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Ken Fisher Looks Ahead at What’s Next for Tech Stocks

In this video, Fisher Investments’ founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher answers a question he’s received a lot this year: What happened to Tech stocks this past winter? Ken says it’s really common for subcategories of stocks to have short periods of underperformance amid a longer-term trend of overall leadership—and that’s what he believes happened with Tech stocks’ short burst of underperformance this past winter



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Ken Fisher: And commonly people ask what about what happened with tech stocks in the winter?

They didn't do well, and should we get out and maybe get into value stocks or something else?

And I just want to point out just simply that it's really common in capital markets, particularly in the stock market, for subcategories to have periods where they're out of

phase, where in the longer term they're in phase, or the reverse where they're in phase, where in the longer term they're out of phase.

Ken Fisher: And in that, I want you to see that that winter dilemma for the tech stocks, which kind of ran through from middle of November into early March, built into a head of steam. Where the lesson, the real lesson, the valuable lesson is don't let yourself get head faked by these shakeout moves that are effectively head fakes before it reverses.

Because since the beginning of March now some good period of time later, tech stocks have

been very strong and doing very well.

Ken Fisher: And so, you should never let yourself take one of these little periods of a few months where something's strong or something's weak and lead you to think boy oh boy, I can extrapolate that into the future because what was gone on before is over, dead and done and we got to move on.

Ken Fisher: The fact is, every category inside long Moves has sub moves that go on for a little while,

counter to the main move, whether the main moves up or the main moves down. And this kind of thing is just normal. You shouldn't read much into it. You should look to longer term direction and longer-term fundamentals and sentiment issues to determine where things

are going, not these short-term moves.


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