ETFs

ARK Invest’s Strong Appetite for Risk

Today’s young tech investors don’t seem to care much about risk. If they did, they’d first need to define risk. For any given portfolio of stocks, a common risk is correlated returns (when stocks move together in the same direction). This is why diversification is such an important concept. If you’re invested in one stock, […]

Reviewing the Stocks in ARK’s Space ETF

Space stocks are like blockchain stocks. You really need to stretch the definition in order to come up with a list big enough to put together an ETF. Some tech themes like fintech or robotics actually have enough constituents to build an ETF. But even then, providers can rarely agree upon what stocks to include. […]

Are There Any Space ETFs Worth Investing In?

To paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, it’s as equally fascinating to believe that we’re alone in the universe as it is to think we’re not. What used to be the domain of conspiracy theorists has now become a popular topic to discuss given the military has now acknowledged the existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Perhaps […]

Should You Invest in the Only IoT ETF?

It’s hard to figure out who the leaders are in the Internet of Things (IoT) because the term can encompass so many different things. Broadly speaking, IoT imagines a world where everything is connected to the cloud. All the data being generated allows us to create “digital twins” and optimize them. Consequently, areas we may […]

Global X FinTech ETF or Ark Fintech Innovation ETF?

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. […]

How Disruptive Technology Thematic ETFs Work

“There Are Now More Indexes Than Stocks,” was the title of a May 2017 Bloomberg article which attributed this amazing stat to the demand for indexes by investment managers. There’s a seemingly endless number of ways you can slice and dice a universe of stocks, and even rules-based indexes that make active stock selection decisions, […]

Which Robotics ETF is The Best One to Buy?

While memes were created for people who can’t properly articulate their thoughts on paper, there are some funny ones floating around. One such meme shows a confused humanoid robot in Terminator (played by Ahhnold) looking at a phone book page which shows Sarah Conner’s name written as a captcha. It’s some quality nerd humor that […]

About MSCI’s Global Innovation Indexes

In our recent article on innovation management, we looked past the buzzwords to talk about the importance of constant improvement at a company-wide level. Says Wikipedia, innovation is “the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.” Investment management firm ARK Invest takes this a step further by defining […]

The Poor Performance of 3D Printing Stocks

Oftentimes our overworked MBAs will be writing about a stock and say something like “Stock Y had a great return of +56% over the past rolling year.” We’re always quick to point out that without a reference point, that return means absolutely nothing. If a broader market index returned +75% over the same time frame, […]

An ETF for Investing in Clean Energy

We’ve often said that investing in anything that falls along the ESG spectrum of investing ought to be judged purely by performance as opposed to its ability to do good. That’s because fixing the world’s big problems will only happen if we’re able to make a profit along the way which will then allow solutions to […]