Is Your ETF Loaded With Risk?

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May 6, 2011 11:13am NYSE:DVY NYSE:IJH

A year after the notorious “Flash Crash,” CNBC’s Herb Greenburg addresses the alarmingly high level of ETF failures to settle. A settlement failure occurs when somebody’s not


delivering something they’re supposed to—in this case, the cash or securities that are required within three days after the transaction. With ETFs, some settlements are stretching out 15 to 16 days.

In the video below, Herb explains the Basis Point Group’s method of assessing risk using basis points. See the full video below:

Related ETFs: iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (NYSE:IWF), iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSE:DVY), iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund (NYSE:IJH), iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund (NYSE:IJR), iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (NYSE:IVV), iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund (NYSE:IVW), iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (NYSE:IWD), iShares Russell Midcap Index Fund (NYSE:IWR), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE:VTI), Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSE:VUG).


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