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Risks while Investing in Stock Market

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The extent to which stock ownership is considered active partnership in a corporation is a critical question in numerous areas of Halakha. Conceivably, by buying a single share of stock a person could find himself committing transgressions from all four sections of the Shulchan Arukh: from Orach Chaim – Shabbat prohibitions such as profiting from… More

Is Interest Forbidden for Jews?

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The most often discussed issue with respect to corporations is that of “ribit” – lending or borrowing at interest from a Jew. The Tosefta (Bava Metzia 5:8) clearly states that the prohibition of interest is dependent only on who owns the lent funds – not on who manages them. Since these funds belong jointly to… More

Think Ethical First

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Just because a company describes itself as ‘ethical’, it doesn’t necessarily mean it meets your ethical criteria. The extent to which someone apply both negative and positive screening differs, which in itself is no bad thing. When it comes to investing ethically, as with any investment, it’s really important to fully understand the product that you… More

Other Ethical Options

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Another way of considering ethical investment is by using the ‘green scale’, which effectively measures a level of commitment to ethics and social responsibility. The green scale is commonly used to demonstrate the ethical credentials of a fund or company, but is essentially akin to the screening approach: ‘Dark-green’ investing aims to avoid all companies in… More

Turning to Ethics

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A good way to start with an ethical investing policy is to write down the areas you want to avoid as well as where you want to see your money invested. From there you can come up with an asset allocation plan and begin researching individual securities and funds. There are three main approaches to… More

A Word on Ethical Investing

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Ethical investing – also known as sustainable investing, responsible investing and socially responsible investing (SRI) – refers to any area of the financial sector where the environmental, social, governance and ethical principles of the investors influence their investment decisions. Ethical investing gives individuals the power to allocate capital toward companies that are in line with… More