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Amazon will pass Apple to be first $1 trillion company, investors say

Key Points
  • Large institutional investors believe Amazon will be the first company to be worth one trillion dollars, according to a Delivering Alpha conference survey.
  • The attendees also say President Donald Trump's trade policy is the biggest risk to the U.S. economy over the next 12 months.
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Amazon will be the first company to be worth one trillion dollars, according to a poll of institutional investors.

CNBC and Institutional Investor hosted the 8th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference in New York last week and asked the attendees several questions on their future market views.

Which of these companies will be the first to reach $1 trillion in market cap?

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Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said Amazon will reach the trillion-dollar value milestone first, followed by Apple and Alphabet. Currently Amazon has a market cap of $888 billion versus Apple’s $949 billion and Alphabet’s $870 billion as of Tuesday’s close, according to FactSet. Nearly 100 investors were polled at the conference.

The investors may be betting that Amazon’s stunning stock momentum this year will continue as its shares are up 56 percent through Tuesday compared with Apple’s 14 percent gain and Alphabet’s 19 percent return.

In another survey question, the attendees said President Donald Trump’s trade policy is the biggest risk to the U.S. economy over the next 12 months.

What is the biggest risk to the U.S. economy over the next 12 months?

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Here are the results from the five other questions in the Delivering Alpha survey:

Which of these investments will generate the most alpha over the next 12 months?

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What strategy will deliver the most alpha in today’s market?

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What is the most likely outcome of November’s midterm elections?

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Which is closer to your view of the Trump administration’s trade policy?

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What will be the most likely cause of the next financial crisis?

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