As Dow Jones Tanks, UPWK Rises


Today the Dow Jones plunged more than 800 points in its worst drop since February.  Tech stocks such as Amazon took the greatest hits.

Enter Email to View Articles


Rising rate fears and a pivot out of technology stocks have made it a rough last few days for most tech stock holders. The Dow dropped four of the last five sessions, losing nearly 900 points.

Shares of Amazon declined 6.2 percent on Wednesday, while Netflix slid 8.4 percent. Facebook and Apple also fell more than 4 percent each. These stocks are top performers for the year and for most of the bull market.  For the overall tech sector in the S&P 500, it was the worst day in seven years.

“People are getting out of the high-flying tech names right now,” said Larry Benedict. “I think people are under-hedged; there could be more pain ahead.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appears on a television on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


While most of the big tech stocks dropped today, Upwork (UPWK) rose.

Upwork listed its IPO last week and sky rocketed 40% in one day.    As an investor in Upwork I firmly believe in the company’s fundamentals, which I went delved into further in this post: Upwork is more valuable than LinkedIn.