Newsletter April 2012 – Investing in Technology

The technology sector has been the object of growing media and investor attention over the last year. Appleā€™s stratospheric rise continued, becoming only the second company to be valued at $600bn and posting record quarterly profits in Q4 of 2011. Although its performance has distorted the S&P 500 Technology Index somewhat, it could soon be joined by another giant, in Facebook. In February the social networking site announced the filing of their long-awaited IPO. Early valuation estimates stretched to $100-120bn, almost four times the level achieved by Google during its IPO, so is social media a smart investment?

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