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Health Care: Miscellaneous Themes

This list covers various health care technologies and themes.

Read about digital health trends and the preparation for an aging world.

The following funds are focused on a variety of health care themes. They can be used to increase your portfolio’s exposure to pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, telemedicine and/or certain themes like long-term care.

Note: These are not recommendations, just investment ideas for further research.

Fund Ticker Expense Holdings Inception
Global X Health & Wellness Thematic BFIT 0.50% 63 5/9/16
  Seeks to harness the effects of changing consumer lifestyles by investing in companies geared toward promoting physical activity and well-being.
Global X Longevity Thematic LNGR 0.50% 107 5/9/16
  Seeks to invest in companies positioned to serve the world’s growing senior population through exposure to health care, pharmaceuticals, senior living facilities and other sectors that contribute to increasing lifespans and extending quality of life in advanced age.
Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health EDOC 0.68% 42 7/29/20
  Seeks to invest in companies positioned to benefit from further advances in the field of telemedicine and digital health. This includes companies involved in Telemedicine, Health Care Analytics, Connected Health Care Devices, and Administrative Digitization.
Goldman Sachs Human Evolution GDNA 0.50% 120 3/1/19
  Centered around companies with exposure to “the development of new knowledge, medicines, and technologies for the medical treatment of the human condition, from birth to end-of-life care”. The fund’s index is constructed from five sub-themes: Precision Medicine, Genomics, Life Extension, Robotic Surgery, and Digital Health.
iShares US Medical Devices IHI 0.42% 64 5/1/06
  Seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the medical devices sector.
KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare KMED 0.80% 69 8/29/18
  Represents the full market-cap spectrum of healthcare within emerging markets including pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare administration, and medical equipment.
Principal Healthcare Innovators BTEC 0.42% 205 8/19/16
  Focuses on smaller US healthcare companies that are still in the developmental stage or waiting on regulatory approval, rather than selling an existing product on the market.
Robo Global Healthcare Tech & Innovation HTEC 0.68% 88 6/24/19
  Focuses on global health care technology companies that generate a portion of their revenue from medical and health care technology.
The Long-Term Care ETF OLD 0.30% 52 6/8/16
  Seeks exposure to companies globally that are positioned to profit from providing long-term care to the aging population. These include companies owning or operating senior living facilities, nursing services, specialty hospitals or senior housing, as well as biotech companies for age-related illnesses and companies that sell products and services to such facilities.