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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Sin Stocks News August 31, 2012

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...
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What Are Alcohol Sin Stocks?

Alcohol sin stocks are those companies associated with the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. Mmmmm sweet, sweet booze. Alcohol has long been an acceptable drink. Fermented beverages date back thousands of years and, in some locales, unsafe drinking water basically required an...
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What Are Sin Stocks?

Investors classify stocks into different categories: Junior resource stocks, tech stocks, biotech stocks, etc. In the years I have worked as a stockbroker and as a financial writer, I’ve seen the rise of tech stocks (I worked in a broker’s office during the height of...
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Why Invest in sin stocks?

There are lots of good reasons to invest in sin stocks but since I’m not a licensed financial advisor, I can only give you the reasons that I think something might want to possibly (maybe) take a closer look at these stocks before they do...
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DISCLAIMER

Nothing on this site is a recommendation because, hey, I can't read your mind and I don't know what you have in your portfolio, and I'm not a licensed financial advisor. So never EVER trade without doing your due diligence. If you want more information about this fascinating topic, please check out the Sin Stocks Disclaimer page which basically says the same thing but more emphatically.