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Subject:  SmartMoney: Socially Responsible Fund Secrets Date:  3/1/2011  2:00 PM
Author:  Gordogato Number:  2230 of 2249

I read this interesting story in this month's SmartMoney magazine about the differences and secrets of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds. Many have different philosophies and approaches, and fund owners might be surprised if they dig into the prospectus to see what they really own:

Amid all the headlines about money fleeing stock funds, one category of funds has been doing just fine. The group known as socially responsible mutual funds pulled in more than $200 million in 2010, sending assets past $45 billion, as tough times led more people to search for ways to make their investments match their values. But behind the growth are a few surprises that are givi