The best stock picks for 2019 are now on the market, and they may not be as good as they seem.
In the chart below, you’ll see the best picks for each of the major stock sectors over the past year.
The data is provided by FactSet.
All the numbers are in USD.
The data is from the Morningstar Global Technology Index.
For more information, read our primer on the technology index.
The best stocks for 2019The top stocks for the first half of 2019, which included a big uptick in stocks that had been hit by the Great Recession, included Apple, Amazon, Cisco, Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft, Nike, Pfizer, Qualcomm, Samsung, Cisco Systems, Facebook and Google.
These were the stocks that were most highly valued by the public, according to FactSet:Apple: $957,800Amazon: $890,700Cisco: $833,800Netflix: $803,800Facebook: $796,700Microsoft: $726,700Nike: $619,500Pfizer: $518,600Verizon: $482,600Apple also led the sector by a wide margin, and the company’s stock has gained more than 10% over the year.
That’s a strong performance for the stock, which has had a bad year, but its recent gains have come from strong growth in the smartphone market.
(Read more: Apple to sell $8 billion of stock for $2 billion )The best stock for 2019Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the top stock in the tech sector for the year, and it has more than doubled in value in the past four years.
That means Apple’s stock is worth about twice as much as it was when the market started, in 2017.
The company has been in the top five in the sector for almost every year since its inception in 2003.
Amazon (NASdaq: AMZN) has also seen an uptick in value, and that trend is also continuing.
Amazon’s stock, like Apple, is also worth about two times as much now as it would be had the stock not been in decline.
Apple and Amazon are both very valuable companies, and both are in great shape for 2019.
Facebook (NASAC: FB) has been a winner as well, and its stock is up about 20% over recent years.
The top stock for the third quarterThe fourth quarter of 2019 is the latest in the series of stock returns from tech stocks.
The returns have been strong over the last two years, but the third-quarter returns are a different story.
These are stock picks that are very close to being the best returns for any stock over the long term, as they have a large return at the end.
For a better look at what’s going on in the stock market, check out our article on the third and fourth quarter.
Nike (NAS: NKE) has had the best return in the industry in 2019, but it’s also one of the most volatile stocks on the stock chart.
The stock lost nearly half of its value between the first and second quarters of 2019.
(See also: Nike CEO says he’ll keep Nike brand, which is still profitable .)
The best tech stocks for 2020The top tech stocks in 2020 were Facebook (NYSE: FB), Cisco Systems (NAS) and Amazon.
Cisco Systems is one of Facebook’s biggest growth markets, and Facebook’s stock had been the best performing stock in 2019.
Apple was the top performing stock for all of 2019 and 2020, with Apple’s market capitalization (market capitalization is the value of all of a company’s shares) being about twice the size of Cisco Systems’ market capitalisation.
(Amazon’s market cap is less than one-tenth of Cisco’s.)
Amazon also had a strong second half of the year and is currently up about 5% over last year.
The stock that is up the most in 2019The stock chart above is based on FactSet data.
The price at the top is the best-performing stock for that quarter, and we’ve added some color to it to highlight the performance.
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The stock price of Amazon is now about a third as high as it is at the beginning of the cycle, and Amazon has done so over the course of the last five years.
It has also been the top performer in the technology sector in each of those five years, as well.
Apple, Cisco and Amazon were all the best performers in 2019 and the first five years of the 20th century.
The Best stock picks from 2019The following is a list of the top 10 stock picks in 2019:Apple (NYSE) (0.01%)Amazon (0:40%)Cisco Systems (0%): Cisco Systems and Apple have been the three best performing stocks in 2019 in all the metrics we used.
(Cisco was the best performer in 2019.)
Apple was also the best stock in 2020, but Amazon was the winner in that year as well