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Edward Jones ETF Issues – Censured and Fined $200,000

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Edward Jones was censured and fined $200,000 for its stockbrokers improperly recommending ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds) to customers. Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) are one of the newest Wall Street products and their sales are growing hugely each year. Edward Jones allowed its stockbrokers to recommend ETF’s, a non-traditional product, without even training or adequately educating the stockbrokers on when an ETF recommendation would be suitable, and when not. Some of the stockbrokers recommended ETF’s to customers who did not say they were willing to take substantial risks.

ETF’s are not typically suitable for investors who plan to hold them for more than one trading sessions, particularly in volatile markets. Edward Jones failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system, including written supervisory procedures, reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the regulatory rules in connection with the sale of ETF.s. Edward Jones failed to supervise and monitor transactions and did not exercise due diligence in investigating the ETFs.

Edward Jones did not ensure that its stockbrokers obtained adequate information and instruction regarding the ETF’s before recommending those products to customers. (January, 2014 201022283702).
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