On an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel mentioned that “everyone” is adopting a gluten free diet yet no one seems to know what it is. To prove his point he sent a crew to a park in California to ask people. Here’s the hilarious... Read More..
For Profit Prisons Offers Investors Moral, Financial Challenges – ValueWalk ValueWalk For Profit Prisons Offers Investors Moral, Financial ChallengesValueWalkStrubel Investment Management, a firm that invests in “sin” stocks such as tobacco, alcohol and defense contractors, has no interest in for profit prison management, a category... Read More..
Is Sturm Ruger & Company a Good Sin Stock to Buy? – Motley Fool Is Sturm Ruger & Company a Good Sin Stock to Buy?Motley Fool"Sin stocks" are often considered a safe haven for investors when the market gets frothy. While most people immediately think... Read More..
Why Even the Righteous Should Invest in Sin – DailyFinance DailyFinance Why Even the Righteous Should Invest in SinDailyFinanceBoth the decision and Cramer's reaction highlight a long-running debate among investors: Should right-minded investors buy "sin" stocks? Typically these are companies involved in what can be... Read More..
These 7 companies would be sin stocks if they were publicly traded. But they’re not. (At least not right now). 1. Stolichnaya This is a privately owned vodka distillery that would easily be an alcohol sin stock if it ever went public. I mention it... Read More..
As someone who reports on sin stocks, I sometimes catch some static from people about morality and whether or not ethics should come into play in our portfolios. I firmly believe: Ethics should be important to us as individuals (to quote George Costanza: “We’re trying... Read More..
One of the least-known types of sin stocks are crime sin stocks. These are stocks that still profit from sin but not in the way you think. Crime sin stocks are mostly the publicly traded corporations that run prisons. In the US, three publicly traded... Read More..
Many investors swear by diversification, and it is a way to help eliminate some risks in your portfolio. But what does that mean for people who want to heavily weight their portfolio with sin stocks? Does that mean you need to reduce the amount of... Read More..
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..
In this video, Fox Business reports on two types of sin stocks — sex sin stocks, alcohol sin stocks, and crime sin stocks. In the first part of the video (1:00 – 5:41), Fox Business interviews Anthony Previte, CEO of FriendFinder (FFN), a company 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..