Q: Pat, with so many businesses and consumers increasingly vulnerable to hackers, what do you think about investing in the First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF? Thanks.

A: The First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF, $22.81, symbol CIBR on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 46.3 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.ftportfolios.com), gives you direct exposure to companies in the cybersecurity industry. Their products and services help protect the integrity of data in private and public… Read More

Urbanization should spur your future gains

Another “megatrend” offering investors strong potential for long-term growth is the rising number of people worldwide moving to urban centres. Here are three ETFs that focus on mining, infrastructure, cybersecurity and other industries set to profit from urbanization. A supplement on page 40 offers you… Read More

Three more value picks for you ETF portfolio

We continue to assess the merits of ETFs that have underperformed for investors over the past 3 years: Below we give you a snapshot of funds focused on global energy stocks, copper miners and U.S. telecoms. Each faces industry pressures that impact your returns. Still,… Read More