Momentum Investing – The “Hot Potato”- Is It?

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst A $1 invested in Netflix in 2012 will be worth $28 now implying an annualized performance of 70%. Though not as impressive as Netflix, other FAANG stocks like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google have provided returns that beat the broader S&P 500. What has gone up in the past will go up in the future and vice-versa. In simple form, this is what momentum is all about. However, a true technical definition found in a research paper authored by the famous Clifford Assness and his colleagues defines it as “the phenomenon that securities which have performed well relative to peers (winners) on average continue to outperform, and securities

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