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  • Oct. 6, 2015, 5:23 AM
    • Making a big ruckus in this morning's news is the European Court of Justice's ruling that deemed a 15-year-old data-sharing pact between the EU and U.S. invalid. The decision cannot be appealed.
    • "Legislation permitting...access on a generalized basis to the content of electronic communications must be regarded as compromising the essence of the fundamental right to respect for private life," Europe's highest court said in a statement.
    • The ruling has significant implications on how internet groups can operate in the 28-member bloc, and will likely force thousands of companies to overhaul their businesses to avoid breaking the law.
    • ETFs: XLK, VGT, SOXL, SOCL, FDN, GGT, TECL, USD, SMH, SKYY, IYW, IYZ, PNQI, IPK, SOXX, ROM, XSD, VOX, IXP, SOXS, FTEC, TECS, RYT, PBS, IST, IXN, PSI, IGV, QTEC, IGM, FXL, SSG, IGN, PSCT, MTK, REW, XTL, PXQ, EMQQ, FCOM, XSW, PSJ, XT, LTL, ARKW, ARKQ, BST
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 5:23 AM | 3 Comments
  • Aug. 24, 2015, 8:03 AM
    • Tech stocks in the U.S. are sharply lower in early action after the sector fell just as hard as broad market averages in China and Japan. Tech heavyweights aren't getting spared amid the carnage.
    • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) -4.1% premarket to $587.31.
    • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) -5.1% to $100.38.
    • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) -3.9% to $41.41.
    • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) -3.4% to $83.05.
    • Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) -6.6% to $30.75 and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is down 8.7% to $62.26 as concerns over growth in China mount.
    • The Nasdaq 100 futures contract is off 4.8%.
    • Related ETFs: XLK, VGT, HACK, SOXL, FDN, GGT, TECL, USD, SMH, IYW, TDIV, IYZ, SOXX, ROM, XSD, VOX, SOXS, FTEC, TECS, RYT, PBS, PSI, IGV, QTEC, IGM, FXL, SSG, PSCT, IGN, MTK, REW, XTL, PXQ, FCOM, XSW, PSJ, PTF, LTL, TLL
    | Aug. 24, 2015, 8:03 AM | 45 Comments
  • Dec. 12, 2014, 3:33 AM
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  • Nov. 11, 2014, 2:52 AM
    • The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to drop tariffs on a wide range of tech products, expanding upon their previous Information Technology Agreement at a time of strained relations.
    • Eliminating tariffs on sales of roughly $1T, the deal would liberalize trade in more than 250 categories ranging from semiconductors to medical devices.
    • The agreement has yet to be signed off by other countries involved in the talks, and will be discussed in Geneva by members of the WTO in December.
    • ETFs: XLK, VGT, KWEB, SOXL, FDN, TECL, USD, SMH, TDIV, IYZ, IYW, ROM, VOX, SOXX, CQQQ, XSD, QQQC, SOXS, PBS, TECS, FTEC, RYT, IGV, IGM, QTEC, FXL, PSI, PSCT, SSG, IGN, MTK, PXQ, REW, XTL, XSW, PSJ, PTF, FCOM, LTL, TLL
    | Nov. 11, 2014, 2:52 AM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2014, 9:44 AM
    | Oct. 26, 2014, 9:44 AM | 17 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2014, 3:56 AM
    • The U.S. has warned China that treaties and other global negotiations could be in danger if negotiations fail regarding their high-tech product international trade agreement. The agreement includes an annual $2T in trade, and eliminates tariffs and other trade barriers on IT products.
    • China has recently excluded approximately 60 new product categories, including medical devices and next-generation silicon chips, from the trade agreement. American authorities are looking to use this week’s annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to update the 1996 Information Technology Agreement.
    • U.S. officials warn that if an agreement is not reached, increased opposition will be taken in Congress toward other trade deals with China.
    • ETFs: XLK, VGT, FDN, SOXL, KWEB, TECL, USD, SMH, PNQI, IYZ, TDIV, IYW, ROM, VOX, CQQQ, SOXX, QQQC, XSD, SOXS, PBS, TECS, FTEC, IGV, RYT, IGM, QTEC, PSCT, FXL, IGN, PSI, MTK, SSG, REW, PXQ, XSW, XTL, PSJ, PTF, FCOM, LTL, TLL
    | Jul. 7, 2014, 3:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 15, 2014, 1:49 PM
    • While broader equity markets are only seeing modest declines, tech stocks aren't so lucky. The Nasdaq-100 (QQQ -0.8%) had its lowest print since October this morning before recovering slightly.
    • Chinese tech stocks (KWEB -4.3%), including 2013 solar high-flyers (TAN -4.2%), are especially hard-hit following a Shanghai selloff triggered by PBOC withdrawals. Other Internet (PNQI -2.3%) and social media (SOCL -2%) stocks aren't faring much better.
    • Will earnings season come to the rescue? Intel and Yahoo report after the bell today, and Google and IBM after the bell tomorrow.
    • Tech ETFs: XLK, VGT, FDN, ROBO, SOXL, SKYY, TECL, USD, SMH, IPK, IYW, ROM, TDIV, SOXS, SOXX, KWT, TECS, XSD, IXN, IGV, FTEC, RYT, IGM, PXN, QTEC, PSCT, FXL, IGN, PSI, SSG, MTK, REW, PXQ, XSW, FONE, PSJ, AAIT, PTF, CQQQ, QQQC
    • Update: Tech stocks rallied in the final hours of trading. The Nasdaq closed up 0.3%.
    | Apr. 15, 2014, 1:49 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 11, 2013, 8:49 AM
    On June 5th, UBS completed its shutdown of 7 ETNs - 5 of which were focused on the IT space. The ETNs had struggled since launch to gain assets. The affected notes: LSKY, EIPO, EIPL, SSDD, SSDL, PTD and BLND. The closure is interesting in that all the affected ETNs except BLND had double-digit positive returns over the recent trailing twelve months.
    | Jun. 11, 2013, 8:49 AM
  • Jun. 24, 2011, 2:54 PM

    Brocade (BRCD -5.5%) dips after waiting three days to announce its CFO Richard Deranleau resigned effective last Monday to pursue other interests. He will be succeeded internally by executive Dan Fairfax.

    | Jun. 24, 2011, 2:54 PM
  • Jun. 21, 2011, 3:20 PM

    Riverbed Technology (RVBD ]+6.4%) pops after Sterne Agee initiates with a buy, saying the company is well positioned in core growth markets, and its Whitewater platform should benefit from growth in optimizing traffic between on-premise and cloud storage.

    | Jun. 21, 2011, 3:20 PM
  • Nov. 11, 2010, 10:46 AM
    Tech ETFs with large weightings in Cisco Systems (CSCO -14.9%), like IYW (-2.3%) and IGN (-2.5%), are taking it on the chin in the wake of the company's weak earnings outlook. On the other hand, if you're short and leveraged the tech sector via TYP, you're currently up a cool 6.6%
    | Nov. 11, 2010, 10:46 AM
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