More than any other asset class, commodities has been democratized by the rise of ETFs. Every corner of what was once a professionals-only marketplace has been penetrated by easy-to-trade, low-cost ETFs. But access doesn't equal suitability. In this one-hour webinar, join IndexUniverse's Director of Research, Dave Nadig, and Martin Kremenstein, Chief Investment Officer at DB Commodity Services, for a broad-ranging discussion on the current state of the commodities markets, and the special risks and opportunities they present for ETF investors.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Evaluating commodities ETFs & ETNs, from taxes to counterparty risk
- Contango & Backwardation — more important than you think
- Lean Hogs & PM Fixes? Understanding the commodities landscape & language
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Easy access to the international fixed-income markets has given domestic investors new options for diversification. However, the complexities of global bonds — changes in currency exposure, credit quality and lack of transparency — require an understanding of the nuances, a watchful eye and constant monitoring. Join Matt Hougan, President, ETF Analytics & Global Head of Editorial, IndexUniverse; Dave Nadig, Director of Research, IndexUniverse and Rick Harper, Director of Fixed Income and Currency, WisdomTree Asset Management.
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With over 10 percent growth last year and a "modest" expectation of 9.5 percent growth in 2011, it's hard to argue against China as the fastest-growing economy in the world. But is its growth sustainable? Will inflation get out of control? Will China allow the yuan to appreciate faster? What about the geopolitical issues still surrounding the country?
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These and other questions are discussed by Dr. Burton Malkiel, chairman of the AlphaShares Index Committee, professor of economics at Princeton University and the author of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street."
Following Dr. Malkiel's presentation, Dave Nadig, director of research at IndexUniverse, discusses the various ETF options investors can use to access China's economy.
Sector investing has grown in importance, and in the view of many, now trumps style-based investing as the best approach to market rotation and long-term asset allocation strategies. ETFs are useful tools for capitalizing on sector trends as there are currently more than 300 sector ETFs.
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This webinar evaluates how to best use sector ETFs in a portfolio, and considers the special issues involved in evaluating sector-based ETFs. IndexUniverse has partnered with a leading market commentator, Mebane Faber of Cambria Investment Management; and industry expert, David Botset of Guggenheim Funds, to bring you an up-to-the-minute analysis of the market and actionable strategies to play those markets.
ETF selection is hard, with over 1,100 products vying for your attention. But the right choice can save you and your clients real money.
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In this one-hour webinar, Matt Hougan, president of ETF Analytics for IndexUniverse, and Dave Nadig, director of research for IndexUniverse, provide critical information on how to classify the ETFs available and a framework to evaluate their performance. The session will discuss the IndexUniverse ETF Classification System and "ETF" Framework—Efficiency-Tradability-Fit—and how you can use both tools to choose the right ETF in every asset class.
The webinar concludes with an extensive Q&A session with Matt, Dave, and Tom Guarini, product strategist, Global ETF Strategy and Research, State Street Global Advisors.
Do you understand the real risks in your municipal bond exposure? Is there upside opportunity in the muni market? Has the bad news already been priced into the market or are municipal bonds still too risky? Do ETFs capture munis well, or does tradability hamper your ability to access this volatile but important asset class?
In this one-hour webinar, IndexUniverse partnered with a leading municipal bond expert to answer these questions with a complete, 360-degree view of muni markets.
By listening, you'll hear:
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- A presentation by Matt Fabian, managing director of Municipal Market Advisors, on the current state and potential of the muni market
- A presentation by Matt Hougan, president of ETF Analytics for IndexUniverse, on how to evaluate and trade municipal bond ETFs
- An in-depth, audience-driven Q&A
How does monetary policy impact the price of gold and silver? What affect will current political unrest in the Middle East and the natural disasters in Japan have on the gold and silver markets? Is GLD the only way to go? What other ETF options are available?
In this one-hour webinar, IndexUniverse partners with leading precious metals experts, to answer these questions with a complete, 360-degree view of the gold and silver markets.
The webinar includes:
- Presentations on the fundamental outlook for gold and silver markets by Jim Lowell of Fidelity Investor and Jason Toussaint of World Gold Council
- A presentation by Matt Hougan, President ETF Analytics for IndexUniverse, on how to evaluate and trade gold and silver ETFs
- An in-depth audience-driven Q&A
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