SPDR Technology ETF

XLK-N

NYSEARCA:XLK

97.43
0.46 (0.47%)

Analysis and Opinions about XLK-N

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BUY
BUY
December 17, 2019
An ETF with Microsoft as a major holding? This is the obvious choice. But he cautions over the American market in general in the next few years. Also, the American public has been looking at tech companies with suspicion. Instead of tech, he'd look at banks.
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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
December 17, 2019
An ETF with Microsoft as a major holding? This is the obvious choice. But he cautions over the American market in general in the next few years. Also, the American public has been looking at tech companies with suspicion. Instead of tech, he'd look at banks.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 29, 2019
The granddaddy of them all. It's market-cap weighted, so the top 10 holdings amount to around 40-50% of this ETF. Overall, tech is not a bad sector; there is good growth and strong balance sheets. To avoid market-cap weighting, consider RYT: the equal-weight tech index which gives you far broader diversification with the top 10 holding amounting to only 16% of this ETF.
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The granddaddy of them all. It's market-cap weighted, so the top 10 holdings amount to around 40-50% of this ETF. Overall, tech is not a bad sector; there is good growth and strong balance sheets. To avoid market-cap weighting, consider RYT: the equal-weight tech index which gives you far broader diversification with the top 10 holding amounting to only 16% of this ETF.
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 30, 2019

A tech ETF to anchor a portfolio? It's a little late to get into tech; tech has had its run. You're late to the party. KLX could anchor, dominated by Apple and Microsoft, but why not buy Apple instead?

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
September 30, 2019

A tech ETF to anchor a portfolio? It's a little late to get into tech; tech has had its run. You're late to the party. KLX could anchor, dominated by Apple and Microsoft, but why not buy Apple instead?

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May 13, 2019
It tracks the tech sector in the US. We are late stages and the US market is the most expensive in the world. He would prefer something different – see Top Picks.
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It tracks the tech sector in the US. We are late stages and the US market is the most expensive in the world. He would prefer something different – see Top Picks.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 2, 2019
A tech ETF recommendation? He likes XLK-N, which has all the big players and of course QQQ-Q and the ZQQ-T. It depends on whether you want a particular skew in Apple, Facebook, etc. The QQQ-Q provides the best diversification he thinks.
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A tech ETF recommendation? He likes XLK-N, which has all the big players and of course QQQ-Q and the ZQQ-T. It depends on whether you want a particular skew in Apple, Facebook, etc. The QQQ-Q provides the best diversification he thinks.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 5, 2018
XIT-T vs. XLK-T. XIT-T is a market cap ETF. XLK-T is very diversified. XIT-T will be much more volatile. He would choose XLK-T because of diversification. The top has been in place for a while so he would be worried about them both. He would stay away, but choose XLK-T if his arm was twisted.
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XIT-T vs. XLK-T. XIT-T is a market cap ETF. XLK-T is very diversified. XIT-T will be much more volatile. He would choose XLK-T because of diversification. The top has been in place for a while so he would be worried about them both. He would stay away, but choose XLK-T if his arm was twisted.
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 21, 2018

Sell XLK to buy XLC? Don’t. Rather than reduce XLK, you may want to rebalance it down. Just buy Google and Facebook, because they’re the dominant ones. Do you really want Verizon in there? ETFs are a great vehicle, but if you take the time to look at the holdings with weightings, why pay someone else to buy something you can buy yourself.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
September 21, 2018

Sell XLK to buy XLC? Don’t. Rather than reduce XLK, you may want to rebalance it down. Just buy Google and Facebook, because they’re the dominant ones. Do you really want Verizon in there? ETFs are a great vehicle, but if you take the time to look at the holdings with weightings, why pay someone else to buy something you can buy yourself.

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DON'T BUY
September 6, 2018

Technology this year has outperformed everything. He thinks that Technology is facing headwinds going forward in the way of more regulation as they are seen as monopolistic giants abusing their power. He thinks this ETF is going to do OK but there is more value in other sectors. The GICS classification is changing a little and telecommunications is moving to the communications sector, so this ETF will be affected. High liquid, low cost highly efficient way to get exposure to the sector.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
September 6, 2018

Technology this year has outperformed everything. He thinks that Technology is facing headwinds going forward in the way of more regulation as they are seen as monopolistic giants abusing their power. He thinks this ETF is going to do OK but there is more value in other sectors. The GICS classification is changing a little and telecommunications is moving to the communications sector, so this ETF will be affected. High liquid, low cost highly efficient way to get exposure to the sector.

BUY
BUY
August 31, 2018

Technology is a growth sector, which mitigates the seasonal fluctuations. Above average growth this year. Seasonal strength between October and end of year. Tech will benefit from cyclicality and push higher to end of the year.

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Technology is a growth sector, which mitigates the seasonal fluctuations. Above average growth this year. Seasonal strength between October and end of year. Tech will benefit from cyclicality and push higher to end of the year.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 28, 2018

(A Top Pick March 30/17, Up 29%) You must be in the U.S. and in tech. She'll stay with it. Likes companies that offer dividend growth.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
February 28, 2018

(A Top Pick March 30/17, Up 29%) You must be in the U.S. and in tech. She'll stay with it. Likes companies that offer dividend growth.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 27, 2017

QQQ-Q vs XLK-N QQQ is NASDAQ, XLK is technology. You’re going to find a lot of overlap. One thing with QQQ is BMO has the Canadian Dollar edged version, the ZQQ-T. Take a look at the website of the ETFs companies and see what weightings are and pick the one you want. Both are excellent. QQQ has some Bio stocks and a whole bunch of other stuff. For a straight technology play he would choose XLK. If you want more diversification go with QQQ.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
December 27, 2017

QQQ-Q vs XLK-N QQQ is NASDAQ, XLK is technology. You’re going to find a lot of overlap. One thing with QQQ is BMO has the Canadian Dollar edged version, the ZQQ-T. Take a look at the website of the ETFs companies and see what weightings are and pick the one you want. Both are excellent. QQQ has some Bio stocks and a whole bunch of other stuff. For a straight technology play he would choose XLK. If you want more diversification go with QQQ.

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 27/17 Up 4%.) Has done very well in 2017. We saw a correction take place back in November and that actually happens on a fairly regular basis. They exited the sector and then recently came back into it. They are looking to stay in this sector until at least the end of mid-January, if the markets corrects, he would consider exiting, but we are in a seasonal strength period for technology from October 10th until January 17th. Companies tends to spend more of their budget on technology at this time of the year driving the sector up.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
December 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 27/17 Up 4%.) Has done very well in 2017. We saw a correction take place back in November and that actually happens on a fairly regular basis. They exited the sector and then recently came back into it. They are looking to stay in this sector until at least the end of mid-January, if the markets corrects, he would consider exiting, but we are in a seasonal strength period for technology from October 10th until January 17th. Companies tends to spend more of their budget on technology at this time of the year driving the sector up.

BUY
BUY
December 18, 2017

Technology? If looking for growth, this is probably one of the better spaces to be in. He doesn't think Tech companies are overvalued and they tend to have real earnings. As a growth component in your portfolio, it’s an excellent way to go.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
December 18, 2017

Technology? If looking for growth, this is probably one of the better spaces to be in. He doesn't think Tech companies are overvalued and they tend to have real earnings. As a growth component in your portfolio, it’s an excellent way to go.

BUY
BUY
December 7, 2017

SPDR Industrial (XLI-N) or SPDR Technology (XLK-N)? He likes the industrial space and the technology area as well. If you are asking for a very timely standpoint, technology came down a little in the last week or so, so he would probably buy this right now.

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SPDR Industrial (XLI-N) or SPDR Technology (XLK-N)? He likes the industrial space and the technology area as well. If you are asking for a very timely standpoint, technology came down a little in the last week or so, so he would probably buy this right now.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 20, 2017

He likes the sector. Roughly 10% of the S&P 500 is FAANG stocks. However, Netflix is approximately 0.5%. If looking at Apple and Microsoft, they have been around for 30 years and trading at normal valuations. Facebook is about 40 P/E ratio, which is fine for a growth company. He has an issue with Amazon and Netflix which are about 200X between the 2 of them, which is crazy. Amazon is a pretty big percentage of the S&P 500 at about 2%.

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SPDR Technology ETF (XLK-N)
November 20, 2017

He likes the sector. Roughly 10% of the S&P 500 is FAANG stocks. However, Netflix is approximately 0.5%. If looking at Apple and Microsoft, they have been around for 30 years and trading at normal valuations. Facebook is about 40 P/E ratio, which is fine for a growth company. He has an issue with Amazon and Netflix which are about 200X between the 2 of them, which is crazy. Amazon is a pretty big percentage of the S&P 500 at about 2%.

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