Apple and Blackberry — Could They Be Sin Stocks?

We think of sin stocks as being investments in companies that sell taboo products or services in highly-regulated markets. These companies sell products and services that are often considered “indulgent” and “frivolous” even though consumers will tell you that they are a necessity. This is...
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Sin Stocks News January 25, 2013

Sin To Win With This Dividend Stock That Keeps On Smoking – Seeking Alpha Sin To Win With This Dividend Stock That Keeps On Smoking Seeking Alpha Altria is what I consider the ultimate “sin stock“. The Virginia based Altria Group manufactures and sells cigarettes,...
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What Are The Risks Of Investing In Sin Stocks?

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...
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Crime Sin Stock Opportunity: Canada to Privatize its Prisons?

Many people don’t realize this but Australia and the United States already have privatized prisons. This is where the government hires other companies to build prisons and/or staff them with guards. Here at Sin Stocks Report, we call these companies “crime sin stocks” because they...
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Sin Stocks News January 11, 2013

Left Leaning Investors Invest Less In The ‘Sin’ Stocks – Business Insider Business Insider Left Leaning Investors Invest Less In The ‘Sin‘ Stocks Business Insider The study also pointed out that “institutional ownership of “sin” stocks, particularly among endowments and universities but also among mutual...
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Penn National Gaming plans to spin off Sin Stock REIT

Penn National Gaming (PENN) is a gambling sin stock that owns gaming, racing, and slot machine entertainment in 19 jurisdictions. Recently, the company announced that they are starting the process of spinning off another company (subject to approval from the appropriate regulatory organizations) so that...
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Sin Stocks of the Future

Attitudes change and social values shift. If you were to ask someone from the 1800’s what THEY thought sin stocks would be, it might have been the stock of a company that promoted equality of women. If you were to ask someone from Prohibition what...
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Sin Stocks News December 28, 2012

The ‘sin stocks’ outperform ethical ones – Yorkshire Post The ‘sin stocks‘ outperform ethical ones Yorkshire Post However, a basket of shares in ‘sin stocks‘ including tobacco, alcohol, fast foods and gun manufacturers, would have made a 150 per cent increase. Among the successes were...
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Sin Stocks News December 21, 2012

‘Sin stocks’ gain before year-end slump for guns – The Tennessean ‘Sin stocks‘ gain before year-end slump for guns The Tennessean Slumping shares of gun makers have been the focus of attention following last week’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, but it turns out...
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Sin Stocks News December 14, 2012

Putting your money where it will have the biggest social impact – Inside Tucson Business Putting your money where it will have the biggest social impact Inside Tucson Business From there, the definition of SRI evolved to include the avoidance of “sin stocks” — stocks...
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What Are Tobacco Sin Stocks?

Sin stocks are stocks that profit from vice — industries that are highly regulated and even a little bit taboo. The three most common types of sin stocks (although there are many others) are alcohol, gambling, and tobacco sin stocks. In this article, we’re looking...
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Sin Stocks News December 7, 2012

Beware These Familiar Value Traps – NASDAQ Beware These Familiar Value Traps NASDAQ Rick’s Cabaret (NASDAQ: RICK ) The epitome of a sin stock, Rick’s operates what it calls “upscale” adult nightclubs across the U.S. Simply put, Rick’s is highly dependent on two forms of...
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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.