Big Tech Firms Lose More than $1 TRILLION in Value in Three Days
Only a few days after the US Federal Reserve announced a rise in interest rates to help combat inflation, the world’s leading tech companies saw their value drop by over $1 trillion over three trading sessions.
The Federal Reserve’s latest policy aided the selling of several equities. Since then, however, the IT sector has suffered more negative impacts. Rather of investing in businesses that will struggle to survive the pandemic, investors are now more interested in safer parts of the market such as General Mills, Campbell Soup, and others.
Apple, the most valuable business in the world, has lost $220 billion since trading ended on Wednesday, the same day the Federal Reserve determined inflation was out of control and raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 US stock index dipped below 4,000 on Monday and has dropped further 7% from Wednesday’s close. During the same time span, the Invesco Nasdaq 100 ETF fell by roughly 10%.
Microsoft is also said to have lost $189 billion in value. While Alphabet, Google’s parent firm, had its market valuation drop by $123 billion. Nvidia, a graphics card manufacturer, suffered a $85 billion loss. Instagram and Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms both saw their stock prices drop by $70 billion.