Tech Stocks After a very strong 2017 for tech stocks they are now in a downturn. President Trump has attacked Amazon’s business practices. Facebook has declined amid backlash from revealing a misuse of user data. Tesla is dealing with a self driving car that killed a person. Tech stocks showed positive growth in 2017 Facebook gained 53%, Apple gained 46%, and Alphabet gained 33%. This year the stocks have slipped respectably 12%,1.4%,and 4.3%. The Nasdaq, which is comprised of many tech stocks, has followed suit. The Nasdaq has dropped 9.9%. This number is approaching a market correction for the index. 10% is defined as a correction.
Facebook is under scrutiny from other CEOs in the tech industry. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, spoke out against Mark Zuckerberg. Mr. Zuckerberg is the CEO and founder of Facebook. Time Cook is angry with the way Facebook has mishandled user data. Cook’s comments and the stories of Facebook mishandling user data has led to a lack of investor confidence in the company. It has fallen sharply since March. The company fell another 3.07% as of 2:49pm Monday.
Amazon has followed Apple and Aplhabet with gains in 2017, and a loss in 2018. Amazon is down after gaining 56% in 2017. President Trump has lashed out Amazon’s business practice. President Trump has stated that each package Amazon delivers it costs the post office 1.50. Investors, worried about regulation and taxation, have sold of the stock in Amazon. Amazon is down 85.06 (5.88%) as of 3:08pm Monday.
The Dow Jones is down 472( -2.68%) to 2,627. The S&P 500 is down 62(-2.8%). The Nasdaq is down 2569.1(-2.68%) and is nearing a correction level. The nasdaq is tech loaded with tech stocks, and is following with the companies listed. Tech stocks are in a slump because of the investor concerns surrounding the companies.