ETFs, or Exchange Traded Funds, are becoming a big part of the market, replacing mutual funds and allowing public access to special trading products like commodities. So, we grabbed ETF options expert Andrew Hart, lead ETF Analyst at BigTrends.com and author of ETFTRADR.com, for this interview. In Part 1 of this interview, we get some background on Andrew about how he got interested in the financial markets, how he became involved with Trader Hall-of-Famer Price Headley and BigTrends.com, and finally how Andrew became specialized in ETFs. Andrew also shares his experience with managing a ETF portfolio as well as being an ETF analyst and mentor on BigTrends.com to help others benefit from ETFs.
In Part 2, Andrew gives us a tour behind the scenes of ETFTRADR.com, his new educational website that is part of the BigTrends.com network. Andrew explains the benefits of using ETFs, especially for the regular investor to have other investing products as tools. For example, inverse ETFs allow investors to short a stock index buy buying an inverse ETF. For example, if you buy the S&P 500 inverse ETF, ticker SH, you gain 1% of the S&P 500 drops by 1%. Thus, investors and traders can protect their portfolios and even benefit from a down market.