While Android presents a near-term threat to Apple, Google's attractive and powerful Chrome operating system could eventually wipe out much of the computing industry as we know it.
The Internet retailer has become more expensive than the far superior Apple.
As Amazon, eBay and Netflix prepare to report earnings, Internet stock funds will try to build on last week's tech rally. Gold, energy and aerospace are other sectors to keep an eye on.
Momentum-driven stocks that are plagued by skepticism have a tendency to rise into a positive earnings report.
The Verizon iPhone and a rush to prepaid plans have Ma Bell on the ropes. With video on the telecom sector.
These funds all offer investors direct access to the semiconductor industry, but each has its own strategy.
Funds tracking industrials, financials and techs should see an active week as key holdings report first-quarter earnings. With video.
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