Webinar: All That's Gold Does Not Glitter
We will offer a live webinar on 22 March 2018 that you can promote to your contacts. Please note that this program is free and open to everyone regardless of membership status.
All That’s Gold Does Not Glitter
Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Speaker: Gerald R. Jensen, CFA, and Kenneth M. Washer, CFA
CE credit: 1.0
Join Gerald R. Jenson, CFA, and Kenneth M. Washer, CFA, as they discuss their research on the recent CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal® article, All That’s Gold Does Not Glitter. Spurred by economic uncertainty, interest in precious metals has increased dramatically. Investors target precious-metal funds for two primary reasons: (1) to capture an expected appreciation in precious-metal prices and (2) as a form of portfolio insurance. The authors compare the advantages and disadvantages of traditional funds with those of newer types of funds, including bullion, synthetics, and equity. They find tremendous variation in both fund returns and efficacy in serving the two primary investor motivations. Their findings imply that the success of a commodity investment hinges on the type of fund selected.
Gerald Jensen, CFA, joined Creighton University in 2015 after serving as a Board of Trustees Professor at Northern Illinois University for many years. Dr. Jensen received his PhD in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his MBA from Iowa State University, and his BS from South Dakota State University. He is a CFA® charterholder and is actively involved with CFA Institute as a volunteer and a consultant.
Kenneth Washer, CFA, is a Professor of Finance at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he teaches quantitative analysis and portfolio management. He has published over 40 research papers in academic and practitioner journals.
Registered individuals who are unable to join in the live presentation will receive information via email about how to access the archived recording of the webinar. Continuing Education for CFA Institute Members: Provide your CFA Institute ID number upon registration to facilitate the automatic entry of CE credit into your record at the close of the live webinar.