The AAII Washington D.C. Metro Chapter presents...

"Hidden Dangers of Exchange-Traded Funds and the End of Cash"

    Discussed by:

    Tim Hanson
    Senior Equities Analyst,The Motley Fool

    Joe Magyer
    Senior Analyst, The Motley Fool

Despite their growing popularity, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are not accomplishing for investors what many think they are accomplishing. This is particularly true when it comes to emerging market allocations, one of the fastest-growing ETF sectors, where funds are overexposed to dangerous areas of the market (such as Chinese banks) and underexposed to more promising areas (such as technology and consumer staples). Where are the real opportunities? Our first speaker will give us his insights. A seismic shift in the fast-changing payments industry is forming because of the rise of smartphones and e-commerce. Everyone from Apple to Visa wants their hands in the pie, but only a few companies will make off like bandits when all is said and done. Our second speaker will share his take on where payments are headed, which technologies are contenders and pretenders, and which companies will thrive and which companies will die.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
What you’re buying when purchasing a popular emerging market ETF and why that exposure is potentially dangerous
A better way to think about international investing
Why and how the payments industry is changing, when that change may happen, which businesses will benefit most and which stocks to own to capitalize on the change

Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:00 a.m.    Registration/ Social/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Program
Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
4641 Kenmore Ave. (at 395 and Seminary Rd.)
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Advance Registration (before 11/7), $28/person
Late Registration (after 11/6), $33/person
Walk-In (At the Door) Registration (Space Permitting), $38/person

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Computerized Investing Special Interest Group (CISIG)
Location: In October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive; Reston, VA 20190. In November, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue; McLean, VA 22101.
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Maryland Investment Special Interest Group (MISIG)
Location: Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 29814
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