Blame Cloud Stocks for the Next Market Crash

The five companies dominating the cloud now sell for over 30 times earnings and over six times revenue..

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Although thoughts of a market crash always loom in the back of most investors’ minds, there were still plenty of opportunities to make a fortune this year. Instead of picking a variety of stocks, you could have grown rich this year on just five.

The companies I call Cloud Czars — Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) — are worth a collective $6 trillion as trade opens June 25.

A year ago, this was about $4.2 trillion. That’s $1.8 trillion of value created in one year by five companies. The five were over half the value of the Nasdaq, as of March. It’s almost one-quarter of the New York Stock Exchange’s market cap, and more than any other national market.

Now consider that the oldest of these companies is 45. The youngest, Facebook, is a teenager, founded in 2004.

How is it possible that the whole stock market became dependent on these five young companies?

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