By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch
Clearly, it's good to be in tech this year. Banks, not so much.
The proof is in this tweet from Roundhill Investments CEO and co-founder Will Hershey, who laid out the biggest market-cap winners and losers in the stock market so far this year.
As you can see, JPMorgan Chase(JPM), Wells Fargo(WFC), Bank of America(BAC)and Exxon Mobil(XOM)are the only companies hit harder than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway(BRKA)this year in the public market.
It doesn't help, of course, that Buffett is invested in the aforementioned banks, though his sizable stake in Apple ( ) has certainly buffered Berkshire somewhat through this difficult stretch.
Still, Berkshire shares are down more than 16% so far this year, while Tesla, at the top, has rallied almost 300%. Here's how Berkshire's share performance stacks up vs. the tech giants:
Buffett's been feeling the heat from critics who have called out the value-investing maestro for dumping his airline positions and missing the rebound while sitting on some $137 billion in cash. He did recently put some of that in cash in play, having closed a $10 billion deal for Dominion Energy's(D)natural-gas assets.
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There are signs to suggest that the trend of tech dominance could be shifting. Last week, the megacap tech names underperformed the old guard, with the Dow beating the Nasdaq Composite by more than 3 percentage points -- the biggest weekly outperformance by the blue chips against the tech-heavy benchmark since June 5, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
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As it stands now, the stock market was mostly stuck in neutral early in Monday's trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial Averagemoving lower as both the S&P 500and tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly positive.
-Shawn Langlois; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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July 20, 2020 14:25 ET (18:25 GMT)
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