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What's in a Name? For Stock Tickers, Plenty.

Animal spirits
Onomatopoeia reigns when companies take their cue from the animal kingdom.

The Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF chose the appropriate symbol (MOO), while the competing iPath Dow Jones-AIG Livestock Total Return ETF uses the more direct (COW).

Blackstone's Asia Tigers Fund plays off its name with (GRR - Get Report). VCA Antech, which owns and operates veterinary hospitals, goes with (WOOF - Get Report).

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