Exchange traded fund (ETF) providers Direxion Shares and PowerShares are hosting some interesting webcasts this month in an ongoing effort to better educate both investors and advisors.

On March 26, Direxion Shares hosts a webinar on alternative investing strategies. Dan O’Neill, chief investment officer, and Bill Franca, executive vice president, will lead the discussion. The webinar will teach investors how to use long and short strategies, improve asset allocation and diversification and gain transparency. Register here.

On March 31, PowerShares will host a webinar called “Strategies for Today’s Market” with the Father of Fundamental Indexing Rob Arnott. Arnott will address the challenges in the markets today and where advisors can safely go to make intelligent investing decisions. To watch the webcast, go to PowerShares’ website and register.

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