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I am currently considering purchasing a hundred shares from AMD and I would like to know what you guys think. It seems that since Read has been CEO at AMD that they seem to have gotten their stuff together and their future looks pretty bright with their HSA concept and APU fusion push.

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From the research I have done it looks pretty promising for AMD in the near future. Please let me know what you think. If you dont have a clue of AMD and their plans please do not respond. I would like to hear from people who have done research and know AMDs future plans. As far as plans I mean their Heterogeneous System Architecture, System On a Chip, 3rd Party IP implementation, Bulldozer architecture for APU, GCN direct compute capabilities and so on.

I DO NOT want any biased opinion or fanboy remarks.

Please reply with useful informed information otherwise please do not post.

Thank you for your help and your time.
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It's possible AMD has reached bottom, and has nowhere to go but up. I have a cousin who works at AMD in South Austin and shortly after the BD debacle there was a round of layoffs. Not sure if it was related to the poor reception of BD or just coincidental timing.

Before you invest I would suggest waiting on NVIDIA's CEO speech May 15th.. they're announcing some big GPU news (supposedly), and if it interferes with AMDs plans you may have dodged a bullet
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It's possible AMD has reached bottom, and has nowhere to go but up. I have a cousin who works at AMD in South Austin and shortly after the BD debacle there was a round of layoffs. Not sure if it was related to the poor reception of BD or just coincidental timing.
Before you invest I would suggest waiting on NVIDIA's CEO speech May 15th.. they're announcing some big GPU news (supposedly), and if it interferes with AMDs plans you may have dodged a bullet

Yeah all the layoffs was due to the new CEO (Read) that went into AMD and cleaned house. Thank you I will look into nVidia but in there kepler cards they have completely gone away with direct compute capabilities which is AMD very strong point with Southern Islands and will be implemented into their APUs for extremely efficient computing. I dont think nVidia can affect AMD that much seeing that they are basically working for the same thing in the GPU department. I will look into though, thanks.
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Yeah all the layoffs was due to the new CEO (Read) that went into AMD and cleaned house. Thank you I will look into nVidia but in there kepler cards they have completely gone away with direct compute capabilities which is AMD very strong point with Southern Islands and will be implemented into their APUs for extremely efficient computing. I dont think nVidia can affect AMD that much seeing that they are basically working for the same thing in the GPU department. I will look into though, thanks.

Ahh but this nVidia news might be "big kepler" which has much better compute capabilities.

EDIT: On topic, AMD posted a fairly large loss in Q1 but it was actually a profit of ~60m if you take away the acquisition of Seamicro and buying out Glofo
post #5 of 14
Well, It's almost doubled in the last 6 months and on my broker's site it's rated a better buy than Intel. AMD has a promising future but don't forget that unless you have inside info you're basically gambling. Good luck! thumb.gif
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I think APUs is the future for the mainstream user. And amd is done extreme good APUs. So i think the future for the AMD is promising biggrin.gif
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I think they're on the cusp of something great. Their new CEO does look quite promising so hopefully they will keep up the good work. Their prices aren't too hot at the moment, so might as well grab a few shares. They can't go down much more.
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Here's the thing. General rule of thumb is that you never invest in a stock that is sitting under 10 dollars. However if your portfolio is strong there's nothing wrong with buying a couple hundred shares to see if you can strike gold. If you are just starting out though the best investments are catching juggernauts like Priceline or Mcdonalds after a bad quarter. With companies like that you already know the product is strong and expanding. If they have a down quarter you can generally buy in when things are a bit cheaper and ride the train steadily upward.

AMD is a bad investment. That's not to say that you shouldn't invest in AMD but you need to have at least 5 others that you know are going to do well. Also make sure that one of those five pays a decent dividend. Also make sure that they are in different sectors of the economy. In other words invest in a pharma, fast food chain, online retailer, oil company, tech etc etc. Don't put all your eggs in one sector because if for whatever reason things head south it will be very bad for you.

Never invest more then you can afford to lose.

Also if you are just starting you are going to need way more advice then what this forum gives you. I really hope you are not going to make a decision on something like this because you like the company or OCN told you to. You need to read more then what AMD says as well. Every company says they have a plan. Doesn't mean that plan is going to be worth anything. AMD is facing a shrinking PC market and a hugely entrenched competitor. If they want to grow they need to grow away from desktop/laptop. Theres a lot of things to consider.
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Also make sure that they are in different sectors of the economy. In other words invest in a pharma, fast food chain, online retailer, oil company, tech etc etc. Don't put all your eggs in one sector because if for whatever reason things head south it will be very bad for you.
Never invest more then you can afford to lose.
Also if you are just starting you are going to need way more advice then what this forum gives you. I really hope you are not going to make a decision on something like this because you like the company or OCN told you to.

Agreed on all these points^

There are a few factors to consider: Do you have a stock portfolio already? I don't need or want the details but as jtom320 says diversification is the best strategy. Would you miss your ~$600 if the stock caved suddenly? Do you want to day trade or are you in in for the long haul?
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Here's the thing. General rule of thumb is that you never invest in a stock that is sitting under 10 dollars. However if your portfolio is strong there's nothing wrong with buying a couple hundred shares to see if you can strike gold. If you are just starting out though the best investments are catching juggernauts like Priceline or Mcdonalds after a bad quarter. With companies like that you already know the product is strong and expanding. If they have a down quarter you can generally buy in when things are a bit cheaper and ride the train steadily upward.
AMD is a bad investment. That's not to say that you shouldn't invest in AMD but you need to have at least 5 others that you know are going to do well. Also make sure that one of those five pays a decent dividend. Also make sure that they are in different sectors of the economy. In other words invest in a pharma, fast food chain, online retailer, oil company, tech etc etc. Don't put all your eggs in one sector because if for whatever reason things head south it will be very bad for you.
Never invest more then you can afford to lose.
Also if you are just starting you are going to need way more advice then what this forum gives you. I really hope you are not going to make a decision on something like this because you like the company or OCN told you to. You need to read more then what AMD says as well. Every company says they have a plan. Doesn't mean that plan is going to be worth anything. AMD is facing a shrinking PC market and a hugely entrenched competitor. If they want to grow they need to grow away from desktop/laptop. Theres a lot of things to consider.

You said surprisingly little with that many words. Sounds like someone knows how to give financial advice. smile.gif
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