From healthcare and food production to consumerism and commerce, new advances in technology have made processes simpler, faster and cheaper. With much of the emerging world reaching middle class status and developed market consumers once again spending on new devices, the technology sector is poised to be a long-term winner in the global economy. Given the long term bullishness, it’s easy to see why many portfolios now include funds like the tech-heavy

PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ:
A Bullish Outlook 
Apple (NASDAQ:
Stacking Those Wafers 
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (ARCA:
iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Fund (NASDAQ:
Intel (NASDAQ:
Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:
Silicon Motion Technology (NASDAQ:
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:
The Bottom Line 
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors (ARCA:
At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not own shares in any of the companies or funds mentioned in this article.