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The 2020 election may increase regulatory scrutiny on mega-cap technology companies, some of the stock market’s best performers in recent years.

For equity investors, the election offers a chance to examine their portfolio to ensure that equity positions are targeting the most salient long-term investment themes and that equity holdings are not overly concentrated in a few large companies.

Given the accelerated rate of advancement in the fields of virtual work and life, AI and robotics, and cybersecurity, growth-focused investors may find that megatrend investing could help more directly target the breakthroughs made by lesser-known companies.

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Originally published by iShares, 10/16/20


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Bloomberg, Morningstar (as of Oct. 6, 2020). S&P 500’s Information Technology sector has returned 29.4% in 2020 (through Oct. 6) and 505% over the trailing 10 years (19.5% annualized).

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (June 1, 2020), “Ability to Work from Home: Evidence from Two Surveys and Implications for the Labor Market in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Monthly Labor Review.”

Gartner (as of June 17, 2020).

Semuels, Alana, “Machines and AI Are Taking Over Jobs Lost to Coronavirus.” Time (Aug. 6, 2020).

Bloomberg (as of Oct. 1, 2020).


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