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An Interview With The VICEX Fund Manager

A couple of weeks ago I posted an overview of the VICEX fund — a fund that invests in alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and conflict stocks. I listed some of their top holdings and presented it as a way that sin stock investors could own sin...
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Alcohol Sin Stock Anheuser-Busch InBev: I’ll Drink to That!

Boozers unite! Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) has one of the most awkward names in the beverage industry but you’ll love its huge stable of brands… and the opportunities these brands present. So here’s the story of Anheuser-Busch InBev (which I’ve simplified slightly because you would get...
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Sin Stocks News September 21, 2012

High-Yielding Imperial Tobacco Boosts Revenue – DailyFinance Telegraph.co.uk High-Yielding Imperial Tobacco Boosts Revenue DailyFinance On a current-year forecast price-to-earnings ratio of 11.8% — and forecast earnings per share growth of 9% — the so-called “sin stock” looks good value for the money, even when pitted...
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Associated Press Finance Editor Discusses Sin Stocks

In this video (posted waaaaaaaay back in 2008), AP Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney discusses a handful of sin stocks and why invsetors might want to take a closer look at them. “In tough times, folks continue to smoke, drink, and gamble”. So true! He...
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A Closer Look at the VICEX Fund

The Vice Index is a fund of sin stocks. It’s like a basket of badness! They primarily hold tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and defense (which we call “conflict sin stocks” here at the Sin Stock Report). You can learn more about the Vice Index (VICEX) at...
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Sin Stocks News September 14, 2012

KiwiSaver spotlight : Fidelity Life – Stuff.co.nz KiwiSaver spotlight : Fidelity Life Stuff.co.nz Overview: Look below the hood of Fidelity’s Ethical KiwiSaver Fund and it is effectively a diversified balanced fund, albeit one aimed at savers who want to make sure their money isn’t being...
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Tobacco Sin Stock Altria: A Smokin’ Stock

Among followers of sin stocks, Altria is well-known as a sin stock. i’ve tried to simplify the company’s complicated history but I’m lazy (the sin of sloth!!!) so I’m giving you just the highlights. The company originally started as Philip Morris Companies (MO) — owner...
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What are Crime Sin Stocks?

Sin stocks are stocks that profit from vice and most of the time, investors list the basics — alcohol, gambling, tobacco, and conflict. But there are others… including something I call “crime sin stocks”. Crime sin stocks are those stocks that profit from crime. No,...
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Sin Stocks News September 7, 2012

Three European Stocks to Avoid – Trefis Three European Stocks to Avoid Trefis It yields only 3.4% at current prices and trades for 18 times earnings. Remember, this is a company that sells a product in terminal decline, not a growth stock with a bright...
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5 Sin Stocks for 2012 from ‘The Street’

Financial news site The Street reported in April on 5 sin stocks that investors should look at. In their article they cover a variety of sin stocks, along with compelling reasons for investors to take a closer look at each one. Since this article is...
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George Jarkesy Talks About Sin Stocks

Conservative syndicated radio host George Jarkesy talks about a number of sin stocks in this video including: alcohol sin stocks Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) and Diageo (DEO) tobacco sin stocks Philip Morris (PM) and Altria (MO) gambling sin stocks MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN),...
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