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While overseas demand has increased, the chip industry has yet to fully regain the ground U.S. markets lost during the recent recession. Many of the nation’s chip producers rely on businesses to drive sales, and as technology companies come out of survival mode prospects for producers have improved considerably. Below, we outline two semiconductor ETFs that have been battling for investor attention during the last few trying years: PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX, B+) and Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH, A-) [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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The technology sector is often associated with delivering lucrative returns, while at the same time having a rather risky reputation. Some even consider the industry as one of the last “growth” frontiers left in the market, as innovation continues to be the driving force behind rapid product development and a constant effort to boost efficiency. As such, investors have flocked to technology equities, hoping to capture the sector’s promising long-term potential [see also How To But The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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U.S. equities gained ground during today’s trading session, nearly erasing this week’s losses. Investors, however, remained cautious ahead of this weekend, as the European Central Bank’s deadline to withdraw support from Cyprus’s banking system comes on Monday. The debt-ridden island nation was, however, close to a deal to raise sufficient funds to unlock a bailout […]

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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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