The Soaring Value of Intangible Assets in the S&P 500
When it comes to the S&P 500’s market value, abstract is in.
Intangible assets currently account for 90% of the index’s total assets. Not only is this a historical high—it’s a nod to just how prevalent technology has become in our lives.
Intangible assets are holdings that don’t carry any physical or financial embodiment. This includes R&D, intellectual property, and computerized information such as data and software. While they’re often difficult to value due to certain accounting practices, today, intangibles are worth over $21 trillion.
First published: November 12, 2020 (link)
Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf
Data source: Ocean Tomo Intangible Asset Market Value Study
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