Apple closed Monday with its worst five-day losing streak in more than three years, falling 8.8 percent over that period. The stock also ended down 9.9 percent from its record intraday high of $644 on April 10.
Although the stock has recovered some of its losses Tuesday, where can investors turn if they want to protect themselves from a continued Apple downturn?
Equal-weight exchange-traded funds give the same weight to each holding in the index, rather than assigning weightings based on other fundamentals such as market cap , stock price and revenue.
Apple’s surge over the past months has been a blessing for indexes such as the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 Tech sector — the tech giant has had a large impact on those indexes due to its strong price performance and disproportionate weighting.
In fact, Apple makes up nearly 18 percent of the Nasdaq 100 and almost 22 percent of the S&P 500 Tech sector. That’s advantageous to the indexes when Apple’s stock goes up, but it can be a curse when Apple sees long-term weakness.
So if Apple’s drop in the past week is indeed the start of more struggles ahead, equal-weight investment products can be an option for investors to help mitigate the impact of any potential significant decline in the stock.Page 1 of 2 | Next Page