Internet Market Close Report for 1999.02.23

While the broad market stumbles on Alan Greenspan’s comments about valuations he couldn’t knock the wind out of either technology or Internet shares Tuesday.

The ISDEX gained 5 points Tuesday to close at 309.12. One fueling factor is the Robertson Stephens investment bank Internet conference being held in San Francisco. The more Internet firms tell their stories to the fund managers the more the managers begin to understand the Internet. Or at least begin to.

Also helping drive up Internet and tech stocks, last week’s selloff that perhaps discounted some of Greenspan’s bearish-bullish comments into the group. Today’s snapshot:



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  • Disney (NYSE:DIS) makes a big to-do about its new Network at its annual shareholder meeting. We think that the venture with Infoseek (NASDAQ:SEEK) is gaining momentum. Now if those rumors about Steve Jobs taking over Disney’s top slot come true then it could get interesting quickly. Jobs founded Apple and Pixar (the digital animation firm that has deals with Disney). Jobs is probably a long shot to put on the mouse ears but you never know.
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