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 to Discuss $HOOD and New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market like Robinhood (HOOD), but you’re unsure how to approach the conversation? Considering the fanfare around major IPOs, they can be hard to ignore — but it isn’t always easy to decide whether to invest in one or not. While the potential to win big … Continued