Capture Today’s Five Market Megatrends with Thematic ETFs

SourceFactset
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Investors should focus on market megatrends and consider the thematic exchange-traded fund (ETF) approaches that are tailored to them.

In a recent webcast hosted by ETF Trends, Dig Deep: The Market Megatrends You Cannot Afford to Miss, Jeffrey Spiegel, Director, U.S. Head of iShares Megatrend and International ETFs at BlackRock, argued that megatrends are driving change. “Megatrends are the long-term, transformational forces influencing the future of our global economy and society,” Spiegel said.

Specifically, Spiegel pointed to five key trends that BlackRock believes will drive seismic shifts today and for years to come. These include:

Technological breakthroughs
Demographics and social change
Rapid urbanization
Climate change and resource scarcity
Emerging global wealth

Technology is driving exponential progress in the tech sector and far beyond through artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity.

Investors can tap into these segments through targeted plays like the iShares U.S. Tech Breakthrough Multisector ETF (TECB), iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF (IHAK), and iShares Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Multisector ETF (IRBO).

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