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.
"I first met Aman in the classroom. He was presenting for Ellen Roseman's personal finance and investing class. I remember liking his style and message straight away. So much so that I never really forgot him, even years later when I realized I needed investment support.
For several years much of my savings languished uninvested. I simply lacked the confidence to go beyond basic broad based ETF strategies. It took Aman's enthousiasm and enocuragement to give me the kick I needed to do my own research with the confidence I could make successful investment decisions. And after four years of watching inflation eat away at my savings, I can happily say it's all invested!" Daniel A, Toronto ON