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Zacks Advantage Blog
Welcome to our blog, your resource for information on investing trends, financial planning, market and economic developments, and other news of interest to Zacks Advantage investors.

The Short and Longer-Term Outlooks For Tech Stocks

November 11th, 2022 A Mixed Near-Term Outlook for Tech Stocks The broad US and global stock markets have been under pressure in 2022, but technology stocks specifically have fared even worse. Year-to-date through September 30th, the S&P 500 has fallen -23.9%, which seems steep until you consider Technology’s -31.4% decline and Communication Services’ (which includes many key technology
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How Does the Current Tech Selloff Compare to the Dot-Com Bubble?

June 30th, 2022 Is the Technology-Led Selloff Another Bubble Bursting? Pronounced market volatility during the week of June 13 caused broad U.S. stocks (S&P 500) to post their biggest weekly decline in two years. For the June declines and 2022 as a whole, technology stocks have led on the way down. In April, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index
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Is Volatility and Uncertainty Good for Crypto?

April 1st, 2022 Is Global Uncertainty Good for Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency proponents have long insisted that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would see their value increase when volatility and uncertainty shook the world. The narrative suggested that when inflation spun out of control, when war broke out, when volatility in the stock market soared, etc., it would be digital assets
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Why Tech Stocks Are Getting Hammered

March 18th, 2022 Why are Tech Stocks Getting Hit So Hard? As the Russian invasion and spiraling oil prices continue to roil markets, one category of stocks in particular has taken an outsized beating – technology. With the selling pressure in the first week of March, the tech-heavy Nasdaq officially slid into bear market territory, declining more than
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What you should (and shouldn’t) do in this volatile market

February 15th, 2022 Equity Markets are Volatile – What Investors Should and Shouldn’t Do The stock market has been edgy in 2022. The year opened with the S&P 500 reaching an all-time high on January 3. But by the opening of trading on January 24, the index was down -12% from the peak – a steep and sudden
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4 Tech Trends to Watch in 2022

January 4th, 2022 4 Technology Trends to Watch in the New Year (And Beyond) 2020 was a banner year for many technology companies – the S&P 500 technology sector soared +43.9%, not in spite of, but because of the pandemic. As uncertainty draped over the U.S. economy and as large segments of the population leveraged technology to work
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Big Tech companies are the new conglomerates

December 17th, 2021 How Technology Companies are Becoming the New Mega-Conglomerates For decades, companies like Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Dupont were widely known in the U.S. as expansive, do-it-all conglomerates. The goal was not to make one product or provide one service. The goal was to deploy savvy management and leadership teams across multiple industries, establishing
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Has the Tech Boom Peaked?

September 17th, 2021 Is the Tech Boom Finally Peaking? Technology companies have enjoyed a remarkable run of growth and stock price appreciation in recent years. When the pandemic shut down the global economy and led to a sharp two-month recession, technology companies were hardly fazed. Many leading technology companies even saw an uptick in growth during the early
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