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ETF Week: iShares & Newcomer Launch Funds

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So far, 2020 has seen a total of six launches, with Innovator rolling out four ETFs on the first trading day of the year.


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Best Thematic ETFs for 2020

Globally, thematic investing has tripled over the past five years to around $40.76 billion, per Morningstar Inc.

This is steadily taking over the investment world, largely due to the introduction of theme-based funds and also for its long-term and easy-to-comprehend approach.

Revolutionary technologies like AI, ML and IoT are fast changing  the business landscape by expanding opportunities, growing revenues and enhancing efficiencies. In fact, a Research and Markets report states that the global robotics market is expected to see a CAGR of 25% between 2019 and 2024.

However, increasing adoption of these technologies is exposing businesses, governments and organizations to cyber risks. Given the severity of the situation, Cybersecurity Ventures expects the worldwide expenditure on cybersecurity to surpass $1 trillion cumulatively from 2017 to 2021.

Per a Grand View Research report, the global cyber security market is expected to reach a worth of around $241.1 billion, at a CAGR of 11% from 2019 to 2025.

Funds Focused on Climate Change In 2020, climate change risks will be a mainstream discussion for building portfolios as it can be more expensive to ignore then to face them (per a Financial Times article).

Therefore, to gain from this trend of considering climate change while building portfolio, investors can focus on alternative energy funds and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing strategy.

Thus, investors can take a look at the following ETFs: Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF USSG       The fund tracks the investment results that correspond generally to the performance of the MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index.

Notably, the MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index is comprised of large and mid-cap companies in the U.S. market and provides exposure to companies with superior ESG performance in comparison to their sector peers.

It does not include companies operating in adult entertainment, alcohol and tobacco, weapons, fossil fuels, gambling, and nuclear power industries.

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