Bud Burrell, Arne Alsin
RealMoney cited by Sanity Check via Wayback, 17 April 2006
There is a systemic problem in the equity market, but the magnitude of the problem is impossible to gauge because the parties involved refuse to answer a simple question: Why?
My mutual fund purchased five blocks of stock in Overstock (OSTK:Nasdaq) during the first quarter. There was a failure to deliver shares in four out of the five purchases, with delays for delivery lasting as long as three weeks. Nobody can tell me why shares were not delivered within the requisite three-day settlement period — the so-called T+3 requirement.