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hey ocn,

i've been reading "stock investing for dummies" and given the recent upset in the graphics card division of AMD i have been looking into investing in them.

I know people throw this idea around jokingly after a review but can anyone give me an educated opinion on the subject?

i'm heading into 3rd year university and am doing as much as i can to make sure this money doesn't go to waste

opinions?
    
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the problem w/ the graphcis card companies right now .. at least as I see it is that they support eachother...

Nvidia makes bad stuff one year ati dominates (as they are doing) and then the next year nvidia comes back and dominates the market... people flip flop and spend 2x the money buying a new card each year or every other two years...

I personally think that the nvidia market will do better in the long run because they acutally bother to advertise their stuff (you know the "the way its meant to be played" slogan)

regardless both companies are still making loads of $$ off of people - the real trick would be to pick a side and stay w/ it but people seem to think that choosing the cheaper card that does more (4850 atm...) is the solution when in reality it only provokes nvidia to counter it (9800gtx+)

The loop is endless untill people pick a side and stay there...

Since its 530am here and im not really awake (probably wont even remember posting this LOL) you probably shouldnt take any advice I give you for stocks - but if I can say one thing it is that the computer market might be unstable in the near future... the US economy is going to go (is going...) down hill... I think youd be better off investing in more logical/ everyday companies like mcdonalds (ok maybe not mcdonalds but you get the point...)

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ok sleep time

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I think you should really Invest in Nvidia there stocks are cheaper then normal right now, and they will come back on top they are usally the ones on top better way to make money ATI stocks are most likely higher ATM...

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I think you should really Invest in Nvidia there stocks are cheaper then normal right now, and they will come back on top they are usally the ones on top better way to make money ATI stocks are most likely higher ATM...

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while i agree it would be smarter to invest in nvidia i would wait a lil, while nvidias stock has gone down over 50% it should still fall further. when it seems to hit a rock bottom invest just dont expect to get a good return for 2 or more years. as said before markets like this spike and drop nvidia is deffinitly in a drop right now but it may get worse or not move signifigantly, its even possible it may drop even more dramaticaly soon but as said earlier in the long run nvidia will come back on top at some point in time just dont expect it to be soon. right now is a great time to invest in a giant like nvidia, graphic cards make a lot of money and their stock are cheap as hell i think a chair is getting near 10 bucks. anyhow good luck im no expert or anything so i suggest you get a lot of opinions before u do anything drastic with your money but investing in ati just because their suddenly doing good isnt a smart move in the long run.
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I wouldn't invest in AMD at the moment, the market can change so fast it might end up being a big waste of money. Id look around for something more stable to put your money into, although not quite as cool, its a safer bet with potentially more profit at the end of it.
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Invest in Intel instead. Nehalem will take DP/MP server/workstation/HPC markets by storm in a few months, and the Larrabee announcements will have the industry in a stir. I think their stock is slumping slightly right now so, not sure though.
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Amd will go up there is no doubt about. However nvidia will go up more once they regain their footing. Its really a gamble. (which all equities investing is). I would go with amd since its cheaper and you can leverage your bet more just watch it like a dog and read all the news concerning them any hint at declines sell and when it goes down buy again and wait for it to go up.
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