With the rapidly expanding mobile world, telcommunications, or telecom in short, has been one of the sectors which has grown leaps and bounds. Amid hundreds of telecom-related companies that cater to the needs of various functions associated with the telecom business, the heightened competition makes it difficult for an average investor to select the right telecom stock, or a portfolio of multiple telecom stocks. Telecom ETFs come to the rescue of such investors by providing a single tradable equity-like instrument which offers the benefit of diversification and low cost of investment and trading. Following is the list of all 10 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Telecom category:
Fidelity MSCI Telecommunication Services Index ETF (FCOM)
The Fidelity MSCI Telecommunication Services Index ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the US telecommunication services sector. ...Detailed Profile Dividend Frequency: Quarterly Dividend History
The iShares Global Comm Services ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global telecommunications stocks. ...Detailed Profile Dividend Frequency: Semi-Annually Dividend History
The Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications ETF tracks a heavily concentrated, market-cap-weighted index of US companies involved in the telecommunications industry. ...Detailed Profile Dividend Frequency: Quarterly Dividend History
First Trust Indxx NextG ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the Indxx 5G & NextG Thematic Index. The index seeks to include only companies that have devoted material resources or made material commitments to the use of 5G technology. ...Detailed Profile Dividend Frequency: Quarterly Dividend History
The Vanguard Communication Services ETF tracks a highly concentrated, market-cap-weighted index of US communication services companies. ...Detailed Profile Dividend Frequency: Quarterly Dividend History
Telecom exchange-traded funds or telecom ETF are those securities that invest in stocks of companies operating in the telecommunications industry. Such businesses include all facets of the telecom sector. For instance, one can find mobile phone operators and carriers, fixed-line or landline operators, instrument makers like those who manufacture mobile phone handsets or landline apparatus, companies offerings networking services like cable-laying activities, mobile tower operators and even hardware providers who fulfill the necessary functions to keep the telecom services up and running. Investors desirous of betting their hard earned money on the telecom sector should remain aware of the burgeoning industry and hundreds of players operating with cut-throat competition in the global arena. At times, revenues and earnings may be thin, and returns may not be as expected despite increasing consumer base and increased usage of services and content. Investors should also check the scope of business operations of the companies in which the telecom ETF is investing the money. For instance, there can be telecom ETFs that invests in multinational telecom companies operating at a global level, while others may focus on country-specific or region-specific telecom companies.
Where do Telecom ETFs Invest?
A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Telecom 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 Telecom ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
▶ Comcast Corp. (CMCSA): Comcast Corporation, incorporated on December 7, 2001, is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. The Companys Comcast Cable business operates in ....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History
▶ Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL): Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising servi....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History
▶ AT&T Inc (T): AT&T Inc., incorporated October 5, 1983, is a holding company. The Company and its subsidiaries provide communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company ....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History
▶ The Walt Disney Company (DIS): The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, is a worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer ....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History
▶ Charter Communications (CHTR): Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers subscription-based video services, including vid....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History
▶ Twenty-First Century Fox Class A (FOXA): Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2003, is a media and entertainment company. The Companys segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. ....Detailed Company Profile....Dividend History