FAANG - who should be added or removed?

New thunda
May 13 36 Comments

Is the FAANG acronym due for a change?

Amazon on average is not competitive in TC with the others. If Amazon is included, why not Microsoft?

Likewise, there are new kids on the block like Uber. Also Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Pinterest, Lyft, Slack, Zoom. Should any of them be added?

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  • Intel babubhatt
    Ugh stop please
    May 13 8
    • BluVector sparked
      Yea but the acronym has nothing to do with TC
      May 13
    • New thunda
      OP
      It has turned into an acronym to signify top tier tech companies, of which TC is a variable.

      I don’t see a criteria where Amazon/Apple is included but MSFT is not.
      May 13
    • BluVector sparked
      But it hasn’t; the vast majority of the world views it as an investment acronym signifying growth stocks. Go ask everyone outside of tech what FAANG is and they will tell you; go ask them what TC is and they will look at you like you’re crazy.
      May 13
    • New thunda
      OP
      Day traders can have their acronyms, doesn’t mean us Blind users shouldn’t have more accurate acronyms for ourselves!
      May 13
    • Amazon Jd8xye
      Bluvector is right. Fang acronym has nothing to do with TC.
      May 13
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Remove op.
    May 13 0
  • Varian Medical FNhu82
    FAANG was supposed to be a group of well performing stocks popularized by CNBC. Idk what is up with the obsession of working at a FAANG. You can find good groups to work in, a good salary etc. etc. elsewhere. It’s not a contest.
    May 13 4
    • New thunda
      OP
      FANG was initially a group of similar companies with similar new age business models (why Apple wasn’t initially a part of it, it had an old school business model).
      May 13
    • Varian Medical FNhu82
      Maybe you’re right. It was popularized as a group of stocks from what I remember. In what ways is Facebook and Amazons business model similar.
      May 13
    • New thunda
      OP
      Apple has a traditional business model where they just continually make hit products with crazy margins which sell like hot cakes every year. Which is why it was always a hard stock to peg - if the iPhone sucks, the company tanks. Their moat is to just continually make the best products.

      The FANG companies, while they are very different, share some common properties: low margins, high scale, subscription/recurring, network moats. They embodied a new age of technology companies.
      May 13
    • Facebook oldeezer
      Not counting the money set aside to appease the g-men, FB profit margins are generally higher than Apple's.
      May 13
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Shit post.
    May 13 0
  • Zillow Group 80085
    Remove New
    May 13 0
  • Amazon qwertyup
    OP, Jim Cramer coined the term based on stock performance, not business model or TC. If you make some random acronym, NO one will follow. They will just try to make their own variations.

    If Cramer made a new acronym, it would be picked up the same day.
    May 13 2
    • New thunda
      OP
      Jim Cramer coined it for arbitrary reasons, but it caught on in the tech world for other reasons too. Here is Ben Thompson, a top thinkfluencer, weaving FANG companies together after hearing it CNBC:

      https://stratechery.com/2016/the-fang-playbook/
      May 13
    • Amazon qwertyup
      Give it up. You are not Cramer. Take a hint from all the responses above. There are several dozens of post that try to make up the new and improved FANG.

      TC 🤔 TC or GTFO.
      May 13
  • a few proposals

    FA GMAN: Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix
    ANTIFA: Apple, Netflix, Texas Instruments, Facebook, Amazon
    OSU: Oath, Stripe, Uber
    ANUS: Airbnb, Netflix, Uber, Square
    NICE: Netflix, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    LOLI: Lyft, Oath, LinkedIn
    May 14 1
    • Reddit Ppajq7
      Jesus I just laughed way too hard at this.
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft gfba68
    the acronym has nothing to do with TC, prestige, or anything other than recent stock performance circa 5 or 6 years ago
    May 13 0
  • Google topCon
    It's really just FNG on Blind, for TC and prestige.

    Amazon, Microsoft, Apple are tier 2 based on lower TC.
    May 14 2
    • New thunda
      OP
      Agreed. And maybe FUNG for Uber.
      May 14
    • Google topCon
      We'll know soon if Uber can be added. I'd like to see offers going forward.
      May 14
  • New / Other
    arceus2

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    arceus2more
    Yoo chill out I didn't even start working at Amazon yet
    May 13 0
  • Nvidia uint
    FAANGS with Salesforce
    May 13 0
  • Amazon new_ew
    Bakr
    May 13 0
  • Apple / Eng srand()
    Remove Netflix?
    May 13 3
    • New thunda
      OP
      Hell naw!
      May 13
    • Apple / Eng srand()
      Why not? Netflix is not even a tech company according to its edgy CEO.
      May 13
    • Intel / Eng Who.Dis
      It’s really gearing towards a 21st Century Fox or Paramount Pictures type company now. I’m assuming most investment is now made in the actor contracts and film production.
      May 14
  • AppDynamics / Eng software g
    FAANG was for high performing tech stocks. Microsoft might be ok to add now, but other companies you mentioned are either not public or have less history as a public company or have had avg stock performamce.
    May 16 2
    • Facebook gd5wv9
      Microsoft has been pretty high performing since in recent years.
      May 16
    • AppDynamics / Eng software g
      Yes, that's why I said it is ok to add Microsoft.
      May 16

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