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Here’s Why Semiconductor Stocks Have Been So Weak Lately

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Here’s Why Semiconductor Stocks Have Been So Weak Lately

Semiconductor stocks were red-hot in 2017 and at the start of 2018, but they have been some of the weakest names in the market over the last three months. The weakness in semiconductor stocks could be attributed to the end of the super cycle, which actually began in late 2017 as NAND pricing came under pressure, and the worries surrounding these stocks have worsened as we have gotten closer to 2019. Nearly every company in the United States has benefited from the changes in the tax code, but the big boost to earnings growth in 2018 will cause a hangover effect in 2019 as growth rates come down significantly to more normal levels.