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Tactile Analytics Announces Partnership with EQM Indexes to Support the EQM Tactile AR/VR Virtual Technology Index (ARVRIDX)


Tactile Analytics Announces Partnership with EQM Indexes to Support the EQM Tactile AR/VR Virtual Technology Index (ARVRIDX)

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NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tactile Analytics is pleased to announce it has been chosen to help construct and provide ongoing analytical support to the new EQM Tactile AR/VR Virtual Technology Index (ARVRIDX).

The index will apply a quantitative screening methodology that will augment Tactile Analytics' database of global companies that are expected to benefit from the increased adoption of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies.

Tactile Analytics believes AR/VR technologies are poised to hit an inflection point of declining costs and increasing consumer adoption, with the potential for wide ranging impacts across multiple sectors. Industry analysts believe the market for AR/VR could grow to over $200 billion by the early 2020s.

"With the increasing proliferation of AR and VR technology, we expect many markets and industries to be disrupted, creating substantial economic opportunity," Mark Swaringen, Tactile Analytics Co-Founder, said. "Those companies that are investing in AR/VR, such as Facebook with Oculus, HTC with Vive, and start-ups like Magic Leap, stand to benefit from the wave of change ahead. We expect such technologies to fundamentally change the way society interacts with the digital universe, forever changing fields such as healthcare, engineering, and education."

The index is designed to measure the performance of publicly listed equities and will be tracked by the first exchange traded fund (ETF) offering investors exposure to the AR/VR sector.

About Tactile Analytics

Tactile Analytics specializes in providing research and analysis to the technology industry, specifically augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). With over 40 years of combined experience, Tactile is proud to provide transparent and specialized solutions to the investment industry.

For additional information, please visit or follow on Twitter: @TactileARVR

About EQM Indexes

EQM Indexes LLC is a woman-owned firm dedicated to creating and supporting innovative indexes that track growth industries and emerging investment themes. Co-founded by Jane Edmondson, a former Institutional Portfolio Manager with more than 25 years in the investment industry, our index design expertise spans a wide range of asset classes and financial instruments. We partner with issuers and work jointly with other index firms to provide benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).


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