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If you’re an investor who wants to take a closer look at sin stocks, then you’re probably wondering, “Where do I find sin stocks?” which is the question we’ll answer next…

Where Do I Find Sin Stocks?

This is a seemingly simple question but the answer isn’t as easy to arrive at. To answer it adequately, we need to break this question up into three smaller questions:

  1. Where do sin stock companies operate out of and where do they sell their goods and services?
  2. Where do sin stock companies sell their goods and services?
  3. Which exchanges have sin stocks for sale?
  4. Where can I find a list of sin stocks?

Where Do Sin Stock Companies Operate Out Of, And Where Do Sin Stock Companies Sell Their Goods And Services?
There are sin stock companies operating out of countries all around the world. In fact, thanks to global competitiveness and acquisitions, it’s hard to pinpoint even where specific companies operate out of.

Take alcohol sin stock Anheuser Busch InBev (BUD) as an example. They are the world’s largest brewer, thanks to their massive acquisitions. In North America they are best known for Budweiser, the mainstream lager that was headquartered in St. Louis Missouri but the company itself is based out of Leuven, Belgium. According to Wikipedia, they also have offices in New York City, Sao Paulo, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Toronto, Buenos Aires and elsewhere.

A quick look at the brands that Anheuser Busch InBev owns will tell you that they sell beers all over the world. You’d have a hard time finding a country that DIDN’T have some Anheuser Busch InBev beers on tap somewhere!

Another interesting case study when it comes to the “where” question is Philip Morris. Because there are actually 2 Philip Morris tobacco companies — both of which are headquartered in the USA and both selling essentially the same brands!

  • Philip Morris USA is now a subsidiary of Altria (MO), headquartered in Richmond Virginia. This company sells cigarettes in the US.
  • Philip Morris International (PM) is headquartered in New York and sell essentially the same brands as Philip Morris USA, but they sell to markets outside of the US

And, while some of the larger gambling sin stocks operate predictably in Las Vegas and Macau, you will also find a lot of smaller gambling sin stocks operating in the United Kingdom.

Let’s not forget about defense stocks/conflict stocks! These companies may start in the US but they are producing weapons or sending out private military contractors all over the world to militaries and conflict zones everywhere.

On the other hand, our research tells us that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of countries that use private prisons, like the US does, so you’ll find the crime sin stocks to be almost exclusively located in the US.

What makes all of this considerably more challenging is the fact that companies grow, are acquired in consolidations… but then are parted out and partially divested due to (among other things) anti-monopoly legislation.

Additionally, some countries have different laws about morality, so you may not find certain sin stocks in some countries.

Which Exchanges Have Sin Stocks For Sale?
Adding to the confusion is the fact that you can find sin stocks on exchanges all over the world. Some of the smaller sin stocks trade on the pink sheets while some of the larger ones are traded on multiple exchanges.

Anheuser Busch InBev, for example, is listed on 4 exchanges: Euronext (Euronext: ABI), (MEXBOL: ABI), South Africa (JSE: ANH), and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD)

Where Can I Find A List Of Sin Stocks?
Although the sin stocks landscape is always changing, you can do your own research to dig up sin stocks here or there, or you can simply use the SinStocksReport.com list of all the sin stocks. (Note: this list is always being updated and although we can’t guarantee that it is 100% accurate every minute of the day, you’ll have a good start here.

How Should Investors Proceed?

If you’re a sin stocks investor and you’re not sure how to start, consider what types of sin stocks you want to invest in and then use our big list of all the sin stocks to help you narrow our search by category. Then use that list of categories to narrow by the country you prefer to invest in.


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.