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

Fund-loving people
Fund managers may be serious, all-business sorts, but there is still opportunity for some creativity when naming their offerings.

In March, Pimco's Enhanced Short Maturity Fund became the very first actively managed ETF to exceed $1 billion in assets under management. The ticker, (MINT), might make you think of printing money, which was the intent for the near-cash, capital preservation strategy of its investments in money markets, longer maturity bonds and investment-grade fixed income securities.

SPDR Barclays Capital 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF went with the simple (BIL) while WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund, a "fund of funds," sounds out its strategy as (HEDJ).

U.S. Global Investors, an investment management firm that includes emerging markets among its focus areas, has the ticker (GROW - Get Report), exactly what one might hope those foreign investments will do for the mutual funds it manages.
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SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
GRID $34.10 2.19%
HEDJ $63.89 0.77%
CORN $22.90 -1.90%
COW $26.36 0.25%
BIL $45.71 0.02%

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Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,750.99 +120.72 0.68%
S&P 500 2,109.54 +16.29 0.78%
NASDAQ 5,116.5960 +27.39 0.54%

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