FAANG Alternatives Attract Fund Managers

Both value and income investors are increasingly seeing the technology sector as a lucrative area to invest in. Fund managers give us their top picks away from the FAANG stocks

David Brenchley 8 February, 2019 | 1:59PM
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When the subject is US technology stocks is broached, the first port of call for many is the FAANG stocks – a catch-all acronym for some of the biggest companies in the world: Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google owner Alphabet (GOOGL).

It’s no surprise, of course, as these stocks have rewarded investors handsomely over the years. In the past five years, the only one of these five companies that wouldn’t have doubled investors’ cash in US dollar terms was Google. Since the most recent of the IPOs in 2012, Apple’s 160% is the worst you’d have done.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR211.64 USD0.00Rating
Allianz Technology Trust Ord274.06 GBP1.50Rating
Alphabet Inc A2,430.20 USD0.00Rating
Amazon.com Inc3,346.83 USD0.00Rating
Apple Inc127.35 USD0.00Rating
Baidu Inc ADR187.69 USD0.00Rating
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd120.67 USD0.00Rating
Cisco Systems Inc54.77 USD0.00Rating
Facebook Inc A331.26 USD0.00Rating
Fidelity American Special Sits W Acc1,913.99 GBP-0.37Rating
Guinness Global Equity Income Y GBP Acc19.78 GBP0.17Rating
L&G Multi-Asset Target Return I Acc67.46 GBP0.33Rating
Microsoft Corp257.89 USD0.00Rating
Netflix Inc488.77 USD0.00Rating
NVIDIA Corp713.01 USD0.00Rating
Okta Inc A226.38 USD0.00Rating
Paychex Inc105.00 USD0.00Rating
Paycom Software Inc340.00 USD0.00Rating
Qualcomm Inc134.62 USD0.00Rating
TB Evenlode Global Income B GBP Acc1.46 GBP0.17Rating
Tencent Holdings Ltd596.00 HKD0.00Rating
Tesla Inc609.89 USD0.00Rating
Twitter Inc60.50 USD0.00Rating
Workday Inc Class A230.09 USD0.00Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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