The stock market is an expansive platform where buyers, sellers, and issuers meet to exchange shares of publicly traded companies at mutually agreed upon prices. The companies traded on stock exchanges can be broken down into sectors, indices, styles, asset classes, and many more categories. In this blog post, I will look at the differences between investing in growth versus value stocks.
One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received was a set of golf clubs when I just 4 or 5 years old. The U.S. Kids Golf set had 5 clubs and I remember they had gold shafts because if you angled them in the sun just right, they would glow. It wasn’t so much about the clubs themselves though, it was about the time I was able to spend with my father on the golf course and the lessons I picked up playing this frustratingly beautiful game.
I am not talking about the venomous teeth of a rattlesnake. Rather, I am referring to the 5 stocks that are largely responsible for carrying the U.S. Stock Market the last 5 or 6 years. FANG, made up of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Alphabet (Google) collectively have done tremendously well since Jim Cramer of Mad Money came up with the acronym on his show in February of 2013.