SNAFU: Situation Normal, All-FANGed UpGuest Post
SNAFU: Situation Normal, All-FANGed Up: By Cliff Asness, AQR Capital
One common story making the rounds about stock market performance in 2015 is that it was very “narrow.” In particular that it was driven by the “FANG” stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google). This is sometimes mentioned simply as an interesting observation. But other times in exasperation. As in, “How can active management work in such a ‘narrow’ environment?” As in, “Sure, the capitalization weighted indices were flattish but . . .
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