With the year rapidly coming to an end, investors may be thinking about which stocks they want in their portfolios in 2014. In this segment, Two Fools Debate, Fool editor Jamal Carnette and contributor Sam Mattera discuss whether investors should own Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) in 2014.
Sam thinks 2014 is shaping up to be a solid year for Intel. Although the chip maker's reliance on Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows platform has hurt Intel in recent quarters, the company is branching out, pushing mobile chips that will power tablets running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android. At the same time, the traditional PC market -- which Intel still dominates -- isn't going to go away overnight.
In contrast, Jamal is skeptical about Intel in the coming year. He notes that Intel's reliance on Microsoft caused it to miss the boat on the shift to mobile, and though its new initiatives might ultimately pan out, there's no guarantee that the company will be able to successfully execute.
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