If you are so confident in your theory, you would go put down a fortune on puts or shorts on INTC instead of spending time posting here. The rumor had been that Samsung and Qualcomm were going to buy AMD a couple years ago for the same reason. It never happened because they didn't see the value. If there is a Chinese company dumb enough to buy them then they will also be too dumb profit from the purchase.
You can't reason with him. His man-crush on Obama blinds him to reality.
I'm an Intel fan and I like apple products, but Macbook and Imacs sales are not enough to have an effect on intel stock price (unfortunately).
Once you take into account all the write-offs and other ways the rich can preserve their money - there really is negligible difference between the Rs and Ds. The Ds talk about taxing the rich because they get good press for it. In reality they are not going to take the super rich to the cleaners because too many of them are buddies with the democrats.
Well - Robert Reich and people who mostly embrace the same philosophies are in power, so perhaps he should stop whining. This is just Democrat crony capitalists at work.
Actually before I brought it up you probably didn't know what labor participation rate was. Also, to say that all economists on the planet disagrees with me shows you have done zero homework on the topic. You are the one making stuff up. Baby-boomers account for a part but not the majority. Also, we all know many baby-boomers who were laid off unwillingly, but their savings/pensions were adequate for them to actually retire. I used to wonder why people on this board dislike you so much. Now I know why. You are dishonest and ignorant.
The rich still have plenty of places to hide their money. The democrats big donors are rich and they will be protected. Are you wally's boyfriend?
Suuuure I just make things up. It doesn't take much effort to check the facts I just cited. Actually - I just checked again and it's more than a 30 yr low; more like 37 yrs. Sorry, your man-crush on Obama keeps you from thinking objectively.
ah yes! Everything good that happens is because of Obama! Everything bad that happens is because of those evil republicans!
While I do think the employment situation has improved, it is naive to think that the 5.6 % value tells the whole story. BLS shows the U6 number still above 10%. Also retiring baby boomers does not account fully for the decrease in participation rate. One major factor in the decrease in participation rate is the increase of people on the public dole (simply have stopped looking for work).
Ah the Obama worshipper has spoken! 92 million Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation rate matches 30 year low. In fact it's dropped to 62.7 from 65 just since 2010. Do you ever actual think about things or do you just read headlines.
@walls: I remember when Obama won the nomination and in an interview stated he just listened to an economic advisor explaining diversification. Obama stated that it was a new and interesting principal to him. I think this interview was on CNBC. He was 48 or so when he was sworn in. I knew about diversification when I was in my early twenties. How can someone be 48 and diversification be a new topic to them? Also, a couple years later in a speech he started talking about PE ratios but apparently is education is still lacking. He said it means profit-to-earnings. So, these, plus many other statements have confirmed to me that he is intellectually a light-weight. If the economy does well it has nothing to do with Obama. You need to learn to stop worshipping politicians.
@walls: You really are too simple minded to understand. You think whoever is president gets the blame or praise for all economic conditions. You are a certifiable fool. However, everyone on this board already knows this.
Anyone who really thinks they can affect the price of this stock with posts on this board is delusional. Organizations with enough buying/selling power to move the stock price is NOT going to get his/her cue from reading these posts. Sorry.. that's reality.