The big US tech shares you should have invested in at the start of 2017

2017 has been a good year for tech investors, with many high-profile companies showing strong growth.

Silicon microprocessor manufacturers, social media platforms, video game publishers, and electric vehicle companies have seen big climbs in their share prices since the start of the year.

Hirokazu Kabeya, chief global strategist at Daiwa Securities, said US hi-tech shares have seen a “spectacular rally in the past month” in particular.

We have listed the best-performing shares of big tech companies below, along with their year-opening value and value as of 26 July 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange.


Shopify

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $42.82
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $93.92
  • Growth – 119.3%

Shopify


Activision Blizzard

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $36.64
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $62.64
  • Growth – 71.0%

Activision Blizzard


Nvidia

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $102.01
  • 26 Jul 2017 –  $167.26
  • Growth – 64.0%

Nvidia


Tesla

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $216.99
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $343.85
  • Growth – 58.5%

Tesla


Electronic Arts

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $79.17
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $118.00
  • Growth – 49.0%

Electronic Arts


PayPal

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $40.25
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $58.79
  • Growth – 46.1%

Paypal


Facebook

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $116.86
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $165.61
  • Growth – 41.7%

Facebook


Amazon

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $753.67
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $1,052.80
  • Growth – 39.7%

Amazon


Micron Technology

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $22.55
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $29.81
  • Growth – 32.2%

Micron Technology


Apple

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $116.50
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $153.46
  • Growth – 31.7%

Apple


Google (Alphabet)

  • 01 Jan 2017 – $808.10
  • 26 Jul 2017 – $965.31
  • Growth – 19.4%

Alphabet


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