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Alchemy Of Thematic ETFs

Thematic ETFs are popular vehicles for firms to issue, but not all of them are successes.

For every slam-dunk ETF such as Exchange Traded Concept’s ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO), which boasts over $1 billion in assets under management (AUM), there are a handful of similar but shuttered thematic ETFs.

One of the most recent closures was the Rogers AI Global Macro ETF (BIKR), which ceased trading in July. Despite having a popular theme—artificial intelligence—and having star power from its link with famed commodity investor Jim Rogers, the ETF floundered.

Read more here: https://www.etf.com/publications/etfr/alchemy-thematic-etfs

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