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AA Alcoa Inc.
AAL American Airlines Group Inc
AAPL Apple Inc.
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation
ABT Abbott Laboratories
ACB Aurora Cannabis Inc.
ACN Accenture plc
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co.
AFL AFLAC Incorporated
AG First Majestic Silver Corp.
AGN Allergan Inc.
AIG American International Group Inc
ALGT Allegiant Travel Company
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
AMGN Amgen Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
ANET Arista Networks, Inc.
ANTM Anthem, Inc.
ASA ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
AZN AstraZeneca Group plc
AZO AutoZone Inc
BA The Boeing Company
BABA Alibaba
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BBC BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF
BDX Becton Dickinson and Company
BHC Bausch Health Companies Inc.
BIDU Baidu, Inc.
BIIB Biogen IDEC Inc
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc.
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
BP BP p.l.c.
BUFF Blue Buffalo
BXMT Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
C Citigroup Inc.
CARZ First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index ETF
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CCL Carnival Corporation
CELG Celgene Corporation
CHL China Mobile Limited
CHTR Charter Communications Inc.
CI CIGNA Corporation
CLDR Cloudera, Inc.
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
CLX The Clorox Company
CMI Cummins Inc.
CNX CNX Resources Corporation
COP ConocoPhillips
CPRI Capri Holdings Limited
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc.
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
CVS CVS Health Corporation
CVX Chevron Corporation
D Dominion Resources Inc.
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc.
DB Deutsche Bank AG
DELL Dell Technologies Inc.
DGL PowerShares DB Gold Fund
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
DGP PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DPZ Domino's Pizza Inc.
DUK Duke Energy Corporation
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares
DZZ PowerShares DB Gold Double Short ETN
EA Electronic Arts Inc
EBAY eBay Inc.
ED Consolidated Edison Inc.
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EMR Emerson Electric Co.
EOG EOG Resources Inc.
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
EXK Endeavour Silver Corp.
F Ford Motor Company
FB Facebook Inc
FCX Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.
FDX FedEx Corporation
FGB First Trust/Gallatin Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund
FIZZ National Beverage Corp.
FSLR First Solar, Inc.
FTR Frontier Communications Corporation
FXC CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
GDJJ ProShares Ultra Junior Miners
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
GDXJ MARKET VECTORS ETF TRJR GOLD MINES
GDXS ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners
GDXX ProShares Ultra Gold Miners
GE General Electric Company
GEUR AdvisorShares Trust
GGN The Gabelli Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GIS General Mills Inc.
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold
GM General Motors Company
GME GameStop Corp.
GOEX Global X Funds - Global X Gold Explorers ETF
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GOOGL Google (A shares)
GPRO GoPro, Inc.
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
GTU Central GoldTrust
GYEN AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF
HAR Harman International Ind. Inc.
HD Home Depot Inc.
HIBB Hibbett Sports Inc.
HLF Herbalife Ltd.
HME Home Properties Inc.
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC
HTHT China Lodging Group, Limited
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
IP International Paper Co.
IRBT iRobot Corporation
ISLE Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IYH iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Index Fund
JAGX Jaguar Animal Health, Inc
JBLU JetBlue Airways Corporation
JCPNQ J.C. Penney Company Inc.
JD JD.com
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares ETF
JNUG Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X ETF
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JUNO Juno Therapeutics, Inc.
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc.
KMX CarMax Group
KO The Coca-Cola Company
KR Kroger Co.
KS KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
LC LendingClub Corp.
LMT Lockheed Martin
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
LUV Southwest Airlines Co.
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp.
LYFT Lyft
M Macy's Inc.
MA MasterCard Incorporated
MBLY Mobileye NOW INTC OWNED
MCK McKesson Corporation
MELT Direxion Dly Gold Miners Bear 1X ETF
MET MetLife Inc.
MGM MGM Resorts International
MHLD Maiden Holdings Ltd.
MKL Markel Corporation
MMM 3M Company
MO Altria Group Inc.
MOMO Momo Inc.
MS Morgan Stanley
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MU Micron Technology Inc.
NATI National Instruments Corporation
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
NTNX NUTANIX, INC.
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares
NUS Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S
ORCL Oracle Corporation
OUNZ Van Eck Merk Gold ETF
PALL ETFS PHYSICAL PALLAD
PANW Palo Alto Networks Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
PHYS Sprott Physical Gold Trust
PLOW Douglas Dynamics Inc.
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
PNC PNC Financial Services GroupThe
PNQI PowerShares Nasdaq Internet Portfolio
PPLC PortfolioPlus S&P 500 ETF
PPSC Direxions PortfolioPlus S&P Small Cap ETF
PRGO Perrigo Company
PSAU PowerShares Global Gold & Precious Metals Portfolio
PSX Phillips 66
PYPL PayPal Holdings, Inc.
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
RAI Reynolds American Inc.
RH Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners
ROST Ross Stores Inc.
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000
RWX SPDR DJ Wilshire International Real Estate ETF
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
RYRSX Rydex Dynamics Fds Russell 2000 2X Strategy Fun
S Sprint Nextel Corporation
SCAP AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SGDJ ALPS Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF
SGDM Sprott Gold Miners ETF
SGOL ETFS Physical Swiss Gold
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SHAK Shake Shack
SHLDQ Sears Holdings Corporation
SHOP Shopify Inc.
SMLL Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 2X ETF
SNAP Snap Inc.
SO Southern Company
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPG Simon Property Group Inc.
SPLX UBS ETRACS M Reset 2xLvg S&P 500 TR ETN
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF
SPUU Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 ex-Energy
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 ex-Financials
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 ex-Technology
SPXU ProShares Trust
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 ex-Health Care
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SQ Square
SRTY ProShares Indices
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
STX Seagate Technology.
STZ Constellation Brands Inc.
SUNEQ SunEdison, Inc.
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc.
SYF Synchrony Financial
T AT&T Inc.
TCX Tucows Inc
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
TGLDX Tocqueville Gold Fund [The]
TGTX TG Therapeutics, Inc.
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x Shares
TPR Tapestry, Inc.
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc.
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
TTD The Trade Desk Inc
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000
TWTR Twitter Inc
TXMD THERAPEUTICSMD INC
TZA Direxion Small Cap Bear 3x Shares
UAA Under Armour Inc.
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
UBER Uber
UBG E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold ETN
UEC Uranium Energy Corp
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN
ULTA Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
URTY ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
USB US Bancorp
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
UVXY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000
V Visa Inc.
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc.
VFC VF Corporation
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VHT VANGUARD HEALTH CARE ETF
VIAB Viacom Inc.
VOD Vodafone Group plc
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF
VVUS Vivus, Inc.
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
VXXB iPath B S&P 500 VIX S/T Futs ETN
VZ Verizon Communications
WB Weibo Corporation
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WEX Winland Electronics, Inc
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
WPZ Williams Partners L.P.
X United States Steel Corporation
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech ETF
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
ZNGA Zynga Inc.
ZUO Zuora Inc.
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