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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In this one-hour webinar, Matt Hougan, president of ETF Analytics for IndexUniverse, takes an in-depth look at the inner workings of ETFs, explaining how they deliver on their promise of low costs and high tax efficiency. The session covers the potential pitfalls for investors using ETFs for the first time. It includes discussions of:
- The creation/redemption mechanism: the defining feature of ETFs
- How to trade ETFs effectively
- Challenges in fixed income, commodities, and other asset classes
- Potential pitfalls and warning signs
The webinar also includes an extensive Q&A session with Tom Lydon of ETF Trends and Michael Johnston of ETFdb.
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In this one-hour webinar, IndexUniverse has partnered with Kim Arthur, CEO and portfolio manager for Main Management, to provide a complete, 360-degree view of the emerging markets.
The webinar includes a presentation by Kim Arthur on the fundamental outlook for emerging economies; a presentation by Matt Hougan, president of ETF Analytics for IndexUniverse, on how to evaluate and trade emerging markets ETFs; and an in-depth audience-driven Q&A.
- What separates emerging and developed markets
- The role of emerging markets in a portfolio: correlations, risk/return and more
- The fundamental outlook for individual countries and regions
- A complete review of all available emerging markets ETFs
- How to get a fair price when trading emerging markets ETFs
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The debate between market-cap, equal and fundamental indexing strategies has raged for years. Now, the data is in. In this webinar, IndexUniverse President of ETF Analytics & Global Head of Editorial Matt Hougan, examines the real-life performance of market-cap, equal and fundamental weightings strategies over the past five years and lays bare—with no spin—the potential risks and rewards of each approach. Investors will leave the webinar understanding where each of the strategies fits in tactical and strategic asset allocation programs, and how to choose among the different index strategies on the market today. Matt is joined by Anthony Davidow, Managing Director & Portfolio Strategist at Rydex|SGI and Christian Wagner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Longview Capital Management.
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Recent events like the "flash crash" have reminded investors that ETFs are, above all else, traded securities. In this webinar, IndexUniverse Director of Research Dave Nadig presents clear strategies for getting the best possible executions when trading ETFs, including how and when to tap into "unseen" liquidity through the creation/redemption process. Following his presentation, Dave is joined by Reginald M. Browne Managing Director Listed Derivatives Group at Knight Equity Markets and Dave Morton Chief Research Officer at Foxhall Capital Management for an in-depth discussion of ETF trading and liquidity.
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Exchange-traded funds have opened the world of commodities to investors of all sizes. Everything from gold to natural gas to livestock can now be bought and sold intraday, without a futures account. But do you really understand the kind of exposure you are getting from your ETFs? Are you really tracking the commodities you are bullish on? Or are you making a bet on the financial markets themselves? In this one-hour webinar, IndexUniverse.com Director of Research Dave Nadig will discuss the challenges of getting effective commodities exposure with ETFs, strategies for controlling risks, and new indexing methods that may improve on the current models.
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