Why Microsoft, Alphabet, and CrowdStrike Stocks All Popped After Election Day

CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD), the cybersecurity specialist that shot to fame after accusations of Russian hacking of the 2016 election, is up most of all — 6.3% in afternoon trading. Why are tech stocks moving higher? According to Reuters, this is a “safety” story as investors seek the comfort of familiar stock names that have performed well during the coronavirus crisis (Alphabet’s up 28% in the past year, Microsoft 43%, and CrowdStrike 165%!).

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