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The Growing Peril of Index Funds: Too Much Tech

Posted by hkarner - 31. Dezember 2017

Date: 29-12-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Surging sector has driven gains in major U.S., Asia indexes; Apple, Amazon, Facebook lead weighting of tech shares in S&P 500

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is up 28.9% so far this year, and the S&P 500 index has climbed 19.8%.

Being passive can leave you with too much of a good thing.

Investors who loaded up on U.S. and Asian stock-index funds might be surprised to learn just what they own now: technology stocks—a lot of them.

Led by Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and their peers, the weighing of technology stocks in the S&P 500 index has climbed to 23.8% as of Dec. 26, from 20.8% at the end of last year, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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