Tech stocks hit high during the last years. They seem like such a good investment as experts claim that the major ones will gain significantly in the future. There are five giant tech stocks, which dominate the stock market: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. While they are increasing rapidly, it’s not good for the stock market, that these futures make up 18% of it.
The market needs to diversify. If not, it could collapse again, with all the major shares experiencing great losses. And that wouldn’t be the first time too. Such a thing already happened in 2000. Investors were so concentrated in tech and cyclical during that time, that they weren’t ready for the market to turn risk-off suddenly. The major stocks collapsed when the economic growth slowed sharply.
Wrong calculations cause such a downfall. Without healthy competition, stocks’ value climbs too high, but they don’t have sufficient profit to go with such prices. So after some time, the futures begin to slump, and investors lose their gain.
The Strategist Explains Why Major Techs Are a Bad Idea
According to Goldman Sachs strategist, David Kostin, it’s better to invest in little stocks, then cause the major shares to overprice. He thinks that investors can dodge past mistakes. And tech giants seem more prepared at this time. They may manage to meet or preferably exceed current consensus growth expectations – stated Kostin. In that case, stocks will avoid the downfall.
According to Kostin’s data, the collective three-year growth investment ratio for today’s S&P 500 top five equals 48% vs. 21% for the broader index. Presently big-cap leaders are heavily reinvesting in their business to increase profit.
Due to the recent results and management guidance, there is a big chance that the stocks will meet the investors’ expectations. While Kostin thinks that valuations could prove sustainable for now, he still advises traders to move on the smaller stocks.