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Subject:  Re: 2001 IRAs Date:  3/26/2002  4:15 PM
Author:  isophorone Number:  34048 of 94982


Isn't water a chemical? What do you drink and bathe in?


Water is bad enough in your shoes; why would you want to drink it?
--Old (and poorly translated) family expression

Seriously, because some of the work I do affects the chemical industry, I don't invest in those companies. I actually have to file financial disclosure reports (including for IRAs) that are reviewed by my management. Mutual funds that happen to invest in these companies are fine, but I probably can't invest in a "sector" fund that is oriented around the petrochemical or even pharmaceutical industries.
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