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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Free and iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target

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Chicago, IL - December 14, 2015 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. ETFs recently featured in the blog include SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Free ( SPYX ) and iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ( CRBN ).

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Here are highlights from Friday's Analyst Blog:

Support the Environment & Profit with Fossil-Fuel-Free ETFs

The ongoing Paris climate talks have brought green investing back into focus. As concerns about the harmful impact of fossil fuels on the environment continue to grow, many investors are looking to eliminate fossil fuels related exposure from their portfolios and invest in cleaner alternatives.

A growing number of institutional investors like pension funds, charities and endowments are increasingly divesting from fossil fuel companies. Recently New York's comptroller announced plans to invest the state retirement fund assets in companies with lower carbon emissions via an index designed by Goldman Sachs.

Many retail investors are also interested in getting oil, gas and coal companies out of their portfolios and fossil fuel free or low carbon ETFs are a great investment option for them. They help investors to exclude companies that are not aligned with their values and yet earn market-like returns.

In the current market scenario, apart from moral and ethical concerns, financial concerns also should deter investments in fossil fuels. Looking at the shorter-term, with oil price expected to stay low, fossil fuel investments look bad and even in the longer-term, there is a case for avoiding these investments as governments all over the world work together to limit carbon emissions.

A couple fossil fuel free/low carbon ETFs worth checking out are SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Free ( SPYX )andiShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ( CRBN ) .

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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