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NASDAQ (bars) up 15.3% year to date, while Russell 2000 (line) up just 1.9% year to date and that could be a problem

because 40% of NASDAQ 100 QQQ gains come from its top holding  of AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB,
GOOGL (see table below) and since they are having a good year (so far), Money Managers are
sending ALL NEW MONEY into the top QQQ movers, which sends AAPL, FB, MSFT, AMZN and
GOOGL even higher, while the rest of the market lags behind.
Year to date gains for Indexes
Nasdaq Composite +15.3% YTD
S&P 500 +7.9% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +6.7% YTD
Russell 2000 +1.9% YTD
notice the growing divergence between Russell 2000 and the NASDAQ
Top weighted holdings of NASDAQ 100 (QQQ)
Stock Weight Amount
Apple 12.35% $6,164,720,714
Microsoft 8.22% $4,104,883,872
AMAZON.COM 7.21% $3,600,388,693
Facebook 5.37% $2,683,816,500
Alphabet 5.08% $2,537,641,302
Alphabet 4.45% $2,222,880,655
Comcast 2.92% $1,460,235,874
Intel 2.62% $1,308,461,396
Cisco Systems 2.44% $1,220,569,113
Amgen 1.76% $877,084,610
Kraft Heinz CO/THE 1.72% $860,399,339
Broadcom Ltd 1.47% $731,974,710
Celgene 1.41% $701,807,592
Priceline Group INC/THE 1.40% $698,732,986
Starbucks 1.39% $692,924,538
Charter Communications 1.36% $677,069,419
Walgreens Boots Alliance 1.34% $668,813,048
Qualcomm 1.34% $666,703,845
Gilead Sciences 1.30% $649,775,938
Texas Instruments 1.23% $613,185,049

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