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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Socially Responsible Investing by Ken Little

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Chapter 9
Screening Investments
In This Chapter
♦ Screens and how they work
♦ How socially responsible investors use screens
♦ Different types of screens
♦ Social, environment, religious screens
Screens are tools investors and financial professionals use to reduce the number of potential investment candidates. There are screening tools that work on just about any investment, but the most common are for individual stocks and mutual funds. The concept is simple, although the technique is much more complicated. A screen works to filter out stocks or mutual funds that do not meet the investor’s criteria. There are thousands of stocks to invest in, so how does an investor begin the process of picking the few that he wants to own? A stock screen will ...

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