1.) The Chinese economy is on the road to recovery:
"Following a year tainted by heightened economic uncertainty, the world's second largest economy is setting itself up for a positive 2013, say analysts, pointing to China's latest economic data and stellar equity market performance."
2.) The world economy is on the road to recovery:
""This is great news for global growth," AMP chief economist Shane Oliver said."
3.) The US economy continues to improve:
"There is good reason to think that 2013 will finally be the year that the U.S. economic recovery really feels like a recovery: The biggest forces that have been holding the economy back finally seem to be subsiding."
4.) The economic situation in Europe continues to improve:
"A year ago, many people seriously doubted whether the euro would still exist by now. On the threshold of 2013, the debate is about how long it will take for the Eurozone economy to recover and what must be changed to avoid future crisis."
5.) Intel will get a big boost from economic recovery and from its robust 2013 roadmap as its fabrication accelerates just as ARMs coasts to a stop.
6.) Intel will get a major boost from both CES in January and the Mobile World Congress in February. Look for LTE in the US and lots of tablet news as Intel gets out of the gate quickly in 2013.
7.) 2013 looks to be the year of big moves as deals and innovation promise to bust Intel out from under the control of the Wall Street manipulators.
8.) Intel is preparing to take the lead in the power efficiency race in 2013 while continuing its significant lead in performance.
9.) 2013 will be a watershed year for Intel in terms of traction for its mobility strategic plan.
10.) 2013 will be the year that FinFET and 14nm production finally get the kudos they deserve.
Poor Waldo, INTC may well still be below 24 by the time he's eligible for social security, but never fear he'll probably never learn any new stock trading skills, and of course, he'll always be pumping it.