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NYSE FANG+ Index Futures Launches Tomorrow!


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A Futures Contract Tracking the 10 Most Disruptive Tech Stocks

At the start of tomorrows trading session (November 8, 2017), the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) will launch a new product combining the most disruptive growth stocks in the tech industry.

NYSE FANG+ Index Futures includes ten stocks, all of them highly-liquid, and all of them representing the cutting-edge of tech and media innovation: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Alibaba, Baidu, NVIDIA, Tesla, and Twitter.

The index is equally weighted across the board allowing for a more diversified and represented portfolio according to the ICE website.

What are the potential benefits of FANG+?

According to the ICE website, the FANG+s offers a few unique value propositions including:

  • Exposure to these stocks (via derivative) at a low-cost price
  • High correlation to tech stocks
  • A potential hedging mechanism to rapidly increase/decrease tech exposure in your equities portfolio

Comparison of annualized returns from 9/19/2017 to 9/15/2017:

  • NASDAQ 100 returned 14.89%
  • S&P 500 returned 9.86%
  • S&P Information Technology Index returned 16.80%
  • NYSE FANG+ (based on hypothetical backtested data) returned 28.44%
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For more information on trading the NYSE FANG+ Index Futures, contact us at team@halifaxamerica.com


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Karl Montevirgen is an independent content writer who specializes in finance and emerging (disruptive) industries. Having been involved in the commodities and FX markets for the last 9 years, Karl writes for several companies and publications in the finance, blockchain, cannabis, and content space. 

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