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ETF fund manager GraniteShares is transforming high conviction investing with the ground-breaking launch of the world’s first FAANG, GAFAM and FATANG ETPs.

What is GAFAM anyway?

FAANG, GAFAM and FATANG are acronyms that refer to the most popular and best performing U.S. tech companies. The term FAANG was originally coined by Jim Cramer, the television host of CNBC’s Mad Money, in 2013, who praised these companies for being “totally dominant in their markets”.

  • FAANG: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google
  • GAFAM: Google, Apple, Facebook Amazon and Microsoft
  • FATANG: Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, Apple, Netflix and Google

In addition to being some of the most recognised companies in the world, they are also some of the largest, representing approximately $8 trillion in size or approximately 26% of the US stock market by capitalisation. All three indices have outperformed the U.S. stock market over last one, three and five year periods*.

GraniteShares’ new product suite, which goes live on the London Stock Exchange today, offers long, short and 3X leveraged ETFs on FAANG, GAFAM and FATANG indices and can be traded in a single ticker symbol via ordinary brokerage accounts. This means investors can take short positions as well as going long, and using more limited amounts of leverage than, say, a traditional CFD trading approach.

The constituency of the ETPs means traders can position their trades according to which tech giants they like, or don’t like. Still feeling positive – or very negative –  about Netflix? Then GAFAM makes sense.

ETPs offer a pure way to gain exposure to top tech companies in the U.S. market. Indices are equally weighted and rebalanced quarterly.

Will Rhind, Founder and CEO at GraniteShares said: “We are delighted to launch another first to market ETP suite and give investors pure index exposure to FAANG stocks for the first time. This ETP family is an opportunity for investors to express their convictions by investing in the index of their choice on an unleveraged or leveraged basis.”

Award-winning range of LSE-listed ETPs

GraniteShares already offers a range of award winning leveraged single stock ETPs listed on the London Stock Exchange. They cover a selection of FTSE 100 companies and popular U.S tech stocks.

GraniteShares is an entrepreneurial ETP provider focused on providing investors with innovative, cutting edge investment solutions. It is based on the belief that the future of investing lies at the nexus of alternative thinking, low fees and disruptive product structures — this sits at the core of the firm’s high conviction philosophy.

Backed by Bain Capital Ventures, GraniteShares launched its first product in 2017 and it is now among the fastest growing ETP issuers with over $1.5 billion in assets under management* spanning a full array of investment strategies.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse has spent 25 years in journalism and marketing, including as a wealth management editor for the Financial Times group, covering capital markets and international private banking, and as an investment banking correspondent for Euromoney in Hong Kong. He was the founder editor of The Hedge Fund Journal.

Stuart has worked at CMC Markets, supporting the re-launch of its global financial spread betting and CFD trading platforms. He is also the author of two books on trading, published by Financial Times Pearson. Based in The Armchair Trader’s London office, Stuart continues to advise fund managers, private banks, family offices and other financial institutions.

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