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Tech companies rely on people's instant need for news, products, services and social connections to make a profit. With constant improvements in this industry, new products and services are emerging, resulting in a demand for talented workers.
Foreign economies are picking up the slack from the US markets. Many manufacturing industries continue to do poorly in the United States, but there is a huge demand for them from foreign industries. Investing in these industries may not be a bad part of your funds. The risk will be high, and they could easily tank in the short run, but I wouldn't count on it for the long run.