I get asked this question a lot and my answers are frequently long-winded and rambling. It was no different during my Forbes interview when I was asked that same question. Mercifully, interviewer Susannah Breslin didn’t put in my full answer. Allow me to answer that... Read More..
Booze? “Never drink the stuff” Smokes? “Well I shouldn’t” Gambling? “Not me!” We might tell people that we are fine upstanding citizens but let’s be honest… Deep inside our closets are a skeleton or three (right next to the casino winnings and the moonshine still... Read More..
Tonight, Obama is delivering the State of the Union. It is expected that the themes in his speech will include the economy and guns and same-sex marriage (and hopefully other stuff too because last time I checked, my daily life included more than just those... Read More..
Investing has its risks and its rewards, and it is the job of the investor to carefully consider the threat that the risks represent and compare those against the promise of the rewards. When risk outweighs reward, the investment should usually be avoided; when reward... Read More..
In an article posted at 24/7 Wall Street entitled Is The Gun Trade Coming To An End?, the writer points out that two gun stocks have risen considerably in the past couple of years and he briefly examines why this might be. Smith & Wesson... Read More..
Sin stocks are stocks that profit from vice — from things that perhaps comes with a social stigma or is related to some kind of taboo. Alcohol, tobacco, and gambling are the most well-known but there are others, including a group of sin stocks known... Read More..
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... Read More..
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... Read More..
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... Read More..
3 Eurozone Stocks to Avoid – Investorplace.com 3 Eurozone Stocks to Avoid Investorplace.com Remember, this is a company that sells a product in terminal decline, not a growth stock with a bright future. I love sin stocks in general and tobacco stocks in particular, but... Read More..