#atozchallenge: XJH

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X is always a tricky letter to get around. A lot of people use a word that starts with ex-, some use the X as the Roman numeral 10, some actually find a word that starts with X that matches their theme. When I saw it, my mind went right to the stock tables, and I found a ticker symbol, XJH, that fit my theme.

XJH is the ticker symbol for the iShares ESG Screened S&P Mid-Cap ETF. It’s managed by BlackRock Investing, in case you were wondering. It is an ETF, or exchange-traded fund, similar to a mutual fund except, instead of purchasing shares directly from the fund, you buy it like a stock. In this case, the stock is traded through Fidelity.

Many mutual funds track specific indices calculated by stock exchanges like the NYSE index, the NASDAQ index, the FTSE, Nikkei, Hang Seng etc. Other organizations, like Dow Jones or Standard & Poors, calculate popular indices as well. In this case, the fund uses stocks in the S&P Midcap stock index EXCEPT stocks for weapon manufacturers, tobacco stocks, and fossil fuel stocks. So, if you’re looking to invest in a mutual fuind or ETF that invested in midcap stocks but didn’t want to be involved with guns, fossil fuels, or tobacco, this might be the stock for you.

Please, don’t take my word for it: I am not a broker or trying to sell any securities. Everything I know about this fund cn be found on its page. God forbid you take any of my advice. Contact a broker with any questions.

Two letters to go! Back with Y tomorrow!

17 thoughts on “#atozchallenge: XJH

  1. A unique way to combine X and J. This always makes my head hurt when talking about stuff like this. I’m sick so it’s even worse…lol


  2. What a clever idea to search the stock table for your entry – and how fortuitous it was to find one that matched your criteria. I’m thinking that might be an auspicious sign to invest in it. :)


    1. It sure might. Be sure and read the prospectus and consult with your financial professional before you invest. (That’s the standard disclaimer any time you write about any investment vehicle.)

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    1. I actually plan around it. Before I choose a theme for the year, I figure out what I’m going to do for Q, X, and Z. If I can’t come up with something, I move to a different theme.


    1. The X comes from Latin and its equvalent in the Greek alphabet, xi (ξ). That’s why we’re stuck with it… Cyrillic has no symbol for it; they use “ks” (which looks like KC)…

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    1. Don’t buy the fund based on anything I say. I’m not a personal finance expert; I don’t even play one on TV. Read the prospectus and contact your financial professional. (I have to say that.)

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