Horizon Kinetics: The S&P500 No Longer Provides Investors With Broad Exposure To The Market

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This latest piece titled – The AMAGF IT/Social Media Stocks – Some Factual Observations, by Horizon Kinetics illustrates why the S&P500 no longer provides investors with broad exposure to the market saying:

Some factual observations about the S&P 500 and technology stocks. Investors assume that an index like the S&P 500 gives broad exposure to “the market.”  The 5 largest positions, 1% of the names, all  technology, are now 22% of  the Index market value. That 1% has accounted for close to half of the S&P 500 market value increase in the past five years. There are now two essential possibilities:

–    The IT companies fulfill analysts’ 5 -year growth forecasts – higher even than the past 5-years’ growth – and easily double their index weight. At a 45% to 60% or higher IT weight, the S&P 500 is then a technology index of record-high valuation multiples.

–    The IT companies don’t fulfill those expectations. The figures in this review quantify a few central competitive, regulatory and financial accounting risks, all of which are impending and any of which can seriously reduce the growth and profit margins of these mega-cap companies.

You can read the entire article here:

Horizon Kinetics – The AMAGF IT/Social Media Stocks – Some Factual Observations (September 2020)

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