"... 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.
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.
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
A REIT has to pay 95% of their profits as dividends and the profits are taxed at the investor rate, rather than the corporate rate. Think retirees looking for investment income.
CTL non-growth, fixed assets (land) can be spun off at a higher price because income investors and tax laws make them move valuable as a REIT. The tax law ruling makes them move valuable.
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."
"Yer buddy marco saw it coming, ..."
.... also known as a variation of the "perfect prediction scam".
Intel was down 2 cents.
Is "2 cents" huge for you?
If you think 2 cents is huge, that will go a long way to understanding your postings.
INTC unchanged from yesterday's close at $34.00 strike + dividend.
Put/call ratio finished today at 0.70 which is slightly elevated from the traditional 0.50 "normal" range.
It sure looks like dividend arbitraging influences the stock trading quite a bit. I just wish I had better visibility into the "how". Low option volume and no 10k+ strike trades.
Smith option exercise and sold. No programmed trade.
Kilroy is recovering from cancer and has just returned to a "staff" position. .
James and Holt were SEC Rule 10b5-1(c) programmed sells.
Yoffie donated shares to Harvard.
I bet they wished they had not sold the shares in January at $27.
Stacy Smith appeared to exercise options and sell his 614,432 shares. He still has 186,320 shares plus any other options.
Thomas Kilroy has cancer and appears to be exercising all his options, sold 349,595 shares.
Renee James was an automatic sell SEC Rule 10b5-1(c).program set up in January 2014.
William Holt same as James. SEC Rule 10b5-1(c).program set up in April 25, 2013.
David Yoffie is a Director and donated 20,000 shares to to Harvard Business School.
"You have only seven posts and your ID was created yesterday."
OT ..... The ID creation date is tough to determine. Yahoo sets the created since date for these message boards to the oldest message you have posted. You can test this by REMOVING your oldest message and watching your MEMBER SINCE date change. If you remove ALL your messages, you are not created yet .... 8-)
Short interest was released yesterday and it continued to drop. Short interest dropped to 161m shares from the previous period 174m shares. They closed about 1m shares per trading day. Assuming 22 trading days per month and the period covered 1/2 month.
7/15/2014 161,625,885 29,163,291 5.542100
The 5 Core M 5Y10 processors are both 14nm and are Broadwell. These 5 CPU are just the embedded mobile SKU. The 2015 versions are the desktop versions of Broadwell. It appears to me like Intel is responding to "Intel is not in mobile" first by taking maximum advantage of the 14nm low power. Low power makes more sense in mobile.
"Intel Core M 5Y10 specifications"
.... and then go to the CPU-WORLD site.
FROM CPU-WORLD ....
Intel Core M 5Y10 specifications
Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Mobile
Family Intel Core M
Model number ? 5Y10
CPU part number 5Y10 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency ? 800 MHz
Turbo frequency 2000 MHz (1 or 2 cores)
Clock multiplier ? 8
Estimated release date 4th quarter 2014
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core ? Broadwell
Manufacturing process 0.014 micron
Data width 64 bit
The number of cores 2
The number of threads 2
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 3 cache size 4 MB shared cache
Multiprocessing Not supported
Features ? MMX instructions
? SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
? SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
? SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
? SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
? SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4 ?
? AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
? AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
? AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0
? BMI / BMI1 + BMI2 / Bit Manipulation instructions
? F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
? FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
? EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64 ?
? NX / XD / Execute disable bit ?
? TBT / Turbo Boost technology ?
? VT-x / Virtualization technology ?
? VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
True, unless they followed your MAY 22nd advice and sold at $26. Seems like your "better sell now" advice is pretty constant.
June 12 *** INTC could drop 25% *** EU decision ***
by marcopubio • May 22, 2014 4:34 PM
Sell all your INTC now, before the HUGE plunge back to $20.
marco the great :-) June 12 2014 EU slaps INTC with a HUGE fine for monopoly practices. INTC may need to suspend the dividend to pay the fine. Then, copious amounts of class action suits could BK INTC, maybe worser, who knows.
True, unless they followed your Jul 12th advice and sold at $31.
Alien technology company to bury INTC ...learn why
by marcopubio • Jul 12, 2014 12:37 AM
We just learned that a very advanced computer chip-based on quantum entanglement- is being developed by an INTC competitor. Patent applications are pouring in which will make it impossible for INTC to breech. The super advanced chip design was recovered from a downed alien space craft a couple or three years ago. The company developing this advanced technology cannot be disclosed at this time- Yinz would have to have at least a 16 level Eyes only clearance- but, I can tell yaz that very soon INTC's entire array of new and future chips will be utterly WORTHLESS!
marco the genius : - ) Don't let INTC make yer portfolio obsolete, sell this POS immediately, if not sooner.