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This Market Is a Tech Market. If Bond Yields Rise, Watch Out. – The Wall Street Journal

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This Market Is a Tech Market. If Bond Yields Rise, Watch Out. – The Wall Street Journal

There has been a lot of concern recently about the stock market being top-heavy, dominated by just a handful of companies, and that this might spell trouble for future returns. But really what we should worry about isn’t that the market is reliant on a few stocks. It’s that the market is reliant on a…

This Market Is a Tech Market. If Bond Yields Rise, Watch Out. – The Wall Street Journal

There has been a lot of concern recently about the stock market being top-heavy, dominated by just a handful of companies, and that this might spell trouble for future returns. But really what we should worry about isn’t that the market is reliant on a few stocks. It’s that the market is reliant on a few very similar stocks.

The five biggest companies today—Apple, which passed $2 trillion in market value this week, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook—make up 25% of the market value of the S&P 500. That is the most…

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