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Should You Invest in the Invesco Semiconductors ETF (PSI)?

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Looking for broad exposure to the Technology - Semiconductors segment of the equity market? You should consider the Invesco Semiconductors ETF (PSI - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 06/23/2005.

Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

Sector ETFs also provide investors access to a broad group of companies in particular sectors that offer low risk and diversified exposure. Technology - Semiconductors is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 9, placing it in bottom 44%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $891.45 million, making it one of the larger ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Technology - Semiconductors segment of the equity market. PSI seeks to match the performance of the Dynamic Semiconductor Intellidex Index before fees and expenses.

The Dynamic Semiconductor Intellidex Index is comprised of stocks of semiconductor companies. The Index is designed to provide capital appreciation by thoroughly evaluating companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including fundamental growth, stock valuation, investment timeliness and risk factors.


Investors should also pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio. Lower cost products will produce better results than those with a higher cost, assuming all other metrics remain the same.

Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.57%, making it on par with most peer products in the space.

It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 0.35%.

Sector Exposure and Top Holdings

It is important to delve into an ETF's holdings before investing despite the many upsides to these kinds of funds like diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk. And, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.

This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Information Technology sector--about 98.60% of the portfolio.

Looking at individual holdings, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD - Free Report) accounts for about 5.22% of total assets, followed by Broadcom Inc (AVGO - Free Report) and Qualcomm Inc (QCOM - Free Report) .

The top 10 holdings account for about 45.67% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

The ETF has gained about 14.34% so far this year and was up about 44.60% in the last one year (as of 03/04/2024). In that past 52-week period, it has traded between $36.36 and $56.60.

The ETF has a beta of 1.43 and standard deviation of 35.09% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 31 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.


Invesco Semiconductors ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 1 (Strong Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, PSI is an excellent option for investors seeking exposure to the Technology ETFs segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.

IShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report) tracks PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index and the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH - Free Report) tracks MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index. IShares Semiconductor ETF has $12.71 billion in assets, VanEck Semiconductor ETF has $16.81 billion. SOXX has an expense ratio of 0.35% and SMH charges 0.35%.

Bottom Line

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