The Truth Behind The Tech Selloff

There’s no doubt about it: Tech stocks have taken it on the chin lately. In fact, the tech sector (NASDAQ) is down 22% since the beginning of the year. That’s a terrible start to the year, no matter how you slice it.

And inside tech, there’s nowhere to hide. Even the biggest and brightest are getting hammered. See for yourself:



This chart shows the year-to-date performance of the stars of tech, the so-called FAANG stocks. The acronym stands for the five prominent players in tech, including Meta (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Alphabet (GOOG). Included in the chart is also the performance of the NASDAQ. (Apple was originally excluded from the FAANG club but was added in 2017).

The details are gruesome. Since the beginning of the year, Meta is down 39%, Amazon is down 29%, Apple is down 15%, Netflix is down 67%, and Alphabet is down 20%. All told, those are bone-crushingly bad numbers. Continue reading "The Truth Behind The Tech Selloff"

Tech Continues To Power Higher: Amazon Gem

Tech stocks continue to appreciate regardless of any ebb and flow in the COVID-19 backdrop, particularly with the delta variant taking a foothold in many swaths of the world. Conspicuously missing from this impressive bull market in the technology cohort is Amazon (AMZN). Technology underpins the stay-at-home economy and the so-called back to normal economy; this is especially true regarding Amazon. Now more than ever, technology serves an integral part of every slice of the economy as these stocks have remained strong despite the massive rotation into value stocks throughout 2021. Stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and the Invesco QQQ Trust have witnessed massive appreciation thus far in 2021. A potential gem in this cohort lies with Amazon as this stock has not participated at all in the 2021 rally and essentially flat year-to-date. Amazon has been beaten down since reporting its most recent earnings and incorrectly correlated with only the stay-at-home economy plays. Amazon presents value at these reduced levels and looks like a compelling buy for long-term investors.

Pricing Power: The Value Rotation and Roaring Tech

The market has witnessed a massive sea change as the large-scale vaccination efforts in the US are coming to fruition, albeit risks remain with the delta variant. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq have rallied to all-time highs while recovery and value names have recaptured more than lost market capitalization due to the COVID-19 impact. Meanwhile, many technology stocks that powered the market higher in the initial stages of this post-COVID-19 rally stalled out early in 2021 to now rip higher as well. Now, tech participation has been a major driver to propel the markets even higher. Continue reading "Tech Continues To Power Higher: Amazon Gem"

Tech Stocks On a Run; ETFs To Buy 'IF' you Think It Will Continue

Matt Thalman - Contributor - ETFs

The NASDAQ (NASDAQ:COMP) has hit a number of new all-time highs in 2017. This has many analysts and investors wondering if the market and especially technology stocks are getting over-heated.

The Bulls will tell you that we are entering a new time of economic expansion and that technology is leading us forward. They say the higher than normal P/E ratios are due to the massive growth opportunities these companies still have moving forward.

The Bears, which I spoke about a few weeks ago, disagree and believe we are heading toward the next bubble. They say the 'Bulls' growth expectations are already built into tech stocks so much so that these companies are priced to perfection, which we all know is unlikely to happen.

Personally, I sit in-between both camps because I do believe some technology stocks will fail to meet expectations but others are completely changing how commerce is done, and because of their disruptive businesses, they will succeed. Continue reading "Tech Stocks On a Run; ETFs To Buy 'IF' you Think It Will Continue"

Tech Sector Rally Pushing Stocks Higher Today

(RTTNews) - With technology stocks helped to lead the way higher, significant strength has emerged on Wall Street on Wednesday. The major averages have climbed firmly into positive territory, adding to the gains posted in the previous session.

The markets have benefited from considerable strength among tech stocks, which have shown a substantial move to the upside despite disappointing guidance from semiconductor giant Intel (INTC). Continue reading "Tech Sector Rally Pushing Stocks Higher Today"