Theme Investing ETF Overview

Theme ETFs seek to capture investment opportunities in companies or sectors created by long-term structural trends.

With 62 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $18.72B. The average expense ratio is 0.60%. Theme Investing ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Theme Investing ETF is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund GUNR with $5.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the CHIQ at 50.90%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structure ETF XKII in 12/26/17.


MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF3.38%
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF3.29%
BFITGlobal X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF2.20%
EMCGWisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund1.80%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF0.47%


IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF-9.78%
NANRSPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF-7.49%
URAGlobal X Uranium ETF-7.43%
BUYNUSCF SummerHaven SHPEN Index Fund-7.24%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -5.96%

top creations

IGFiShares Global Infrastructure ETF191.99
GUNRFlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund162.21
GNRSPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF64.28
PAVEGlobal X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF42.61
MORLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN38.08

top redemptions

REMiShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF-50.07
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-36.36
PHOPowerShares Water Resources Portfolio-7.76
FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy ETF-4.81
EMIFiShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF-3.43


OBORKraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road Index ETF156.30%
YLCOGlobal X YieldCo Index ETF27.06%
HAPVanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF16.07%
PAVEGlobal X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF12.82%
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF8.53%


MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -54.53%
EVXVanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF-18.18%
FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-14.71%
URAGlobal X Uranium ETF-7.44%
MORLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN-6.28%

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