As the world advances, new innovative technologies are being developed, opening a potential growth opportunity for exchange traded fund investors.

“We are on the cusp of basic structural change,” John Van Moyland, Head of Financial Products at Kensho, said at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2018 conference. “The common vernacular is the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – call it whatever you want.”

“They are driving a wave of innovation across many industries, and this is the important part. This isn’t just a technology conversation. Technology may be a catalyst, but actually, this is a pervasive change across everything from power generation, to the ways you travel, to the buildings we live in, how long you live – genetic engineering, and even the commercialization of space,” Moyland added.

Investors who are interested in gaining exposure to this fourth industrial revolution may now look to a number of specialized ETF strategies. For example, the SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF (NYSEArca: XKII), SPDR Kensho Smart Mobility ETF (NYSEArca: XKST) and SPDR Kensho Future Security ETF (NYSEArca: XKFS) can help investors focus on the potential growth opportunity in next-generation technologies.

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