Summing it up
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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1 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).
2 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.”
3 Gartner (as of June 17, 2020).
4 Semuels, Alana, “Machines and AI Are Taking Over Jobs Lost to Coronavirus.” Time (Aug. 6, 2020).
5 Bloomberg (as of Oct. 1, 2020).
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