The semiconductor industry is notoriously cyclical. That cycle is currently at a low point; according to the Semiconductor Industry Association, semiconductor sales worldwide dropped 16% in July from the previous year.
However, there are signs of a rebound. Even though sales may be momentarily depressed, the sector has still outperformed this year. As of late September, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor exchange-traded fund has gained 34%, beating the 18% increase in the S&P 500 over the same period.
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