Global X FinTech ETF or Ark Fintech Innovation ETF?

October 5. 2020. 6 mins read

Thematic investing is all about “identifying powerful, disruptive macro-level trends” and then finding “the underlying investments that stand to benefit from the materialization of those trends.” That’s according to Global X, an expert in thematic investing that offers a range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track various themes, the dominant category being disruptive technologies.

Credit: Global X

Lately, investors have been pouring money into thematic ETFs while firms like Global X and ARK Invest reap the benefits. The elephant in the room for thematic ETFs is the inability for providers to agree upon which stocks ought to belong to which themes. Look no further than our recent piece on Which Robotics ETF is The Best One to Buy? which showed how three ETF providers could only agree on 18 stocks that they collectively considered to be “robotics stocks.” Today, we’re going to look at two ETF providers that have an even more difficult time agreeing on what stocks provide investors exposure to the exciting theme of FinTech.

Financial Technology (FinTech)

FinTech is what it says on the tin – applying technology to the antiquated financial industry which includes subcategories such as

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