More than $280 billion has been wiped from the “magnificent seven” tech stocks following the release of several earnings reports on Oct. 25, triggering fears of a looming tech recession.
The so-called “magnificent seven” refers to the top seven blue-chip tech firms including Apple, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Tesla — who combine to make up a quarter of the value of the S&P 500 index.
Google parent company Alphabet saw its share price fall over 9%, wiping $180 billion from its market cap and was noted as Google’s worst-performing day since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.
The share prices of Amazon, Nvidia, and Meta fell 5.5%, 4.3%, and 4.2% respectively, according to Y Charts.
Apple and Tesla’s fall in share prices were less severe at 1.35% and 1.9%, while Microsoft was the only one of the seven to buck the trend, with its share price rising 3.1% after reporting better-than-expected growth in its Azure business.
“This is the most widespread tech selloff in months which has resulted in a 5-month low for the S&P 500,” Kobeissi said.
“This is what happens when the few stocks that are holding up the entire market break,” the firm said, adding that tech stock investors may be beginning to price-in a recession.
“It seems like buyers are becoming more hesitant as headwinds accumulate,” Kobeissi noted in a follow-up response.
Fears of a “stock market crash” have also been reflected in Google search trends, with the three-word term up 233% over the last week, noted Andrew Lokenauth, a reporter for TheFinanceNewsletter.com.
Google searches for Stock market crash up 233% in past week.
If the stock market crashed 10%, what stocks are you investing in? pic.twitter.com/TQz8tVyL5U
— Andrew Lokenauth | TheFinanceNewsletter.com (@FluentInFinance) October 24, 2023
On the other hand, the cryptocurrency market has been trending upwards amid optimism over possible spot Bitcoin ETF approvals in the United States, with market cap increasing 16.3% to $1.3 trillion over the last week, according to CoinGecko.
However, the crypto market hasn’t proven to be bulletproof in face of tough macroeconomic conditions.
When the United States…