When it comes to browsing for investment ideas, I’m going to assume the Bible is hardly on your list of resources. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few decent concepts hidden in between the verses and inspiration.
OK, maybe “decent” isn’t the right word in this instance.
What I’m really thinking of is the Bible’s categorization of human flaws — namely, the seven deadly sins Solomon warned of in the book of Proverbs: greed, wrath, envy, pride, lust, sloth and gluttony.
You’re likely familiar with them — whether it’s because of the holy book or even the Brad Pitt thriller plotted around them — and we’re all guilty of at least one of them.
Of course, as is the Wall Street way, there has to be a way to capitalize on these sins, right? You bet. Each of these publicly traded companies plays to one of the seven deadly sins: