Therese Poletti’s Tech Tales: Can Facebook, Apple and Google keep powering tech’s growth?

Technology stocks have driven gains on Wall Street the past few years, but volatility in the first quarter could be a sign of serious doubts forming about the future of some of tech’s biggest names. As those companies report first-quarter earnings in a flood of results during the next two weeks, it will be a major test of whether these companies will continue to post huge growth, and fuel further overall gains, or settle into a more mild adulthood.

The tech sector in general has been attractive because it offers some high-growth stocks that come with risk, as well as legacy blue chippers that provide stability but little upside.

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