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I am a retired college faculty in Philosophy, with specializations in Ethics, Socio-political Theory and Rational Choice/Decision Theory. My teaching focus was on Business Ethics, Medical Ethics and Logic. After retirement I freelanced as a Grant Writer/Fund Raising Consultant. I have taught at ... more

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Changes Coming For Guggenheim Large-Cap ETFs
I examine five ETFs offered by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC - these funds focus on large-cap equities. The article is the first in a series of articles about large-cap ETFs.
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Ignore ETF Expense Ratios? Maybe
While a lot of ETF investors pay close attention to a fund's ER, I tend to put very little weight on it when deciding whether to invest in a fund. In fact, for many funds, I do not look at it at all. Here's why...
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AA Alcoa Inc.
AGNC American Capital Agency Corp.
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF
APA Apache Corporation
ARR Armour Residential REIT Inc.
AT Atlantic Power Corporation
AZN AstraZeneca Group plc
B Barnes Group Inc
BBC BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF
BBP BioShares Biotechnology Products ETF
BBW Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.
C Citigroup Inc.
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
COIN Converted Organics Inc.
CUR Neuralstem, Inc.
CVX Chevron Corporation
CXS CreXus Investment Corporation
CXS CreXus Investment Corporation
CXS CreXus Investment Corporation
DCIX Diana Containerships Inc.
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
EGOV NIC Inc.
ENZN Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
FFIV F5 Networks Inc.
FHCO Female Health Co./Veru Healthcare
FSC Fifth Street Finance Corp.
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties
HACK PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF
HPQ HP Inc.
IAG IAMGOLD Corporation
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
INTF Interface Systems Inc
IVC Invacare Corporation
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
KKR KKR & Co. L.P.
KLAC KLA - Tencor Corporation
MAIN Main Street Capital Corporation
MFA MFA Financial Inc.
MMM 3M Company
MORT Market Vectors ETF Trust
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NLY Annaly Capital Management Inc.
NOK Nokia Corporation
NTI Northern Tier Energy LP
ONTY Oncothyreon Inc .
ONXX ONYX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ORBC ORBCOMM Inc.
P Pandora Media Inc.
PAAS Pan American Silver Corp.
PBI Pitney Bowes Inc.
PCEF PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PLX Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation
REM iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund
RNF Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P.
RNO Rhino Resource Partners LP
RRD R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RTK Rentech, Inc
SAN Banco Santander S.A.
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF
SKS Saks Incorporated
SLP Simulations Plus Inc.
SPY SPDR S&P 500
STMP Stamps.com Inc.
STX Seagate Technology.
TCAP Triangle Capital Corporation
TWO Two Harbors Investment Corp.
UG United - Guardian Inc.
VALX Validea Market Legends ETF
VOD Vodafone Group plc
YYY YieldShares High Income ETF
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