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Chip Stocks Set for Best Month in Decades

AI mania is pushing semiconductor stocks into their best month in more than 20 years, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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The PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index has gained 20.4% so far this month as of Tuesday morning. That’s on pace for the best monthly performance since November 2002, when the index advanced 26.6%.

Broadcom and Nvidia, the top two performers this morning within the S&P 500, are both top-10 components of the chip index.

The index has surged about 15% since Nvidia issued a blowout sales forecast last week, which is the best 3-day stretch since March 2020.

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As an index of chip stocks is racing toward its best performance in decades, its components are benefiting across the board.

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index is up about 20% this month, with about 15% of that coming since Nvidia’s upbeat outlook for AI technology, issued last week, lifted its stock toward a $1 trillion market cap.

Since then—after Wednesday’s close, specifically—all 30 of the index’s components are in the green, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Half are up 10% or more.


*The leaders so far: Marvell Technology, Nvidia, Broadcom, Monolithic Power Systems, and Coherent, all up at least 20%.


Source: Bloomberg
Image: Semiconductor chips