3 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 and Beyond

The first half of 2019 is in the record books, and technology continues to lead the way forward for the economy. Organizations around the globe are adopting new digital-based operations, creating a tidal wave of change that is seeding big growth for many smaller companies.

Yet many investors are fretting over the news of impending global economic slowdown, with whispers of the R-word — recession — building to a chorus of concern.

In spite of the news, fundamental changes in investing segments like TV, healthcare, and computing are creating a long-term tailwind for The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD), Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC), and Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX). Here’s why these three technologists look like a good buy for the long haul no matter what happens next.

1. The Trade Desk: monetizing entertainment headed to the internet

Television is changing, and with it, the way advertisers reach their audiences. Rather than a traditional broadcast, the world is increasingly consuming TV content via the internet — through a TV hooked up to the internet, or via a myriad of other devices like Apple TV, Roku, a video game console, etc. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are watching connected TV, and the number of hours they spend doing so is on the rise.

The reasons for consumers’ move from traditional TV are varied and even include a desire to get away from advertising. But regardless of the reason, it’s actually good news for advertisers. Internet-based TV means more detailed information on the potential audience — who’s watching, when, and what they’re interested in.

That’s where digital ad-buying company The Trade Desk comes in. The company helps businesses target and optimize advertising delivered through connected TVs, digital audio, and apps. Connected TV and audio have been massive growth…

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