US Stock Market Bounces Back: Resilience of Technology, Semiconductor Growth, and Fed Rate Pause Drive Recovery

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After a difficult previous year marked by market volatility and economic difficulties, the US stock market has experienced a strong recovery since the start of the new year. This recovery was driven by several key factors: the resilience of the technology sector, growth in the semiconductor industry driven by the development of AI, the expected pause in Fed rate hikes and the assessment of future rate cuts in late 2023 amid lower inflation. 


The technology sector, which includes leading companies in innovation and digital transformation, has played a critical role in the market's resurgence. Industry giants such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet have achieved significant stock price gains as they continue to innovate and provide products and services that meet changing consumer demands. The development of artificial intelligence technology has been a major catalyst for growth in the technology sector.


The semiconductor sector has also been one of the growth drivers of the markets. Companies such as Nvidia and AMD are experiencing strong demand for their advanced chipsets, which are vital for AI applications. The widespread adoption of AI technology across sectors has made semiconductor companies key drivers of innovation, contributing to their stock prices and overall market recovery.


The market was also supported by the expected decision of the Fed to pause its rate hikes. This pause in monetary policy tightening has helped to maintain the thesis of an end to the tightening cycle as early as H2 2023. 

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Maxim Manturov

Maxim Manturov began his career as investment analyst in 2017, conducting a credit analysis of global market companies and stock fluctuations assessment. He also participated in development of fixed income portfolio strategy which included more than 100 security names.

In 2020, Freedom Finance Analytical Center was awarded as Best Research Center by Global Banking & Finance Review. In the same year, Bloomberg ranked Freedom Finance's Beyond Meat and Zoom Video stock recommendations as "the best" for forecast accuracy.
Now Maxim continues to develop the investment Ideas section as Head of Investment Advice. Out of duty, he is fond of cross fit and freeride snowboarding.