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Amazon, Facebook pummeled as tech
stocks record worst day in 7 years

Fox Business, by Matthew Rocco

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/10/2018 8:23:06 PM

Major technology companies saw their shares fall sharply Wednesday, leading a broad market selloff that dragged the Dow more than 800 points lower. The S&P 500 Information Technology sector was down 4.77 percent, marking its worst day in seven years. It was also the worst performer among all 11 S&P sectors. Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.08 percent, its steepest loss since June 24, 2016. Amazon lost nearly 6.2 percent of its value in the selloff. The stock has now entered correction territory – defined as a 10 percent drop from their 52-week high. The e-commerce giant is down

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: couchguy, 10/10/2018 8:49:56 PM     (No. 11792539)

Soy boys picked a fight with the Big Dog. I think the investors will give them some "fighting room".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/10/2018 9:15:24 PM     (No. 11792559)

To be honest, I blame the volatility of the markets on Democrats, the Kneepad Media and deep state. Imagine the market explosion if the Mueller witch hunt was shut down. The media reported facts and not the DNC fax sheet, and their was staility in our goobernment without democrats insiting violence are every opportunity. Markets hate uncertainty and democrats are doing all they can to make uncertainty the central component of their political philosopy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: volksford, 10/10/2018 9:53:37 PM     (No. 11792581)

Is the FED going to give us a crash just before mid terms? I wouldn´t doubt it one bit. They damn sure treated Obama with kid gloves.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 10/10/2018 10:37:25 PM     (No. 11792620)

That $15 minimum wage was supposed to cause rainbows all over the place and we were supposed to see Unicorns flying. Sorry about your luck, Bezos.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/11/2018 3:38:48 AM     (No. 11792733)

Every time libtards open their mouths and spew venom (the Butcher comes to mind), the stock market tanks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/11/2018 4:23:36 AM     (No. 11792742)

I think this is a correction, not a crash.

Many tech stocks are at enormous p/e ratios. And they also are stocks that are difficult to analyze by traditional methods.

Blundering into war or aneconomic panic is probably the only thing that can save the Democrats in next months election.

Otherwise I expect the shift toward the GOP will continue.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/11/2018 7:31:08 AM     (No. 11792800)

After a 13% correction Amazon still has P/E of 140. Compare that to Ford P/E of about 6. I try to avoid stocks with P/E > 20. Yeah, Amazon is a growing business, but you’re betting on everything being perfact for a long time when you buy a stock at P/E of 170.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 10/11/2018 7:56:59 AM     (No. 11792826)

I love buying on the dips.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 10/11/2018 12:56:11 PM     (No. 11793234)

#7 nails it. A number of these stocks are truly insane on any reasonable yardstick, purely growing on hype. When P/E ratio is over 100, the stock is a bubble and can pop at any time when the mob decides it is time to sell.

Prudent investors do not have a significant portion of their portfolio in stocks like this. No one should put more into these houses of cards than one can afford to lose.

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