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Kamala Harris isn't the next big catalyst for tech stocks like Apple — this is

next vice president and going easy on regulation isn’t necessarily the next near-term catalyst for big-cap tech names such as Apple and Amazon.

But rather, it may be more cold hard cash from Wall Street being put to work.

told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.

Santos continued, “When we look at money market funds we will have a trillion extra dollars sitting there than we did pre-pandemic. So there is still some money that could be put to work and technology certainty is a big winner here.”

To be sure, big-cap tech continues to be one of the most teflon trades in the entire stock market.

Apple crossed the $2 trillion market cap level for the first time on optimism regarding a 5G iPhone super-cycle. That has some on the Street speculating on a $3 trillion Apple valuation sooner rather than later.

stock is up a cool 68% year-to-date.

August 19th 2020 – Apple Inc. – the manufacturer of the iPhone smartphone headquartered in Cupertino, California – becomes the first U.S. company to reach a $2 trillion market cap. This historic milestone was reached during intraday trading on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 but closed just below this level by the end of the trading day. – File Photo by: zz/STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 7/19/20 Social distancing measures at The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on July 19, 2020 as certain restrictions are eased as part of the Phase 3 Reopening in New York City during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. (NYC)

But the tech trade hasn’t solely been relegated to Apple. Money has piled into Facebook, Amazon and Netflix on the view their business models will stay strong no matter the length of the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, investors are seemingly willing to pay whatever valuation is out there to own companies driving the future of how we live.

The NYSE FANG+ Index — which measures the performance of 10 highly traded tech stocks such as Facebook —has gained 65% this year. More than half of that appreciation has come in the past six months.

Dan Ives says.

Ives thinks the FAANG cohort has at least another 25% further in upside potential. That’s excluding a former vice president Jo Biden-Harris win.

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