Can US Tech Survive Trade Wars?

Tech giants Apple and Amazon have shrugged off trade war concerns so far on the way to ever-higher valuations, but risks remain

Brian Colello, CPA 4 October, 2018 | 7:22AM
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The Nasdaq index is up more than 15% so far this year, but the US-China trade war adds risk to technology investments. Although companies have not been hit hard by tariffs just yet, we see many tech leaders assessing the current political situation and hoping for a satisfactory outcome.

Apple's (AAPL) popular gadgets, such as the iPhone and Apple Watch, are believed to be exempt from the trade war for now, which we suspect is a relief to the technology supply chain as the vast majority of Apple's devices are assembled in China.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Adobe Inc640.08 USD-0.38Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C2,928.55 USD4.84Rating
Amazon.com Inc3,392.49 USD0.49Rating
Apple Inc148.85 USD-0.31Rating
Cisco Systems Inc56.18 USD0.66Rating
Microsoft Corp323.17 USD4.21Rating
Oracle Corp96.03 USD-0.98Rating
Salesforce.com Inc295.15 USD0.01Rating

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Brian Colello, CPA  is a senior stock analyst with Morningstar.