Last month I received a marketing letter. Well I receive many marketing letters every month, but one in particular left me agog: it was from the provider of my pension plan. As usual the letter invited me to consider investing with them and to focus on the equity market as a long-term generator of performance: nothing unusual about this spin. What attracted my attention was that they included a list of stocks, probably to tickle my greed as well as to help me in the selection work. The list included the ten most popular overseas shares among their clients over the previous month. They were: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Nvidia, Spotify and Alibaba. Can anyone guess what they do have in common?