What is the ETF IWM?

Ishares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is an Exchange-traded fund. The IWM ETF seeks to mirror results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 index. The IWM ETF offers exposure to small public companies. It offers access to 2000 small cap domestic stocks in a single fund. The IWM ETF is seeks long-term growth.

What is the Russell 2000 Index?

The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the small cap segment of the US equities. The Russell 2000 index includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and a current membership. The Russell 2000 index provides a comprehensive and unbiased small cap barometer. The Russell 2000 index is completely reconstructed annually.

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TME 028: Risk Management


What is Risk Management

Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.
Risks can come from different ways uncertainty in financial markets, threats from project failures, legal liabilities, credit risk, accidents, natural causes and disasters as well as deliberate attack from an adversary, or events of uncertain or unpredictable root-cause. There are two types of events negative events can be classified as risks while positive events are classified as opportunities. Several risk management standards have been developed including the Project Management Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, actuarial societies, and ISO standards. Methods, definitions and goals vary widely according to whether the risk management method is in the context of project management, security, engineering, industrial processes, financial portfolios, actuarial assessments, or public health and safety.
Everything that we do involves some level of risks.

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