What’s the S&P 500 Without Its FAANGs?

Given the sheer size of “mega cap stocks”—being Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG & GOOGL), Meta Platforms (FB), Tesla (TSLA), NVIDIA (NVDA), and formerly Netflix (NFLX)—most portfolios carry noteworthy exposure to these companies.  And so it’s worth asking: how would the S&P 500, and most of our portfolios, have performed without these … Continued

How Long Does it Take Tech Stocks to Recover From a Crash? with Ben Carlson

This post originally appeared on Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense on 2/20/22. Follow Ben on Twitter @awealthofcs for more!  —— From 1990 through the end of 1999, Microsoft’s share price went from around 60 cents to almost $60. That was a gain of nearly 10,000%, good enough to turn $10k into $1 million. Not bad. Then the … Continued

Growth Potential Trumps Valuation with Puru Saxena

FEATURING: PURU SAXENA On high valuations –$AMZN traded > 30 P/S multiple during TMT bubble (’99). Those who had the misfortune of investing at the peak of the bubble have still made almost 40X over 20 years (CAGR of ~20%)! Cheaper the better but biz quality + time > valuation Chart from @ycharts pic.twitter.com/6J7isvb6Hp — … Continued

5 Things To Know Before Buying an IPO

IPOs? More like IP-woes, am I right? Unless you got in on Beyond Meat (BYND) early — good for you if you did — you’re probably eating losses from that IPO you bought into this year. While Beyond Meat, PagerDuty (PD), and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) have debuted with well-deserved hype, other big names like … Continued

Product Update: New & Improved Timeseries Analysis

YCharts’ Timeseries Analysis tool enables you to access, format, and export historical stock, mutual fund, and ETF metrics, as well as economic indicators. Because Timeseries Analysis is a vital resource for data-driven investment decisions, YCharts has updated the tool’s interface to better serve our users. In-depth investment research often requires large data sets with multiple … Continued