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    Financials

    How Could a Trade War Impact Asset Managers?

    After Trump announced that Chinese investments in US tech stocks would be restricted, the Dow Jones Industrial Average spiked downward.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Fund Managers

    JAT Capital Eliminates Exposure to SanDisk Corporation

    JAT Capital sold its position in SanDisk Corporation (SNDK) in 4Q14. The position had represented 1.2% of the fund’s third-quarter portfolio.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Technology & Communications

    AMD launches Hierofalcon and Bald Eagle for embedded solutions

    In 2014, AMD plans to launch two new high-performance AMD (AMD) embedded R-series processor families—the Hierofalcon and the Bald Eagle.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Semiconductor ETFs Fall as US Chip Firms Stop Shipments to Huawei

    On May 16, the US banned American companies from supplying or transferring technology deemed critical for national security to Chinese telecom equipment supplier Huawei.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    A Year in Review: Semiconductor Stock Performances in 2017

    The semiconductor market witnessed strong growth in 2017, as the world witnessed the beginning of the fourth technology shift toward AI and IoT.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Fund Managers

    Micron Technology’s Lower Position in Point72 Asset Management

    Point72 reduced its position in Micron Technology. It sold 4,792,200 shares during 4Q14. The shares accounted for 0.28% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Technology & Communications

    What Pushed SOXX and SMH to New Highs?

    The semiconductor sector is set to report its weakest earnings in more than two years.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Impact of US–China Trade Tensions on Applied Materials Stock

    Applied Materials (AMAT) earned 21% of its 2016 revenues and 19% of its 2017 revenues from China. Any major shift in this market could hurt AMAT.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    Is the Growth Cycle for Applied Materials Here to Stay?

    Trade war jitters between the US and China sent Applied Materials stock to $55.40 on March 23 from its 52-week high of $62.40 on March 12.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    Semiconductor ETFs Overbought: What to Do?

    The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) hit a new 52-week high on April 17 due to strong growth in Qualcomm (QCOM) and Intel (INTC).

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Semiconductor ETFs at Risk of Technical Downturn

    Monday was yet another bad day for semiconductor stocks.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Micron’s position in the DRAM market may be under threat

    Samsung is expected to initiate manufacturing of DRAM wafers by the end of 2014, with a focus on PC DRAM. In the second half of 2015, its maximum S3 DRAM capacity is expected to reach 60,000 per month.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tech Stocks Push S&P 500 to Record Highs?

    Tech stocks have been on a roll since the start of 2019. The S&P 500 ETF (INDEXSP: INX) has gained 31.4% since January 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Dividends

    Tech Stocks: 3 Dividend Companies to Consider for 2020

    Tech stocks have been on a roll in 2019. As we get closer to 2020, let’s take a look at the companies to consider for the next year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    How to Short Bitcoins

    Shorting of bitcoins is currently done through unregulated exchanges. However, given bitcoin’s huge volatility, shorting becomes a risky affair.

    By VanEck
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Are Qorvo and Skyworks Stocks Rising Today?

    Shares of Apple suppliers Qorvo and Skyworks are trading higher today. However, Apple stock is down by 0.4% today. We dig into why this may be.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    AAPL, FFIV, FB, GOOGL, ETSY: Top 5 Tech Calls Today

    AAPL and other tech stocks are trending! Let’s take a look at what drove revised price targets, downgrades, and upgrades for today’s top tech stocks.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AMZN Stock: Why It’s Underperforming the S&P 500

    Amazon (AMZN) stock has returned 13.9% YTD. In 2019, AMZN is trailing the S&P 500, which has gained 24.3% YTD, as well as the major tech indexes.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Tech Stocks Drive the S&P 500 to Record Highs

    This year, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) have risen 19.2% and 35.5%, respectively. What’s driven this rally?

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Two Semiconductor Stocks Are Crushing It: Time to Sell?

    Semiconductor firms Lam Research and KLA Corp. have crushed the markets in 2019. While Lam Research is up 65.4%, KLA has returned 71% year-to-date.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Micron: Q4 Earnings Send Semiconductor Stocks Lower

    Micron shares fell more than 9% in early market trading today. The stock is trading at $44.09, which is 14% below its 52-week high.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Dow Jones Fell 0.6% Yesterday, Ends Week in Red

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average or DJIA fell 0.6% or 159.72 points on Friday, September 20, 2019. The S&P 500 ETF fell 0.54% yesterday.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Did US Semiconductor ETFs Fall in August?

    August was tough for the semiconductor industry and semiconductor ETFs. The stocks fell significantly in early August when the US-China trade war escalated.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    China Open to Trade Deal, Tech Stocks and Markets Rally

    Markets made a comeback on Monday. President Trump indicated that China is ready to reconcile. Apparently, China is ready for a trade deal.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Can Investors Expect a ‘Black Monday’ Tomorrow?

    Tech and semiconductor stocks have significant exposure to China during this trade war. Investors should expect these stocks to trade lower on Monday.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Tech Stocks Plunge 4.1% as the Trade War Escalates

    In the last week or so, major indexes have plunged as the US-China trade war has quickly escalated, leaving investors rattled.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tech Stocks React to More Trump Tariffs

    The US is slapping a new 10% tariff on Chinese goods worth $300 billion. Here’s how the additional Trump tariffs will affect tech stocks.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Powell Pushes Stocks Down a Well, Mnuchin Pulls Them Up

    As my colleague Jitendra Parashar wrote recently, the S&P 500 opened higher today after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that a deal is 90% done.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Micron and NVIDIA Lead Semiconductor Gains on June 18

    Semiconductor stocks have spiraled upwards today. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) is up 4.6% currently, while the iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) is up 4.9%. Though trade war concerns remain, some stocks like NVIDIA might be undervalued due to their recent declines.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Boeing Led the Drop in US Exports in April, Deficit Remained High

    Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released international trade data for April. Both US imports and exports fell 2.2% month-over-month.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Chip Stocks Fall as US Prepares for a Full-Blown Trade War

    The US-China (FXI) trade war has entered its second year, and things are once again heating up after a cool period.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Semiconductor Stocks Were on Fire Yesterday

    Major technology stocks, particularly semiconductor stocks, rose on Wednesday amid the wave of optimism about a trade deal between the US and China.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Charles Schwab Predicts for Second Half of 2018

    On July 10, Charles Schwab (SCHW) presented its forecast for the second half of the year.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AMD Stock Is Slow to React to Fundamental Information

    In this series, we’ve learned that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock has been moving against the current.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Real Insights

    What Imparts Transparency to Digital Assets?

    Digital assets based on DLT (distributed ledger technology) allows users to initiate and verify their own transactions without any central authority such as banks.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Things to Know Before You Buy Bitcoin

    The sharp rise and fall in the price of bitcoin are mainly because ownership of the currency is heavily concentrated in just a few hands.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Is Bitcoin a Bubble?

    The price of bitcoin (SOXL) (SOXX) has risen 69,278.6% over the last five years. On the other hand, in the last seven days, it has plummeted 27% to $12,466.

    By VanEck
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    Blockchain and Bitcoin: But What Else Is Blockchain Used For?

    Deutsche Bank is planning to use blockchain technology in currency settlement, trade processing, and derivative contracts.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Is Bitcoin Ready to Replace Real Currency?

    Despite the higher number of transactions that need to be updated regularly by users, the transaction capacity is intentionally kept very low by the bitcoin founders.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Why the Number of Bitcoins Is Limited

    The founders of bitcoin have set a limit of 21 million bitcoins that can be mined over a period of time. Of those, 16.8 million are already in circulation.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    How Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Criminal Activities

    Before updating data on a blockchain, users must agree about the veracity of the transaction through a process called consensus.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    How Digital Assets Could Generate Income

    Blockchain technology holds a lot of promise due to its many advantages such as transparency, faster transactions at lower costs, and a reliable system.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Why the Future Belongs to Digital Assets

    In DLT (distributed ledger technology), details of the transactions are recorded in multiple places called blocks. These blocks are then chained together on a shared network.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Bitcoins Are Created Today

    In the bitcoin world, mining involves investing a lot of capital in computer hardware and competing with fellow miners to solve a complex mathematical problem.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Technology & Communications

    Shares of Apple’s Suppliers Fall over iPhone Concerns

    On July 5, 2016, shares of Apple’s suppliers, including Skyworks Solutions, Qorvo, and Cirrus fell over concerns about the iPhone.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DRAM Prices Fall Due to Weak Demand

    DDR4 (double data rate 4) has been consistently gaining market share in overall DRAM (dynamic random access memory) production.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Samsung’s Market Share Is Expected to Increase in Fiscal 2016

    Samsung’s market share for the quarter was 45.2%, a gain of 1.1 percentage point YoY compared to 2Q14. It was Samsung’s best ever quarterly performance.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Skyworks and Microsemi Compete to Acquire PMC-Sierra

    On October 5, 2015, Skyworks Solutions announced that it is looking to acquire peer company PMC-Sierra for $2 billion in cash.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Intel Fits in the New Semiconductor Value Chain

    Huge investment is required at every stage of semiconductor development to make smaller-sized chips in a cost-effective manner without compromising on functionality.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Intel’s software and services strategy

    In accordance with its mobile strategy in 2010, Intel acquired McAfee for ~ $7.7 billion. Intel acquired McAfee with the intent of integrating its security solutions into Intel-manufactured chips.

    By Anne Shields
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    Microchip Technology’s news may not affect other leading players

    A change in Microchip Technology’s revenue forecasts Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) revised its revenue projection downward for this quarter to $546 million. The earlier revenue forecast for the current quarter was $560 million–$575 million. The revised forecast is ~3.7% lower than the average of the company’s previous guidance. Microchip Technology’s results and announcements are roughly considered […]

    By Anne Shields
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