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 ADR309.92 USD1.19
Allianz Technology Trust Ord2,655.00 GBX0.95
Alphabet Inc A1,632.98 USD1.64
Amazon.com Inc3,204.40 USD0.88
Apple Inc115.04 USD-0.61
Baidu Inc ADR133.93 USD0.81
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd120.47 USD-0.44
Cisco Systems Inc38.82 USD0.00
Facebook Inc A284.79 USD2.40
Netflix Inc488.28 USD0.63
NVIDIA Corp543.61 USD1.72
Okta Inc A219.51 USD1.37
Paychex Inc85.03 USD1.24
Paycom Software Inc388.65 USD3.00
Qualcomm Inc128.88 USD0.39
Tencent Holdings Ltd561.50 HKD-0.35
Tesla Inc420.63 USD-1.21
Twitter Inc50.44 USD0.32
Workday Inc Class A224.14 USD1.49

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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