ARK Invest has identified five innovation platforms that are evolving today and generating new technological breakthroughs. Companies that are leading and benefiting from these technologies could present opportunities for long-term growth and capital appreciation.
By David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck The VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX®) uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages over 50 indicators (technical, macroeconomic and fundamental, commodity price, and sentiment) to allocate across 12 individual real asset segments in five broad real asset sectors.
Gold ETFs certainly held their shine in 2020, as did other precious metals like silver. 2021 though may be the year of copper and the Global X Copper Miners ETF ( COPX B ), which is already up 13% year-to-date.
A rare earth metals exchange traded fund has been rallying as the Biden administration looks to bolster the country’s future technologies in a new age of defense and security. The VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX C) has increased 33.3% over the past month and 100.9% over the past three months.
The Federal Reserve provided a vital backstop to the corporate bond market last year. Now, some analysts see the market supporting itself again, spelling opportunity for the FlexShares Credit‐Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKOR) .
Traditional retirement techniques don’t cut it for all investors. The Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NYSEArca: NUSI) offers a modern approach to bolstering retirement income. NUSI can act as a complement to traditional equity and fixed income allocations or as the ideal protective hedge for investors with heavy exposure to technology and growth stocks because the fund is a “rules-based options trading strategy that seeks to produce high income using the Nasdaq-100 Index,” according to Nationwide.