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Also, Fed Chairman Powell says there are no plans for a U.S. digital currency (for now), plus Tesla's electric pickup.
Strong markets tend to stay sticky to the upside, and the mild pressure on the indices isn't preventing some good stock picking.
Markets are watching what Fed Chair Powell will signal for future rate cuts during this afternoon's FOMC rate decision.
Tesla and Lam Research are soaring post-earnings, while Twitter is plunging. Here's a look at what's driving the moves.
The tech sector has been the victim of the recent "on again, off again" rotation. That may really just mean that the group has been victimized by its own success.
The Chinese currency, the yuan, was permitted on Monday to smash through what has been considered to be the important psychological level of 7 to 1.
And as the semiconductor sector continues to shine, Brooks Automation is a name to keep in mind.
Also, defense industry names can breathe easier with word of debt ceiling and federal spending deal.
The chip manufacturing giant issued upbeat Q3 sales guidance and forecast this year's capital spending will be at the high end of a prior guidance range.
Analog chip suppliers, optical component firms and chip equipment makers could be among the firms that see M&A interest if trade tensions continue to ease.
As chip stocks gain nearly across the board following numbers from Micron that weren't exactly stellar, it's worth remembering how low valuations for many names had gotten.
This softness in energy pricing, though not good for the oil patch, and certainly a negative for the railroads, will help in two ways.
Like other chip equipment makers, Applied is slogging through a rough 2019. But it outlined a case for better 2020 demand.
Following a big rally in recent months, KLA's shares are lower Tuesday after the company maintained a cautious view of near-term chip equipment demand.
Though the Korean tech and electronics giant is facing its share of challenges, it did report seeing strong Galaxy S10 sales and forecast memory demand will improve in the coming months.
As we have seen so far, in terms of market reaction, there is great reward at the point of sale in beating expectations.
Screening Goldman Sachs' list of the top 20 stocks to see which ones are the best technical opportunities.
Nvidia and AMD are now getting very little revenue from sales of graphics cards to cryptocurrency miners.
KLAC bears watching, with the semiconductor equipment name heading up the charts.
Are the semis right, and the bottom has been reached, or are the industrials right, and there is another leg down to come?
There is a lot of grumbling that the positive response to earnings that were recently cut is not justified.
Apple shares are up nearly 4% in after-hours trading.
What we have seen of late from a number of chip producers really might be interpreted as pre-recessionary.
The idea here is to buy something before everyone else wants to.
Shallow corrections should be considered a bullish event as traders and investors are not waiting for a deeper correction to buy.
This name has significantly outperformed both the S&P 500 and the health care sector over the course of this awful month
While not perfect, Lam and ASML's sales outlooks suggest fears of a major chip equipment spending downturn currently look excessive.
A number of quality chip companies now sport dividends above 2%. Here's a look at a few of them.