Technology Stocks: Should You Bail?

As tech meltdowns go, the recent one is tame. Still, we think a couple of tech titans may be worth buying now.

If you’re starting to suspect that intermittent meltdowns are an in­escapable feature of investing in technology stocks, you’re correct. The tech rout that began in August 2018 is just the most recent example. Tech investors want to know what caused the latest tech short-circuit and whether there are any bargains among the ruins. But you should also be asking whether you’ve got the fortitude to invest in such a volatile sector.

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John Waggoner
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John Waggoner has put personal finance and investing into plain English for more than three decades. He was a senior columnist for InvestmentNews and, prior to that, USA TODAY's personal finance columnist for 25 years. He has written for Morningstar, The Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine. Waggoner has also written three books on finance and investing. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in English literature and is working on his Certified Financial Planner designation. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.