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List of Software ETFs

Updated Mar 12, 2019
Despite the high volatility in the stock prices of software comapnies, they continue to remain the most attractive investment stream. In fact, one of the most tracked NASDAQ index is highly skewed in favor of technology companies. There are heavyweights like FAANG stocks that indicate the importance technology and software has in the investment world.
However, owing to the highly dynamic nature of the technology space, it is difficult for the average Joe investor to pick and choose the right software company. Software exchange-traded funds (ETF) comes to the rescue of such investors, as they allow spreading the invested capital across multiple companies yet keep the costs low for end investors as the latter only needs to pay for one single purchase in the form of expense ratio. Amid ever-changing needs of the software industry, investing through software ETFs has emerged as one of the most efficient methods to invest in software companies.
However, one must note that when you invest through a software ETF, what you get is the average return of the overall basket of the money invested in various software companies. While it may be exciting to see Facebook or Microsoft gaining 25 percent individually, those investing through software-specific ETFs may get lower returns as the above-average positive gains by a few stocks may be nullified by negative gains of the other stocks in the basket. The same phenomenon prevent investors during downturns. Investing in individual software stocks may be dangerous as their declines will lead to big losses, while investing through software ETFs will prevent complete or big erosion of capital as investors will get average returns.

List of All Software ETFs

Following is the list of all 7 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Software category:
Top 10 Software Stocks All Software Stocks All Software ETFs Top Dividend-paying Software Stocks
TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
Ratio
No. of
Holdings
Dividend
Frequency
Category
XSWSPDR S&P Software & Services ETFThe SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of software & services companies, as defined by GICS. ...Full Details0.35%160QuarterlyTechnology Equities
IGViShares North American Tech-Software ETFThe iShares S&P North American Technology-Software ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US and Canadian software companies. ...Full Details0.47%65QuarterlyTechnology Equities
SKYYFirst Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index FundThe First Trust Cloud Computing ETF tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of companies involved in the cloud computing industry. ...Full Details0.6%30QuarterlyTechnology Equities
PSJInvesco Dynamic Software ETFThe Invesco Dynamic Software Portfolio ETF uses a quantitative model to choose US software companies across the market cap spectrum. ...Full Details0.63%31QuarterlyTechnology Equities
HACKETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETFETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF tracks a tiered, equal-weighted index that targets companies actively involved in providing cyber security technology and services. ...Full Details0.64%53QuarterlyTechnology Equities
AIQGlobal X Future Analytics Tech ETFThe Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed-market equities involved in artificial intelligence & big data. ...Full Details0.68%83AnnuallyTechnology Equities
GAMRETFMG Video Game Tech ETFETFMG Video Game Tech ETF tracks an equity index of global firms that support, create or use video games. Stocks are assigned to pure play, non-pure play or conglomerate baskets, and weighted equally within each. ...Full Details0.82%73QuarterlyTechnology Equities
Top 10 Software Stocks All Software Stocks All Software ETFs Top Dividend-paying Software Stocks

Where do Software ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Software exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Software ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
 ▶ Microsoft Corp. (MSFT): Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Companys segments include Productivity ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ SAP SE (SAP): SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Activision Blizzard (ATVI): Activision Blizzard, Inc., incorporated on February 17, 2000, is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. The Company develops and distributes content and services across various gaming ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Electronic Arts (EA): Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. The company develops and publishes games a...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Shopify Inc. (SHOP): Shopify Inc. (Shopify) provides a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The Company offers subscription solutions and merchant solutions. The Companys software is used by merchants ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS): ANSYS, Inc. (ANSYS), incorporated on January 12, 1994, develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Tableau Software, Inc. (DATA): Tableau Software, Inc. (Tableau), incorporated on July 19, 2004, offers software products. The Companys products are used by people of skill levels across all kinds of organizations. Its technologies include ...Full Details  Dividend History

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