Don’t Let Fear Dictate Investment Strategy
Timothy Plan: Christian Investors Who Uphold Biblical Values Can Have Peace of Mind Even in Turbulent Markets
May 4, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla.—Worldwide markets have taken tremendous blows over the past several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic and oil price declines, and the consequences are trickling down to nearly every American.
But a turbulent market doesn’t change the fact that investors must still make smart decisions and invest wisely.
In fact, the Timothy Plan family of mutual funds says investors should also invest biblically.
“Many investors, especially in times of trouble and alarm, tend to react poorly to the short term,” said Art Ally, president of the Timothy Plan. “Panic must not rule the day. Those who take a biblical approach and are careful not to invest in companies or funds that tear down society seem to have a better perspective about their investments. For more than 25 years, Timothy Plan has been blessed to be able to help investors do just that.”
Timothy Plan often asks: How much money is OK to have invested in abortion or pornography? The answer is simple. Not a penny.
But how can the average investor know the inner workings of publicly traded companies or mutual funds? Through its subscription to the one-of-a-kind eVALUEator, Timothy Plan uses this biblically based dynamic and moral investment screening tool to reveal immoral corporate activity. Using eVALUEator, Timothy Plan filters companies to avoid owning those firms that are actively involved in or profiting from immoral practices such as abortion, pornography and other anti-family causes.
“Many Christians have accumulated wealth by investing in these offending companies, but we often forget that when we choose to invest in any company, we become owners in that company and help financially support the mission and vision of that company,” Ally says. “It is an important realization to make, especially if we seek to please God with our resources, which are from Him and still belong to Him. What we do with those resources while on Earth has an eternal impact.
“People sometimes ask me how I stay calm when the markets are in flux or something out there is scaring everyone,” Ally adds. “It’s not that I’m particularly brave. I just know Who’s in charge—and it’s not me.”
Timothy Plan promotes biblically responsible investing (BRI), allowing clients to invest in a way that aligns with both their values and retirement goals. A foundational principle is that God owns everything, and Timothy Plan leaders are firmly committed to running a mutual fund company with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to the Lord.
Before investing in any fund, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact your financial professional, call 1-800-846-7526, or visit timothyplan.com for a prospectus containing this and other important information. Please read it carefully. Mutual funds distributed by Timothy Partners, Ltd., member FINRA. ETFs distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, MEMBER FINRA and SIPC. Timothy Partners, Ltd. is not affiliated with Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
To interview Timothy Plan founder and president Art Ally, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.