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Tech ETFs to Avoid as Amazon Tanks – and Two to Buy Instead

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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has had a dismal 2014, down 24.1%. Now, AMZN isn't just hurting shareholders, it's also weighing heavily on some tech ETFs.

While AMZN has been falling all year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 4.7%. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are up 10.8% and 8.9% in 2014.

As AMZN continues its 2014 slide, investors can avoid the tech ETFs that invest heavily in the e-commerce giant. In fact, there's a competitor to Amazon that's boosting tech ETFs now.

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Best Investments 2014: Time to Profit from $1.6 Trillion in Spin-Offs

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Some the best investments for market-beating gains are corporate spin-offs.

In fact, research from a Lehman Bros. study found that spin-off companies beat the market by 40% on average in their first two years. A Penn State University study shows an average three-year return of 76% for spin-offs. That tops the market by 31%.

Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson has spent decades analyzing tech stocks, and to him, spin-off companies are "easy money."

Here's the best way to play the market...

The Best Investment to Play the $19 Billion Wearable Tech Industry

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The wearable technology industry is growing at an explosive rate, and is quickly becoming part of our everyday lives. In fact, the research firm Canalys recently claimed wearables will be a "key consumer technology" by the end of this year.

And now, we've found the sector's best investment. It's a broad play on the entire industry.

Take a look at these growth figures, and this profit opportunity...

Our New "Best Stocks to Buy" List Focuses on 6 Tech Picks

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Our newest list of the best stocks to buy all hail from the tech sector.

One company makes pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Its stock has enjoyed a 780% run over the last two years, but it recently dipped due to a false media report. Investors can nab shares now at a deep discount.

Our defense & tech specialist highlighted an ETF play that takes advantage of recent CEO changes in some of the top tech companies, plus two big-cap tech stocks with promising technical charts.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our latest list of the best stocks to buy now...

The Best Investments for Rising Interest Rates

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We're entering a rising interest rate environment for the first time in 33 years.

This is a watershed market event - a shift really - that will change how you invest. In a moment I'll explain what it means for your money and detail three of the best investments you can make now to protect yourself and profit.

But first I want to show you why I'm so certain, not only that rates will rise, but what is going to cause it.

It all comes down to one number.

(Other) Investors Will Hate You for Using This Investment Strategy

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In the past couple of weeks, we've been seeing record highs in the markets nearly every day.

However, we saw a pretty scary headline earlier this week about the Nasdaq Composite Index.

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that nearly half of the stocks in the tech-centric Nasdaq have declined 20% from their highs of the past 12 months - putting them in "bear territory."

Now this decline is mostly in small caps, which I don't cover in Strategic Tech Investor.

However, Nasdaq small caps are not the only place we're seeing jitters in the overall market.

Even with interest rates so low and the economy steadily improving, many nervous investors - worried about a correction - are selling off.

Whenever there's this sort of negative noise in the air, I tell you it's not a time to sell - but a profit opportunity for tech investors.

So, today I want to share with you three strategies designed to turn market declines to your financial advantage.

With them, you'll leave the nervous sellers in the dust...

The Best Way to Invest in Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) 3D Printing Breakthrough

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The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.

This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields - one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.

Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.

Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.

This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit...

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The Single Best Investment for the Semiconductor Boom

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At first glance two of the major trends reshaping the semiconductor industry seem like polar opposites...

On the one hand, the industry is in the midst of a major boom. On the other, it's also contracting.

For tech investors these conflicting indicators raise two questions:

First, how is this contradiction possible?

Second, and more to the point, how can we make money from it?

After looking at the trends, I've come up with a plan for us to outperform the market over the long term with one easy investment...

How to Double Your Money on the GoPro Craze – Without Buying GoPro Stock

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GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) launched its successful IPO on June 26. And it's up nearly 24% since then.

As an individual investor, you probably couldn't participate in the GoPro initial public offering... or any IPO. However, the best investments usually aren't the big-name companies whose products line store shelves - but the "pick and shovel" plays...

And this one can double your money in less than two years. Here’s how…

The Best Investments for Riding the Tech Stock Rally: XSD, FDN, FPX

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Just weeks ago, the media was still talking about an alleged tech correction. But the Nasdaq has gained some 6.5% so far this year - and tech stocks will continue climbing for the rest of this year.

Here are three ETFs for the tech subsectors I predict will do particularly well in this rally, so you can play the entire subsector with a single investment.

So get ready to profit – it’s as easy as XSD, FDN, and FPX...

Three Small-Cap Funds to Watch as Sector Stages a Comeback

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As the U.S. economy becomes stronger and interest rates start to rise, smaller companies benefit the most from this type of environment.

With modest risk and high potential for growth, small-cap funds - which consist of stocks of companies that maintain a market capitalization between $500 million and $2 billion - are possibly one of the best investment hubs available today.

Here are the benefits – and risks – of small-cap funds, plus three to watch…

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