The accompanying tables present an overview of new global equity indexes and ETF proposals I have developed to provide investors with access to six industry groups and one geographic region that currently have no investment products on the market. Of these ideas, only the Nordic Region has a pending ETF filed with the SEC, which I have written about previously
. The goal of these ideas is to provide investors with global equity index investment products which are more focused than broad-based ETFs such as iShares Dow Transports
(IYT), Healthcare Sector SPDR (XLV), and Consumer Staples Sector SPDR (XLP).
However, the goal is to choose industry groups which are not too narrowly focused and have the potential to attract widespread investor interest. Some investment themes behind these industry groups include: pricing power for rail transport
, high dividend yields + defensive nature of tobacco
, global consolidation of generic drug industry
, improved patient care + cost-savings for health info tech
, and widespread weakness + high volatility in the airline + auto industries
with the potential for a short/inverse ETF.