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ETF Strategist - Technology

IN FOCUS: Technology

Apple. Facebook. Google. Amazon. Tech is bigger than ever, but is its enormous influence enough to keep the momentum going into the second half of 2012 and beyond?

  • The Bull Case
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
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    A nearly insatiable appetite for the latest personal electronic devices should enable the information technology sector to maintain its positive momentum for the next year.

  • The Bear Case
    By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
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    Since the bursting of the Internet bubble over a decade ago, technology stocks have been a relatively safe bet compared to the more volatile financial and energy sectors.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    It's all about new tech. Though not easily categorized, the group  generally consists of stocks involved in cloud computing, smartphones and software designed to enhance productivity.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    If you believe that valuations are stretched, that innovation will not be the productivity-generating cure-all or that consumer demand for high-priced tablets and smartphones will wane, bet against the entire sector by shorting these funds.

  • The Sideways Play
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Funds that own a mix of old and new tech names will allow you to stay well-positioned for the ups and downs of an uncertain economy.

Videos

  • ETF Titan on Evolution of ETFs   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    ETF Titan on Evolution of ETFs

    The manager of the world's two largest ETFs, Anthony Rochte, State Street Global Advisors, discusses how ETFs are changing now. "We do not sponsor leverage/inverse ETFs," he tells CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • ETF Inflows Level Off   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    ETF Inflows Level Off

    ETFs are gaining but still not overtaking mutual funds, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Trading Volatility with ETFs   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Trading Volatility with ETFs

    Using ETFs to manage risk and volatility, with Nick Cherney, VelocityShares, and CNBC's Bob Pisani. Also, Scott Nations, NationsShares, explains why he thinks these products are too expensive.

  • Charles Schwab's 2012 ETF Outlook   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Charles Schwab's 2012 ETF Outlook

    This year will bring more choices via new uses for ETFs, say Beth Flynn and Michael Iachini, Charles Schwab.

  • Investing in ETFs   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Investing in ETFs

    Taking the pulse of the $1 trillion ETF industry and where to invest, with Gus Sauter, Vanguard Group and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

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