Why ‘Good Guy’ Stocks Can Help You Beat the Market

BACK IN 2012, when Andreas Feiner and his colleagues at asset-management startup Arabesque first began pitching investors about including environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) in their investing decisions, they encountered plenty of skepticism, not to mention eye rolls, sidelong glances, and crooked looks. Investors, recalls Feiner, believed that “if you do something right, you have to pay for it” by accepting smaller profits and lower returns.

3 Stocks to Add to Your Social Security Income

As designed, Social Security expects to replace around 40% of a typical retiree’s income, even less than that for those that happen to earn a higher-than-average income. As if that weren’t enough, Social Security’s trust funds are on track to empty by 2034, which would slash average benefits by almost 25% if nothing is done to head off the collapse. If living on somewhere between 30% and 40% of your current income in retirement doesn’t sound all that appealing to you, you need to invest to make up the gap.

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