Tapping High Tech's Latest Takeoff

If there were ever any question whether technology stocks make good investments, consider what happened in the first two months of 1998. After swooning in December, the top names in technology recovered quickly and drove the NASDAQ to record levels. Some stocks advanced so fast it would take years to make the same return from a certificate of deposit or a T-bill at current interest rates. Dell Computer leaped 61% through Mar. 2, and Microsoft is up 29%. So is it too late to cash in on the latest high-tech boom? Not yet.

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