A Conservative’s Dream: A Non-Woke Companies ETF
As I’ve noted in many book reviews, such as my reviews of The Millionaire Mind and The Automatic Millionaire, not to mention my article on the importance of investing, it’s incredibly important for Americans to get invested as soon as they possibly can. However, one problem many of us have is that too many of the index funds, some of the best ways to passively invest, include shares in the woke companies that we want to boycott. Luckily, a solution has finally presented itself: the non-woke company ETF, called the American Conservative Values ETF (NYSE Ticker: ACVF)
I found out about this ETF through an article on the Daily Signal, which stated that:
“After 25 years of experience in the field of investments, Bill Flaig decided to create Ridgeline Research to provide conservatives with investment options that align with their beliefs. American Conservative Values ETF (NYSE ticker: ACVF) is a fund to do just that. It currently boycotts the 20 politically active companies for taking positions at odds with conservative beliefs.”
I turned to the American Conservative Values ETF website to find out if this non-woke companies ETF could be real and, turns out it is. Here’s what the website says in its “about” section:
“AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE VALUES ETFS Is the first family of ETFs for Ideologically Conservative Investors.
Our ETFs provide unique investment objectives which allow a community of investors with shared values and purpose to make an impact.
Created and Advised by Ridgeline Research LLC a Washington DC based Investment Adviser created with fintech infrastructure, focused on innovative investment strategies and products.”
Furthermore, the home page contains this message:
“Our ETFs boycott companies that are hostile to conservative values.
Stop supporting the liberal agenda – Learn More”
And the investment presentation contains this statement on the purpose of the ETF:
“Stop Investing in the Liberal Agenda:
Our belief is that we all unwittingly support the liberal agenda with our current
investments. Whether through mutual funds, ETFs or 401Ks, we all own US
companies that support the liberal agenda.
Disturbingly, Your Current Investments May Support
• Suppression of our First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Speech and Religion
• Companies that are hostile to conservative values or are proudly liberal
• The liberal media
• Contributions to liberal candidates and causes
• Repression of our Second Amendment Rights
• Illegal immigration and sanctuary cities
Our ETF is based on the conviction that politically active companies negatively
impact their shareholder returns, as well as supporting issues and causes, which
conflict with our conservative political beliefs and values. It’s broadly diversified
portfolio endeavors to balance performance, competitive with benchmarks such as
the S&P 500 and Russell 1000, with the advocacy of boycotting liberal companies.”
So, if you want to invest in non-woke companies, the ACVF ETF seems like an excellent way to do so. It lets you get invested in a broad basked of companies without having to invest in companies like Facebook or Twitter that despise you or companies like Google that helped Biden win the recent election.
Now, to be clear, this ETF isn’t necessarily only composed of ideologically conservative companies. Berkshire Hathaway is on it, for example. But it is composed entirely of non-woke companies. So, even if you’re not avoiding every liberal company out there, you are avoiding the worst ones. You can invest in non-woke companies without too much work by investing in ACVF because, even though it’s imperfect, it does screen out the worst offenders.
For more transparency, here are the companies from the S&P 500 that it boycotts:
- Facebook Inc-class A
- 3m Co
- Johnson & Johnson
- Blackrock Inc
- Verizon Communications
- Goldman Sachs Group
- Walt Disney Co
- General Motors Co
- AT&T Inc
- Twitter Inc
- Comcast Corp-class A
- JP Morgan Chase & Co
- Walmart Inc
- Salesforce.Com Inc
- Nike Inc -Cl B
- Progressive Corp
- Starbucks Corp
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Wells Fargo & Co
- New York Times Co A
- Apple Inc
- Amazon Com Inc
- Alphabet Inc Class A
- Alphabet Inc Class C
So, not all of the liberal companies are gone, but the worst offenders are. I expect that a few more companies, such as Coca-Cola, will be off it also sometime soon.
Alternatively, you can try your hand at picking stocks if you want to make sure you are only investing in non-woke companies. That is, however, a slightly more risky strategy than a managed ETF for the average investor.
Conservatives need to stop giving their investment dollars to leftists as part of our effort to boycott woke companies. Right now, leftist brokerages invest the money and leftist companies receive it that needs to end. For those of us that want to invest in non-woke companies when we invest in stocks, ACVF is a great way to do so.
Alternatively, of course, there are the other asset classes. Precious metals, cryptocurrencies, real estate, and private businesses are other great options for investing in non-woke companies.
But, most of us want to invest in stocks. And if you want to invest in non-woke companies when you’re doing so, the ACVF fund seems like a great way to do so. I’m planning on investing in it soon.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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Note: This article is not intended as investment advice, but rather a report on how conservatives could invest in non-woke companies when investing in the stock market if they are so inclined.