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The first real retail ethical fund in the UK, and the profitability of a clean energy future.


Equity markets have continued their upward momentum for most of April, with a few blips along the way. There is still concern in the Eurozone over the plight of the Spanish economy, but relatively good corporate news from the US has helped keep the more positive sentiment going.

Our pick for the Ethical/Renewable Energy Portfolio this month is: Friends’ Provident Stewardship (GB0003535225)

Friends’ Provident Stewardship was the first real retail ethical fund in the UK

The aims of Stewardship's pioneers were:
1.to exclude companies that do not meet the ethical standards of the funds or harm society
2.to support companies that make a positive contribution to society
3.to encourage better business practices through shared ownership and dialogue.
The earliest aims of the fund remain, but have broadened over time and adapted to the wider range of investments.

Still questioning the profitability of a clean energy future?

Well, the mass production of solar technology has created economies of scale, making once-expensive solar panels competitive with fossil fuels.
Check out the archived reports for Yingli and Suntech on the website.If you have the stomach for volatility, you could bag a bargain with these
solar stocks right now.

Check out all the details of these companies in the reports on the website...

Some of the alternative investments that we cover in the website have outperformed stocks in the last year - art, books and coins have all done better than stocks. These type of investments are often ignored by the mainstream brokerages, but they are serious investments and can do better than the conventional stock portfolios in times like these. Check out all the info on the front page...

Disclaimer: All the information above is provided as a service for individuals and institutions. It should in no way be construed as a recommendation as an investment. Investment decisions should be based on the risk tolerance and planning horizon of the investor. Market participants must understand that past performance is also not a guarantee or predictor of future results.