The New Frontier of Thematic Investing

March 8, 2024 Charles Schwab
Schwab Investing Themes leverage AI to uncover previously unidentified links between companies across sectors.

In the 1970s and '80s, mainframe and personal computers expanded access to market information. In the '90s and 2000s, the internet revolutionized trading, making it faster and more affordable. In the 2010s, powerful computer systems and programs made professional portfolio management accessible to investors at nearly all asset levels. And the technological innovations of the 2020s are now shaping up to take investing to even greater heights.

Consider Schwab Investing Themes™, for instance. The concept of investing in an idea or a trend isn't new, but advances in technology have made it possible to uncover previously unknown links between companies that span different sectors. The result is a collection of more than 40 thematic stock lists—such as cloud computing, electric vehicles, and water sustainability—that can help investors identify a wider range of companies that align with their interests and values in an ever-shifting investing environment.

Schwab Investing Themes are the natural next step in our commitment to making sophisticated investing strategies accessible to everyone.

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Charles R. Schwab

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