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The Best Nasdaq ETF to Buy Today

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It's a good idea for investors to have a solid Nasdaq ETF (exchange-traded fund) as a core holding. For one reason, the Nasdaq Composite Index is having quite a year.

Our favorite Nasdaq ETF is up nearly 7% this year - and the Dow is down so far.

Continue reading to get this ETF in your portfolio today...

A Technology ETF List for Investors Today

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Choosing the right exchange-traded fund for you means searching through a long ETF list of candidates - which is why we cut down the list to three solid picks for you today.

It's a great time to make a pick from this technology ETF list. The Nasdaq is up 6.2% in 2015, which the Dow is up only about 1.3%.

Here are the three tech ETFs we like today...

3 of the Best ETFs for 2015

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Today, there are more than 1,600 ETFs. From clean energy to private equity to short-term volatility, there's an ETF for nearly every sector and investment strategy.

But what are the best ETFs for 2015? We've researched three that are (profitably) tapped into the specific trends and issues of 2015...

The Best Technology ETF to Profit from a Global $575 Billion Problem

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We alerted readers to one of tech's newest and best profit opportunities in early February. And seemingly every week, we see another screaming "buy" signal for this top investment.

The investment is a technology ETF that focuses on one of the most important and fast-growing industries today: cybersecurity.

This week's buy signal came when the White House acknowledged that Russian hackers penetrated parts of the White House's computer system in recent months.

The attack underscores the prevalence and magnitude of cybercrime in our society. And it's only the most recent example...

Will Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Keep Driving Technology ETFs Higher?

Despite the recent selloff, shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) have skyrocketed 48% in the first quarter, dwarfing the 12% gain posted by the S&P 500.

Apple's astonishing rise has also helped to underpin the Nasdaq Composite, which gained nearly 19% in the first quarter -- its strongest showing since 1991.

But that's not the only place to experience the "Apple Effect."

Many investors who own technology ETFs -- which hold almost 4% of all Apple shares outstanding -- were rewarded with even better returns.

For instance, theVanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSE: VGT) was up 20.85% in the first quarter.

Even better, the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (NYSE: IYW), was up 21.77%, thanks in part to Apple.

Now the question is: Can Apple's momentum continue to drive technology ETFs higher?

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