After a rocky 2011, tech stocks have gotten a nice bounce this year.
The Nasdaq 100 index is up well above the rise in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.
Strong earnings from Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) have drawn attention to tech stocks.
And Apple, Inc (Nasdaq: AAPL) blew past all expectations, making a record $13.06 billion in profits for the quarter.
But while tech stocks may look tempting right now, knowing which tech stocks to avoid will prevent a lot of pain to your portfolio in 2012.