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5 High-Yield ESG Blue-Chips For A Safe And Prosperous Retirement

May 04, 2021 10:26 PM ETABBV, ENB, MFC, PM, PRU, ENB:CA, MFC:CA85 Comments


  • ESG investing has become red hot in recent years, and $20 trillion of assets are expected to flow into ESG funds in the next two decades.
  • Some think ESG is the newest alpha factor. Thus far, studies show it's merely an indicator of overall fundamental risk and quality, similar to credit ratings.
  • In other words, successful long-term ESG investing is no different than successful high-yield, value, growth, low volatility, or dividend investing.
  • Sound portfolio risk management, safety, quality, yield, growth, and valuation are the only six fundamental principles that determine whether you retire rich, in comfort, or not at all.
  • ENB, PM, ABBV, PRU, and MFC are the 5 highest yielding strong ESG blue-chips you can buy at reasonable to attractive valuations today. Each yields between 4% and 7% and offers 12% to 18% annual total returns over the next five years.
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ESG investing, focusing on environmental, social, and governance risks to companies, has been red hot in recent years.

From $20 billion in AUM in 2019, ESG funds have gone parabolic.

Sustainability-focused funds attracted record


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Analyst’s Disclosure: I am/we are long ENB, PM, ABBV, PRU, MFC, JNJ. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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