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Investors in the technology sector aren’t biting so hard on the so-called FAANG stocks — Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet (Google). Trouble is, these giants are among the few stocks moving the U.S. market right now, so if investors’ appetite for them wanes, it could adversely impact the broader market.

Dig deeper into these stories, then read our reports on emerging-markets funds that are capitalizing on the growth of developing countries. And don’t miss pointed articles covering socially responsible investing, women in corporate leadership roles, Donald Trump’s ability to move stock prices, along with other highlights of the week’s best money and investing features.

— Jonathan Burton

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The average investor has turned against Facebook and other FAANG stocks

Money flows in FAANG stocks have turned negative from extremely positive.
The average investor has turned against Facebook and other FAANG stocks

These 4 tech giants should make you think twice about this stock market

Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon.com, and Microsoft dominate the S&P 500 — and that’s a problem, writes Mark Hulbert.
These 4 tech giants should make you think twice about this stock market

This emerging-market ETF continues to blow away the competition

The index tracked by Vanguard’s huge EM index funds has changed to include Alibaba and Baidu, but EMQQ keeps outperforming.
This emerging-market ETF continues to blow away the competition

These emerging-market fund managers focus on the growth of consumer spending

Tom Masi and Nuno Fernandes of Trilogy Global Advisors scored a 42% gain last year.
These emerging-market fund managers focus on the growth of consumer spending

Global fund’s manager scores big gains with stock picks that may surprise you

Half of the Icon Natural Resources Fund’s top 10 holdings are up by double digits this year.
Global fund’s manager scores big gains with stock picks that may surprise you

Gold’s glitter depends on investors making this big sentiment shift

Gold market-timers need to be much more bearish to trigger a buy signal, writes Mark Hulbert.
Gold’s glitter depends on investors making this big sentiment shift

Dominance of growth over value is a trade that’s nowhere near over, Goldman says

One of the market’s longest and most pronounced trends is showing no signs of slowing, let alone stopping or reversing.
Dominance of growth over value is a trade that’s nowhere near over, Goldman says

How financial advisers can give investors socially conscious portfolios that work

Wealth managers would do well to embrace SRI funds and ETFs for clients, writes Greg Vigrass.
How financial advisers can give investors a socially conscious portfolio that works

Why you should think of investment managers as personal trainers

Both instill confidence and discipline. The difference is that we overpay the investment manager.
Why you should think of investment managers as personal trainers

Why companies and stock investors should want more women in leadership roles

Gender diversity in top jobs boosts corporate profitability, writes Natalie Wolfsen.
Why companies and stock investors should want more women in leadership roles

How Donald Trump is re-emerging as a risk for the stock market

What the “good” Trump giveth, the “bad” Trump may taketh away, writes Howard Gold.
How Donald Trump is re-emerging as a risk for the stock market

Banks finally starting to increase savings rates as Fed tightens

It’s taken awhile, and the returns are barely visible, but for the first time in this interest-rate cycle, savings rates appear to be creeping upward.
Banks finally starting to increase savings rates as Fed tightens

Should antitrust laws be enforced against the tech giants’ monopolies?

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple dominate their respective markets, and a growing number of critics argue they should be broken up or regulated as monopolies. Here’s what you need to know.
Should antitrust laws be enforced against the tech giants’ monopolies?



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