Should You Invest in the Invesco Semiconductors ETF?

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

While an excellent vehicle for long term investors, passively managed ETFs are a popular choice among institutional and retail investors due to their low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency.

Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Technology – Semiconductors is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 13, placing it in bottom 19%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $939.64 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.


Cost is an important factor in selecting the right ETF, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts if all other fundamentals are 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 0.19%.

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 100% of the portfolio.

Looking at individual holdings, Broadcom Inc accounts for about 5.95% of total assets, followed by Nvidia Corp and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU).

The top 10 holdings account for about 47.87% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

So far this year, PSI has gained about 30.52%, and it’s up approximately 44.64% in the last one year (as of 07/08/2024). During this past 52-week period, the fund has traded between $37.92 and $64.84.

The ETF has a beta of 1.38 and standard deviation of 34.12% 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 a great 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 (NASDAQ:SOXX) tracks PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index and the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SMH) tracks MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index. IShares Semiconductor ETF has $15.63 billion in assets, VanEck Semiconductor ETF has $23.21 billion. SOXX has an expense ratio of 0.35% and SMH charges 0.35%.

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