Thanks for the info. It looks like the data doesn't suggest very much. However, we're close to a support level, which if gets broken, might spell trouble in the near term. I'm not sure if any of the previous prices you quoted were support or resistance levels? If they were, they may be of some predictive value. If not then then they probably mean absolutely nothing.
I guess we will see next week, which is an important one.
PeckRHead, you ask what would be my suggestion for a beginner's book on stock investing. That's a tough call. It will depend on the reader's level of understanding of basic mathematics, general technical terms and command of the english language. Some books are written so that only a college professor could understand them. Too bad for the rest of us.
I suggest that the beginning investor flip through the pages of a number of investment books at the local book store and select one that he really feels comfortable with. Start off with one that is easy to read and understand, otherwise you will give up on it and maybe feel that it's all just too much to get involved with.
Keep it simple and you'll enjoy it and benefit from it.
Start off with reading the Preface or Introduction of some books you'll find in the investment section of the book store or at the library. If the Preface or Introduction is not easy to understand, put the book back on the shelf and go on to another one. The next thing to check out will be the table of contents. Get an idea of what subjects the book contains.
Feel good about your selection. Good luck and good hunting.
Wednesday March 25, 8:31 am Eastern Time
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AMD Chief Financial Officer Resigns
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position with a non-competing company.
Burkett joined AMD in 1972 and was promoted to chief financial officer in 1989. Prior to joining
AMD, he worked at Raytheon Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a
master's degree in business from the University of Arizona.
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Ckostas, if you intend to make money in the stock market, this is for you. If you want to see how rapidly your money will disappear, skip this post.
Buy, and study, a beginner's book on stock investing. Then, after you understand it, buy and study an intermediate's book on stock investing. Then learn about the company you might be interested in. Learn it's history--what it makes--who needs what it makes--who runs it--how strong are it's competitors, etc.
Chris, most investors will say this is all too much effort to go
through, and so most investors lose money in the market because they don't have any idea what they are doing.
You must not follow any advice you receive on these message boards without knowing if the advice is correct, unbiased and knowledgeable. There is no practical way of finding these things out.
Investing is not a game. It is not a horserace. It's not a question of being luckly or unlucky. It takes work, attention and diligent research by the investor. If this is all too much for you, don't even get started in the stock market. I speak from 11 profitable years of investing experience.
I gave up on several small sites, because of access problems, unfriendly screens (JBOXFORD), and the sneeking suspicion that they were gouging me on at the market sales. I set up comparisons in duplicate accounts and sold at the market from each. The smaller ones consistently cost me more, so I decided to go with DLJ Direct. Anybody else experience similar.
I know, I know, DON'T sell at the market, but sometimes it can't be helped.
Has anyone that uses suretrade had trouble logging onto their site the last 3 days????
i have not been able to access my account and i am wondering if anyone else is have the same trouble????
Come again now....
Have you watched APPL's price since December? Up more than 100%! And there is a possibility of a up to a $2 profit this year, which could take the stock to 100 if you go by the numbers.
As far as what's different, there are many things that are different. Besides the costs that have been taken care off, the
products reek quality, from the OS which is fast, productive, and stable, to the hardware that flies, and in the summer there will be
two OSes, that will set standards of stability, power, and ease of use. and all this is happening without a single deadline
having been missed since early last year! All this has caused many migrations to Wintel in the last year to be curtailed, or
reversed. That's different. The most recent example of this, which may be an eye opener for those not knowing of these situations
happening is Colby college's decision to go wintel from all Mac reversed, and becoming a dual platform. What's important about this is
the reasoning for the decision, and what I believe will be the norm in the future in terms of how the two platforms will
coexist, and what that means for those investing in such stocks. It's a long read but if you want to know it's here:
The point someone made about price driving everything vs, speed is true to a degree on the consumer side. But for some markets like video, Web development, etc, speed is the name of the game. Anyone who has sat there looking at a 3D rendering take hours, overnight, or 10 mins even, understands speed at a good price.
At least you know when something is a "fine" meal, though.
IT will definitely be fun to watch!