With the markets closed today we’re taking a look at some of the best performers so far this year. 2020 has been insane obviously.
So what’s working?
Top Dawgs of the Nasdaq 100
Despite the crazy selling that has occurred, the Nasdaq 100 is somehow only down 5.6% in 2020 making it the top dawg among the major indices.
So which stock in the Nasdaq 100 has been top dawg? You love to hate it! Tesla – up a cool 37% YTD.
Here’s the top 10 for the N100:
Top Dawgs of the S&P 500
The top dawg for the S&P 500 YTD is Regeneron Pharmaceuticals up 36.6%. Not too shabby.
Big shout out to #2 – Newmont Mining up almost 32%.
The most represented sectors include:
Real Estate 🏘 🏗 (5)
Health Care 👩⚕️👨⚕️ (5)
Information Technology 💾 (4)
Here are the top 25 S&P 500 names so far for 2020.
Only one energy name… no surprise there. Cabot Oil and Gas Corp squeaks in at #23 up 8.44% YTD.
For those visual learners out there, check out Finviz’s year-to-date S&P 500 heat map.
We call this one: Islands of Green in a Sea of Red
The Ever Important FAANG Stocks 🙄
Here’s the year-to-date performance of the FAANG stocks. Netflix is the top dawg up 14.57% YTD with Amazon not far behind up 10.55%.
Facebook, down 14.65% YTD, is the laggard of the group, just barely underperforming the S&P 500.
Liquid Gold Ain’t Gold.
Gold is up 13% thus far in 2020. Oil, otherwise referred to as “liquid gold”, is down 62%. Any historians out there that might know if gold ever outperformed oil by 75% in a 4-month period? Please let us know, we’ll send you some swag. We doubt it tho…
Have a great weekend everybody!