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On August 9, 2011, Apple became the largest company in the world by market cap when it briefly exceeded Exxon-Mobile for the first time. This marked the beginning of the golden age of the FAANG when their invincibility was assumed, and anything but a positive...

The Fairest of The FAANG: Special Report on the Tech Generals
  • First Word
Mon June 13

Investors have become "single issue" voters (inflation)... and Tech + small-caps quietly gaining

The May CPI report (reported Friday), coupled with the U Mich Consumer Confidence survey, showed inflation remains sticky. And while there was some evidence, on the margin, of inflation pressures cooling (core CPI), financial markets saw both reports as upside reads to inflation.Equities sold off sharply as both inflation expectations...

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  • Deep Research
Thu October 1, 2020

CRYPTO SPECIAL REPORT – Horizen: Web 3.0 Platform Targeting Big Tech Super App Disruption

For a full copy of this report in PDF format, click this link. HORIZEN (ZEN) (“Horizen”) is a next-generation internet platform structured as a publicly traded Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”) cryptonetwork that was launched in Q2 2017. Horizen gives users control over their online data with its blockchain cloud computing platform...

  • Technical Strategy
Fri July 24, 2020

Tech Stocks Hit a Speed Bump; Better Entry Points in Q3 Seen

Tech Technology stocks hit another speed bump this past Thursday following the reversal day that developed on July 13th. That’s two technical shots across the bow to pay attention to, folks. The S&P 500 index Technology sector ETF (XLK) has broken below its 15- and 20-day moving averages for the...

  • Tom Lee's Equity Strategy
Fri July 24, 2020

S&P 500 Mega-Caps Not in a ‘Bubble’; Big EPS = Big Mkt Cap

It was a rough week with S&P 500 down 0.3% and with the carnage in the mega-caps. There’s a growing chorus the S&P 500 is significantly distorted by the outsized market cap of the Big 5 tech names (AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB, GOOG), now a 22% weight in the index....

  • Signal from Noise
Wed July 22, 2020

If EPS Rises to Pre-Covid-19 Level, XLNX Could See Old Highs

Xilinx (XLNX), which designs and develops programmable chips, has seen its share price rise about 50% to around $103 in the recent rally from the March lows, as the market broadly discounts a lessening of the COVID-19 spread, and a reopening of global economies.  Source: FSInsight. com, Bloomberg XLNX is...

  • Tom Lee's Equity Strategy
Fri January 3, 2020

Overweight Value, Cyclicals; Favor Tech, Energy, Industrials

In my previous missives about 2020, I outlined our market view from 30,000 feet, so to speak, that our base case outlook is U.S. stocks rise 10% plus—to about 3450 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. This is predicated on index earnings growth of about the same amount or...

  • Tom Lee's Equity Strategy
Fri October 25, 2019

Yearend Plays: Tech, REITs, Com Services; Value Over Growth

With about two months of trading left in 2019, investors are in a strange position. True, calendar 2019 has been pretty good, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index up a robust 20%. However, stocks continue to hang just below the all-time highs, unable to burst through. Even though it’s...