Interest Rates Have Very Little To Do With Technology Stocks

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In his Daily Market Notes report to investors, while commenting on technology stocks, Louis Navellier wrote:

Treasury Contracts

After today’s CPI report, Treasury bond yields contracted a bit.  This week’s first-quarter announcements by many financial institutions are expected to shed further light on whether or not an inverted yield curve will squeeze financial stocks’ operating margins.

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Technology Stocks Shake Out

Despite some profit-taking in technology stocks as Treasury yields rise, it is important to remind investors that interest rates have very little, if anything, to do with technology stocks.  Wall Street loves to try to shake investors out of growth stocks before their quarterly earnings announcements.

It will be every stock for itself from the third week of April as earnings come in. I'm ecstatic that our sales and earnings momentum has accelerated because we've had all these commodity plays. I feel very comfortable with all the stocks we recommend that are profiting from the commodity inflation out there, the energy stocks, the fertilizer stocks, the food stocks, and of course, the semiconductor chip companies.

Expect Surprises

Domestic companies and commodity companies are clearly the place to be. I think there are going to be some problems with the multinationals because some of them do a lot of business in Russia, and they're going to have to say how that impacted their business. Others are going to be hurting because of the global economic slowdown.

Put your seatbelt on as earnings season begins. It is likely to keep volatility high with both positive and negative surprises and should present many opportunities for nimble investors.  

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