If you are like me, each and every time I hear about another major cyber-attack, I kick myself for not buying one of the many cybersecurity Exchange Traded Funds years ago. So now with the Colonial Pipeline ransomware cyberattack still fresh on investors' minds, now is the time to make a decision on how you plan to play the cybersecurity industry since cyber attacks are an ever-growing threat and something that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
Let’s take a look at a few different cybersecurity ETFs you can invest in today and I will point out a few of the pros and cons of each.
First, we have the largest of the cyber-security ETFs, the First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR). CIBR has over $4 billion in assets under management and has been around since July 2015. The fund has an expense ratio of 0.60%, which is a little high compared to other ETFs but right in line for the cybersecurity ETFs as a whole. CIBR tracks a liquidity-weighted index that focuses on companies engaged in the cybersecurity industry. The fund primarily holds software and networking companies but does have a few other holdings that operate outside those two sectors. Currently, the fund has 40 positions with a weighted average market cap of $42 billion. CIBR also pays a dividend of 0.19%. (See Below for fund performance.)
Secondly, we have the ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK). HACK is the second-largest cybersecurity ETF with $2.32 billion in assets under management and has 58 holdings. Continue reading "It's Time To Consider Cybersecurity ETFs"