Cashing in on sin stocks

Sex sells, although not as well as one might think. So-called sin stocks are frequently touted as defensive plays with big growth potential, but the (at best) lacklustre performance of the industry leaders over the last few years suggests otherwise.

11th June, 2005

Sex sells, although not as well as one might think. So-called sin stocks are frequently touted as defensive plays with big growth potential, but the (at best) lacklustre performance of the industry leaders over the last few years suggests otherwise.

There's not a huge choice of publicly-quoted porn companies. Financial institutions - wary of potentially negative PR - don't exactly flock to the flesh merchants for their business. Playboy is the granddaddy of the bunch,...

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