Daily Stock Pick: March 17th, 2022

Trading was muted this morning as markets reacted to the latest Fed moves.  Yesterday the central bank announced its first quarter-point rate hike since 2018 and substantially raised projections for inflation and rate hikes in 2022.  Investors seemed relieved by the Fed’s aggressive attitude, which shows they are not taking the recent price rise lightly.  The Dow rose 1.55% yesterday, logging its second session in a row of more than 500 point gains.  The S&P 500 added 2.24%, while tech led the way up with a 3.77% jump in the Nasdaq Composite.  

Over the long run, the stock market has a history of rebounding and moving higher.  That’s especially true for the stocks that have significant growth potential.  But along with the potential for supercharged returns from large-cap growth comes the potential for volatility.  Investing in a fund fixed on growth can help diversify your portfolio while reducing your risk.  

Today, we’ll focus on one of the most widely traded funds worldwide.  It’s also quite useful as a buy-and-hold investment in the historically volatile tech sector.  Read on to learn more.   


The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) is one of the most widely traded ETFs worldwide, evident from its high average daily trading volume.  QQQ is often used as a trading vehicle by short-term players but is also helpful as a buy-and-hold investment for those looking to maintain a hand in the historically volatile tech sector.  

Often referred to as “the triple Q’s,” the fund offers exposure to non-financial stocks listed on the NASDAQ.  QQQ has a relatively narrow portfolio (only 100 names) and is much more concentrated in its top names, making it more volatile than many other ETF options with more diverse exposure.  The fund and its underlying index, the NASDAQ 100, are rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually.   

QQQ holds some of the world’s most prominent innovators, including Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Amazon (AMZN).  The fund is well-favored by the Wall Street pros for its strong performance, tax efficiency, and low cost.  It should be noted that the expense ratio for QQQ is one of the lowest in the industry.

The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ)

  • Weighted Average Market Cap  $998.15B
  • Price / Earnings Ratio   32.37
  • Price / Book Ratio  8.43
  • YTD Daily Total Return  -18.60%
  • YTD Return  -20.03%
  • Yield  0.46%
  • Expense Ratio  0.20%
  • Net Assets   215.24B
  • Number of Holdings  103
  • Top Holdings   Apple (APPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN)

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