S&P Capital IQ to Explore Social Media Stocks and ETFs During Its Next "ETF Analyst Hour"
Scott Kessler and Todd Rosenbluth of S&P Capital IQ will discuss opportunities and challenges in social media and related ETFs
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NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Social media has become omnipresent in many people's lives, but where does it fit in an investment portfolio and an advisor's business practices? To answer this question, S&P Capital IQ will focus on the social media space during its next "ETF Analyst Hour" webinar on Wednesday, November 20th, at 11am EST.

The webinar, titled "Investing in Social Media Stocks and ETFs", will feature Scott Kessler, Senior Internet Equity Analyst at S&P Capital IQ, who will provide an overview of the landscape for social media companies and related businesses, as well as thoughts on what to consider before making an investment decision. Kessler will be joined by Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research with S&P Capital IQ. Rosenbluth will cover specific social media and technology-focused ETFs, the factors that S&P Capital IQ likes (and doesn't like) about specific funds, and how other technology companies can potentially benefit from social media trends.

During this interactive session, S&P Capital IQ will also poll participants about their use of social media in their advisory practices, and will share and discuss the results.

This webinar is the latest in S&P Capital IQ's monthly ETF Analyst Hour series and one hour of CFP continuing education credit is available to attendees. Interested attendees can register here: http://tinyurl.com/lpzol8f  

Anthony Hohmann, ETF product manager, will moderate the discussion and highlight S&P Capital IQ's ETF holdings-based ranking methodology and model performance to date.

Following the presentation, the ETF research reports for the ETFs discussed will be available to all attendees. The ETF reports are initially published on S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform.

Follow @spmarketscope and #ETFHour during the webinar for up-to-the-second ETF commentary from S&P Capital IQ equity analysts.  Todd Rosenbluth is on Twitter at @ToddSPCAPIQ and Scott Kessler is on Twitter at @KesslerSPCAPIQ.

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