Thematic Investing

Wondering how you can align your investments with your values or with economic, technological, and social trends? Check out these themes and learn about specific investments in these areas.
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Energy powerhouses

Find opportunities to invest in firms that are helping to meet the world's energy needs with oil, gas, alternative energy sources, and more.

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Real estate trusts

Learn about ways to invest in trusts that aim to generate income from owning real estate such as office buildings, hotels, and apartment complexes.

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Financial pillars

If you're looking for opportunities in financial firms that may be undervalued in low interest rate environments.

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International heavyweights

Find large, well-known companies outside the US whose stocks may rise based on certain indicators.

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Mighty mega caps

Consider shoring up your portfolio in tough markets by backing very large, time-tested companies that have the potential to withstand downturns.

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Dividend dominant

Potentially add to your income stream by investing companies that have historically paid dividends.

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Playing defense

Find opportunities to invest in companies that may have the ability to weather tough economic times.

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Hedging with gold

Discover ways to diversify into a precious metal that many investors consider a potential safe haven when the economy slumps.

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Government-backed bonds

Bolster your portfolio with funds that invest in US government backed bonds—widely considered the safest, lowest-risk securities available.

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Undervalued large firms

Consider putting your money in large companies whose stocks may be underpriced based on the principles of value investing.

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Up-and-comers

Find ways to invest in smaller companies that offer opportunities for long-term growth potential.

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Emerging economies

Explore ways to diversify your portfolio by considering investing in countries with developing economies that may be growing rapidly.

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Technology pacesetters

Learn how to invest in leading technology innovators that are looking to change the way the world works.

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The future of entertainment

Search ways to invest in cutting-edge media and entertainment firms that are leading the digital era.

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Health care innovators

Discover how to put your money behind health care and biotechnology companies that are pursuing medical breakthroughs.

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China's internet & technology leaders

Explore ways to invest in Chinese internet and technology companies that cater to the rising buying power of the country's consumers.

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E-commerce

Check out investing opportunities in the surging business of online and mobile retailing.

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Millennials

Find out how to invest in companies that are impacted by the rising economic importance of the Millennial generation.

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Clean energy

Learn how to put your money behind the growing call for clean and renewable energy.

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Clean water

Discover how to invest in companies that are in industries related to potable water and water conservation and purification.

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Gamers

Look for opportunities in one of the biggest sectors of the entertainment industry: video gaming.

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Artificial intelligence

Find investing opportunities in this growing field of technology.

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Cybersecurity

Consider investing in companies that help safeguard data and computer systems.

E*TRADE uses Morningstar categories or ETF name screener to search keywords – such as “clean energy” or “artificial intelligence” – to identify ETFs focused on the selected themes. An ETF is required to invest 80% of its assets in the type of investment or industry suggested by its name. So, an ETF with “clean energy” in its name has to invest at least 80% of its assets in the clean energy industry.

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