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ETF Battles: QQQ vs. XLK, who wins?

This is an excerpt from ETF Battles on ETFguide TV between QQQ vs. XLK – two of the largest technology ETFs by assets and trading volume.  Who wins the battle?

  • QQQ and XLK go against each other in four key battle categories,

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Utilities, Anyone?

With 2016 officially half over, the celebratory nature of the stock market is being masked by another telling trend: Defensive sectors are outperforming higher risk areas.

Formerly hot groups drenched with elevated risk like solar energy (NYSEARCA:TAN) and biotechnology stocks (NasdaqGS:IBB) have fallen out of favor and are down more than 20%,

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Cyber Security: An Emerging Sector within Technology

The highly publicized cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014 is the type of greatly feared computerized catastrophe that all individuals and institutions face.

Although a personal cyber attack can be overwhelming, attacks at the corporate or government level can have dire consequences. In addition to financial losses,

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Have Energy Stocks Finally Bottomed?

Energy stocks slid 8.7% last year and was the only S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) industry sector to lose value in 2014.

Have energy stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE) really bottomed?

FactSet reports:

“Despite declining oil prices over the past few months, industry analysts are most optimistic regarding the Energy sector in 2015,

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Here’s 50 Blue Chip Stocks that Should Make Shareholders Mad

Regardless of whether you believe the stock market is overvalued or undervalued, one thing we can all agree upon is that stocks have been stellar performers.

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) has risen five consecutive years and gained around 228% since bottoming at market lows in March 2009. Over that same period,

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