In light of the recent volatility in the stock market, especially in the technology sector which has seen high profile tech companies like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Bitcoin lose an extreme amount of value over the past few months, Waterstone Group set out to analyze the 50 most high-profile tech stocks in history to determine how much your share would be worth today if you invested $1000 at their IPO.
For those that regularly invest in the stock market, many are often left wondering what could have been if they invested in the right company at the right time. This new chart helps show a comprehensive look at what could have been if you happened to invest in the right company at the right time. Many of the most profitable stocks come from the tech industry.
Companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, GE, eBay, Starbucks, Netflix, among many other are included in the detailed analysis. All the great stories are collected here in the infographic seen below. And you’ll be amazed to see there is an asset not listed that beats them all.
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Interestingly enough the two highest performing stocks with a post-2000 IPO are Chinese internet behemoth Tencent and Netflix. People rant and rave about missing out a chance to buy shares of Google at IPO, but the truth of the matter is you would have made more money had you invested in Netflix. Amazon is another big one to note from the analysis. You would have made over one hundred times your initial investment if you invested $1,000 when the stock became available to the public way back in 1997.
Not all companies have are smart investments despite the hype surrounding them. There are many examples on this list that would have turned out to be an extremely poor investment because of how volatile the stock market can be. The stock market is a high-risk/high-reward game. Two months ago everyone and their sister was fighting to get a piece of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Today that investment doesn’t look so smart. As always, be careful of hindsight or regret bias and caveat emptor!
Too see the full analysis from Waterstone Group, check out the infographic below.