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Should You Invest in the Invesco NASDAQ Internet ETF (PNQI)?

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Looking for broad exposure to the Technology - Internet segment of the equity market? You should consider the Invesco NASDAQ Internet ETF (PNQI - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 06/12/2008.

Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

Investor-friendly, sector ETFs provide many options to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Technology - Internet is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 5, placing it in top 31%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $454.01 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Technology - Internet segment of the equity market. PNQI seeks to match the performance of the NASDAQ Internet Index before fees and expenses.

The Nasdaq CTA Internet Index is a modified market-capitalization weighted index designed to track the performance of the largest & most liquid U.S.-listed companies engaged in internet-related businesses & that are listed on one of the three major U.S. stock exchanges.


Cost is an important factor in selecting the right ETF, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts if all other fundamentals are the same.

Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.60%, making it on par with most peer products in the space.

Sector Exposure and Top Holdings

Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure that minimizes single stock risk, investors should also look at the actual holdings inside the fund. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.

This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Telecom sector--about 34.80% of the portfolio. Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary round out the top three.

Looking at individual holdings, Inc (AMZN - Free Report) accounts for about 8.87% of total assets, followed by Walt Disney Co/the (DIS - Free Report) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT - Free Report) .

The top 10 holdings account for about 61.09% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

The ETF has added about 5.89% and is down about -41.24% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 01/10/2023), respectively. PNQI has traded between $105.68 and $207.64 during this last 52-week period.

The ETF has a beta of 1.10 and standard deviation of 33.99% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 82 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.


Invesco NASDAQ Internet ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 1 (Strong Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, PNQI is a great option for investors seeking exposure to the Technology ETFs segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.

ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW - Free Report) tracks N/A and the First Trust Dow Jones Internet ETF (FDN - Free Report) tracks Dow Jones Internet Composite Index. ARK Next Generation Internet ETF has $994.23 million in assets, First Trust Dow Jones Internet ETF has $3.60 billion. ARKW has an expense ratio of 0.83% and FDN charges 0.51%.

Bottom Line

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