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Jared Cummans is an ETF Writer for ETFdb.com. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He joined the ETFdb team in 2010 and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the industry. His ETF interests include dividend products as well as the leveraged/inverse space. Jared also wrote for CommodityHQ.com, a fast-growing website covering all aspects of commodity investing. Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

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AT&T (T ) announced a major deal yesterday that sent its stock price soaring more than 1.6%...

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Before Thursday’s opening bell, a number of big-name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst...

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Market Wrap-up for May 6 - Investors Pull Out of U.S. Equities

2015 has not exactly been a banner year for stocks, but most major benchmarks were able to...

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This week marks another pivotal five days for corporate earnings as a number of big names will...

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The hunt for dividends often begins in the stock world as investors look for companies which are...

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Earnings season is off to the races, and so far, investors have something of a mixed bag of...

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Enron vs. ExxonMobil (XOM): A Battle of Energy Giants

Enron and ExxonMobil (XOM ) are two of the largest energy companies of the last two decades....

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Why Google Doesn’t Pay a Dividend

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