March 26, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
Visual Risk Analysis Of Socially Responsible ETFs
Innovation remains a driving force in the ETF universe and the increasingly diverse product lineup is evidence of this phenomenon. Socially responsible investing is by no means a new concept as mutual funds have been employing “sustainable” investing strategies for years now; however, the introduction of this investment approach in an ETF wrapper has made the strategy easy-to-use and cost-effective, thereby inevitably attracting attention from mainstream investors [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. Socially Responsible ETFs Performance Check The unifying factor across all “socially responsible” investing strategies is identifying companies deemed to have positive environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors. While this style is certainly appealing for a variety of moral reasons, socially responsible investing also boasts performance merits as there is a fair amount of evidence that suggests that stocks with higher ESG scores tend to outperform the broad market over the long haul [see Socially Responsible ETFdb Portfolio]. What many [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Huntington Jumps Into ETF Game With “EcoLogical” ETF Pax World Launches ETFs Focused On Sustainable Investing AdvisorShares Launches Global Echo ETF (GIVE) Surprising Holdings In The “Socially Responsible” ETF Understanding Some Misunderstood ETFs
Innovation remains a driving force in the ETF universe and the increasingly diverse product lineup is evidence of this phenomenon. Socially responsible investing is by no means a new concept as mutual funds have been employing “sustainable” investing strategies for years now; however, the introduction of this investment approach in an ETF wrapper has made the strategy easy-to-use and cost-effective, thereby inevitably attracting attention from mainstream investors [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. Socially Responsible ETFs Performance Check The unifying factor across all “socially responsible” investing strategies is identifying companies deemed to have positive environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors. While this style is certainly appealing for a variety of moral reasons, socially responsible investing also boasts performance merits as there is a fair amount of evidence that suggests that stocks with higher ESG scores tend to outperform the broad market over the long haul [see Socially Responsible ETFdb Portfolio]. What many [...]

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