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ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan
Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth RPG invests in the fastest-growing third of the S&P 500 Index. Unlike most of its growth index peers, the fund actively excludes large-blend stocks and weights its holdings on the   Read more 

Bull Case

The fund's style purity allows investors to obtain a growth tilt with a smaller investment than a traditional growth index fund would require.
The fund may offer attractive diversification benefits.
Fast growing stocks toward the smaller end of the S&P 500 Index may outperform during bull markets.  Read more 

Bear Case

There are cheaper market-cap-weighted alternatives.
RPG is more volatile than many of its peers and may underperform during market downturns.
Growth stocks have underperformed their value counterparts in nearly every market studied over long horizons.  Read more 

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