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|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||30.64 - 30.81|
|52 Week Range||21.58 - 31.50|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
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|Expense Ratio (net)||0.50%|
Investors looking to future-ize their portfolios often turn to the technology sector and the related ETFs.Traditional technology ETFs are usually home to the sector's largest names, such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and others. There is nothing wrong with that strategy. After all, even large- and mega-cap tech companies are still innovating. Plus, investing in tech ETFs that focus on the sector's biggest names can reduce some of the volatility associated with the sector.For investors willing to take on a bit more risk in search of true disruption in the tech space, there are a slew of thematic tech ETFs that offer dedicated exposure to some of the most compelling tech themes; exposure that is hard to come by in traditional tech ETFs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash Investors wanting to focus on tomorrow's disruptive themes today, should consider the following disruptive tech ETFs, some of which are already delivering stellar performances. ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)Expense ratio: 0.50% per year, or $50 on a $10,000 investment.When it comes to disruptive tech, the ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (NYSEARCA:DTEC) is one of the best ETFs. DTEC's status as one of the best tech ETFs for the disruptive trends of tomorrow is simple: this fund does not force investors to pick a specific niche or theme to focus.Rather, DTEC equally weights 10 fast-growing themes, including 3D printing, big data, healthcare innovation, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile payments, among others."Disruptive technologies are impacting our day to day lives dramatically, and are forcing industries to change the way they do business," according to ALPS.DTEC's approach is working. Granted it does not sound like much, but this tech ETF is up 3.87% over the past year compared to 1.46% for the large- and mega-cap heavy Nasdaq-100 Index. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR) Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.As noted above with DTEC, IoT is an important disruptive theme. It has already arrived, and few traditional tech ETFs offer adequate exposure to IoT's explosive investment potential. For investors wanting a dedicated IoT play, the Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) is the tech ETF to buy.SNSR, which debuted in September 2016, follows the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index. IoT "includes the development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet," according to Global X.Up 16% this year, SNSR is knocking on the door of being one of 2019's best-performing ETFs and there is plenty to like with this tech ETF. * 7 Retail Stocks Winning in 2019 and Beyond "Forecasts expect 20.4 billion connected devices to be online by 2020 with $1.4 trillion in worldwide annual spending on IoT hardware, software and services by 2021," according to Global X research. ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (ARKF)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.Barely more than a month old, the ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKF) is one of the newest disruptive tech ETFs. The fund's infant status should be a deterrent to investors, but data suggests it's not as ARKF is already home to nearly $53 million in assets under management following its February 4 debut."In short order thanks to impressive investor demand and averaging more than 32,000 shares traded daily on average since the launch, the fund has already grown to be the fifth largest ETF in the ARK ETF family," said Paul Weisbruch, head of ETF sales and trading at Dallas-based Esposito Securities, in a note out Tuesday.ARKF is actively managed and is the second dedicated fintech ETF in the U.S. DTEC also has fintech exposure and there is a mobile payments ETF, so ARKF has some entrenched competition, but its fast start could be a sign of more positive things to come. BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (ITEQ)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.As its name implies, the BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:ITEQ) is an Israel fund and a tech ETF. This is a meaningful combination because Israel is one of the dominant forces on the global technology stage.Technology is arguably the heartbeat of Israel's economy as highlighted by a 30.63% tech weight in the MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index. The emphasis on tech is meaningful for ITEQ investors. Since inception, this tech ETF is higher by 48.50% (as of Feb. 28), beating the MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index by a margin of better than 4-to-1. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks That Deserve Your Attention in 2019 "ITEQ provides exposure to the technology themes of tomorrow(Including cyber security, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, cleanTech, defenseTech, 3D printing)," according to the issuer. Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG) Expense ratio: 0.30% per year, or $30 on a $10,000 investment.Having debuted earlier this month, the Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (NYSEARCA:FIVG) is the first dedicated 5G and the newest tech ETF highlighted here.The Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF is the first ETF to emphasize securities whose products and services are predominantly tied to the development of 5G networking and communication technologies," according to a statement from Defiance ETFs.Much like some of the other themes discussed here, 5G has disruptive traits and the potential to deliver big opportunity for investors due to its reach across multiple industries and themes."From smart care to augmented reality/virtual reality functions; from manufacturing to the automotive industry to medicine and healthcare, the impact of 5G could be felt across many spheres, including Enhanced MobileBroadband (EMBB), Massive Internet of Things (MIoT) and Mission CriticalServices (MCS)," according to Defiance. ARK Innovation Fund (ARKK)Expense ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.The actively managed ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEARCA:ARKK) is home to $1.09 billion in assets under management, making it one of ARK's largest ETFs. Though not an exact replica, this tech ETF is similar to the aforementioned DTEC in provides exposure to multiple disruptive themes under the umbrella of one fund.ARKK holdings include DNA technologies, industrial innovation in energy, automation and manufacturing, the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services (''Next Generation Internet')" as well as fintech firms, according to the issuer. * 3 Tech Stocks to Sell in March While there are plenty of tech ETFs with lower fees than ARKK, this fund's management team is more than earning that fee. Over the past 36 months, this tech ETF is up nearly 171%. To put that into context, the gains of the Nasdaq-100 and S&P 500 Technology indexes combined over that same period do not equal ARKK's performance. In fact, the gap almost 2,000 basis points. Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (LNGR)Expense ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 on a $10,000 investment.Disruptive tech ETFs do not always have to be actual tech ETFs. The Global X Longevity Thematic ETF(NASDAQ:LNGR) proves as much. There are elements of innovation and technology throughout the healthcare sector and LNGR reflects as much.Notably, LNGR has a 36.41% weight to healthcare equipment stocks, one of the best-performing and fastest-growing segments of the broader healthcare sector. Aging populations through many major economies are an important fundamental driver of LNGR's long-term thesis."Demand for senior assistance tools like walkers and pacemakers, and even new technologies like wearables and robot assistants, are expected to grow substantially," according to Global X research. "While wearables have captured the attention of younger generations, there are ample use cases for seniors, such as monitoring their health or contacting emergency services."Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 7 Retail Stocks Winning in 2019 and Beyond * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary Compare Brokers The post 7 Disruptive Tech ETFs to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
There really is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for that, whatever "that" is. Or at least there is a very good chance there is an ETF for what was previously an obscure or hard-to-access market segment.These products were once called niche ETFs. Today, thematic ETF is the more politically correct and more appropriate vernacular. Whatever terminology investors choose, there is no denying this universe of funds is growing. Some official lists say there are dozens of thematic ETFs in the U.S., but a case can be made there are hundreds -- and the universe is growing."Thematic investing follows certain social, economic, corporate, demographic, or other themes that are popular in society," according to Fidelity. "The opportunity comes when more people believe in the same themes and investment is driven in the direction of these companies. The shift of capital ultimately could drive superior performance in a thematic portfolio if the companies in the indexes benefit from the business."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere several traits that the best ETFs of this type share, including first-mover advantage; providing access to compelling, fast-growing niches; and impressive performances. Some thematic ETFs fight a battle to attract enough assets to lure other investors, an often vicious circle, but new data indicate more advisors and investors are willing to nibble at new, small funds. That could pave the way for increased adoption of thematic ETFs. * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? Here are some of the best ETFs to consider. Best ETFs: ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)Expense Ratio: 0.75% per year, or $75 on a $10,000 investment.The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEARCA:MJ) is a prime example of a successful thematic ETF as this fund recently topped $1 billion in assets under management. MJ checks several of the aforementioned boxes, notably first-mover advantage and exposure to a fast-growing theme. In fact, the MJ ETF still has the market for U.S.-listed cannabis ETFs to itself.Of course, there is performance. Sometimes. Year-to-date, MJ is up 38%, but that is after the fund lost almost 22% last year. For ETF investors, MJ is the clear choice for accessing the cannabis boom, which is being facilitated by relaxed regulations at the state level. Marijuana is legal for adult recreational use in several states and more states are considering moves to legalize cannabis for medicinal and/or recreational purposes.Some cash-strapped states see the money states such as California and Colorado are raking in and could look to relax marijuana laws to bolster state coffers. That bodes well for MJ over the long-term. Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS)Expense Ratio: 0.6%Some of the best ETFs provide access to the real estate sector and do so in unique fashion. The Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (NYSEARCA:INDS) hails from a family of unique, thematic ETFs with real estate exposure. INDS offers exposure to one of the real estate industry's most compelling growth segments.Industrial real estate investment trusts (REITs), including those residing in INDS, own facilities and warehouses used to store goods for the e-commerce boom. Industrial REITs are "important because investing in this space is a roundabout way to play the e-commerce sector without exposure to volatile and expensive retail equities like Amazon, Walmart and more," according to Pacer. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again INDS is beating the largest U.S. REIT ETF by nearly 360 basis points this years and this thematic ETF, which will be one year old in May, does not skimp on yield, as highlighted by a 30-day SEC yield of 3%. Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR)Expense Ratio: 0.68%The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the epicenter of scores of everyday functions. Those include development and manufacturing of semiconductors and sensors, integrated products and solutions, and applications serving smart grids, smart homes, connected cars, and the industrial internet, according to Global X.The Global X Internet of Things ETF (NASDAQ:SNSR) is the first ETF to provide dedicated IoT access. This thematic ETF tracks the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index and holds 50 stocks, most of which are technology names, but there is some healthcare exposure as well.Bolstering the case for SNSR is IoT's myriad consumer and industrial applications. The latter includes cloud computing, robotics and more."In addition to the development of smart transportation systems to support autonomous vehicles, the IoT is expected to improve energy grid efficiency, utilities services, commercial and residential property management, and the overall growth of smart cities," according to Global X research. "The global smart grid market is forecasted to reach $61.3 billion by 2023, up from $23.8 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.9%." ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)Expense Ratio: 0.5%Why access just one interesting theme when you can get 10 in one ETF? The ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (NYSEARCA:DTEC) does just that, making this thematic fund one of the best ETFs for multi-theme exposure.DTEC equally weights 10 disruptive technological themes, including cloud computing, fintech, healthcare innovation, IoT and mobile payments. This thematic ETF equally weights it components as well, which helps reduce concentration risk while giving investors some benefit of the size factor. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century DTEC's strategy is working. This year and over the past year, this thematic ETF is topping the Nasdaq-100 Index by impressive margins. It's also beating the Russell 1000 Growth Index over those periods as well, making it one of the best ETFs for tech investing. ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO)Expense Ratio: 0.5%Although the healthcare sector is often thought of as a defensive destination, there are plenty of exciting thematic ETFs tracking this space. The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEARCA:SBIO) is definitely one of those funds.Traditional biotech ETFs focus on large-cap stocks, but SBIO is anything but traditional."Stocks included in the Underlying Index must also sustain an average daily trading volume in excess of $1 million for the 90-day period preceding an Underlying Index reconstitution. Constituents must be able to sustain the monthly rates at which they use shareholder capital ('cash burn rates') for at least 24 months," according to ALPS.SBIO is one of the best ETFs to capitalize on its strategy. Over the past three years, this thematic ETF has beaten the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index by a better than 2-to-1 margin.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. 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Investors looking to profit from holiday shopping trends should look beyond traditional brick-and-mortar retailers as data suggest another brisk holiday season for online retailers. “Based on Adobe Analytics data, Adobe predicts that U.S. online sales will increase 14.8 percent, totaling $124.1 billion, while offline retail spending is expected to increase a modest 2.7 percent,” according to Adobe. A growing number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) reflect the changing retail landscape, potentially positioning investors for a profitable holiday season.
These are halcyon days for investors looking to access disruptive technology themes and trends. Always an epicenter of innovation, the technology sector is evolving to include themes such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and electric and self-driving vehicles among other disruptive themes.