If It Wasn't For These 8 Companies The Market Would Be Down In 2015

While FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) has become ubiquitous among the retail investing public still 'trading stocks', now it is time to meet NOSH (Nike, O'Reilly, Starbucks, Home Depot). The reason is simple - without these 8 stocks, the S&P 500 would be down year-to-date... "solid foundation" for the next leg in the bull market? Or teetering inverted pyramid scheme?


Finally, we couldn't help but notice that this list of 8 stocks is basically all the names that Jim Cramer is jamming down retail investors' throats (and thus hedge fund momo chasers) as the only stocks "that work." Such 'weak' hands do not bode well if this whole ponzi scheme turns down once again.

Chart: Goldman Sachs