During seven of the last 10 presidential races, the major indexes posted gains for September, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac. The month ended in a loss three times -- in 1972 and 1984, when incumbents ran and won, and in 2000, when there was no incumbent.
INTC stumbles on getting some next gen. parts out the door. So, they are only going to bring in $8.5B in revenue in the next quarter as opposed to the $8.1B they brought in during the most recent quarter. They still have $400M in sequential revenue growth.
AMD has more than picked up what INTC is leaving behind. AMD is bringing in $5B this year instead of the $3.5B they brought in during 2003. AMD has 40% annual growth!! This is what happens when the competition hits their delines better than the fat, out-of-shape industry leader. We have the two main microprocessor companies growing beyond 10% combined; you know there is no global market slowdown, you know this is a great opportunity to buy the companies that have a diverse customer base like Agere does. Long and strong