SEC question whether ETFs added to market volatility

09/7/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into whether exchange-traded funds, particularly "leveraged" ETFs, exacerbated stock market volatility last month. Regulatory officials are asking firms that trade ETFs how they might be affecting the market. The ETF inquiry is part of a broader SEC inquiry into high-frequency trading and complex trading vehicles.

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