S&P 500 Breaks Record For A Second Week

Published Friday, August 28, 2020, 8:25 PM EST

  The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) stock index closed Friday at a new all-time high for the second week in a row, as the two worlds of the S&P 500 and the real economy grew further apart. FAANGM  -- Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google, and Microsoft -- led the recovery, the rest of the economy was on another planet. According to Craig Israelsen, Ph.D., who teaches portfolio design to financial professionals, the largest 25 stocks in the S&P 500 represented 42% of  the cap-weighting of S&P 500 index, as of August 21, 2020; the smallest 25 companies in the S&P...

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