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Tablets are not a relatively new innovation in the tech world; Microsoft introduced the Tablet PC in 2000, but consumers remained uninterested in the computing innovation for a decade. With the release of the iPad in 2010 the true tablet wars began, with traditional software companies coming head to head with consumer-product producers looking to capture the market [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective].

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Consumer electronics giants Apple and Samsung have stolen the tech-sector headlines as the two behemoths have been waging a multi-billion dollar war over patents. Apple is demanding that Samsung pay up $2.5 billion for allegedly stealing the design technology for its smartphones at tables from the iPad and iPhone; on the other hand, Samsung is pointing the finger at Apple and demanding $399 million for stealing its technology. Scott Freeze, President of Street One Financial, recently took time out of his schedule to discuss the implications of this patent trial and how the looming verdict may impact ETFs which maintain signficant exposure to these companies.

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South Korea is home to one of the world’s most unique and promising economies, thriving off of its status as a tech leader as well as proximity and strong relationships with many of Asia’s rapidly-expanding emerging markets. But constantly looming over South Korea is the unstable relationship with its neighbor to the north, one of […]

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Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider

by on November 9, 2010 | Updated December 14, 2012

No matter where investors look in the developed world, the picture isn’t pretty. While the U.S. unemployment remains intolerably high, and uncertainty over the lasting effects of the latest round of QE and the coming fiscal cliff will continue to hang over stock markets. In Europe efforts to control surging deficits have been met with […]

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