Catalysts for FinTech ETF 'FINX' Up 25% YTD

The Global X FinTech Thematic ETF (NasdaqGM: FINX) is up nearly 25% year-to-date, easily outpacing traditional financial services exchange traded funds along the way. That underscores the potency of the fintech investment theme and there are more catalysts to consider.

FINX targets companies on the leading edge of emerging financial technology industry, which includes a range of innovations that caters toward businesses engaged in insurance, investing, fundraising and third-party lending through unique mobile and digital solutions.

“The US FinTech industry is on a positive growth trajectory due to healthy economic trends and beneficial secular changes that results in a revenue opportunity for global payments that exceeds $2 trillion,” said Fitch Ratings in a recent note.

FINX, which is nearly two years old, tracks the Indxx Global FinTech Thematic Index. The ETF holds 36 stocks from nearly 10 industry groups, including data processing, applications software, Internet software and services and consumer finance.

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Growth Areas of Fintech

Electronic and mobile payments are expected to be key drivers of fintech growth in the coming years.