Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Topic: ETFs: A Trillion-Dollar Asset Class for Your Use
Speaker: Paul Townsend, Associate Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
The world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has expanded to over 1,100 individual offerings with more than $1 trillion in assets. Newer types of ETFs include exchange-traded notes (ETNs) as well as leveraged and reverse portfolios—and instruments representing not only stock and bond indexes but also currencies and commodities. At the more traditional end of the ETF spectrum are such basic index portfolios as SPY for the S&P 500. Learn the ins and outs of ETFs, including issues such as liquidity and tracking. Paul Townsend will discuss the ETF strategies he uses in managing client accounts.