The first half of 2022 was absolutely brutal for growth stocks, especially those from the previously high-flying technology sector. From rising interest rates, high inflation, supply chain issues, and disastrous earning reports from FAANG companies, there was no shortage of volatility-inducing negative catalysts.
With this in mind, it’s important to remember the old saying: “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.”
Investors are great at piling in during a bull market, but few have the courage to buy beaten-down stocks during a correction. For this reason, the U.S. (and global) tech sector dip could be a great buy right now, especially using an exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Option #1: Double down on FANGMA
Investors looking to buy these can exchange CAD for USD, but this approach comes with high fees and currency risk. A better way is to buy an ETF that can offer you instant, capital-efficient, and cheap exposure to the FANGMA cohort, such as Evolve FANGMA Index ETF (TSX:TECH).
TECH holds an underlying “basket” of stocks — in this case, the six FANGMA stocks in roughly equal weights. When you buy a share of TECH, you’re therefore buying the underlying FANGMA stocks. If the FANGMA stocks increase in value overall, TECH’s share price will also increase, and vice versa if they fall.
TECH currently has a management expense of 0.40%, which is high but typical for a thematic fund. The management expense ratio (MER) is yet unknown, as trading, tax, and turnover costs haven’t been determined yet but shouldn’t be too far off.
Option #2: Buy global tech stocks
TD Global Technology Leaders Index ETF (TSX:TEC) currently holds a total of 295 global tech stocks, with a concentration in North American equities. The ETF tracks the Solactive Global Technology Leaders Index and costs a management expense ratio of 0.39%.
85% of TEC is in U.S. large-cap tech stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla, Alphabet, NVIDIA, and Meta Platforms, while the remaining 15% comes from…
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