Is Your Investment Portfolio Hiding Guns or Cigarettes?

Nineteen-year old Nikolas Cruz brought a semi-automatic weapon into a high school in Parkland, Florida. 

On Valentine’s Day, he killed 17 people.  The massacre outraged a nation that’s split on its feelings about gun control.

But some of the most fervent anti-gun protesters would be shocked to know the truth. 

Many own gun-making companies in their retirement accounts.

In fact, most index funds (and plenty of actively managed funds) contain stocks that might conflict with your ethical standards.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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