Growth Industry: How Investors Can Profit From Obesity Epidemic
While investors have to pick their spots at the moment, don’t be surprised if the anti-obesity space gets its own specialized fund in coming years. With 200 million Americans now categorized as overweight (a full two-thirds of all adults), combining a variety of fat-busting strategies into a single trading option could have intriguing potential.
“An ETF like that could certainly be a possibility,” says Morningstar’s Miller. “This is a huge, secular trend that’s positive for any company trying to help Americans manage their weight.”