Dueling Fools

Dueling Fools
September 1, 1999

Intel In Sides
INTC Price (8/31/99): $82 3/16

Does your computer's gray matter matter? For most PC users, an Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) microprocessor is doing the thinking for you. Since 1981, the chipmaker has been rolling out the minds behind the machines.

This week, two Fools are not of the same mind. Brian Graney (TMF Panic) is a fan of Intel. How big? Read on. Rick Munarriz (TMF Edible) is not quite as enthusiastic over the company's prospects.

When you've read past the Duel Inside label, and voted for the victor, don't forget to check our Duel Flashback to see who rang up who in our Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) feature.

You Get to Vote!

Once you've read the arguments and the rebuttals, it's your time to cast your vote. We'll tabulate results each week and revisit them from time to time to see whether you were right! As always, we invite you to join us in the Dueling Fools Message board to continue the duel.

[Any suggestions, comments, praise, or flames, please send them along to the Dueling Fools Team.]

The Bull...
While the technology behind Intel's chips is mind-numbing in its complexity, the company's strategic plan for the future is quite simple: It wants to suck an enormous amount of value out of the Internet economy. That's not an entirely original idea for a technology company. What is original is that Intel is actually preparing itself to make this goal into a reality.
The Bear...
If you're not going to accept the fallacy of buying cyclical stocks at their peak then let's get into why Intel is overvalued today with crumbling fundamentals tomorrow.

Results for last week's Hershey Duel

Answer Percentage
I can't make up my mind


TMF Parlay's
Bull argument


TMF Max's
Bear argument


They were both excellent


They were both lame