San Francisco, August 7 2018 – StratiFi Technologies’ announced that Steven M. Sears, the company’s chief market strategist, recently appeared on the TD Ameritrade Network to discuss technology sector trading patterns ahead of key earnings reports.
Mr. Sears discussed trends in the social-media stocks, including Facebook (ticker: FB) and Twitter (TWTR), ahead of Snap’s (SNAP) earnings report that will be released after the close.
Snap’s short interest rate is so high, and the stock price is so relatively low, that Sears opined that the equity could surge if earnings are reasonably good. However, he noted that the fallout from a bad earnings report would likely be muted within the broader technology sector because so many investors treat smaller social-media stocks as playthings. Because stocks like Snap can be bought for a relatively small amount of money, investors can make a nice profit if the stock rallies. Should the stock tank on news, these investors often do not care because of how little money was spent on the stock.
When asked if he thought the technology sector would continue to rally higher, Sears said he thought it would mostly grind higher as investors digested news for specific stocks. At the same time, however, Sears noted that some investors were starting to rotate out of high-flying technology stocks into the financial sector where valuations are a bit less robust, and there is a clearer investment theme. As interest rates increase, banks tend to make more money.
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