Why Are Tech Stocks Down Today?

  • Tech stocks are dropping on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report.
  • September saw the CPI increase more than expected.
  • This has traders worried about heavy interest rate increases.
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Tech stocks aren’t doing so hot on Thursday as investors react to the latest data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for September.

The CPI data shows that sequential CPI increased by 0.4% compared to August. For the record, the increase seen from July to August was only a 0.1% increase. Also, the year-over-year increase for September comes in at 8.2%. That follows an 8.3% increase in August.

Breaking that down further, the CPI minus food and energy increased by 6.6% in the last 12 months. Consumers have also seen the price of food jump 11.2% over the last year. During that same period of time, the energy index increased by 19.8%.

Why Does This Matter to Tech Stocks?

Investors are worried that the higher-than-expected increase in the CPI will result in tougher actions from the Federal Reserve. That includes likely interest rate hikes during the organization’s next meeting.

Increasing interest rates aren’t good for growth stocks, which many tech stocks are. That’s why several of these companies, such as Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), are seeing their shares drop today.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how these tech stocks are performing as of Thursday morning:

  • META stock is down 2.2% today.
  • GOOGL shares are falling 1.7% as of this writing.
  • AMZN stock is dropping 4.1% this morning.
  • AAPL shares are sliding 1.6% lower today.

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