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Beyond FAANGs: who to invest in next?

Beyond FAANGs: who to invest in next?

CNBC’s Jim Cramer has a lot to answer for. By bundling together Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL) – five of America’s largest and fastest growing companies – into a convenient acronym, he has helped drive a wave of momentum investing, fuelled by expectations that these giants will grow as a pack. It has taken the starkly contrasting fortunes of Facebook and Amazon following their respective half-year results announcements, for the market to remember that the five FAANGs are very different beasts.

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