Tech Won’t Rebound Until Semis Do, Which Is Unlikely in 2018: Paul Meeks

Now that the nearly decade running bull market is officially over, many of the recent years’ best performers are taking the brunt of 2018’s series of sell-offs. Out of the beaten-down tech industry, semiconductor stocks have particularly struggled. Downbeat notes from a growing number of Street bears suggest that deteriorating market fundamentals and other sector-specific headwinds will couple with a broader market downdraft, signaling […]

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A Netflix Bear Goes Bullish and Sees 60% Gain

Shares of video streaming service Netflix Inc. (NFLX) are down by 24.9% from their all-time high, set in intraday trading on June 21. Skeptics had warned that the stock had risen too high and too fast, that its business model was questionable, that its future growth prospects were overblown, and thus that its stratospheric valuation was unsustainable. However, one of those skeptical analysts has […]

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Marijuana ETF Higher as 3 States Pass Cannabis Legislation

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEArca: MJ) ticked higher as three states successfully passed cannabis-related legislation following Tuesday’s midterm elections. MJ gained 1.31% as of 12:30 p.m. ET. MJ was steadily rising ahead of the elections, creeping above its 200-day moving average after it, along with most U.S. equities, was racked by the […]

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Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Qualcomm (QCOM)

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company based in San Diego, California. The company designs and distributes wireless telecommunications products globally. In October 2016, Qualcomm made a move to expand overseas by announcing a bid for the Dutch semiconductor company NXP Semiconductors S.V. (NXPI). Two years later, in July 2018, the $44 billion bid to […]

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Tech ETF Temptation Despite Apple Downgrade

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLK), the largest technology ETF by assets, and rival tech ETFs were pressured Monday after another analyst downgraded shares of Apple. Rosenblatt Securities, the second firm to issue a downgrade, changed their rating from “buy” to “neutral,” citing that higher iPhone prices won’t offset a weaker […]

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Refiner ETF Could Shake Off Energy Market Weakness

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Oil refiners and sector-related ETF could continue to pump out profits as they capitalize on the differential between cheap landlocked crude oil and refined energy products. The VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEArca: CRAK), the only exchange traded fund dedicated to oil refiners, increased 2.9% year-to-date, compared to the 4.3% decline for the S&P […]

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ETF of the Week: John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF (JHEM)

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon discussed the John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF (JHEM) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. JHEM seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the John Hancock Dimensional Emerging Markets Index. For […]

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In the Know: ETF Industry Trends and Upcoming Rule Changes

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Since its inception into the capital markets, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have carved out its own niche, which in turn, have allowed them to grow exponentially and with that rise, industry changes are abound. Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, witnesses firsthand what these changes are all about […]

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