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Definition: Guilt-Edged Investment
Guilt based Investment is an unethical investment that can produce wealth. It is a term used to define those transactions or investments that should produce guilt in the investors because these transactions are either unethical or illegal.
It’s not that all the individuals who involve in these unethical or illegal transactions have guilt feeling in them.
Guilt based investments are typically those type of investments in which one individual generates profit by taking advantage of another individual and therefore is unethical.
These investments are not necessarily illegal but they are unethical. In the above case the person might not be aware that other person is taking advantage or he might not fully understand the implications of the transaction.