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ETFs: Evolution and Emerging Trends


Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 3 hours

What You Will Learn

  • The history and development of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) as well as its basic characteristics.
    • ETF features
    • Current developments
    • ETFs compared other managed investments
    • ETF legal structures
  • The different formats of ETFs, as well as their individual mechanics.
    • Explain portfolio construction and the creation/redemption process
  • The key details that must be considered to get the most from investment in ETFs.
    • ETF alternatives
    • International investing
  • The regulatory environment
    • Gatekeeper responsibilities of the dealer member
    • Due diligence responsibilities regarding ETF client suitability
    • Sales practice responsibilities regarding leveraged and inverse ETFs
  • ETF trading strategies
    • Impact of ETF portfolio construction strategies on taxable distributions
    • The impact of index volatility on leveraged ETFs returns
    • The uses of market and order limits and how time of day of transactions affects various ETF types
Number of Quizzes 1
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 25 questions
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Passing Grade 60%*
Enrolment Period 6 months

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