Just The Beginning? Tech On The March

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Tech galloped ahead of the market again in 2017. Is this just how markets will work going forward?

Our panel calls out specific trends and drivers, including differing views on how blockchain and bitcoin matter.

There are plenty of ideas for top performers next year that go beyond the usual suspects.

2017 has been an exciting year in the markets. All-time highs seem to fall every week, the market has shaken off three Federal Reserve rate hikes as no big deal, and there is so much bitcoin to talk about that it makes a head spin.

It’s also been an exciting year on the Seeking Alpha Marketplace. Marketplace is our platform for authors to offer investing services that go beyond what they can do in public articles. In 2017, we went from 75 authors on the platform to 155. Those authors have a wide range of expertise and backgrounds. And while 2017 has felt like a year where everything has gone in one direction – up – we wanted to draw on this diverse array of backgrounds.

So, we’re doing a Year End Marketplace Roundtable series. Over the next 2 weeks or so, we will be featuring expert panels giving their outlook on 2018 in corners of the market ranging from Tech to Energy, Dividends to Alternative Strategies, Gold to Value investing. We hope you’ll find these discussions useful no matter how you invest.

Today’s discussion covers tech, as we look at whether the industry can maintain its momentum after a nearly 30% return in 2017, what the next big tech trend will be, and bitcoin, bitcoin, and more bitcoin.