The stocks related to industrysemiconductors (Power Shares Dynamic Semiconductors, Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF, Direxion Daily Semicondct Bull 3X Shares iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector, ProShares Ultra Semiconductors,) have been in an upward trend since 10th September.
The price went up due to the following facts that: the global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, the semiconductor industry forecasts broad and sustained sales growth for 2015, the global semiconductor industry registered record sales through the first half of 2014.
The Semiconductor industry has had a strong year in 2014. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index gaining more than 28%, JPMorgan predicts that several semiconductor-related names to continue to do well in 2015, as free cash flow improves, margins expand so the companies focus on returning cash to shareholders. In short, fundamentals are very strong for the semiconductor companies that's why investors are willing to buy such shares.
According to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur wrote in the year ahead outlook. "We continue to view the semiconductor industry as more stable / less cyclical characterized by mid- to high-single-digit annual revenue growth going forward. We currently estimate 2015 Y/Y revenue growth of 3-5% and 2015 Y/Y earnings growth of 6-10%."
Here are the charts. http://www.trendsinvesting.com/motif-details/Semiconductor/months/absolute
Semiconductor, Technology, Equity, U.S.
Trend move: 29.6% Trend start: Friday, 2014-10-10