In the fourth quarter of 2021, the popularity of Meta Platforms it has increased among global individual investors. Data from the eToro investment platform shows that Meta has moved from 13th place in the third quarter to sixth in the last quarter of 2021. The investors of eToro therefore appreciated the repositioning of the tech giant in the metaverse sector, a world in reality virtual reality that aims to revolutionize the way we shop, work and socialize.
Tech stocks dominate, the only intruder being GameStop stock
Despite fears of rising inflation and interest rates, growth companies remain very popular with investors and dominate the list of the 10 most maintained stocks in eToro’s portfolio.
As can be seen from the table, Tesla remained in pole position as the most owned stock on the eToro platform at the end of the fourth quarter, with Chinese rival Nio remaining in second place. The ranking continues with the technology giants Amazon (3rd place in the fourth quarter) that overtakes Apple, down one position despite the fact that in the last quarter of 2021 it largely outperformed the market reaching new record values. Then followed Alibaba (5th), Microsoft (8th) and Alphabet (9th) all maintained their positions in the top 10.