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Reproduced from The Felder Report; Chart: Axios Visuals

The FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet's Google) have performed well so far this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but their returns have been dwarfed by the BANG stocks (Barrick, Agnico Eagle, Newmont and Goldcorp).

What it means: Investors have holed up in tech companies believing they are strongly positioned to weather the storm, but gold miners have driven significantly more value over the past two years. Since early May 2018, BANG has nearly tripled the gain of FANG, Jesse Felder of the Felder Report notes.

  • "Part of this dramatic outperformance is due to rising gold prices which have boosted revenue growth for the BANG stocks."
  • "Combine this with the fact that these stocks were trading at significant discounts to their historical valuations and you have a recipe for an explosion higher in prices."

Go deeper: Coronavirus-driven bad news hasn't stopped the stock market comeback

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Big Tech's power, in 4 numbers

Data: FactSet; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The four Big Tech CEOs who will testify before Congress Wednesday command global empires with power and wealth that make them more like countries than companies.

By the numbers: Here are four very large stats for Facebook, Apple, Google/Alphabet and Amazon that tell the story of their value, scale and influence.

Trump says he plans to launch new social media network in 2022

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Former President Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch a social media network called "Truth Social," and that it would go public via a SPAC.

Why it matters: Most ex-presidents are focused on their legacies, by creating presidential libraries or engaging in philanthropic endeavors. Trump, however, remains consumed by social media.

Beauty giant Coty Cosmetics looking to sell its own branded products

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi. Photo: Axios on HBO

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi tells Axios the beauty giant will “probably” introduce Coty-branded products one day.

Why it matters: Coty produces some of the world’s most popular fragrances, skin care products and color cosmetics on behalf of other well-known brands, but has shied away from producing its own branded products.