S&P Capital IQ Equity Research Group Announces Q3 2012 Webinar: "THE IMPACT OF ELECTIONS, EARNINGS, AND EUROPE ON EQUITIES"
S&P Capital IQ's senior equity investment strategists and an ETF analyst will give their outlooks for global economies and equity markets, as well as their recommendations for positioning portfolios for the remainder of 2012 and beyond. This complimentary webinar will be held on September 25, 2012 @ 11:00 am EDT.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. presidential election, the strength of corporate earnings, and European sovereign stress are just some of the issues that equity investors are waiting to be resolved as they consider investment decisions.  S&P Capital IQ's senior equity investment strategists and an ETF analyst will examine these and other issues in a complimentary webinar on September 25, 2012.  Below are some questions they will be addressing in the third of a series of quarterly webinars.

  • Can the stock market pick the next President?  If so, what does the recent price performance say about who will be the likely choice?
  • S&P 500 earnings per share are projected to decline nearly 2% in the third quarter, according to Capital IQ consensus estimates.  Is this the beginning of the end for decelerating EPS growth, or just the end of the beginning?
  • Will European sovereign stress continue to ease?
  • What are the risks to China's growth?
  • What is the fourth quarter seasonal outlook for developed international and emerging market equities?
  • Could the secular bear market in equities be over?
  • How high could the S&P 500 go in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013?
  • What ETFs are positioned to benefit from macroeconomic trends?
  • What role should the expense ratio of an ETF play in selecting an ETF? 

WHAT:  Hosted by Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist for S&P Capital IQ, this webinar will offer listeners actionable investment intelligence based on S&P Capital IQ's insights.

Questions will be taken from webinar participants after a brief presentation by each panelist.

WHO:  S&P Capital IQ's equity strategists and an ETF analyst participating in the webinar are:

  • Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ
  • Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ
  • Mark Arbeter, Chief Technical Strategist, S&P Capital IQ
  • Todd Rosenbluth, ETF Analyst, S&P Capital IQ

WHY:  Investors, advisors and financial media can gain access to the financial market intelligence of S&P Capital IQ, one of the world's largest producers of independent equity research.  S&P Capital IQ delivers these insights everyday through products, such as The Outlook and MarketScope Advisor. These products draw from S&P Capital IQ data, knowledge and research from its equity analysts, proprietary STARS coverage and Stock Reports.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, for 90 minutes. 

Event Details:  Click on the following link  http://ow.ly/drYZ9  to register for the event. One hour of CFP continuing education credit is available for this event. (If you experience any difficulty while registering for this event, please contact Marc Eiger at 212-438-1280, or via e-mail to marc_eiger@spcapitaliq.com.)

About S&P Capital IQ  
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For more information contact:

Marc Eiger, Communications, Tel.: 212-438-1280   

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