Buy These 3 Cybersecurity ETFs to Protect Your Portfolio

Buy These 3 Cybersecurity ETFs to Protect Your Portfolio

Posted On March 8, 2021 2:30 pm

The number of ETFs continues to grow with each passing day. You can now find an ETF for nearly every sector of the economy. In particular, cybersecurity ETFs are emerging as quite the popular group.

The number of cybersecurity stocks continues to increase as our society transitions toward the Internet of Things, or IoT, for short. Sorting through the entirety of internet stocks is not a wise use of your time. It might be better to invest in ETFs for widespread, properly diversified investing across the bulk of the sector.

Let’s take a look at three cybersecurity ETFs that have the potential to pop moving forward: First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR – Get Rating), ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK – Get Rating), and iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF (IHAK – Get Rating).

First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR – Get Rating)

CIBR is a specialized cybersecurity ETF centered on businesses that help safeguard activity on the internet. CIBR holdings are strictly limited to cybersecurity service providers classified as such by the Consumer Technology Association. This means the bulk of CIBR holdings are networking and software businesses. However, some of CIBR’s holdings are in other tech stocks, including those in the aerospace and defense space. CIBR holdings are weighted by liquidity. Furthermore, no more than 6% of CIBR funds are allotted to any specific company. The fund is rebalanced every quarter.

About 92% of CIBR stocks are in the United States. The remainder of the stocks are based in the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Korea. Some of CIBR’s top holdings include Crowdstrike (CRWD), Zscaler (ZS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Splunk (SPLK), Fortinet (FTNT), and Accenture (ACN).

CIBR has an overall POWR Rating grade of B and B grades in the Buy & Hold and Trade components. You can find out more about how CIBR fares in the remaining POWR Rating components by clicking here.

Out of the 107 Technology Equities ETFs, CIBR is ranked 26th. You can find other top ETFs in this category by clicking here.

ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK – Get Rating)

HACK was the first-ever ETF to strictly focus on cybersecurity. The holdings in this fund are divided between cybersecurity services and cybersecurity hardware/software. HACK holdings are determined by market cap. The fund employs an equal weighting approach. HACK holdings are tilted toward small-caps. HACK is ranked 61st out of 107 Technology Equities ETFs. 

Slightly more than 83% of HACK holdings are in the…

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