Innovation Fireworks
When Americans hit the beach and fire up their grills this July 4th there will be much to celebrate. While the U.S. leads the world in many industries, its strong position in technology may be among the most important factors in its future success.

  • U.S. companies represent more than half of the MSCI All Country World Index’s market capitalization. Impressively, U.S. companies comprise over 70% of the index’s technology sector market value.

  • Spending about half a trillion dollars on research and development (R&D), the U.S. leads the world; R&D investments are approximately one third larger in the U.S. than in the European Union.

  • Importantly, U.S. R&D is of the highest quality, with the World Intellectual Property Organization ranking the U.S. as the global leader in innovation quality based on strong universities, wide globalization of local inventions, and heavily cited research publications.1

  • Driving these impressive fundamentals are the passion to innovate and entrepreneurial spirit of risk-taking in the U.S.

1 The Global Innovation Index 2017.

The views expressed are the views of Fred Alger Management, Inc. as of June 2018. These views are subject to change at any time and they do not guarantee the future performance of the markets, any security or any funds managed by Fred Alger Management, Inc. These views are not meant to provide investment advice and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell securities.

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