Investing Advice: Netflix vs. Google

Posted On September 28, 2018 11:22 am

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It’s been a challenging summer for some of the market’s tech leaders, but it’s not as if one can say that shareholders of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are smarting. Both stocks are trading less than 10% below their all-time highs, and there’s no reason why coming through strong quarterly results next month won’t lift both stocks back to their recent peaks.

What if you only had enough money to buy one of the two dot-com darlings? Netflix and Alphabet don’t have a lot in common. One relies on advertising for 86% of its revenue. The other prides itself on being an ad-free streaming platform. One has proven to be recession-resistant, as Netflix offers a compelling stay-at-home value proposition when economies stumble. Alphabet’s Google needs a thriving marketplace for lead-hungry advertisers to come knocking on its door. Sometimes it seems as if the only thing that Netflix and Google have in common is that they rub elbows at the end of the FANG stocks acronym. Let’s size up the two very different tech giants to see which one is a better fit for your portfolio…

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