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Semiconductors: The Secret Key to AI’s Unstoppable Rise


Why semiconductors could be the most efficient artificial intelligence play


Investing in semiconductor companies could be an effective way to capitalize on the growing demand for artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Semiconductors, or chips, have become essential components for AI applications, such as machine learning and data processing.

One option for investors is the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH), which consists of 25 of the largest U.S. chipmakers.

This ETF has seen strong returns this year, mirroring the increased demand for AI-related products.

Notably, Nvidia, the fund’s top holding, has experienced a significant surge in its share price due to its dominance in the AI processor market.

Market analysts believe the strength of the semiconductor sector is not a temporary trend.

The growing importance of AI has led to a shift in perception from highly cyclical to growth-oriented businesses.

This change results in higher profitability and more recurring revenue for semiconductor companies.

Additionally, the limited competition in the semiconductor industry provides stability to the group.

Top chipmakers enjoy strong market positions with pricing power, making it difficult for new entrants to gain significant market share.

However, investors are advised to monitor semiconductor fund flows as a potential indicator of future performance.

Particularly high or low fund flows could signal the need for caution or opportunity.

  • Overall sentiment: positive
  • Positive

    “The fund’s top holding, Nvidia, has seen its shares surge nearly 70% this year amid soaring demand for its AI processors.”

    “ETF Action founding partner Mike Akins also sees opportunities for investors.”


    “However, SMH has fallen nearly 6% this month, led to the downside by Intel, AMD and On Semiconductor.”

    “It’s also down 7% since the start of the month.”

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