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> Best Performing ETFs of the Year

By Sumit Roy,, July 1, 2020

For the first half of 2020, almost all top performers are thematic funds. 

> The Rise of Thematic ETFs Amid the Coronavirus

By Dave Nadig on Yahoo! Finance,, June 14, 2020

Thematic ETFs have already become increasingly popular with investors In some ways they are becoming the new sector funds.

> Thematic ETFs:  The New Sectors

By Cinthia Murphy,, June 8, 2020
Thematic investing is the realm of entrepreneurial thinking, and is compelling because themes are about the way we live and the way we can invest accordingly.
By Sean Allocca, Investment News, April 20, 2020

The digital brokerage that provided thematic investing and automated advice has closed its doors for good.

> ETF Themes are Attracting Institutional Interest

By Max Chen, ETF Trends, March 3, 2020

As the ETF industry grows and attracts greater attention, institutional investors are playing a bigger part.

How to Invest In Tomorrow’s Mega-Trends

By Richard Montgomery, Switzer Daily, Feb 12, 2020

Today’s thematic investing opportunities can offer investors advantages of benefiting from emerging structural trends, unconstrained geographical boundaries, sectors, and styles – as well as the potential for alignment of philosophy and values.

> Making Impact Investing Work

By Brian Trelstad, Project Syndicate, Jan 13, 2020

After decades on the margins of finance and philanthropy, impact investing is finally moving into the mainstream.

> Betting on Tomorrow’s Winners:  Thematic Investing

By Lee Meixian, Business Times, Dec 28, 2019 

Who will be the disrupters of tomorrow? Investors are moving from index to insight with thematic investing, in search of the big story in a low-growth world.

> Why A Market Rotation Will Show which Thematic Investments are Worth Following

By Pietro Cerere, CityWire, Dec 23, 2019

Many investors view thematic funds as purely high-growth ideas but the risk-reduction benefits cannot be overlooked.

> Sustainable Investing will be The Buzzword for the Next Decade

By Jason Liddle, Business Day, Nov 19, 2019

Various strategies can be called on when implementing a sustainable investing framework, from negative screening to impact investing.

> Almost All Companies Struggle to Keep Up with Digital Disruption

By Johnathan Grieg, Artificial Intelligence, Oct 22, 2019

The new mantra seems to be “adapt or perish”.  Companies are under pressure to rethink processes amid digital disruption in their industry.

> Innovation is Ageless

By Howard Tullman, Inc, Sept 24, 2019

There’s a misconception that breakthrough products or services are always created by smart young brains.

> A Place for Thematic ETFs in Investor’s Portfolio

Wealth Professional, Aug 29, 2019

The key is to separate out the more faddish opportunities and focus on long-term transformational change.

> Alchemy of Thematic ETFs

Debbie Carlson,, Aug 26, 2019

Launching a thematic ETF is part art and part science. The guaranteed formula for the success of thematic ETFs has yet to be determined.

> Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, not Technology

Harvard Business Review, June 6, 2019

Disruptive startups enter markets not by stealing customers from incumbents, but by stealing a select few customer activities.

> Thematic ETFs; The Current Stage in ETF Evolution

ETF Trends,  May 7, 2019

It is called thematic because ETFs are being launched with a specific “theme” or idea that may not have existed in the past but could be a meaningful part of our future.

> How to Use ETFs to Get Exposure to Thematic Investing

FT Advisor,  April 13, 2019

Thematic investing focuses on picking companies that are capitalising on future trends and macroeconomic themes.

> Dont Let New ETFs Deter You from a Potentially Great Investment Idea

Max Chen,  March 26, 2019

Newly launched ETFs tend to exhibit small assets under management, but can have potentially large payoffs.

> In Defense of Complexity

Phil Huber,  March 16, 2019

The ecosystem for ETFs that underlies this facade of simplicity is anything but.

> Pure Focus on Fees Misleading and Dangerous

ETF Stream,  March 13, 2019

Another major player taking a thematic approach to new economy-focused ETFs.

> Goldman Sachs Looks to Reinvent Technology ETFs as Themed Funds

Bloomberg,  March 7, 2019

Another major player taking a thematic approach to new economy-focused ETFs.

> X-Raying ETFs: Dissecting & Analyzing ETF Holdings

ETF Trends, Feb. 14, 2019

X-raying ETFs means treating an ETF like a portfolio. Look at the underlying constituents in the ETF, rather than investing in an ETF as a single security.

> Beware of Easy-Button ETF Selections

By Todd Rosenbluth, Jan. 30, 2019

Advanced research result as to the importance of looking inside an ETF before making an investment decision.

> Semiconductor ETFs Climb on Strong 4Q Results

By Max Chen, Jan. 24, 2019

Semiconductor stocks and sector-related ETFs jumped Thursday after a handful of chipmakers revealed better-than-expected fourth quarter results.

> How 5G Can Benefit The Internet of Things ETF

By Lewis Braham, Jan. 22, 2019

5G, or fifth generation cellular communications technology, has become a hot topic across industries for its potential impact on emerging technologies.

> How Jack Bogle Changed Investing

By Lewis Braham, Updated Jan. 18, 2019

One thing is certain—Jack Bogle’s creation, the index fund, is here to stay.

> Tom Lydon on CNBC’s “ETF Edge”: Banks, Disruption, Myths, and a Model Portfolio

By Ben Hernandez, January 14, 2019

With over 2,000 exchange-traded products (ETPs) in the marketplace, where does an investor start?

> E.T.F.s Try to Lure Investors Into Ever Narrower Niches

By Conrad De Aenlle, Jan. 11, 2019

These days, some managers are offering E.T.F.s as tools for specialization at the expense of diversification…

> ETFs Woo Investors into Niches Promising Riches

By Conrad De Aenlle, January 16, 2019

ETFs have evolved from covering broad indexes such as S&P 500 to niches within niches: robotics, cybersecurity, gaming.

> Space ETFs Invest in Mostly Earthbound Stocks

By Rachel Evans, January 10, 2019

Portfolios are filled with familiar defense, aerospace, and consumer names.

> Fintech ETFs outperform the S&P in 2018

By Liz Kiesche, December 31, 2018

Though hardly a stellar performance…

> ETF Providers Get Creative as They Look for the Next Big Hit

By Max Chen, December 24, 2018

With most of the market saturated with traditional plain vanilla, beta index ETF offerings, large issuers are now looking into thematic products, with strategies that cover a number of niche or thinly sliced market segments…

> Behind A Disruptive Index Provider

By Cinthia Murphy, October 10, 2018

EQM Indexes is a small, young, woman-owned index shop behind some of the market’s most disruptive benchmarks and ETFs.