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Offline Calvin Wong

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Syariah Funds
« on: August 28, 2006, 05:23:19 PM »
Is there any advantage in investing in Syariah funds compared to normal unit trusts?

Offline Maxforce

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Re: Syariah Funds
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 07:53:00 PM »
Not really... just that so-called ethical investing is catching on
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Offline Calvin Wong

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Re: Syariah Funds
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006, 06:05:50 PM »
I heard that Syariah funds are actually at a disadvantage compared to normal trust funds because there are many stocks that they cannot invest in, eg. drinking/gambling/banking. Since they have a smaller pool of stocks to pick from, probability-wise they won't do as well.

This is just theory of course. I haven't seen any stats to prove this.

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Re: Syariah Funds
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 06:47:47 PM »
You re right of coz.
But another potential upside is that if this trend is catching on, then eventually there ll be many investors who would want to buy such funds. And when there are not that many supply, what happens when the demand shoots up?
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Offline julez.lim

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Re: Syariah Funds
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 09:25:06 AM »
One more thing for these type of funds is that they are required to pay some form of syariah fee or smt (mark me if I m wrong)...
So, lesser earnings...