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FANG Finds Its Bite Again

Facebook, Inc. NASDAQ:FB, Amazon.com, Inc. NASDAQ:AMZN - FANG Finds Its Bite Again

Collectively, technology growth giants Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) have become known as the FANG trade.

These four stocks have set the market on fire in recent years, and each is up more than 122 percent since the beginning of 2013.

However, two months into this year, it looked like the FANG trade may have lost its bite in 2016. At the end of February, only Facebook (+4.6 percent) was positive on the year, while Alphabet (-5.5 percent), Amazon (-13.3 percent) and Netflix (-15.1 percent) were all severely lagging the S&P 500.

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Once the market rebounded from its February lows, most of the FANG stocks re-gained their spots at the helm of the bull market. This week, Facebook and Amazon both made new all-time highs, and Alphabet is now within $10 of its all-time high.

Netflix is the only laggard remaining. The stock is still struggling to find its footing in the $100 region and remains down 13.6 percent in 2016, well below its all-time high of $133.

With Netflix struggling, perhaps FANG traders should consider replacing the N in FANG with visual computing company NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA). So far in 2016, NVIDIA has been the top performing tech stock in the entire S&P 500, up 93 percent.

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