This is the easiest way for you to work with the The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quarterly publication having the List of Section 13(f) Securities. The Adobe PDF files are available for download directly from the SEC website.
Official List of Section 13(f) Securities
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In this file, you will have 17,848 securities as published by the SEC in the 2018 fourth quarter PDF list.
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