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The Coolest Investment Out There

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Let the wet blankets and killjoys of the world park their assets in IBM and Pfizer. Life is short. Vice is where the action is!

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UK Economic Secretary Ed Balls, a man with, in my humble opinion, the most amusing name in the developed world, recently said, "The UK is at the forefront of developments in Islamic finance."

Banks such as Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, and HSBC are all offering Shariah compliant products, and London is also home to a fully Shariah compliant retail bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain.

Shariah-the main body of Islamic law-deals with all aspects of day-to-day life, including politics, economics, banking, business law, contract law, sexuality, and social issues.

Shariah prohibits investors from profiting from the production or promotion of armaments, sales of pork, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or porn.

Which, of course, boxes them out of opportunities like these...


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General Dynamics (GD) chart courtesy of MSN Money


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Smithfield (SFD) chart courtesy of MSN Money


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British American Tobacco (BTI) chart courtesy of MSN Money


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Molson Coors (TAP) chart courtesy of MSN Money

…but steers them clear of "opportunities" like this:


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Playboy Enterprises (PLA) chart courtesy of MSN Money


For the secular investor, there's the $42.5 million Dallas-based Vice Fund (VICEX), managed by Charles Norton.

Here's a breakdown of their numbers:

+ 1.24% - One Month
+ 2.26% - Three Months
+13.66% - Six Months
+15.70% - Nine Months
+14.10% - One Year
+16.36% - Three Year (Average Annual)
+17.63% - Since Inception (Average Annual)

Sure, it's a bit of a laggard. But, what's cooler than the Vice Fund???

Let the wet blankets and killjoys of the world park their assets in IBM (IBM) and Pfizer (PFE). Life is short. Vice is where the action is!


Baaaaaaaaad-assssssssss!!!



Mmmmmmmmm!!! Falling...off...the...bone!!!



Slash, propping up himself and Altria (MO) stock in one fell swoop!


Two little glasses o' heaven!



No one's got mojo like these guys do…



...except Hef. Does this look like an underperformer to you?!?


All the Vice Fund needs now is for Zuffa, LLC to go public.

The company was founded in 2001 by Station Casinos (STN) executives Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta to be the parent company behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Last year, UFC matched World Wrestling Entertainment in pay-per-view revenues and surpassed boxing behemoth HBO.

UFC doesn't release financial results, but insiders report that UFC pay-per-view events generated more than $200 million in retail revenue.




Now, that would add up to no-holds-barred investing.
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