ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Technological advances are powerful growth drivers in the current environment as many companies of tomorrow develop new ways to make our lives easier.

On the upcoming webcast (available live and on demand for CE Credit), A Road Map to Investing is the Future of Transport, Catherine Wood, Chief Investment Officer and CEO of ARK Invest and Tasha Keeney, Analyst at ARK Invest, will outline current technological developments in the automotive and logistics industries that are being implemented and ways investors can capitalize on these innovations through a targeted growth strategy.

For instance, ETF investors may access disruptive innovations and new technologies in a quickly developing world through the ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEArca: ARKK) and the ARK Industrial Innovation ETF (NYSEArca: ARKQ).

“With the help of autonomous electric vehicles, smarter robots, and the cloud, ‘the sharing economy’ will increase the utilization of fixed assets, shrinking demand in some sectors while boosting total factor productivity and returns on investing capital,” according to ARK.

ARKK and ARKQ have also been standout performers this year, returning 83.3% and 51.03%, respectively, year-to-date as growth-oriented technology names leads the current equity market rally.

The ARK Industrial Innovation ETF captures the converging industrial and technology sectors, capitalizing from the idea that autonomous vehicles, robotics, 3D printing, and energy storage technologies are enhancing productivity and reducing costs, stimulating significant unit growth, which should transform the manufacturing landscape.

The ARK Innovation ETF is a catch-all for or a broader theme based on the investments across all of the firm’s three innovation themes: industrial/technology sectors, internet innovations like A.I., cloud computing, cyrpotocurrencies and blockchain, and tech/healthcare.

Financial advisors who are interested in learning more about these innovation strategies can register for the Tuesday, December 5 webcast here.