ETFs to help investors capture the innovative growth ideas of tomorrow


As we look at some of the future technologies shaping the world today, investors can turn to exchange-traded fund strategies to capture these growing opportunities.

During the recent webcast, Invest today in the disruptive technology of tomorrowSylvia Jablonski, CEO and CIO of Defiance ETFs, noted that the global quantum computing market could be worth $949 million by 2025, up from a global market value of $89 million in 2016, projecting a growth rate more than 10 times by 2025.

Jablonski argued that growth will only accelerate in the quantum computing space as the technology matures. For example, quantum computing growth of quantum computing systems produced by qubit organizations was only two in 1998, but grew to 128 in 2019.

Looking ahead, Jablonski estimated a compound growth rate of 43% for the quantum computing industry from 2020 to 2030.

Many will continue to adopt the quantum computing algorithm because of its polynomial running time, which reduces the time needed to solve complex problems. For example, a problem requiring 3,300 years to solve with a classical algorithm with an exponential running time would take only 11 minutes with a quantum algorithm with a polynomial running time.

Quantum computing is already applied. The banking and finance sub-segment is expected to witness the fastest growth in the global market, primarily due to the increasing adoption of quantum computing.

To access this growing opportunity, investors can take a look at the Defiance Quantum ETF (QTUM)which provides investors with liquid, transparent, and low-cost access to companies developing and applying quantum computing and other transformative computing technologies by tracking the BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index.

Alongside quantum computing, Paul Dellaquila, Chairman of Defiance ETFs, highlighted the growth potential of next-generation communications services through the 5G network.

Dellaquila noted that the global 5G services market size was estimated at $64.54 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach approximately $1.87 trillion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 44.63% in over the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

Looking ahead, Dellaquila predicted that 5G subscriptions would reach 4.4 billion worldwide by the end of 2027, the majority of total global mobile subscriptions. Over 615 million 5G devices have already been shipped in 2021. Additionally, there will be around 1.8 billion 5G connections by 2025, led by Asia and the United States.

Dellaquila also pointed out that 5G applications span a wide range of global segments, including enterprise, consumer and government sectors.

Investors can look to something like the Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG) for liquid, transparent and low-cost access to companies engaged in research and development or commercialization of systems and materials used in 5G communications.

Additionally, Jablonski highlighted the first inverse blockchain ETF, Defiance Daily Short Digitizing the Economy ETF (IBIT), to serve sophisticated investors by providing a convenient and cost-effective way to bypass up to 80% of the blockchain ecosystem. IBIT aims to mirror the inverse performance of BLOK, the Amplify Transformational Data ETF, on a daily basis. The IBIT can help reduce the decline in these underlying assets or simply benefit from a long position with an ETF that captures the decline in the theme.

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