Dividend Update: How uncertainty has led to an unprecedented opportunity for investors
Most investors have heard of America’s famed “FAANG” stocks – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Replace Netflix with Microsoft and we have by far the five biggest stocks in the S&P 500. In fact, they make up over 20% of that index – well above the 18% that the then-five-biggest stocks accounted for at the peak of the dot-com bubble back in 2000.
But what’s less well known is that Europe has its own version of the FAANG stocks – what Goldman Sachs has labelled the GRANOLAS, and are the 11 biggest stocks in Europe. They’re made up of Glaxosmithkline, Roche, ASML, Nestlé, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, L’Oréal, LVMH, AstraZeneca, SAP and Sanofi.