Entries by Robert Netzly

5 Bible Verses For Christian Investors

Investing Biblically Did you consult the Bible before you bought into your investment portfolio? That may seem like a strange question, but the Bible has a lot to say to Christians about how to manage investments  with both financial and moral implications. Thankfully, in recent years there has been a resurgence of attention paid to […]

Biblically Responsible Inspire 100 Index Outperforms S&P 500 During Market Selloff

Biblically responsible Inspire 100 Index outperformed and proved less volatile than secular benchmark S&P 500 Index during some of the worst one-day stock drops since 2008. SAN JOSE, Calif., February 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The biblically responsible Inspire 100 Index outperformed the behemoth US large cap benchmark S&P 500 Index during one of the most […]

Market Weakness Is A Buying Opportunity

Opportunity Or Armageddon? This week the stock market gave investors the largest decline they have seen in more than a year. In doing so it is my opinion that the stock market has also given investors the best buying opportunity they have seen in over a year. The S&P 500 Index* was down 3.85% for […]

Christian Leaders Descend Upon New York Stock Exchange With Inspire Investing as Biblically Responsible Investing Movement Gathers Steam

More than 100 influential Christian leaders in finance, politics, pro-life and non-profit join Inspire Investing to ring the NYSE closing bell as biblically responsible investing movement sweeps the nation. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, January 30, 2018 (Newswire.com) – ​Inspire Investing, a leading biblically responsible investing (BRI) firm, is hosting one of the largest gatherings of Christian […]

Why The Wall Street Journal Is Wrong About Socially Responsible Investing

Is Socially Responsible Investing For “Suckers”? “The basic idea is to throw money away,” declares The Wall Street Journal today in reference to socially responsible investing (SRI). In their article titled “Stocks Weren’t Made For Social Climbing” author Andy Kessler and WSJ make the misguided assertion that anyone who invests with an eye toward corporate responsibility […]

Are Your Investments Pro-Life Or Pro-Abortion?

Growing Pro-Life Movement Millions of unborn children have lost their lives to abortion. Thankfully, abortion rates in the US reached the lowest number since Roe v. Wade and were below one million for the first time since the 70’s, according to the latest research by the Guttmacher Institute.   There is also growing support for the […]

Should Christians Invest In Bitcoin?

Making heads or tails of Bitcoin I just received an email proclaiming that if I started investing in Bitcoin today that I could “make as much as 55 times your money”. To which I assume they expect me to respond with something along the lines of, “55 times my money, eh? Well in that case, […]

Does Your Conscience Have A Price? Biblically Responsible Investing In The Age Of High Return, Low Fee Idolatry.

You probably remember the 1993 movie “Indecent Proposal” even if you never saw it (which I hope is the case…bleh) because of it’s infamous plot line: a billionaire offers a young couple $1,000,000 for one night with the wife. Indecent proposal indeed. The plot is brilliant, even if the movie is not, because it touches […]

How To Get Started With Biblically Responsible Investing

Introduction to Biblically Responsible Investing There is a movement underway in the world of finance where Christians are investing billions of dollars intentionally to support biblical values for the glory of God, and it is called Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). More and more Christians are waking up to the opportunity to align their investments with […]