Netpicks: For the Good of Tomorrow

by WilliamV .


The universe has been on a constant downward spiral environmentally for the last decade or so. At this rate, generations to come will not have much of a habitable planet to live. It is for this reason that Netpicks encourages socially and environmentally responsible investments. The various themes emphasize on sustainable development.

For the Regular Man

Netpicks was launched in 1996 by Mark Soberman to assist everyday citizen in navigating the securities markets successfully. Headquartered in Irvin, Texas, the company aims to make learning occur in the shortest time possible. This is why upon expression of interest a client is asked to specify their objective. Is it for a full-time career, part time earning or few minutes of trading every day. The Netpicks system then directs the client to the appropriate portal to start their learning. This question also determines the stock picks suggested to a specific client. The company is home to industry experts who have experience of more than 25 years between them. They urge on the importance of trading smarter but not necessarily longer.  For timeline updates, check on their page.

Understanding ETF

Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) work a lot like convertible bonds but are passively managed like stocks. The ETFs hold baskets of assets in the form of shares among others and track the indices of various sections of the market. ETFs are becoming increasingly popular due to their tax efficiency and low transaction costs. For a new comer to the markets, there are four things to understand before delving any deeper. Positive screening, which is based on a pre-set criterion, and negative selection, based on factors such as social impacts. There is also ESG integration, which is marrying of environmental, social and governance factors and themed investing, which might include options centered on subjects like alternative energy.  Read useful info on this link

Doing Your Part

Netpicks suggests consideration of SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index, iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF and iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target as they are ESG compliant.  For added info, click   At Netpicks, it is believed that it is not the quantity of life but the quality. It is imperative that generations to come are considered in the activities of today.  More to read here.

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