In a recent interview, Jim Rogers drew a parallel between the FANG stocks (Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GGOG)) and the Nifty 50, a group of stocks that kept rallying in the seventies when the general bull market in stocks was about to end. The Nifty 50 included stocks like Coca-Cola (KO), General Electric (GE) and International Bussiness Machines (IBM).
Jim Rogers noted that these high momentum, big cap Nasdaq stocks are currently holding the indexes but that they will eventually crack:
“Everything else stopped going up but those Nifty 50, which would be something like the FANGs today, or maybe in the late ‘90s [during the dot com bubble], some of the other kinds of stocks. So this has happened before in market history. They eventually crack, there’s no question.”