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Applying Common Sense to the Markets

Applying Common Sense to the Markets

Destra Capital Investments :: Destra Focused Equity Fund (NASDAQ: DFOAX) Tickers: A Shares DFOAX · I Shares DFOIX · C Shares DFOCX CUSIPS: A Shares 250 64T 502 · I Shares 250 64T 809 · I Shares 250 64T 601 Investment Objective The Fund's objective is to seek long term capital appreciation. Investment Strategy and Philosophy The Fund’s portfolio managers believe that sector and industry performance is correlated with particular stages of the business cycle. fund performance as of 05/31/12 Month End as of 05/31/12 Quarter End as of 3/31/12 Destra Focused Equity Fund Inception Date: April 12, 2011 A Shares Max Sales Charge: 5.75% Expense Ratio A: Gross 29.24% / Net 1.61% Expense Ratio I*: Gross 26.04% / Net 1.33% At NAV Annual With Load S&P 500 Index A 2% redemption fee will be imposed on certain redemptions or exchanges out of the Class I shares of the Fund within 90 days of purchase. Included in the Fund’s Class A shares expenses is a distribution and service (12b-1) fee of 0.25%. Investment Process Click chart to zoom Investment Process, Parallel Tracks Portfolio Structure

ECONOMICROT Writing Excuses Season 3 Episode 14: The Four Principles of Puppetry, with Mary Robinette Kowal Aside from being a delightful author and a Campbell award winner, Mary Robinette Kowal is a professional puppeteer. She joined us at WorldCon 67 in Montreal, and totally schooled us in front of a live audience. I mean it. TOTALLY SCHOOLED. If you want to learn something new about writing, and I mean something really NEW you need to listen to Mary talk about puppetry. Mary required us to share. This entry was posted on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 9:44 pm and is filed under Guest, Live, Writing Prompt. Guggenheim Funds Janszen Commentaries Opinions expressed herein are those of the posters, not those of iTulip, Inc., its owners, or management. All material posted on this board becomes the intellectual property of the poster and iTulip, Inc., and may not be reposted in full on another website without the express written permission of iTulip, Inc. By exception, the original registered iTulip member who authored a post may repost his or her own material on other sites. Permission is hereby granted to repost brief excerpts of material from this forum on other websites provided that attribution and a link to the source is included with the reposted material. Nothing on this website is intended or should be construed as investment advice. Journalists are not permitted to contact iTulip members through this forum's email and personal messaging services without written permission from iTulip, Inc. Objectionable posts may be reported to the board administrators via Contact Us.

SCIENCE-BASED PARENTING China Financial Markets Software Engineering Radio - The Podcast for Professional Software Developers EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty Blueshift: The Astrophysics Science Division Podcast February 11, 2014 at 11:27 am We have an extra-special guest blog today! Nick Howes, astronomer at the Kielder Observatory in the UK, collaborator on a range of NASA programs and Pro-Am Programme Manager for the Faulkes Telescope Project, explains the significance of the new supernova detected in nearby galaxy Messier 82. Stars have a life cycle; they form from vast clouds of dust over millions and millions of years, eventually igniting into the nuclear furnaces that light up our skies at night. Our own Sun, which formed around 4.5 or so billion years ago, is a good example of an average sized main-sequence star, which, when it runs out of its nuclear fuels in around another 4+ billion years or so, will eventually expand outwards in to a red giant star. But spare a thought for the inhabitants of a star system in the relatively nearby galaxy Messier 82. M82, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Location of M82 – click to enlarge. Discovery image.

Baseline Scenario Turning Hard Times into Good Times Jay Taylor has been able to more than double his newsletter’s model portfolio from 2000 to the present even as the S&P 500 was in the process of losing 50% of its value! The insights provided to Jay came from a history professor in 1967 who advised Jay that when countries go off a gold or silver standard, hard economic times are sure to follow because nations begin to think they do not need to work hard and save to enjoy a better life. Indeed there is no free lunch and a gold standard reminds people of that every day. Jay watched his professor’s prophetic words come true when in 1971, President Nixon completely detached the dollar from gold. Jay’s insights as to the real cause of our problems has enabled him to find investment strategies that work.