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 ADR252.10 USD0.00
Allianz Technology Trust Ord2,445.01 GBP0.21
Alphabet Inc A1,498.37 USD0.00
Amazon.com Inc3,167.46 USD0.00
Apple Inc444.45 USD0.00
Baidu Inc ADR125.00 USD0.00
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd123.73 USD0.00
Cisco Systems Inc47.43 USD0.00
Facebook Inc A268.44 USD0.00
Fidelity American Special Sits W Acc1,471.00 GBP0.00
Guinness Global Equity Income Y GBP Acc16.46 GBP-0.54
L&G Multi-Asset Target Return I Acc60.50 GBP-0.03
Microsoft Corp212.48 USD0.00
Netflix Inc494.73 USD0.00
NVIDIA Corp447.98 USD0.00
Okta Inc A208.23 USD0.00
Paychex Inc73.45 USD0.00
Paycom Software Inc296.66 USD0.00
Qualcomm Inc108.25 USD0.00
TB Evenlode Global Income B GBP Acc1.26 GBP1.01
Tencent Holdings Ltd527.50 HKD0.00
Tesla Inc1,452.71 USD0.00
Twitter Inc37.14 USD0.00
Workday Inc Class A177.47 USD0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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