Theme Investing ETF Overview

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

With 60 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $19.66B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Theme Investing ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Theme Investing ETF is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund GUNR with $4.78B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the CHIQ at 56.72%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the KraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road Index ETF OBOR in 09/07/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

URAGlobal X Uranium ETF16.15%
TANGuggenheim Solar ETF10.88%
INCOColumbia India Consumer ETF6.88%
ORGThe Organics ETF6.50%
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund4.21%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy ETF-6.59%
REMLCredit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN-6.31%
MORLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN-6.30%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -5.72%
SEAGuggenheim Shipping ETF-5.40%

top creations

GNRSPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF77.26
GUNRFlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund63.28
IGFiShares Global Infrastructure ETF40.97
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF20.63
HAPVanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF14.21

top redemptions

MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -9.22
TANGuggenheim Solar ETF-8.54
REMiShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF-6.92
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund-1.96
EMIFiShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF-1.72

AUM WINNERS

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%

AUM LOSERS

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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