With 2014 just starting, investors may be thinking about which stocks they want in their portfolios throughout the year. In this segment of Two Fools Debate, Fool editor Jamal Carnette and contributor Sam Mattera discuss whether investors should own AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) in 2014.
Both Sam and Jamal are concerned about AMD's future growth. Although shares rallied tremendously in 2013, as the chipmaker returned to profitability, its efforts at branching out into other spaces could be hampered by the competition. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), AMD's longtime rivals, continue to push their own mobile solutions as the larger PC space continues to decline.
Still, Sam thinks there could be some room for optimism. AMD's new Mantle technology could help it grow its GPU market share, while the overall PC space is showing some signs of bottoming. AMD is moving to supply chips for other products in addition to traditional PCs, and both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles -- of which AMD is a supplier -- have sold tremendously well.
Jamal Carnette and Sam Mattera have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Intel and Nvidia and owns shares of Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.