10 Most/Least Crowded Trades Of Week Ended Oct. 13

Releasing its weekly update on the most and least crowed trades of the week ended Oct. 13, UBS identified AFLAC Incorporated AFL as the most overweight and Apple Inc. AAPL as the most underweight.

A crowded trade refers to an asset class, which attracts unusually large number of market participants. On the contrary, the least crowded draws the least investor attention.

Data on both the most and least crowded are pertinent, as the former helps investors remain cautious on overbought stocks that are ready to burst at the seams. The latter can be used to identify promising underappreciated opportunities.

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According to UBS's Shanle Wu, the list includes stocks that are most overweight and underweight by global active fund managers across different regions and countries, including global, major developed markets such as U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia, global emerging markets, and Asia ex-Japan region and the ten major markets in the region.

The Most Crowded Trades

  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.
  • Microsoft Corporation MSFT.
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH.
  • Visa Inc V.
  • Broadcom Ltd AVGO.
  • Priceline Group Inc PCLN.
  • Alphabet Inc GOOG.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated TXN.
  • Mastercard Inc MA.

The Least Crowded Trades

  • Apple Inc. AAPL.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM.
  • Johnson & Johnson JNJ.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B).
  • Procter & Gamble Co PG.
  • AT&T Inc. T.
  • Toyota Motor Corp 7203.
  • General Electric Company GE.
  • HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) HSBC.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia CBA.
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