Equity: Global Technology

IPAY Top Performer Intra-day
Price $44.50
Today’s Change 1.27%
4:00pm 05/24/2019
ARKQ Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $30.11
Today’s Change -0.56%
3:59pm 05/24/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 22 ETFs and over $12.10B in combined AUM, the Equity: Global Technology segment provides exposure to the space with a focus on Technology securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the Global X FinTech ETF (FINX), with a total return of 31.24%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN) with $2.52BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. IXN tracks a market-cap-weighted index of S&P Global 1200 technology stocks. IXN has an expense ratio of 0.47% and tracks the S&P Global 1200 Information Technology Sector Index.

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: Global Technology segment is 85 out of 100, with the First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund(TDIV) obtaining the highest rating of 89 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.57% per year, with the Tortoise Cloud Infrastructure Fund (TCLD) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.40% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.58%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: Global Technology segment is 73 out of 100, with the First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund(TDIV) obtaining the highest rating of 99 out of 100.

The iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 20.41M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (SKYY), with $14.98M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the 3D Printing ETF(PRNT), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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SKYY
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IXN
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CIBR
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FINX
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TCLD
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The Thomson Reuters Global Technology has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to IXN. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, PRNT follows a Equal strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

Index Methodology