Long-Neglected Tech Ready to Trend Up
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I am not by nature a watcher of big events, a forecaster of future trends or one who thinks about the macro-environment.
However, since I do a fair amount of TV, and these topics are discussed, I've got to have at least some opinion on The Future.Of course, you're probably not interested in my fundamental view, and I can't blame you. But my fundamental view matches up perfectly with my technical view, and in that regard, I'd take a serious look at the tech sector. I say this for a few reasons: One, it's a sector that gets little respect right now. It's all oil, all the time, even though -- as noted recently -- I think that ship has sailed. But ask most "experts" about tech, and they've pretty much written it off as a sorry chapter of the late '90s. Two, while most indices are off a little this year, the Nasdaq has taken a major 8% hit, and it has been oversold for a while. Finally, despite the "death of tech" notices, all that the Nasdaq has really done is work off the big up-move that started in '03. That's normal and a requirement, if we're going to eventually move higher. And higher is where I think we're going.
Today, charts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Bluegreen (BXG), Parker Hannifin (PH), Sycamore Networks (SCMR), Taser International (TASR) and Phazar (ANTP).
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