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Dynamic Random-Access Memory Spot Prices Fall

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2GB DRAM spot prices fall below $1

In this series, we’ll explore the trend in prices of memory products—DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) and NAND (negative-AND)—and analyze the expected performance of these products and related companies in 2016.

In the chart above, we can see that the spot prices of 2GB (gigabyte) DDR3 (double data rate 3) DRAM fell 2.4% from $1.01 on March 4, 2016 to $0.99 on March 16, 2016, whereas the spot prices of 4GB DDR 3 DRAM fell 3.6% from $1.74 to $1.68 in the same period.

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Spot prices fall 

In the above table, we can see that the spot prices of 32GB NAND fell 2.1% from $2.05 on March 4, 2016 to $2.01 on March 16, 2016, whereas the spot price of 64GB NAND fell 1.1% from $2.70 to $2.69 in the same period. Major companies in the DRAM space include Micron Technology (MU), Nanya Technology, Korea’s (EWY) Samsung (SSNLF), SK Hynix (HXSCF), and China’s (FXI) Winbond Electronics.

To get exposure to Micron Technology, you can invest in the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) or the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH). Micron Technology constitutes 3.7% of SOXX and 2.8% of SMH.

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