What Have We Learned so far about ETFs in the COVID-19 Crisis?
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Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are at the heart of the COVID-19 financial crisis. Over forty percent of the trading volume during the mid-March selloff was in ETFs (multiple times the percentage in January), making them the “tool of choice” for many crisis traders. Using ETFs to trade through a crisis makes sense – they offer high intraday liquidity and instant exposure to entire asset classes, industry sectors, and even global markets. They’ve also shown recent value as futures substitutes when liquidity thinned in derivatives markets.
What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), and why have they become so popular? How might ETFs be making the financial system less stable? What have we learned about ETFs so far in the COVID-19 crisis?
Join us on May 19th for a free webinar, where Ryan Clements (Assistant Professor, Chair in Business Law and Regulation, University of Calgary and Fellow, Global Financial Markets Centre, Duke University), will provide an expert view of this topic, and respond to your questions.