The panelists also identified other themes that are expected to take centerstage in the coming year. Cryptocurrencies are one of them. Stimulus money coupled with low interest rates drove investor cash into risky assets, such as cryptocurrencies, during the pandemic.
he Ark Transparency ETF (CTRU), which seeks to mirror performance of the 100 most transparent companies in the world, is a “hot sauce” offered by the company to investors, said Eric Balchunas, senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg. He also identified the Avantis International Small Cap Val ETF (AVDV) as another pick. However, a spot Bitcoin ETF, long considered the holy grail by crypto enthusiasts, will not be approved by the SEC this year, according to Nadig of ETFTrends.com.
The hunger for ETFs as a vehicle to spread investments across different asset classes is reflected in the breadth of ETFs that cater to investors of all hues. The big investors, like Vanguard, have already swathed large-cap stocks with money in their funds. That means that risk-on assets, like bitcoin, stand to gain favor with investment managers looking for profits.