These ETFs offer software-industry exposure

Investing in the technology industry can be hugely profitable. However, companies face tough competition and the industry’s winners can quickly lose out to rivals with newer innovations. Tech stocks can also be very volatile—and negative news can throw them into steep declines. Well-diversified ETFs can… Read More

Diversify with these mid-cap ETFs

For most investors, we still think large-cap companies, or the ETFs that hold them, should form the core of their stock portfolios. However, while a lot of investors look to add a few small companies with high growth potential, many overlook medium-sized companies, or “mid… Read More

Pass on this ETF

3D PRINTING ETF $26 (New York symbol PRNT; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $48 million) invests in publicly listed companies involved in the production and distribution of hardware, software and other materials related to 3-dimensional printing.
The manager of the fund, ARK Invest, believe… Read More

Jana: Autodesk holds promise

AUTODESK INC. $136 (Nasdaq symbol ADSK; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 220.3 million; Market cap: $30.0 billion; No divd. paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.autodesk.com) is a leading design-software and digital-content provider for companies focused on architecture and land development, manufacturing, power distribution,… Read More

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $15.13

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $15.13

We last wrote about TD Science & Technology Fund in 2010. That was before the strong emergence of ETFs as a low-cost alternative to mutual funds and their pricey active management.

June 2010

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $15.13 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station… Read More

Hi Pat: I would appreciate your comments on Cimatron Ltd. Thank you.

Cimatron Ltd., $6.18, symbol CIMT on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 10.8 million; Market cap: $66.5 million; www.cimatron.com), designs, develops, makes, markets and supports computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Its customers are mainly in the tool and die and mould-making industries.

The Israel-based firm has two main product… Read More

Updating HEWLETT-PACKARD CO., NORDSTROM INC. and AUTODESK INC.

HEWLETT-PACKARD CO. $42 (New York symbol HPQ; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 2.2 billion; Market cap: $92.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 1.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.hp.com) has raised its quarterly dividend by 50.0%, to $0.12 a share from… Read More

Buy Broadridge, sell Autodesk

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS $21 (New York symbol BR: TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (201-714 -3000; www.broadridge.com; Shares outstanding: 125.0 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%) serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications; securities processing; and transaction clearing. Clients include both large… Read More