ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Stocks

Are chip-related names the new defensive stocks?

Memories of dot-com bubble temper rosy growth prospects

Semiconductor-sector stocks should no longer be lumped into the "economically sensitive" category, some argue.

TOKYO -- As semiconductor-linked Japanese manufacturers continue to benefit from growing information technology demand, some opinion holds that their shares, traditionally regarded as economically sensitive, should now be treated as defensive stocks. But this view warrants caution in light of the dot-com crash of the early 2000s.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more