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Why Tech Stocks Meta Platforms, Etsy, and Airbnb All Popped Today

Why Tech Stocks Meta Platforms, Etsy, and Airbnb All Popped Today

Shares of Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), and Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) were catching an afternoon breeze after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made dovish remarks in a speech today. As of 2:45 p.m. ET, the Nasdaq was up 2.9%, while Meta had gained 6.4%, Etsy was up 4.7%, and Airbnb was up 4.3%. Speaking at the Brookings Institution, Powell said that the central bank could slow the pace of rate increases at the next FOMC meeting on Dec. 13-14.