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Market Decode: Some Surprising Ways to Invest in Tech

Technology stocks have been top performers in recent years, but is there room for further gains? Senior research analyst Ehiwario Efeyini explains why the answer could be yes—and points to several other sectors where technology is creating new potential opportunities for growth.

As the chart below shows, since the start of 2009, global technology stocks have performed better than the market over all, attracting a great deal of investor interest along the way. 1 But the benefits of tech are also having a strong ripple effect on more “traditional” areas of the economy. And that's being seen in new and improved products as well as in the increased efficiencies and lower costs that often go hand-in-hand with innovation.

The Tech Sector Has Been Outpacing the Broader Market
Past performance does not guarantee future results.

3 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

  1. How might I capture some of the opportunities that technology is creating in more traditional industries?
  2. Are there mutual funds or ETFs that could help me gain exposure to potential tech-based investment growth?
  3. How much of my portfolio could I devote to technology stocks?

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1 Global market — MCSI All Country World Index (ACWI); Technology sector — MSCI ACWI IT

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