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Big Tech’s new Wall Street problem

Just as Big Tech has begun to seriously worry about Washington, now Wall Street is waking up to possible government threats to the market dominance of the Silicon Valley giants.

While the “biggest companies don’t face an immediate threat of being broken up … just the possibility creates a risk factor in the stocks,”

Barron’s

reports in its new

cover story

:

“More than antitrust

issues are in play. The huge amounts of personal data that Google, Facebook, and Amazon are amassing is just as troubling to some.”

Why it matters:

“Taken together, these challenges

threaten the stock valuations

of the group. To get an idea of the worst-case scenario, take a look at two of tech’s dominant players from previous eras: IBM [1969] and Microsoft [1998]. Read more here…

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