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If you bring bad news on the technology stock prices on Twitter, some very helpful people will send you multi-year charts putting recent declines in historical context. Yes thanks; Didn’t know you could zoom out.

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The instinctive urge to proclaim that massive tech stock sellers don’t matter is either a bad faith argument or an ill-disguised fear. More on that in a moment. Either way, the recent negative price movement in tech stocks – and software stocks in particular – is significant.

Why? Because we are not only seeing software stocks flirting with bear market territory in technical terms, but also a pretty noticeable pullback in the value of the market itself. fastest growing technology companies. This means that public valuation multiples – key indicators for unicorns that are still private and young startups – are decreasing.

Let’s talk about selling SaaS – TechCrunchHave valuations moved enough to slow down the current venture capital windfall? Probably not. But we could be closer to that tipping point than you think.


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After hitting a 52-week high of $ 65.51 last month, the market value of the publisher’s basket slipped to $ 53.00 this morning. That’s a 19.1% drop, or 90 basis points below the 20% required for a particular asset, or collection of assets, to reach technical bear market territory.

We are close, in other words.

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