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The 11 Best Tech ETFs for Years of Stellar Gains

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The technology sector has become the stock market’s dominant growth engine. Tech stocks have outperformed all other Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index sectors over the past three years on a total return basis. They're also the clear leader year-to-date with 26% gains, propelling strong performance from a wide variety of tech exchange-traded funds.

Don’t expect this trend to fade. People the world over are becoming more dependent on technologies such as smartphones and the internet, and whole economic sectors are becoming intertwined with tech, such as manufacturers adopting greater amounts of automation in their plants, or healthcare providers migrating records and offering some services online.

Individual tech stocks can deliver mountains of growth, but selecting the best companies for each industry trend can be fraught with risk – for every successful Facebook (FB), there’s a struggling Twitter (TWTR). There’s also the risk in not exiting soon enough, as investors learned with the likes of BlackBerry (BBRY) and Nokia (NOK).

Tech ETFs allow investors to participate in the sector’s growth – and even in smaller industry trends – across numerous stocks to tamp down risk. Are you bullish on tech generally, or maybe just optimistic about the Internet of Things or cloud computing? Either way, there’s a fund for you.

Here are 11 of the best tech ETFs to invest in the technology sector.

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Data is as of Oct. 26, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more. Yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for equity funds.<

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