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Tech Stocks Are the Real Indicator of the Markets

Tech stocks have been hit hard in the last week, and the Nasdaq Composite is down nearly 4% in the month of April. The index took another dive today, down 2.7% by 1 p.m.

Big names in the tech sector have been hit particularly hard. Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is down 4% this month, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has dropped 5% in April, and Tesla Motors Co. (Nasdaq: TSLA) has dipped almost 6% this week.

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Tech Investing

Tech Stocks to Buy Now When the Markets Are Underperforming

Technology stocks have been at the forefront of a global market downturn in the last week, leading many to avoid that industry when looking for stocks to buy.

stocks to buyThe Nasdaq Composite has dropped more than 3% in the last five trading days and more than 6% in the last month. On Friday, the Nasdaq dropped 2.6%, or 110 points, for its second-worst one-day performance of 2014.

But, don't panic - here are tech stocks to buy in a wheezing market...

Tech Investing

Carl Icahn Just Did Your Bank Account a Big, Big Favor

In the Go-Go '80s – back when the hit movie Wall Street told us that "Greed Is Good" – Carl Icahn was known as a "corporate raider"… and was revered for his windfall-producing decisiveness.

Icahn is still around. And he's still active. Only now – in the politically correct 2000s – he's known as an "activist investor" who's gone up against the likes of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY).

And he can make you very, very rich...

Why Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Is Down Today

Why the sudden slip in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock?

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Shares of the social networking leader slipped some 5% intraday Friday to $56.50. That followed a 5.15% drop on Thursday. The recent slump has nearly wiped out all of 2014's gains and leaves shares close to FB's Jan 2 opening price of $54.83.

While FB shares are still up a modest 5% year to date, they sit roughly 20% off the highs hit less than a month ago.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin ATMs Will Push Digital Currency into the Mainstream

One of the main obstacles holding back mass adoption of Bitcoin is that it's not all that easy for the average person to buy it.

Title: bitcoin ATMs - Description: bitcoin ATMsThat is quickly changing, however, with the spread of Bitcoin ATMs. The few hundred Bitcoin ATMs scattered around the world right now will bloom into tens of thousands over the next few years, and eventually hundreds of thousands. (There are about 2.2 million conventional ATMs in the world.)

That kind of accessibility will prove key to the wider adoption of Bitcoin. But the machines also need to be easy to use, a consideration the Bitcoin ATM pioneers already seem to understand.

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Wearable Tech

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Doubles Down on Wearable Tech with Basis Acquisition

With its acquisition of Basis Science Inc., Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) has sent a loud and clear message that it has every intention of being a leader in wearable tech.

Details were not disclosed, but TechCrunch reported that the maker of wearable devices such as the Basis B1 fitness band went to Intel for about $100 million.

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Hot Stocks

Stocks to Buy Now: Smart Technologies (Nasdaq: SMT) Gets an 18% Bump, with More to Come

One of the best stocks to buy now comes from Canada's tech industry – and this week it gave us a preview of its potential.

Shares of the penny stock Smart Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SMT) has jumped more than 30% since last Friday to around $5.00 per share. This one-week run included an 18% increase yesterday (Thursday).

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Tech investing

How Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Will Dominate the Wearable Tech Wars

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has quietly been putting together a strategy that will allow it to gain the upper hand in a wearable tech market that is forecast to explode over the next few years.

Apple is expected to introduce its long-awaited iWatch device before the end of the year, but that's just one small part of what the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has planned.

drive the most people to buy and use wearable tech devices...

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