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TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY ETFs

|Includes:AAP, FDN, FXL, IGN, IGV, IYW, QTEC, SMH, SOXX, VGT, Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Our goal in this profile is to help investors wade through the many competing ETF offerings available. Using our long experience as an ETF publication, we can help select those ETFs that matter and may not be repetitive. The result is a more manageable list of issues from which to view and make selections.

There are currently nearly three dozen ETFs oriented to the technology sector with more on the way. The following analysis features a fair representation of ETFs available. We believe from these investors may choose an appropriate ETF to satisfy the best index-based offerings individuals and financial advisors may utilize.

We’re not ranking these ETFs favoring one over another so don’t let the listing order mislead you. Although we may use some of these in ETF Digest portfolios it’s not our intention to recommend one over another.

ETFs are based on indexes tied to well-known index providers including Russell, S&P, Barclays, MSCI, Dow Jones and so forth. Also included are some so-called “enhanced” indexes that attempt to achieve better performance through more active management of the index.

Previously we had avoided using HOLDRS but now that Van Eck is most likely taking over these issues some like SMH (ML Semiconductor HOLDRS) will be popular.
 

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Stocks: XLK, VGT, IYW, QTEC, FDN, IGV, IGN, SOXX, SMH, FXL, AAP