(March 2021)

A new ETF tapping into dual online crazes has been filed for the First Trust S-Network Streaming and Gaming ETF. The ETF will focus on platforms that allow gamers and creators to stream content, E-Sports, and internet gambling enabled platforms. The ETF will generally track the price and yield of the S-Network Global Streaming and Gaming Index. The pandemic has breathed extra life into an already growing industry, as video game sales were up 35% year over year. Streaming is on pace to be a $247.27 billion industry by 2027. Other competitors in this market segment are the Esports ETF (NERD), Global X Video Games and & Esports ETF (HERO), and VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO).
(New York)

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