Best FANG Stocks for Tech Investors to Buy Now

We rank the shares of Facebook,, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet.

In February, when jittery markets sent the shares of the so-called FANG stocks plunging, Kiplinger recommended snapping up shares of all four: Facebook,, Netflix and Alphabet (formerly known as Google). The fabulous four had trounced the market in 2015, and all four seemed full of promise as the new year got under way, and the early pullback gave investors a chance to buy in at relatively depressed prices.

All four have delivered double-digit percentage gains since then. And although their near-term prospects have dimmed as a result of the run-up in their share prices, they’ve got plenty of long-term bite. “There is less opportunity for the FANG stocks, but we still like all four,” says Mark Mahaney, a technology analyst with RBC Capital Markets.

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Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.