REIT https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/142059 en The Rise Of A Quiet Thematic ETF https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/12/12804674/the-rise-of-a-quiet-thematic-etf <p>The landscape of thematic exchange traded funds, or those funds offering laser focus on specific investment niches and themes, are burgeoning part of the overall ETF universe.</p> <p>These days, investors can tap themes ranging from artificial intelligence to electric vehicles to quantum computing via dedicated ETFs.</p> <h3>What Happened</h3> <p>It may not be sexy relative to other investment themes, but long-term care is proving rewarding.<strong> The OLD - The Long-Term Care ETF</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/old#NASDAQ">OLD</a>) is up 14.5 percent year-to-date. On Tuesday, a brutal day for U.S. markets, just 12 ETFs hit record highs. OLD was one of those 12.</p> <p>OLD, which debuted two and a half years ago, tracks the Solactive Long-Term Care ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/12/12804674/the-rise-of-a-quiet-thematic-etf alt=The Rise Of A Quiet Thematic ETF>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Long Ideas OLD REIT Sector ETFs Short Ideas Health Care Top Stories Trading Ideas ETFs General Real Estate OLD Long Ideas Sector ETFs REIT Short Ideas Health Care Top Stories Trading Ideas ETFs General Real Estate Benzinga Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:20:53 +0000 ETF Professor 12804674 at https://www.benzinga.com Data Is Creating A Faster, Smarter And Safer Class Of Retail Investor—And They're Turning To Real Estate https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/18/11/12757705/data-is-creating-a-faster-smarter-and-safer-class-of-retail-investor-and-they <p>From anemic growth in bond and fixed income investments to growing volatility in the equity and currency markets, retail investors with an eye toward growing their money long term have their work cut out for them. Now that the oldest of the millennial generation is nearing 40, the bulk of investment savings are becoming concentrated among the most <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreacoombes/2018/03/13/millennials-are-good-at-saving-but-investing-not-so-much/#539a299c7266" style="text-decoration:none">financially cautious generation ever</a>.</p> <p>This combination of macro factors might seem to pose a challenge to those in the investment business, and in some legacy cases it has been. However, the emergence, growth and multi-billion dollar capitalization of financial technology (fintech) companies and products is enabling industry-changing innovation in the consumer investment space. The rise of fintech startups has expanded access to novel investment products and also created a more informed, confident retail investor.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s at least the sentiment from Eran Roth, founder and CEO of the online real estate investment platform <a href="https://www.iintoo.com/" style="text-decoration:none">iintoo</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have been searching for alternatives to stocks,&rdquo; Roth said. &ldquo;This shift, coupled with dramatic changes in our relationship and access to technology, has completely changed the investing process.&rdquo;</p> <p>From this, Roth came to the same realization that many fintech company founders arrive at: develop technology to meet the demand not being matched by the legacy financial firms and deliver it straight to consumers. This model could not only provide average investors ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/18/11/12757705/data-is-creating-a-faster-smarter-and-safer-class-of-retail-investor-and-they alt=Data Is Creating A Faster, Smarter And Safer Class Of Retail Investor—And They&#039;re Turning To Real Estate>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Alternative investments commercial real estate epiic Eran Roth ETFC EXPE Fintech iintoo News REIT Education Entrepreneurship Topics Crowdsourcing Management Econ #s Economics Success Stories Startups Small Business Markets Tech Interview General Real Estate ETFC US2692464017 EXPE US30212P1057 News REIT Fintech Education Entrepreneurship Topics Crowdsourcing Management Econ #s Economics Success Stories Startups Small Business Markets Tech Interview General Real Estate Benzinga Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:20:00 +0000 Chris Dier-Scalise 12757705 at https://www.benzinga.com