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10 largest companies by market cap in 1980 vs Now
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:45:24 pm »

1980:

1. IBM
2. AT&T
3. Exxon
4. Standard Oil of Indiana
5. Schlumberger
6. Shell Oil
7. Mobil
8. Standard Oil of California
9. Atlantic Richfield
10. GE

Above is 70% energy-related companies

NOW:

1. Apple
2. Alphabet
3. Microsoft
4. Amazon
5. Berkshire Hathaway
6. Facebook
7. Exxon Mobil (merged in 1998)
8. J & J
9. JP Morgan Chase
10. Wells Fargo

Above is 50% Tech companies. Only 1 is energy related.

Source: Fortune 500

Since 1996, the total number of listed stocks in the US has been cut in half.

The 10 biggest stocks currently make up over 20% of the S&P's market cap, roughly the same as in 1980. S&P 500 index is market cap weighted index.

Energy-related stocks are 6% of the S&P 500's market cap...lowest in 15 years. I like the prospects of energy-related companies for the next 5 to 10 years.
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Re: 10 largest companies by market cap in 1980 vs Now
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 02:53:59 pm »

Well for anyone who's nervous about the supposed (debatable or not) general overvaluation of the markets, most certainly THAT reasoning can't be used when examining the energy sector. Problem is will most folks have the true patience that it will take to let things turn around and improve? Many claim they will; however, often a far different story when they actually don't get any short term movement (or even a down turn).

One golden market rule: "It's time IN the market, not TIMING the market" that over the long produces your best results.
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Re: 10 largest companies by market cap in 1980 vs Now
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 07:23:06 pm »

1980:

1. IBM
2. AT&T
3. Exxon
4. Standard Oil of Indiana
5. Schlumberger
6. Shell Oil
7. Mobil
8. Standard Oil of California
9. Atlantic Richfield
10. GE

Above is 70% energy-related companies

NOW:

1. Apple
2. Alphabet
3. Microsoft
4. Amazon
5. Berkshire Hathaway
6. Facebook
7. Exxon Mobil (merged in 1998)
8. J & J
9. JP Morgan Chase
10. Wells Fargo

Above is 50% Tech companies. Only 1 is energy related.

Source: Fortune 500

Since 1996, the total number of listed stocks in the US has been cut in half.

The 10 biggest stocks currently make up over 20% of the S&P's market cap, roughly the same as in 1980. S&P 500 index is market cap weighted index.

Energy-related stocks are 6% of the S&P 500's market cap...lowest in 15 years. I like the prospects of energy-related companies for the next 5 to 10 years.
Energy--yes.

Fossil fuels--no.
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