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Robots on the horizon

Enables IFA’s in Bishop’s Stortford know it is hard to predict the future for investments but if you believe robotics are the future you might be interested to hear that EFT securities recently launched a fund to track the global robotics industry.

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The Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation GO Units ETF has been listed on the London Stock Exchange and is the first ETF offering focused exposure to companies into robotics. It was developed by Robo-Stox, almost 40 per cent of the index’s companies are North American, with 35 per cent in Asia. Europe makes up just 22 per cent.

Robo-Stox Partners chief executive Richard Lightbound says the world is in the early stages of a “transformational new economic era” founded on robotics slowly becoming more and more part of our daily life. “After the rise of the internet age rapid advances in technology such as machine vision, motion sensors and image and voice recognition are enabling robots to perform increasingly sophisticated and delicate knowledge-based work,” he explains.  “Ageing populations and shrinking workforces will accelerate this trend.”

The annual global supply of industrial robots more than doubled to 170,000 units over the decade to 2013, according to the International Federation of Robotics.  Howie Li says “the robotics and automation industry includes heavy-duty factory lines as well as companies making automatic vacuum cleaners,” also “there are lots of sectors that will be looking at robotics, like agriculture and mining.” If you want to try and make sure your investments are linked to future trends Enables IFA’s in Bishop’s Stortford are here to help.

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