high-technology stock

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High-Technology Stock

A stock in a company that sells products involving sophisticated technology. Commonly, high-technology companies deal in electronics, computers, and scientific research. Investing in high-technology stocks is high risk because the market is stiffly competitive, but it may yield a high return, particularly if a technology becomes very popular. This was the case in the 1990s when the Internet became a part of daily life. Many high-technology stocks trade on NASDAQ. See also: Dot-com bubble.
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high-technology stock

The stock of a company that is involved in sophisticated technology, such as electronics, computer software, robotics, or life sciences companies. High-technology stock often offers large potential gains but tends to be quite risky because of intense competition and uncertain success.
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Among other gaining high-tech stocks, Largan Precision Co., a supplier of smartphone camera lenses to Apple Inc.
It then eased slightly to 14,208.68, a gain of 0.57%, while the broad S&P 500 index was up by 0.79% and the Nasdaq Composite of high-tech stocks had gained 0.75%.
High-tech stocks were mixed amid the yen's continued strength.
Asian share markets rose broadly on Monday, with high-tech stocks following gains in U.S.
Incidentally, Nakamura is now a Professor of Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara, I presume using his payment to invest in high-tech stocks here and abroad.
The Nikkei rose 2.6 per cent on Friday as news that President Bush will outline reforms to help homeowners with subprime mortgages sparked broad-based buying, and Dell's earnings lifted high-tech stocks.
One result was the now-notorious "dot-com" bubble, which drove high-tech stocks into the stratosphere before the bubble exploded in 2000.
Experts vary, but most agree that the use of the money for a specific goal should be at least five years away if you are investing in stocks or other equities, and many say 10 years for money invested in more-aggressive equities such as high-tech stocks. Once you know you are going to need the money within less than five years, it is time to move that money out of equities and into less-risky assets.
This concern can always be raised about any firm--even "old-economy" businesses like automobile manufacturers--but the enthusiasm for high-tech stocks seems especially disproportional and hard to fathom.
Even so, the market sometimes does deviate from fundamental values; in view of the behavior of Internet and high-tech stocks over the past several years, it would be hard to argue otherwise.
"Although retail investors are nervous and shying away from investing in high-tech stocks, institutional investors don't want to be left out when the tech stocks start accumulation," Ketchen adds.
The Nasdaq market, where many high-tech stocks are sold, was particularly hard hit, losing 39 percent of its value.

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