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Investment Profile: Robots Rising


iRobot, Oceaneering International, Aerovironment, Raven Industries, and more

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ROBO Global
Ticker: ROBO

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Robots have come a long way since R2D2 first appeared in Star Wars. We’re in the middle of a robotics revolution that’s transforming manufacturing, healthcare, distribution, the military, and even our homes and offices. Robotics and automation are making us faster, stronger, healthier, safer, and more efficient, and the pace of change seems to be accelerating. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that the industry will double within the next 10 years, to over $66.9 billion. If you think robots are on the rise, consider the Robots Rising investment, one of several “I believe” investments on Stash.

What’s this investment all about?
Robots Rising is an exchange-traded fund, or ETF, called ROBO Global™ Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO). Companies in the fund produce technology, products, parts, and services for the robotics and automation-related industries. ROBO Global is the first benchmark index to target this industry, and has a very broad reach, spanning healthcare, consumer products, aerospace and energy applications.

What companies does this investment include?
The fund includes more than 80 companies in over 15 countries. The innovative products they produce impact many aspects of our lives. In healthcare, Accuray, Inc. helps fight cancer, while Renishaw technology improves brain surgery. In defense, Aerovironment and Northrop Grumman drones protect our borders and our troops. In our homes, iRobot technology keeps us clean. In the factory, companies like Fanuc and Kuka automate difficult tasks – and even make the slick robots that produce Teslas, and have names like “Iceman” and “Wolverine.”

Who is this investment for?
Robots Rising may be for you if you think . Just keep in mind that while this investment spans many industries and countries, it’s specific to one area of business. That means if you invest in Robots Rising, it should be only a part of a more diversified portfolio.

Why did it make the cut on Stash?
Robotics is an exciting field, with many innovative companies. But while the industry seems poised for growth, it’s tough to predict which specific companies will succeed. That’s not unusual when radical innovations are disrupting industries. For example, there were over 100 companies manufacturing cars by 1900, but by 1920 only three firms prevailed. Unfortunately, there was no easy way to invest in all the car companies back then. But with Robots Rising, you can invest in over 80 robotics companies at once – starting with as little as $5. To learn more about the fund behind Robots Rising, visit ROBO Global.

What are some other Stash investments like this?
If you want to invest in industries and companies you believe in, consider these other Stash investments:

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