Wall Street will be buzzing in the week ahead, as earnings from Big Tech, the Federal Reserve’s first meeting of the year, and the monthly jobs report for January set up the busiest week of the new year.
In 2022, investors grappled with the deepest bear market since the global financial crisis in 2008, and the technology sector took the brunt of the pessimism. Cathie Wood's Ark Invest is focused on the technology sector, so it experienced a steep decline in the value of its exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Its flagship Ark Innovation ETF fell a whopping 66% for 2022.
The acronym FAANG coined by CNBC host Jim Cramer consists of five companies: (F) Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), formerly known as Facebook (A) Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) (A) Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) (N) Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) (G) Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), formerly known as Google This group of five large-cap tech companies dominated the market through late 2021, absolutely crushing the S&P 500.