$SOX Semiconductors Chart Spotlight: Can Bulls Cure Weakness?

Weakness in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) could have importance for Tech.

It is always important to keep a close eye on leading sectors like the Semiconductors when they start to wane. Needless to say, the bulls are hoping for strong follow-on buying.

The Philly Semiconductor Index (SOX) broke down to sever its multi-month trend before attempting to rebound in recent days. The index lost nearly 2 percent on Wednesday as KLAC, AMAT, TXN, SWKS, MU all fell more than 3%.

After hours, stocks like QCOM were down nearly $10 points or more than 5% and could have further damaging effects to this group.

Thus, the Hardware and/or Software industry groups look relatively more attractive than Semiconductors and any drop under January lows at 2862 would be a big warning for a continued rotation out of the Semiconductor stocks.

Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) Chart

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