Semiconductor stocks were seeing a surge in price on the morning of Nov. 15.
With today’s 12% rally, that stake would be worth just a hair under $5 billion. That’s of course, if Buffett & Co. haven’t altered the position by adding more or taking some profits.
Trading Taiwan Semiconductor After Buffett’s Buy
Even amid a horrendous year where shares of Taiwan Semi suffered a peak-to-trough decline of 59%, the stock remains a titan within the space. Commanding a market cap of more than $400 billion, it’s not one to ignore if an investor is looking for exposure to semiconductor stocks.
With a valuation of just 12 times this year’s earnings — even after rallying 37.5% off the recent low — one can imagine why Buffett was enticed.
Chips Stocks Shows Signs of Life
I am rooting hard for the chip stocks. Not only are they leading indicators in the market, but they are fan-favorites among investors. When times are good, bulls can’t seem to get enough AMD, Nvidia and Taiwan Semi.
This rally is a reminder of just how much investors want to own these stocks, even when they are struggling.
As much as I want to see Taiwan Semi rally from here, it’s hard to ignore the significance of where it’s trading on the charts.
The $80 to $83 area includes the 200-week moving average and the 61.8% retracement of the current range. It also includes the very notable breakout area from 2020.
Aided by some news-related selling in the overall market, Taiwan Semi stock is fading a bit from this area.
On the downside, bulls would love to see the stock stay north of $74 and the 10-week moving average. That keeps the bulls in active control.
On the upside, a move over $84 and the 10-month moving average opens the door to the low-$90s and the 50-week moving average. Above that puts $100 in play.