For a long time, many investors have used ETFs tracking the Nasdaq 100 Index to gain exposure to the world’s technology and internet giants. However, as the ETF market expands, investors are provided with more choices to target specific sectors and investment themes. As such, it is becoming increasingly important for investors to understand the companies in the underlying index to which they are getting exposure – and the tech sector is no different!
US technology stocks have corrected somewhat in recent weeks as concerns mount over possible overvaluation in the sector. This note suggests, however, that the strong performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index in recent times has continued to reflect solid underlying earnings growth, and that valuations remain far from stretched.
“I really underestimated the brilliance of the execution” – Warren Buffet on Amazon at 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM
Amazon went public 20 years ago at just $18 a share. In that time the company has transformed from a $400 million dollar online bookstore into a $450 billion dollar e-commerce behemoth.