Another piece of nonsense from Waldo. In 2007, the markets peaked and what followed next was a 2/3rd reduction in the value of the SMH.
"... market top ..."
In the general market sense, your technical analysis is followed by a number of people and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Each stock operates in their own "microclimate" where news and events cause the stock to resist or accelerate movement with the market (relative strength.
IMO, Intel is a target of arbitragers who trade on the dividend using options and generate small, guaranteed arbitrage profits from their trades. I am not talking about HFT. Arbitraging is different and they are likely very conservative large investors. If true, then the UPSIDE and DOWNSIDE movements of Intel related to the market (BETA) will be smaller than the market.
My theory is that the 3 Intel price points of STRIKE, PLUS DIVIDEND and MINUS DIVIDEND have strong magnetic pull.
I will like the die reduction that 14nm will bring. This 22nm Haswell die will (like you say) will be mucho fun.
The article was counting the rectangles on the chip and referring to them as "cores" and I just used that terminology and did not point out the extra hyperthreads. I always have to stop and think.
One of Intel's descriptions ....
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology: Your Questions Answered
Shannon Cepeda, Tue, Jun 2, 2009
What is it?
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is a performance feature on our new Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the Xeon® 5500 series processors. Put simply, it allows one core on the processor to appear like 2 cores to the operating system. This doubles the execution resources available to the O/S, which potentially increases the performance of your overall system.
[Bad news for the correction crowd.]
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy.
The Conference Board’s index rose to 90.9, the highest since October 2007, from a revised 86.4 in June, according to the New York-based private research group said today. The gauge exceeded the most optimistic forecast in a Bloomberg survey in which the median called for an 85.4 reading.
More employment opportunities, fewer firings and resilient equity markets are buoying spirits against a backdrop of geopolitical tension in Ukraine and the Middle East. Faster wage growth would help to further spur sentiment and provide the wherewithal for bigger gains in consumer spending.
“Employment conditions improved, gas prices are lower, equity markets remain robust, and that’s pretty much it,” said Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research LLC in New York. “The fact that confidence is rising at a fairly steady rate implies that employment growth is going to continue at a fairly healthy rate.”
Estimates of the 75 economists in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 82.8 to 88.5 after a previously reported 85.2 reading in June.
Hyper hread this it's 24 cores. Fun for a desktop but killer in a server. Soon enough it will be at 14nm. This is why Intel is hard to beat in servers.
It depends on your investment goal and risk tolerance. I don't do well buying options and tend to sell them more effectively.
CBOE, Option clearinghouse, all the option houses, you tube, ... all have free online courses.
One trade that I might suggest is to:
1. get qualified by your broker for advanced option trading
2. SELL the 2016 $35 PUT options for $4.50
3. use some/all of the put write proceeds to fund your call purchase.
SELL 1 contract 2016 $35 PUTS @ $4.50 (I just roll out puts when premium drops to dividend even if I bet wrong)
BUY CALL contracts with the proceeds to match your tolerance.
The higher option level determines how much money your broker will put a hold on for the trade. I have Schwab Level 3 and put a hold on the INTRINSIC value PLUS when you write an option, they put a hold on the value of buying the shares at margin.
Have dabbled a tad in options and understand the basic concepts but not much past that. Any folks in the Jan 2016 options? 35's- $3.00 ish, 40's- $1.40, $45's- $.70. Any thoughts on the wisdom of these bets? Which would be better if one were to take a flier?
Intel goes ex-dividend next Thursday and I would expect it to trade at a very low BETA until then. I doubt it has anything to do with bashing or pumping. There should be some interesting volumes in deep, low premium calls and puts as the arbitrager kicks into high gear.
Look for STRIKE PLUS/MINUS DIVIDEND prices to have strong gravity. The stock closed the last two days at ..... STRIKE ($34.00) PLUS DIVIDEND.
Declared Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Type
07/24/14 08/07/14 09/01/2014 0.2250 Regular Cash
Next-gen MacBook Pro should come with Core i7 and 16GB RAM as standard
Apple should bake Intel's Core i7 and 16GB of RAM as standard into its upcoming MacBook Pro refresh (NASDAQ:AAPL, NASDAQ:INTC)
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We should see Apple unveil its MacBook Pro refresh in September, but according to some new leaks, we now know what to expect in the hardware department. As it stands, the 13-inch MBP includes 4GB of RAM, while the 15-inch MBP sports 8GB of RAM by default.
There are of course upgrade options, but it looks like Apple is upping the amount of memory in the stock models of the upcoming refreshed MacBook Pro laptops. We should see the 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM by default, which should open the doors to upgrade it to 32GB of RAM. This will be nice for video editors on-the-go, and other uses where 32GB of RAM is actually used to its full potential.
CPU options should be beefed up, with the current 15-inch MBPs including a 2GHz or 2.3GHz Core i7 processor. The upgrades on these include 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.8GHz options, with the 2.2GHz model rocking Intel Iris Pro graphics. The two other models feature NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPUs with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. The new models with 16GB of RAM by default should come with a 2.8Ghz Core i7 processor, and the GT 750M GPU. We should expect the refreshed MacBook Pros to come in at the same $2599 price, but I'm sure we're going to see it clock up closer to $3000, especially when we're talking 16GB or 32GB of RAM.
Oh they will attempt to push it up but the trend is definitely down. Be careful of the pumpers on this board. They have been wrong for many years. That should tell you everything you need to know
Speaking to GamesIndustry, Romero said he believes PC and mobile will continue to dominate gaming.
Romero sees programmes such as Steam's $5 free-to-play buffet offer as a big threat to consoles.
“The PC is decimating console, just through price. Free-to-play has killed a hundred AAA studios,” said Romero.
Romero argues everybody is getting better at free-to-play design and people are learning to live with "freemium" monetisation models.
"People are spending a lot of time trying to design this the right way. They want people to want to give them money, not have to. If you have to give money, you’re doing it wrong... For game designers, that’s the holy grail,” he said.
Romero pointed out that PCs will continue to maintain a technological edge over consoles and that upgradeability, arguably the biggest advantage of PC gaming platforms, will remain a crucial advantage for PCs moving forward.
If you want to see graphically why the processor war is over and Intel has won, check out the chart by Googling the topic of this post. Intel continues to improve economics at each new node.
Meanwhile, Moore's Law stopped at 28nm for the ARM world.
Intel Foundry Prototype Silicon Shuttle Services by Node
Description: Shows introduction dates for Intel Foundry Prototype Silicon Shuttle Services by Node. 22nm 14nm and 10nm. By July of 2014 Intel had processed 125 prototype designs.
From weSRCH Electronics
The i7-5960x has 8 active cores but the die shows a 12-core layout. The special alloy solder will help keep those 8 cores cool.
July 29th, 2014 at 12:02 am - Author Anton Shilov
a clip ....
"OCDrift web-site has posted a picture of a “Haswell-E” processor with removed heat-spreader. While the removal clearly damaged the chip, it helped to make two important discoveries. Firstly, the Core i7-5960X processor uses a special alloy to solder the die to the heat-spreader, which is good for overclocking potential of the chip. Secondly, the die itself contains 12 cores with only eight activated."
Well, well, here we are again. Another dry well. INTC ain't doing so well.
marco the genius : - ) Looks like another BAD day at the open tomorrow. have a great day, see Yinz at Da Close.