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Buy This Top Technology ETF to Profit from Semiconductor M&A

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One of the best-performing subsectors in tech can be played with this technology ETF.

Additional gains are expected in this industry in 2015, thanks to growth prospects and M&A activity.

Keep reading for the best tech ETF to buy to play the industry's growth and M&A wave.

This Merger of Top Pharmaceutical Companies Is a Major Profit Opportunity

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Two top pharmaceutical companies announced a merger this morning, continuing 2015's massive run of M&A activity.

Botox maker Allergan Plc. (NYSE: AGN) announced today that it will purchase Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: KYTH) for $2.1 billion. That values KYTH shares at $75 each - 24% higher than Tuesday's closing price.

The move highlights one of our favorite profit plays of 2015. It's up 16.7% already and has plenty of room to run...

What Is a Preferred Stock ETF?

In the ongoing hunt for yield, many investors have turned to a preferred stock ETF (exchange-traded fund).

To understand these ETFs, it's necessary to understand preferred stocks.

Here's what you need to know - plus three ETF picks...

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 High-Dividend ETF Lets You Invest in Today's Top-Yielding Stocks

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A high-dividend ETF is an exchange-traded fund that lets investors own a handful of dividend stocks with good yields.

"Good" yields are about 2.5% or higher.

You can get three high-dividend ETFs right here - yields as high as 6.3%...

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...

Is GDX Stock a Buy?

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Many gold-mining stocks have enjoyed healthy year-to-date gains. GDX stock - also known as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: GDX) is up 5.4% in 2015, compared to the Dow's 1.3% gain.

Driving gold miners' advances this year are the same drivers of the precious metal. They include Middle East tensions, devalued currencies, loose global central bank monetary policies, and hopes of a later-rather-than-sooner interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

So will GDX stock keep rising? Here's a look...

This New Junior Gold Miners ETF Will Outpace Its Competitors

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A new gold miners ETF launched by Sprott Asset Management focuses on junior miners - and it's garnering considerable attention.

This new gold miners ETF is perfect for precious metals investors. Selective stock picking is more relevant than ever in this space, as the cyclical bear has pummeled precious metals.

This deliberate approach to designing the new Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF is likely to make it a clear cut above its competition.

Here's a look at the APLS ETF Trust Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDJ).

Buy This Commodity ETF Before Prices Rise

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Commodities have been in a downtrend since 2011. All commodities are priced in U.S. dollars, and a strong dollar has acted as a headwind.

But signs right now point to a possible bottom and reversal in commodities.

Here's a look at where commodities prices are headed, plus a commodities ETF to buy to profit from the sector's rebound...

This Pharmaceutical Industry Investment Plays a $166 Billion Trend

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The pharmaceutical industry saw record-setting M&A activity in the first quarter of 2015.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the "life sciences" field had 35 deals in Q1 2015. Those deals totaled $166.3 billion. That's more money than was spent during the entire year in 2014, when $150.1 billion was spent. In Q1 2014, just $46.5 billion was spent.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson has been recommending a way to profit from the M&A boom throughout 2015.

His pick has already climbed 12% in 2015, compared to just 2% for the Dow Jones. Here's why it will continue bringing profits in 2015...

The Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds are alike in that both offer diversification and professional management. Otherwise, the two investment vehicles differ greatly.

Key differences include how these funds are bought and sold, as well as pricing, transaction costs, and much more.

Here's a closer look at the difference between ETFs and mutual funds so you can identify the best investment for your particular goals...

The 5 Best ETFs for Quick, Easy Profits in 2015

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The best ETFs in tech give investors a quick, easy way to collect a piece of tech's billion-dollar profits.

These tech ETFs are a safe way to make money now.

You can start profiting today with these five best tech ETFs...

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...

Is Now the Time to Buy an Oil Index ETF?

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WTI crude oil prices climbed over $56 per barrel this week for the first time in 2015. Now investors are looking for the best way to play rebounding oil prices, and many are buying into an oil index ETF.

At this week's high, crude oil prices are now up 28% from the lows they hit in early March.

But this is not the best time to buy into an oil index ETF.

Here's a look at several oil index ETFs and the key points that many investors miss

Best ETFs to Buy to Profit from the Booming M&A Market

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Some of the best ETFs to buy in 2015 help investors get a piece of a very lucrative trend: mergers and acquisitions.

The collective total of global M&A announced year to date surpassed $1 trillion through the first week of April. At the current pace, M&A activity is on track to exceed $3.7 trillion in 2015.

Following are two ways to get exposure to the lucrative M&A market. Both ETFs have bested the year-to-date gains for the Dow Jones and S&P 500 - one by a wide margin...

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