"Cover up. Even though the stock has fallen, if the report is not up to snuff, they will beat this like a dead horse. Right now, the horse is just lame. It will be shot tomorrow. Watch and see. Unlike typical financial disclosures, history repeats itself all the time with Finisar."
[Or if the report is good then there will be short's body parts all over the walls.]
[Maybe we can get one to smack paid shills up side the head.]
In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.
If Amazon can imagine delivering books by drones, is it too much to think that Google might be planning to one day have one of the robots hop off an automated Google Car and race to your doorstep to deliver a package?
Google executives acknowledge that robotic vision is a "moonshot." But it appears to be more realistic than Amazon's proposed drone delivery service, which Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive, revealed in a television interview the evening before one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
(Read more: Office robots: No more hiding from the boss)
Over the last half-year, Google has quietly acquired seven technology companies in an effort to create a new generation of robots. And the engineer heading the effort is Andy Rubin, the man who built Google's Android software into the world's dominant force in smartphones.
The company is tight-lipped about its specific plans, but the scale of the investment, which has not been previously disclosed, indicates that this is no cute science project.
beavercleavver: Why don't you go back to posting under your duhboyzarebackintown ID and welching on bets.
This guy throws up 123 posts today under a new ID in a blatant attempt to manipulate the market. Please hit Abuse to Yahoo on all of these posts.
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Wow, you are such a great guy!
Now that's really funny. You have absolutely no problem with the guy who posts 82 "market collapse" messages under a new ID in a single morning but you have a problem with me for drawing attention to it.
All because you got your feelings hurt because I didn't agree that a Mac Air was the greatest thing since sliced bread and the best choice for all users.
You truly are a tiny man.
[82 posts from an ID created today. For those who don't believe that there are paid shills, here is your proof.]
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Member since: Dec 4, 2013
More U.S. chief executive officers project a pickup in sales, capital spending and hiring in the next six months, a survey showed.
The Business Roundtable’s economic outlook index climbed to 84.5 in the fourth quarter from 79.1 in the previous three months, the Washington-based trade group said today. Readings greater than 50 are consistent with economic expansion, and the group said the index’s long-term average is 79.4.
Seventy-three percent of respondents project an increase in sales in the next six months, up from 71 percent in the third quarter. The share expecting increased business investment in the next six months jumped to 39 percent in the fourth quarter from 27 percent in the previous three months.
Thirty-four percent of corporate leaders plan to boost payrolls, up from 32 percent in the third quarter.
The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed in October for the first time in four months as exports climbed to a record.
The gap decreased 5.4 percent to $40.6 billion from a $43 billion shortfall in September that was larger than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of 63 economists called for a $40 billion deficit.
Sales of goods to China, Canada and Mexico were the highest ever, pointing to improving global demand that will benefit American manufacturers. In addition, an expanding U.S. economy is helping boost growth abroad as purchases of products from the European Union also climbed to a record in October even as fiscal gridlock prompted a partial federal shutdown.
“We are starting to see some recoveries abroad, and in general, stronger global growth is going to lead to a pick-up in export growth over time,” Jay Bryson, global economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC in Charlotte, N.C., said in an interview. “Consumers are two-thirds of the economy, and consumer spending continues to grind higher. All components of domestic demand outside of the government are growing.”
Wall Street screws the pooch again as the economic numbers demonstrate that they are yet again out of touch.
The big firms want in for the rally they missed while attempting to short some of the best companies on the planet.
And now the implementation of the Volcker rule spells doom for their future abilities to manipulate the markets.
Soon we might even have the semblance of a free market instead of a flea market.
1.) We have FinFET. You don't. You won't for a very long time. If ever. Talk is cheap - volume shipping of product to customers is the only metric you get credit for.
2.) We didn't have leadership in density. We didn't need it at the time. We do now and we are taking control of density and aren't going to give it back. Ever.
3.) We can continue to stay on the Moore's Law curve. You can't.
4.) We continue to enjoy economic improvements at each new node. You don't.
5.) We aren't going to wait any longer in mobility. We are coming to take major market share starting with tablets. It's a new world. Get used to it.
6.) Intel's earnings are projected as being flat in 2014 for one reason and one reason only: We are investing a billion dollars in taking ARM market share. You may think of it as an expense but it's not. It's an investment that will pay for itself many times over.
1.) Fabrication still a disaster. No 20nm volume shipments in sight and FinFET still a very long distance away.
2.) Total disarray due to Intel opening up the fabs to consider ARM business. Get in line boys. Only those with cash to burn will be considered.
3.) ASPs to drop by a massive 50 percent in the next 5 years. While unit growth has been baked into Humpty's stock price for years now, the drop in ASPs has not.
4.) Tablet market share will shrink significantly in 2014 due to serious Intel competition.
1.) Huge potential impact from Intel opening the fabs to consider ARM clients. Intel will take the best paying customers.
2.) Dividends have exceeded free cash flow for all of the last 4 years. TSMC continues to be crushed by its CapEx needs.
3.) In the next 2 years, TSMC will likely become a second-tier foundry - unable to compete in the state-of-the-art fabrication environment.
4.) Intel now taking the lead in density. Intel able to maintain both margins and Moore's Law going forward. It's an economic disaster for ARM and TSMC.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place. Apple has to embrace Intel manufacturing or has to compete with it. Not just against Intel but now against the rest of the ARM world. Life just got a whole lot more difficult.
Qualcomm strategic plan has a serious fabrication hole in it. With TSMC dropping down out of the state-of-the-art fabs, Qualcomm is left with exactly two choices: Intel and Samsung. Samsung doesn't have FinFET. Intel will only do Qualcomm fabrication if Qualcomm pays through the nose. And maybe not even then.
Plus Intel is now in the LTE market. There goes Qualcomm's margins.
Intel is ready to begin consolidation of its hold on the processor markets. Intel's superior manufacturing, fabrication and technology is now being felt in earnest.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
As a collateral effect, the implementation of the Volcker rule probably means the end of the Intel message board paid shill pool. Float your resume, Lucy. The end is near.
[If not the end of Wall Street manipulation, the implementation of the Volcker rule will certainly provide a significant hit to the big Wall Street banks' ability to manipulate markets with proprietary trading. It cannot happen soon enough.]
Wall Street banks, which already shut proprietary trading units that helped fuel record profits, are girding to learn next week how much revenue the Volcker rule may cut from the $44 billion they say comes from market-making.
With U.S. regulators scheduled to vote Dec. 10, the largest firms are getting little detail about the final terms of the Volcker rule’s ban on proprietary trades, and still have basic questions about what kind of market-making will be allowed, said three senior U.S. bankers. They’re also wondering whether they’ll have to change practices or curtail business in some less-liquid markets, the bankers said.
The answers could threaten their revenue and affect transaction costs for clients of firms such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) The Volcker rule is close to being adopted more than three years after it became a centerpiece of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, designed to prevent a repeat of the global credit crisis.
“Everything in the Volcker rule that defines what is permitted market-making, and what is not, is by far the most important part of the rule,” said David Hilder, an analyst at Drexel Hamilton LLC in New York. Regulators probably have been silent on the specifics to preserve agreements they’ve made, he said. “Outside input in the late stages of a negotiation tends to blow apart consensus.”
Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in October by the most in three decades, signaling buyers are starting to take higher mortgage rates in stride.
Sales jumped 25.4 percent to a 444,000 annualized pace, following a 354,000 rate in the prior month that was the weakest since April 2012, figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 62 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 429,000.
Home sales are regaining strength as gains in employment and stock prices help consumers adjust to this year’s increase in borrowing costs and property values, which have hurt affordability. Builders such Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV) are optimistic about the outlook for the market, which will need to expand to meet the needs of a growing population.
“The worst of the impact of higher mortgage rates seems to be behind us,” said Millan Mulraine, who forecast an increase in sales to 445,000. “If we continue to see improvements in employment and if mortgage rates stay where they are, we should see these levels sustained.”
Economists’ estimates in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 375,000 to 450,000. The 25.4 percent increase from September was the biggest one-month surge since May 1980.
Other reports today showed hiring picked up in November, the trade deficit narrowed in October and service industries grew last month at a slower pace than projected.
[Note: Caps are from the headline. I didn't put them in.]
The November ADP national employment report, an important preview of Friday's jobs report, is out.
Private companies added 215,000 new jobs in during the month, which was much stronger than the 170,000 expected by economists.
Furthermore, the October number was revised up to 184,000 from an earlier reading of 130,000.
"The job market remained surprisingly resilient to the government shutdown and brinkmanship over the treasury debt limit," said Moody's Mark Zandi. "Employers across all industries and company sizes looked through the political battle in Washington. If anything, job growth appears to be picking up.”
Read more: businessinsider
"Marco the great :-) rhebus sic stantabus MFer. Now, bug little Pilgrim ore you're dead..."
[You're threatening to kill people now??? You really do want to get arrested.]