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Top 15 Companies to Watch

Jon Brown Jon Brown, Stockhouse
1 Comment| November 26, 2019

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Technology’s influence runs so deep on our lives it can be argued that it is the chief influencer in our quality of life - from the way we interact with people to the products we choose.

Knowing which tech stocks to choose can be a gamble, but the market’s value can’t be denied. The video above via YouTube channel Data is Beautiful proves this, by showing the ranking of the top 15 biggest companies by market capitalization as it evolved over the last 16 years. Without spoiling the end of the video, let’s just say the top spots are dominated by names that may not come as a surprise to many investors, chief of which is Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), but also the FAANG group stocks:


All of these shares have been trending higher, as Microsoft's Bill Gates and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos battle for the title of richest person in the world, with French billionaire Bernard Arnault hot on their tail.

As an aside, Stockhouse recently covered the emerging Canadian version of FAANG - DOCKS. For more on these up-and-coming shares in the tech sector, check out our story here.

Now here is what investors might not know, what is the future of tech? Where should traders put their money where everyone else hasn’t figured out?

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) subsidiary Skunkworks (the group that built the U2, SR-71, and F-117 aircraft, along with possibly even more amazing things that we have yet to see) is working on fusion power. With the pedigree they have, they may very well pull it off.

Brain computing software and neural monitoring is the stuff of science fiction, but soon the ability to control your phone or computer with your thoughts could be a reality after Facebook bought CNTRL Labsfor $1 billion (USD) to advance their research earlier this year.

Looking for an ETF to get exposure in a wider variety of stocks? The ARKK Innovation ETF seeks long-term growth of capital by investing under normal circumstances primarily (at least 65% of its assets) in domestic and US exchange-traded foreign equity securities of companies that are relevant to the Fund’s investment theme of disruptive innovation. Its net assets is $1.58 billion with a weighted average market cap of $24 billion.

Tech stocks offer a lot of potential and there are safer and riskier bets depending on how deep into the rabbit hole of potential an investor chooses to go. Have you taken to investing into any emerging stocks around a novel niche of the tech world? Let us know in the comments below.



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Wow, data is nothing without visualization
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November 26, 2019

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