The largest constituents in the S&P 500® Index tend to represent a significant portion of its total return profile, while the largest constituents in the NASDAQ-100® Index deliver an even higher percentage of the index’s total return given its smaller basket. Usually, this concentration is a good thing, as big names such as Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon deliver strong returns, but in 2022, not so much. In fact, both Microsoft and Apple were down nearly 30% in 2022, but remained the top two holdings in both the NASDAQ-100® Index and S&P 500® Index, with over 10% and over 5% weight, respectively.
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