Markiewicz On Innovation Shares’ Sentiment Driven Selection Approach

Matt Markiewicz, Managing Director, Innovation Shares, met with Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss their sentiment-based selection approach to ETFs, KOIN and EKAR.

Innovation Shares aims to provide investors with access to variety of tech-driven themes and sectors. Launched early last year, KOIN leverages a basket of block chain stocks, while EKAR centers around electric and autonomous vehicles.

A big differentiator for Innovation Shares is their patent pending index process.  The methodology utilizes a natural language processing algorithm to “identify stocks that might go uncovered in a traditional fundamental approach,” says Markiewicz. The stocks which receive the highest “sentiment score” relating to the theme, ultimately get selected into the most relevant basket.