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Tech stocks that are overvalued as earnings season begins

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With earnings season getting underway in earnest this week, we take a look the value of stocks in the technology sector and what to watch out for from the big players.

Within the report we discuss:

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•Whether we are seeing a tech bubble with price gains outpacing earnings

•Which stocks may be overvalued heading into earnings season

•What the reaction to Intel's earnings report reveals about investor expectations

•Specific indications traders are watching for from companies such as Apple and Facebook.

With Google trading above 1,000 and the NASDAQ Composite back above 4,000 some have been asking of tech stocks are in a 1999-style bubble once again. While that doesn't appear to be the case the strong gains of the last year mean that expectations have risen dramatically and some stocks could be vulnerable if they don't deliver.

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