Tech stocks have been one of the worst-performing sectors of the market, losing over 20% of their value so far this year. After a 30-year bull run that saw the Nasdaq 100 index gain nearly 4,000%, the tech-heavy benchmark has turned south and is officially in bear market territory. While that's made investors leery of dipping their toes into the sector, particularly when energy stocks have gained over 50% in 2022, now just might be a great time to invest in tech stocks.
Many high-quality dividend stocks have seen their share prices tumble in recent months, making them look even more attractive to income-focused investors. Three dividend payers that stand out as enticing buys right now are real estate investment trusts (REITs) Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), Stag Industrial (NYSE: STAG), and STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR).
Since these are the two businesses Amazon dominates, it sold off hard. The hints of last week's retail destruction were actually forecast by Amazon back in its April first-quarter earnings report. Operating income actually declined from $8.7 billion a year ago to just $3.7 billion.