We begin season two of Financial Impact Factor Radio on January 3rd and we have a very interesting line-up planned for you. But we have one more “best of” from season one we’d like to share with you. On 11.14.11 the Financial Impact Factor with Paul Petillo, Dave Kittredge and Dave Ng had David J. Abner as a guest. He is the Director for Institutional Sales and Trading at Wisdom Tree and the author of The ETF Handbook: How to Value and Trade Exchange Traded Funds (Wiley Finance)
We had been curious about these funds, that trade like stocks and have been coming to the forefront of the investment world for almost a decade – recently by storm. But even after all that time, their purpose isn’t clearly understood, their benefits less so and the media, suggesting volatility has dampened our enthusiasm towards them. Mr. Abner discusses these products, what they exist and why they are important. ETFs will begin showing up in your 401(k) as investor demand and plan administrator’s fiduciary responsibility tightens. This increase exposure is good for the funds; but are the good for you?