Amid the gruesome wreckage of today's market collapse following the political failure of the Treasury's plan to backstop credit markets, some blue chip tech names took a substantial hit. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)dropped 18%, closing at $103.75 after nearly dipping below $100. AAPL is a Stock Trends Bearish Crossover Prediction and has been on a Weak Bullish sell alert since the beginning of September when the stock traded at $160. Today's plummet through the $120 support level takes this darling stock out of our trend basket.
Also dropping significantly was Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). It dropped 12% to close at $385 - a price GOOG shareholder shave not seen in two years. However, GOOG has been Stock Trends Bearish for 29 weeks. The primary bear trend is solidly in play.
Another big name, Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), took a 14% shaving. After a big 32% drop last week RIMM became a Bearish Crossover (the 13-week moving average trend line penetrated below the 40-week moving average trend line) in the current Stock Trends report.
The NASDAQ Composite Index failed to move through resistance at the primary trend line during the summer, a failure that showed the tech sector's vulnerability to the current economic and credit conditions. Today's drop by the index below 2,000 spells a continued move south in the final quarter of 2008.