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kanderson12

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Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:48:16 PM »
Hi

I am very spiritual minded Index fund interested investor based on the strategy of MMM. I am wondering what would be the best way to go about a Vegan, Dairy Free, Fossil Fuel Free Index Fund or customized Vegan, dairy free, Fossil Fuel Free Index Fund MMM Life Retirement strategy? Thank you so much.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 06:54:25 AM »
Here's a recent thread with arguments on both sides of the ethical/social investing concept: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/are-index-funds-unethical/

My take continues to be:
  • Investing in a company provides little if any direct benefit to the company.
  • Not investing in a company rewards other people willing to invest in the company.
  • Investments that exclude profitable companies are likely to underperform.
  • Index funds that exclude classes of companies are niche products that take more work, so the expense ratio has to be higher.
 

If these arguments make sense, then you're better off making social change in other ways, including by using the extra money you'll have from regular index fund investing to donate to causes you believe in.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 07:38:26 AM »
Hi

I am very spiritual minded Index fund interested investor based on the strategy of MMM. I am wondering what would be the best way to go about a Vegan, Dairy Free, Fossil Fuel Free Index Fund or customized Vegan, dairy free, Fossil Fuel Free Index Fund MMM Life Retirement strategy? Thank you so much.

Alex

This almost reads like one of those memes mocking millennials. Given the 1st post, I am skeptical.

I can't sum it up any better than Terran did, you are likely to under-perform (maybe by A LOT)

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 04:46:24 PM »

This almost reads like one of those memes mocking millennials. Given the 1st post, I am skeptical.

I can't sum it up any better than Terran did, you are likely to under-perform (maybe by A LOT)

It does look like a bit of a parody. Speaking for myself, I’m a huge fan of ESG investing and I hope it becomes the next big thing. Because someone needs to take the other side of that bet.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 05:02:03 PM »
50% ESGV
50% VSGX

Reasonable first approximation.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 03:18:18 PM »
50% ESGV
50% VSGX

Reasonable first approximation.

These are good options.  In addition to Vanguard, a number of other firms also offer "ethical" funds that are intended to be environmentally/socially-conscious or fossil fuel-free.  I don't know about "vegan" funds, however.

Depending on how "pure" the OP wants his/her portfolio to be, he/she could create their own diversified portfolio of individual stocks - however, I'd strongly suggest reading up on portfolio/investing theory before embarking on such a path.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 06:21:34 PM »
I'd look at Health funds, since Vegan diets are actually killing people in wealthy western countries, vegans are going to end up in hospitals so that's probably the best way to invest in vegans.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 12:40:32 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 03:59:00 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

+1, but I really need the materials used in production to be locally sourced as well.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2019, 04:44:31 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

+1, but I really need the materials used in production to be locally sourced as well.

And they can't be brokered next to other index funds containing gluten. Risk of cross-contamination.

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2019, 05:38:19 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

+1, but I really need the materials used in production to be locally sourced as well.

And they can't be brokered next to other index funds containing gluten. Risk of cross-contamination.

Is it hypocritical if your broker or whomever is on the other side of the trade is a total wheat-sucking, petroleum guzzling, litterbug?

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2019, 06:31:42 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

I don't mind gluten as long as it is pasture raised and ethically treated. Is there a good pasture raised ethically treated gluten-ful index fund?

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Re: Vegan Fossil Fuel free Index Funds
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2019, 06:48:31 PM »
I'd also appreciate any recommendations for a good gluten-free index fund. I'm really sensitive to gluten.

+1, but I really need the materials used in production to be locally sourced as well.

And they can't be brokered next to other index funds containing gluten. Risk of cross-contamination.

Is it hypocritical if your broker or whomever is on the other side of the trade is a total wheat-sucking, petroleum guzzling, litterbug?

No. And for the record, I’m not a litterbug.