PHLX Semiconductor Sector

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The PHLX Semiconductor Sector (SOX) is a Philadelphia Stock Exchange capitalization-weighted index composed of companies primarily involved in the design, distribution, manufacture, and sale of semiconductors.

History[edit]

The index was set to an initial value of 200 on December 1, 1993 and was split two-for-one on July 24, 1995; options commenced trading on September 7, 1994.

Components[edit]

As of June 20, 2010, there were 30 semiconductor companies represented in the index. The composition and weighting of the index is reported monthly on the nasdaqomx website

Investing[edit]

Apart from investing in the individual stocks there is also the option to invest in an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The fund iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector (NASDAQSOXX) tracks this index. Previously this fund used a different index and had ticker "IGW".[1] There is also a fund Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSE MKTSMH).

References[edit]

  1. ^ iShares Semiconductor ETF Begins Trading on NASDAQ (SOXX, IGW)

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