Ever wonder what the most widely held stocks are in typical US retirement funds? CNBC looked into widely held funds in 401(k) plans and other mutual funds - and produced interesting results. Three of the top holdings were major tech equities, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. MSFT makes a lot of sense. It's a value stock with a regular stream of dividends. Google and Apple may seem a bit more surprising due to their high share prices. However, it does make some sense. Both stocks have done very well the past few years, and the share prices are typically too high for retail investors to be big shareholders. It's the funds that have been buying large blocks of these tech giants, with top equity funds holding as much as 3%-4% of their portfolio in Apple alone. (VIEW LINK)
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