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    FANG stocks have lost their characteristic mojo, but investors are sticking with them

    The FANG block of tech giants — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google’s parent Alphabet — are mostly in the red for the trailing 12 months despite their strong year-to-date comeback.

    The backdrop for big tech is turning unfavorable from the government crackdown to the U.S.-China trade war to a global economic slowdown.

    “The question is how much we are transitioning from a Wild West environment for big tech to something that’s more regulated and governed,” says Jeff DeGraaf, founder and chairman of Renaissance Macro Research.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/19/fang...with-them.html


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    Seems its the same mentality as former bell-weather stalwarts of the past, like IBM, JDS Uniphase, Kodak...the slogan of "Past performance is not indicative of future returns" often is slow to sink in, on the "herd".
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    There's a blast from the past, JDSU!

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    Seems its the same mentality as former bell-weather stalwarts of the past, like IBM, JDS Uniphase, Kodak...the slogan of "Past performance is not indicative of future returns" often is slow to sink in, on the "herd".
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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherweenie View Post
    There's a blast from the past, JDSU!
    Ah, yes. Remember the days when the hottest stocks were names like CIEN, JNPR, Corning (GLW), AOL, Iomega, Broadcom, CSCO, EBAY, PALM, Doubleclick, Verisign, Yahoo, Netscape, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsptalk View Post
    Ah, yes. Remember the days when the hottest stocks were names like CIEN, JNPR, Corning (GLW), AOL, Iomega, Broadcom, CSCO, EBAY, PALM, Doubleclick, Verisign, Yahoo, Netscape, etc.

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    EXDS, CMGI, INKT

    Quote Originally Posted by tsptalk View Post
    Ah, yes. Remember the days when the hottest stocks were names like CIEN, JNPR, Corning (GLW), AOL, Iomega, Broadcom, CSCO, EBAY, PALM, Doubleclick, Verisign, Yahoo, Netscape, etc.

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    I thought it was supposed to be FAANG....Facebook, Amazon, APPLE, Netflix and Google ?!?
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    % of SP500 market cap held by largest 5 stocks.

    MSFT, FB, AAPL, GOOGL, AMZN

    My question is how these companies hold up in a recession. Will people spend more time on Facebook when unemployed? Will people continue with their streaming subscriptions? Will there be as much profit in advertising revenue?

    I think as long as they can continue putting it on their credit card they will not cut back. A recession will be a nice test to see if subscription companies can keep growing (NFLX, Peloton, Disney+, Spotify, Hulu, etc.)

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