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Read moreThe holidays are here and the new year brings lots of exciting new technology, so it’s always nice to look back on the past.
The first article in the Holiday 2018 is about the first year of the new tech, the holidays, which are just now getting started.
The technology we look back at today is a lot of what you’d expect to see during the holidays — smartphones, tablets, laptops, the Internet, the web, social media, and more.
The first few weeks of 2018 were a busy one for tech companies.
Sales were up and the year started off strong, with more than 6 million jobs created in the US alone.
The number of companies raising money has been booming, and the stock market has seen a record run.
And yet, the tech industry isn’t entirely healthy.
Apple’s stock is up a whopping 6,500% in the last year, but it’s down more than 10% in 2018.
Sales of the iPhone are down almost 10% for the year, and Amazon has suffered its worst year since 2010.
This year, Google’s stock has been flat and Apple’s has fallen.
The stock market hasn’t just fallen, though.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged more than 20% this year.
If you’re a tech investor, it’s not just bad news.
You could lose a lot more money.
“There is a big risk that 2018 is going to be the worst year for tech investors, if not the worst,” says Jason Chen, chief investment officer at the investment management firm First Boston Partners.
Chen says the stock markets aren’t doing anything to protect the value of stocks.
“People are going to start seeing a lot less value in the stocks,” he says.
That’s because investors are taking the opportunity to cash out in order to take advantage of the strong holiday season, when the markets are up a lot.
The average price of stocks fell a staggering 11% last year.
Carmen Rios, a tech blogger and financial planner at Sotheby’s, says the markets may not be as rosy as they appear, and that investors should keep an eye on the holidays.
“If you can take advantage and invest in stocks in the right times, that’s a very good idea,” she says.
“If you’re not, you’re really out of luck.”
This story is part of Recode Media, a collaboration between Recode and The Associated Press.