Theme Investing ETF Overview

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

With 59 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $19.94B. The average expense ratio is 0.55%. 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 $5.59B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the TAN at 41.81%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the Global X Thematic Growth ETF GXTG in 10/25/19.

Top ETF Performers

SLIM The Obesity ETF 10.70%
WOOD iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF 8.72%
CUT Invesco MSCI Global Timber ETF 8.47%
PAVE Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 7.59%
SMOG VanEck Vectors Low Carbon Energy ETF 7.52%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAN Invesco Solar ETF -5.59%
OLD The Long-Term Care ETF -3.98%
NLR VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF -1.71%
INFR Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF -1.43%
SOIL Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF -1.23%

Top Creations

CGW Invesco S&P Global Water Index ETF 45.45
GUNR FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund 24.32
NFRA FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund 23.40
MOO VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF 19.55
IGF iShares Global Infrastructure ETF 18.69

Top Redemptions

IGE iShares North American Natural Resources ETF -21.31
INCO Columbia India Consumer ETF -8.27
TAN Invesco Solar ETF -4.65
URA Global X Uranium ETF -4.41
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF -3.73

AUM Winners

TBLU Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund 84.26%
PAVE Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 30.37%
OLD The Long-Term Care ETF 14.54%
WOOD iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF 13.06%
GRID First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund 11.86%

AUM Losers

TAN Invesco Solar ETF -10.17%
EMCG WisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund -9.88%
FTRI First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF -5.35%
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF -4.52%
OBOR KraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road Index ETF -3.53%

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