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Bits, Bytes & Dividend Potential from the Semiconductor Sector

Aaron Levitt May 16, 2018

While the FANGs have taken most of the media’s attention, another tech sub-sector has been equally as good of a performer. The normally boring semiconductor manufacturers have been riding a wave of better earnings, sales and growth. All in all, the tech sub-sector was one of the best-performing corners of the market last year and through this year’s the first quarter.

However, lately, the chip stocks have started to stumble – falling by double digits in one month.

The recent drops are a painful pill to swallow for momentum and growth investors. But for income seekers, it could be one of the best opportunities to add the dividend-paying sector in a long time. Stocks are now much cheaper, offer bigger yields and still have plenty of long-term gains ahead.

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