The NYSE FANG+TM Index will offer exposure to "a select group of highly-traded growth stocks of next generation technology and tech-enabled companies," Intercontinental Exchange said in a statement.
FANG is the acronym coined by TheStreet's own Jim Cramer that refers to stock market darlings Facebook Inc. (FB - Get Report) , Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN - Get Report) , Netflix Inc. (NFLX - Get Report) and Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL - Get Report) Google. The index will also include Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA - Get Report) , Baidu Inc. (BIDU - Get Report) , Nvidia Corp. (NVDA - Get Report) , Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) and Twitter (TWTR - Get Report) .
"Given their size, performance and innovation, the FANG stocks are among the most widely traded stocks and we're pleased to offer a capital efficient means of accessing and hedging these growth stocks in a cost-effective way," ICE Futures U.S. president Trabue Bland said.
The combination of the index's stocks has returned 28.44% annually since September of 2014. Their performance outpaces the Nasdaq-100's 14.89% gains and the S&P 500 Index's 16.8% gains during the same period.
The index will sell its first quarterly futures contract through ICE Futures U.S. on Nov. 8, subject to regulatory review. The NYSE FANG+TM started tracking constituent values Tuesday, Sept. 26 under the NYSE Global Index Feed ticker NYFANG.
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