All 7 AI Category Portfolios Continued To Decline This Week

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An Introduction

The increase in the number of categories declining period after period (no category went down in February, 3 went down in March, 6 went down the week before last, all 7 categories went down last week and again this week) clearly indicates that the surge in the AI sector that began back on October 31st is, indeed, over. The Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF (AIQ) of 91 constituents - which best reflects the AI sector as a whole - seconds that fact, having gone up 8.4% in February, just up 2.0% in March, down 0.1% the week before last, down 1.6% last week and has gone down 5.7% this week..

7 AI Categories Compared

Below is how each category performed, in descending order this week along with a description of what makes up each category, the stocks included in each category, those stocks in each category that went up (none did) or down by 5% or more during the week, and commentary on those stocks that made significant moves this week, where available.

  1. AI-enabled Personal Computer Category: down 1.5% this week
    • Description: A computing revolution is beginning as a result of the introduction of neural processing units in the latest chip designs which will result in a coming decade of growth in PC upgrades and innovation. This portfolio tracks the stock performances of the companies that have introduced, or plan to introduce, AI-enabled PCs in 2024.
    • 4 Constituents:
    • HPQ, MSI, LNVGY, and DELL
    • Articles: NA
  2. Cybersecurity Software Category: down 4.6% this week
    • Description: Given the anticipated 14% increase in spending on cyber security in 2024, this portfolio tracks the performance of the largest cyber security software stocks expected to realize sizable returns again in 2024.
    • 10 Constituents:
    • QLYS, VRNS, PANW, CHKP, FTNT, CYBR (-5.9%), ZS (-6.7%), TENB, (7.6%), S (-7.7%), and CRWD (-8.5%).
    • Articles:
  3. Quantum Computing Category: down 5.2% this week
  4. Cloud Computing SaaS Category: down 5.6% this week
  5. Custom Design EDA Software Category: down 7.0% this week
        • Description: The stock prices of electronic design automation (EDA) software companies creating custom designed chips is set to take off given a projected 11% CAGR in the category between now and 2028. This portfolio tracks the stock price changes of 3 companies in this category.
        •  3 Constituents:  ANSS, SNPS (-8.3%) which is acquiring ANSS, and CDNS (-8.4%).
        • Articles: None
  6. Semiconductor (Chip) Category: down 10.3% this week
  7. AI-Powered Drug Discovery Category: down 11.0% this week
    • Description: AI-powered drug discovery holds massive potential to increase the accessibility of drugs and to treat presently incurable conditions and this portfolio highlights the most prominent clinical-stage biopharma tech companies using AI to power their research and development.
    • 6 Constituents: SDGR (-8.2%), EXAI  (-9.0%), ABCL (-10.8%), RXRX (-12.6%), RLAY (-15.2), and ABSI (-18.2%).
    • Articles: None

Summary

The above analysis covers 54 different stocks and all 54 went down in price this week (-8.4%, on average) vs. 47 last week.


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