US equity markets closed in the red on August 15 with the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) down 1.2%. On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, QQQ has risen 15.5% and looks pretty solid. The so-called “FAANG” stocks—Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG)—have delivered strong YTD returns with the exception of Facebook. The FAANG stocks came under pressure yesterday, but it wasn’t really a panic situation.
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