Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. How to love capitalism.

For details on ESG issues, go here.

The launch of the S&P 500 ESG Index (Symbol SPESG) in April 2019 took place to meet investor demand for securities with high ESG scores yet replicate the risk/reward of the S&P 500. To find out which securities have been removed from the S&P 500 to make up the S&P 500 ESG Index, go here.

Their one-year charts are identical, as you can see below.

This means that Monday Morning investors can use SPESG to track the companies which accurately represent the US market as a whole. SPESG is entirely suitable for Monday Morning members adhering to habit number three.

And the downside?

SPESG is not practical for investors writing (selling) derivatives (covered calls or cash-secured puts) because the trading volume is exceptionally thin.

The Monday Morning program does not recommend writing derivatives except in Monday Morning members’ fun portfolios.


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