The only 3 resources stocks to pass AusEthical’s filters

The ASX is a resources heavy exchange, with materials accounting for around 25% of the ASX200. For many investors, this deep pool of companies - which draw on Australia’s mineral endowment - is a fertile hunting ground. But it's not that simple for Australian Ethical's Mike Murray, who is unable to invest in the vast majority of these stocks on ethical grounds. In fact, there are only three that currently have a place in the investment manager's domestic strategies. In this short video, you'll get an inside look at the three resources stocks that made the cut. 
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The ASX is a resources heavy exchange, materials is the second largest sector accounting for ~25% of the ASX200. For many investors this deep pool of companies drawing on Australia’s mineral endowment is a fertile hunting ground. 

The reality for Mike Murray , Head of Domestic Equities at Australian Ethical, is that the sector is difficult to navigate as the vast majority of stocks don’t pass the firms Ethical Charter.

“It’s got a very heavy environmental footprint at the extraction phase. There’s a great deal of rehabilitation that has to go on. Then when we look at things like fossil fuels, we just don’t invest in fossil fuel companies.”

To Murray's point, there are 62 resource companies in the ASX300, of those the firm own just three across their domestic strategies. While investors shouldn’t expect to get a big materials exposure through AusEthical the sector is not void of opportunity. 

In this short video, Murray shares three materials stocks that made it into the firm’s portfolios.  

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