as the shopping season ends, its once again time for manufactures to come up with next year’s big things, and first to arrive is the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Starting January 8 thousands of tech heads will swarm to Las Vegas for CES 2013, which promises to feature some of the most innovative […]

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In the quickly evolving world of technology, it’s hard to know what the next big thing will be and how to get ahead of the crowd. Forbes writer Eric Savitz recently highlighted research group Garner’s attempt at this guessing game with a list of their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013, featuring ideas that […]

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With clouds of uncertainty looming over much of the global economy, investors are searching far and wide for lucrative growth opportunities in a landscape otherwise characterized by debt drama and stagnation. The technology sector remains perhaps as one of the most exciting corners of the market given the sheer need for innovation across industrial processes […]

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Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011

by on December 26, 2011 | Updated November 21, 2012

The curtain is about to drop on 2011, a year that will go down as a record-breaking period for the rapidly-expanding ETF industry. More than 300 exchange-traded products began trading this year, with dozens of issuers rolling out new products. While some of the new additions bear a striking resemblance to more established products on […]

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As the ETF industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, innovation has been a recurring theme in the space. Although some of the new exchange-traded products now hitting the market offer access to “plain vanilla” asset classes and indexes, the ETF expansion has been fueled primarily by first-to-market products that […]

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UBS rolled out the latest exchange-traded products targeting narrow corners of the technology sector in Thursday, debuting a pair of products that offer exposure to companies in the solid state drive industry. The ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN (SSDD) will seek to replicate a benchmark comprised of drive manufacturers and component manufacturers, and […]

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As the ETF industry has seen assets climb past the $1.1 trillion mark in recent months, the number of funds has also increased dramatically. There are now close to 1,300 ETFs available to U.S. investors, and hundreds more in the pipeline that could hit the market at some point in the not-so-distant future. While some […]

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The last several years have seen no shortage of firsts in the ETF industry. The size of the ETF roster is quickly approaching 1,300 products, thanks in large part to impressive innovation from more than three dozen different issuers. While some of the new launches have been duplicative in nature, the vast majority of the […]

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First Trust has rolled out the industry’s first ETF focused exclusively on the cloud computing industry, debuting the ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY) on Wednesday. The new ETF will seek to replicate a modified equal-dollar weighted index comprised of companies involved in the cloud computing industry, including both “pure play” companies and those with […]

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Direxion, the Boston-based ETF issuer best known for its suite of 3x and -3x products, continues to expand its platform to include non-leveraged ETFs. The firm has already rolled out a non-leveraged airline ETF (FLYX), and earlier this year detailed plans for a suite of targeted Indian equity funds. And in a recent SEC filing, […]

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