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ETF Virtual Summit Gets Rave Reviews


Over 3,000 advisors attended the ETF Virtual Summit conference where attendees navigated market strategies in the growing exchange traded fund industry.

Leading industry advisors and experts, such as Bill Gross, Jim Rogers, Rob Arnott and Russ Koesterich, provided their view on the ETF industry and market going into the new year.

Attendees sat in on panels that covered opportunities for 2013, varying equity ETF strategies, fixed-income choices to diversify yield, alternative investment tools, ETF managed portfolios and the changing landscape in ETFs & Indexing.

“The set-up of the ‘Virtual Summit’ was very cool and fun to navigate,” writes David Wismer for Forbes, not to mention the added perk that advisors and industry leaders attended the virtual conference in the comforts of their own offices or homes.

With the expanding choices of ETFs available, there is a growing need for education to help investors and advisors understand the varying products on the market and how to effectively implement a well-balanced portfolio strategy.

PIMCO Total Return ETF (BOND) manager Bill Gross outlined the unprecedented global stimulus from central banks has buoyed stocks and risk assets. [Stimulus ‘Increasingly Ineffective’]

Investment guru Jim Rogers pointed out that index-based commodity ETFs will be an easy-to-use strategy for investors to profit from supply shortages in natural resources combined with easy monetary policies from central banks around the world. [Commodities ETFs to Benefit from Monetary Easing, Supply Issues]

Research Affiliates chairman and founder Robert Arnott warned of the pending “3D Hurricane” of deficit, debt and demographics as they weigh on global markets. [Investors Should Lower Return Expectations on ’3D Hurricane’]

Meanwhile, BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich encouraged U.S. investors to drop their home bias and consider emerging market ETFs that offer better economic growth rates and more attractive valuations. [Emerging Market ETFs Attractive on Growth, Valuations]

Advisors who have missed out may still sign up for the ETF Virtual Summit as all the panels are up on demand.

The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.