What’s Inside Your Mutual Fund?

Do you know what types of companies your mutual funds invest in? A new _Wall Street Journal_ blog, , pointed to two free services where you can find out. Calvert, a mutual fund company that runs “socially responsible” mutual funds, provides a service called . Just type in the name of your mutual fund, choose from a list of issues, and you can see if any of the companies it invests in make tobacco products, for example. Another organization with a free screening tool is Invested Interests. Its requires your name and e-mail address (and it’ll encourage you to open an investment account, which you don’t need to do), but it covers more issues than Calvert’s service.
h3(matt). Matt’s View
p(matt). These are helpful tools for all who want to put their money where their values are.

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