"The option makers are going to screw around with Intel and there's nothing anyone can do."
I think the option market maker may be a victim. I might be wrong. I think that there are others pulling the strings. During the first week in November 2011, the number of FAILS TO DELIVER shares in Intel jumped from 10's of thousands to 11,000,000 shares in 1 day. The day before ex-dividend, the very deep JAN calls traded 600,000 in two different strikes. I think they exercised call options early to capture some shares across the ex-dividend day.
Many times the option trading is VERY heavy the day before ex-dividend. At the close,
the stock trades without dividend
The put has more value
the call has less value
IMO, someone backs the option market maker into a corner.
Yesterday Acer unveiled a broad array of new merchandise at a press conference in New York. Between these have been two new tablets – Acer Iconia One particular 8 (B1-820) and the Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A30). The company also teased a third slate – the gaming-centr Acer Predator Tablet.
Dude you are OUT OF CONTROL with the "full windows phone" pump. You say it in ever single post! What is that !??
At the Hong Kong trade fair, a mysterious new smartphone was spotted at Elephone's booth. The handset in question will apparently come with eye-popping 2K display, 4GB of RAM, a 20.7MP camera for photos and videos and Intel SoC (system-on-a-chip), making it the company's first smartphone to move away from MediaTek's processors. Furthermore, it will come with Android, as well as Windows 10 as its operating system out of the box. There's no word if it will be a dual-OS device, or two devices running different operating systems.
By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked.
Netflix was vehemently against the merger from the beginning, as the streaming company was forced to pay Comcast a fee for access.
Netflix said that the merger would’ve “set up and ecosystem that calls into questions what we to date have taken for granted: that a consumer who pays for connectivity to the internet will be able to get the content she requests.”
It appears the feds agreed.
[Woo Hoo!!! Just say no to the corporate take-over of media.]
1.) Intel quantum well technology.
Intel could gain a capability as early as 2016 to produce 10nm transistors as much as 200 millivolts lower in power consumption than the rest of the industry. Kanter expects other chip makers will not be able to catch up with the techniques until their 7nm node, at least two years later.
2.) Intel first to EUV
Intel buys 15 next-Gen chip machines from ASML
3.) Windows 10 to be released in July.
4.) Intel Windows Smartphone.
5.) Intel Compute Stick coming with Skylake-Y - a huge market for Intel. Initial launch in April.
6.) Push into mobile. "The company expects its mobile group to break even in 2016."
7.) Intel built-to-order Xeon D chips. Another big success.
8.) Micron and Intel Unveil New 3D NAND Flash Memory.
9.) Big server, data center and IoT growth.
10.) An Intel Altera acquisition would boost foundry business.
11.) Skylake coming in October.
12.) The death of RT and the revival of the Wintel relationship.
13.) Intel's EDR InfiniBand arriving soon.
14.) The push into smartphones is beginning to accelerate.
15.) Intel is becoming the leading tablet processor provider.
16.) The elimination of contra-revenue will provide a major bump in the bottom line.
17.) Apple using Intel's LTE Modem in 2016.
Samsung is the biggest cheat there is. They stole TV secrets from Sony and overtook Sony, Stole Apples secrets for smartphones and UI. They cheat on benchmarks and copy everyone else's IP.
I just hope they haven't stolen Intel's 14nm IP.
Really? I see Intel getting out of the foundry business. They didn't even mention it on the conference call. Acted like it didn't even exist. Intel will have to buy Altera otherwise Altera will switch to Samsung at 10nm.
This is just a rumor but of course I say it is a fact for better pumping. I have no idea what a QWFET is but it sure sounds like a pumpers dream.
Did you not read about TSMC suing Samsung for stealing secrets? Maybe you should try this new thing called Google search.