One of the growing and most popular investing vehicles out there are Exchange Traded Funds or ETF's. ETF’s have replaced mutual funds and to a certain extent owning individual stocks as a viable option for investors looking to grow their hard earned savings. ETF’s come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are marketed as a cheap low cost method to invest in a variety of asset classes and investment strategies. Conversely ETF's have become more complex in nature. They are not like your grandma’s ETF’s of 30 years ago! The sheer diversity in ETF products that have exploded in recent years bring along with it complexities and tradeoffs that investors may not be aware of.
My goal in creating and teaching this course is to go beyond just introducing you to ETF’s and showing how they work but more importantly to make you more street smart in evaluating them to determine which one’s are appropriate for your portfolio. The course will examine different types of ETF’s available to investors as well as what they should be aware and on alert for when evaluating them.