The Federal Reserve is expected to begin tapering later this month. The obvious implications for the market and for investors in tech stocks are broadly negative. However, investors wouldn’t know this by looking at the stock market. Valuations have absolutely skyrocketed through the end of the year, as appetite for risk assets remains very high. Regardless…

Although it’s an opinion coming from a biased source, most financial analysts will state without hesitation that the bulk of your portfolio should be geared toward stable U.S.-based companies. I don’t want to dive into an “America First” narrative, but when the smelly stuff hits the fan, your U.S. citizenship is worth its weight in…

Despite ongoing debates about a potential market correction, the S&P 500 continues to set new records. The index has gained more than 22% year-to-date (YTD) and nearly 41% over the past year. The Nasdaq 100 is also up nearly 23% YTD and 43% over the past 12 months. Of course, these sizeable gains wouldn’t be…

Although it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, former presidents deliberately step away from the limelight after their time in office comes to an end. A major contributing factor for this behavior is to allow the next administration to move ahead with its agenda without unnecessary distractions. Well, former President Donald J. Trump has other ideas, which…

Inarguably, the world’s attention remains focused on rising novel coronavirus cases due to the stubbornly persistent Delta variant. In the U.S., new infections are rising while the death toll is mounting. But even if the pandemic were to peter out tomorrow, the devastation that the crisis caused to the technology sector will take time to…

If you’ve been paying attention to used car prices, you might have noticed that the sector has been on a yo-yo since the novel coronavirus upended our lives. During last year’s spring doldrums, many anticipated a recessionary slump hurting the secondhand car market. This year, though, prices have soared — and semiconductor stocks are potential…

Today, semiconductor stocks are among the growth stocks investors have their eyes on. Various key players such as ASML (NASDAQ:ASML), Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) and KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) are trending higher today. These stocks are all trading in high correlation to each other, up approximately 4% at the time of writing. Source: Shutterstock This sector-specific move to the upside…