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

Predicting Q3 Earnings through FAANG with Beth Kindig

FEATURING I/O FUND’S, TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ANALYST, BETH KINDIG @Beth_Kindig   FAANG – An analysis of FAANG heading into Q3 earnings FAANG is a well known acronym that includes some of the most successful tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. These highly liquid stocks generally lead the market, as they have certainly done this year. … Continued

Surviving as an Investor with Ian Cassel

FEATURING: IAN CASSEL   I know where I’m still finding value #microcap pic.twitter.com/bzdWgR0h4w — Ian Cassel (@iancassel) April 19, 2020 Q: Tell us about yourself and what sparked your passion for micro cap investing? A: In 1997, I was a teenager in high school investing in small cap technology companies during the dot-com bubble. When … Continued