Published on 4/8/2022
C3 Curation Process (2nd week of April)
Below are the assets that turned up in the latest C3 curation process. For those who don’t know, the C3 curation process is the Steak, Veggies, Potatoes, Bread and Ice Cream of what we do here at C3. Wee scour the Investment world day-in and day-out to find what investments are being talked about/recommended by top analysts, firms, and influencers. Once we gather assets that have some sort of consensus among top market players, we put them through our Ethical Screening Process (A Lot of research!!!) and into this digestible report for you, our valued C3 subscribers!
The assets that make into our report our not investment recommendations by C3, they are investment recommendations by other sources that C3 has put through ethical screening tests.
Enjoy and remember to spend time in prayer with our Lord Jesus Christ and speak with friend sand family before making any major financial decisions.
- GOLD = Passed the C3 ethical screening process
- PURPLE = NUETRAL Rating from C3
- RED = Failed the C3 ethical screening process
NOV Inc (NOV) – NOV provides equipment and technology to the Gas & Oil Industry. Do I need to say more as to why it was on our radar?! The Gas & Oil Industry is going to see a boom because of the War with Russia and the west realizing that they cannot rely on other superpowers to provide them with energy. The energy independence movement is going to be a great profit driver for NOV. NOV does not do anything that would cause it to outright fail the C3 Ethical Screening Process, but it a large company with over 27,000 employees, so it would be naïve to think they were perfect. However, when compared to what the C3 Curation process turned out this week. NOV is Saintly.
Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA) – This healthcare focused REIT is thought of as a solid long-term asset by many top analysts. The Healthcare industry is always booming, and you can drive around any major metropolitan area and drive by more clinics and hospital buildings then you can count. SBRA is not perfect when it comes to morals because they do have facilities, they manage that are operated by nefarious players in the healthcare industry (Think: Abortion Providers and Pill Pushers). However, SBRA provides a lot of communities with facilities that deliver crucial care to the public.
WW International (WW) – WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, is the diet and wellness company that has been the industry leader for a long time. Analysts are slightly bullish on WW because they are pivoting to be more of a well-rounded wellness company rather than just a diet company. WW has had a rough year being down 66% in the last 12 months, but with Promotion Powerhouse player Oprah Winfrey at the helm until 2025, this is seen as a buy the lull moment for some investors. Some complain that WW Spokespeople and Executives have been LGBT/Abortion activists but the company itself does not really get involved in social issues.
Sofi Technologies (SOFI) – The acquisition of Galileo and the broad adoption of Digital Finance have helped Sofi experience great growth. Sofi is of course down on the year, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. It presents a buying opportunity. The reason Sofi is so down could be because it has spent a lot of cash as of late to finance all its new products. There is no question that Sofi is a leader in the industry, investors must be patient and wait for Sofi to recoup some of those costs as their products become more and more mainstream. Sofi is not a perfect moral company, but it does focus on business and keeps the noise of wokeness and politics at bay. One big question on Sofi is how student loan legislation from the Biden Administration will affect Sofi who is big in the space.
Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull ETF (SOXL) – AMAT, AMD, INTC, MU, QCOM, TXN – SOXL is a leveraged product where it amplifies losses and gains of tracked assets. The SOXL is being talked about a lot lately because people are seeing how they can capitalize on the Chip shortage and how they can place profitable bets on the coming boom. The Chip shortage will inevitably get better, but the question is when!! The morals being SOXL are not good, and this is because of 6 assets they hold (Ticker symbols previously listed) that are into all kinds of nonsense that cause them to fail the C3 Ethical Screening Process.
iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) – AMAT, AMD, INTC, MU, QCOM, TXN – SOXX is the non-leveraged version of the SOXL. Same moral analysis applies but the financial losses and gains will not be as extreme. Semiconductors are a good play for the long-term if you can withstand the volatility but finding a moral chip company can be difficult. Nvidia Corp (NVDA) is the best that C3 has found thus far.
iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) – BlackRock owned over 100 securities in this ETF that fail the C3 Screening Tests. Causes for failure include LGBT Legislation Support, LGBT Promotion, Abortion Donations, Pornography Production, Abortion Legislation Backing, IVF, Gambling, Cannabis, Tobacco, Alcohol, Political Donations, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research. This is the general problem with large ETFs, there is so much in them that it is bound to have a few nefarious players. Unfortunately, when it comes to Christian Investing, the safe financial bets are probably the worst moral bets (not always, but most of the time!).
We could tell you exactly why a lot of these companies are being talked about among stock pickers and analysts, but why be a tempter to sin?? Instead, we are just giving you the reasons why they failed our C3 screening tests. Sorry for being a tempter on the ETFs above, but we really want to illustrate why most ETFs are just not morally wise investments.
Also, C3 is not the end all be all on the subject of Moral Investing. We would like to be, but we try our best to keep our ego in check. The fact is that we may have missed something, you may not agree with on something and you could be right! You could also be wrong. This is why our top suggestion and really are only suggestion is to PRAY!
Teladoc Health (TDOC) – ROMBA Sponsor,