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On Sunday, CBS's "60 Minutes" examined the Sony hack from November 2014. The segment detailed just how ill-prepared most Americans and corporations are for cyberattacks.
The interviews also underscored one of our favorite ETF trading trends of 2014: cybersecurity ETFs.
"The money spent on cyber defense represents one of the highest profit potentials of anything I've encountered," Money Morning's Small-Cap Investing Specialist Sid Riggs said. "And the growth numbers spotlight not just one company but an entire sector that will have the wind at its back for the rest of our investing lifetimes."
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.
Data breaches made news again Monday when Sears (Nasdaq: SHLD) reported payment data systems at its 1,200 Kmart stores had been compromised.
Never has cybersecurity been more in need nor has cybersecurity investing been more lucrative. According to a report by IDC, firms worldwide spent $28 billion on IT security in 2011, a figure projected to increase to $41 billion by 2016.