As the market continues to climb higher, novice and experienced investors alike have been on the lookout for the next big growth play. Source: ProShares E-commerce, electric vehicles, cryptocurrencies and more have benefited as a result. Investors who felt uncertain about picking individual stocks might have opted for investment via exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a lower-volatility…

In general, investors are well aware that the quantity of data produced is increasing. At the same time, investors are also well aware that data is an increasingly valuable commodity. As a result, investors are keen to identify market opportunities that capture that growth.  Source: Shutterstock Please enter: the ProShares Big Data Refiners ETF (NYSEARCA:DAT). The…

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have recently seen tremendous growth as an asset class. The first U.S. ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY), was launched in 1993. The fund tracks the returns of the S&P 500 index, and assets under management total nearly $396 billion. According to the NYSE’s second-quarter report, metrics suggest that as…