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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83465)6/12/2019 9:27:36 PM
From: robert b furman
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Nice Macd reversal active!


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To: robert b furman who wrote (83466)6/12/2019 9:56:39 PM
From: Return to Sender
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61% Downside Volume on the NYSE - 52% Downside Volume on the NASDAQ:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Notice to readers: As of 3/3/11, Closing ARMS Index (TRIN) calculation is based on composite data. Click here for historical data prior to 3/3/11.
NYSE Latest close Previous close Week ago
Issues traded 3,030 3,045 3,041
Advances 1,379 1,485 1,488
Declines 1,553 1,463 1,462
Unchanged 98 97 91
New highs 112 131 175
New lows 87 39 61
Adv. volume* 264,619,390 428,628,687 356,309,787
Decl. volume* 403,445,205 296,278,842 443,468,005
Total volume* 673,718,647 729,049,848 819,012,705
Closing Arms (TRIN)† 1.40 0.70 1.44
Block trades* 4,923 5,232 5,168
Adv. volume 1,170,919,371 1,920,507,659 1,436,897,639
Decl. volume 1,851,472,088 1,322,613,474 2,039,156,869
Total volume 3,039,340,631 3,259,762,691 3,565,747,546
Nasdaq Latest close Previous close Week ago
Issues traded 3,187 3,211 3,191
Advances 1,494 1,406 1,321
Declines 1,592 1,681 1,774
Unchanged 101 124 96
New highs 45 72 93
New lows 107 90 119
Closing Arms (TRIN)† 1.01 0.96 0.84
Block trades 11,566 10,227 8,897
Adv. volume 930,152,139 909,244,095 982,337,057
Decl. volume 1,004,913,276 1,048,783,504 1,102,039,235
Total volume 1,950,424,558 2,065,871,014 2,108,604,798
NYSE American Latest close Previous close Week ago
Issues traded n.a. n.a. n.a.
Advances n.a. n.a. n.a.
Declines n.a. n.a. n.a.
Unchanged n.a. n.a. n.a.
New highs n.a. n.a. n.a.
New lows n.a. n.a. n.a.
Adv. volume* n.a. n.a. n.a.
Decl. volume* n.a. n.a. n.a.
Total volume* n.a. n.a. n.a.
Closing Arms (TRIN)† n.a. n.a. n.a.
Block trades* n.a. n.a. n.a.
Adv. volume n.a. n.a. n.a.
Decl. volume n.a. n.a. n.a.
Total volume n.a. n.a. n.a.
NYSE Arca Latest close Previous close Week ago
Issues traded 1,584 1,585 1,584
Advances 521 962 898
Declines 1,037 592 656
Unchanged 26 31 30
New highs 24 43 80
New lows 10 11 20
Adv. volume* 53,943,468 145,303,177 150,761,781
Decl. volume* 139,279,612 48,040,009 135,810,187
Total volume* 193,394,766 201,861,764 291,216,683
Closing Arms (TRIN)† 1.16 0.72 1.21
Block trades* 1,062 1,094 1,590
Adv. volume 273,621,446 650,142,536 653,328,051
Decl. volume 632,812,078 288,258,089 578,996,193
Total volume 907,958,230 989,943,376 1,254,537,414

*Primary market NYSE, NYSE American or NYSE Arca only. †Compares the ratio of advancing to declining issues with the ratio of volume of shares rising and falling. Arms Index or TRIN = (advancing issues / declining issues) / (composite volume of advancing issues / composite volume of declining issues.) Generally, an Arms of less than 1.00 indicates buying demand; above 1.00 indicates selling pressure.

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From: Sam6/13/2019 12:26:34 AM
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China set to produce first locally designed DRAM chip
Changxin Memory minimizes US tech to avoid trade war fallout
CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writer June 12, 2019 17:38 JST

TAIPEI -- A Chinese company founded in 2016 is about to become the country's first mass producer of locally designed key memory chips, competing with giants Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology in a $100 billion a year market, as Beijing steps up its drive for self-sufficiency in core technologies.

Changxin Memory Technologies, previously known as Innotron Memory, has redesigned its dynamic random access memory chips to minimize the use of U.S. technology, in a bid to avoid infringing patents and potentially falling victim to the U.S. crackdown on China's rising tech industry, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

While Changxin will not be able to eliminate the threat entirely as its production will still rely on American equipment and design tool suppliers, the redesign will insulate the company against potential U.S. allegations of intellectual property theft, the sources told Nikkei Asian Review.

The company, which has invested $8 billion in a chip production plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei, intends to start production of these crucial memory components by the end of the year, they said. DRAM chips are the working memory of billions of devices, from laptops to smartphones, data center servers and connected cars.

The Chinese company will initially produce some 10,000 wafers a month, one of the sources said. "It will need to undergo some kind of learning curve, but the company plans to have some output by the end of this year," he said.

While the output will still be small compared with the 1.3 million DRAM wafers a month currently produced globally, the start of production would still mark a major breakthrough for China as the country currently has no homemade DRAM chips, said Sean Yang, an analyst at market research company CINNO.

The global DRAM market was worth some $99.65 billion in 2018, and three companies -- Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix of South Korea and Micron Technology of the U.S. -- control around 95% of output.

"The Chinese company...aims to match the [output] level and technology of the big three, rather than just making specialized DRAM for fragmented niche markets," one of the sources said. However, meeting this goal depended on the quality and consistency of production as it ramped up, he added.

Another source familiar with Changxin Memory's plans said the company was expecting capital expenditure of $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year, which already exceeds last year's $650 million spending by Nanya Technology, the world's No.4 DRAM chipmaker.

Other Chinese chipmakers are also slated to start mass production of chips such as NAND flash memory units, which save data when power is off. The country's first NAND flash memory project by state-backed Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. will begin producing by the end of the year and will challenge Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital and Micron, Nikkei has reported.

Changxin Memory decided to redesign its chips in an effort to avoid the fate of smaller local peer Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co, which never began production and was almost forced out of business earlier this year when Washington barred its access to U.S. technology and accused it of intellectual property theft.

Changxin was widely seen as the next potential target for Washington's campaign and has taken extra steps to avoid infringing U.S. patents, sources familiar with the matter said. "The company also asked legal counsel to sit in on external business meetings to make sure staff was extremely careful when communicating with partners and suppliers," one of the two people said.

Zhu said last month that Changxin Memory's DRAM design was based on technology from Qimonda, an affiliate of German chipmaker Infineon that filed bankruptcy in 2009.

But like the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers it still needs to use equipment from U.S. companies such as Applied Materials, Lam Research, KLA-Tencor, as well as materials from Dow Chemical and electronic design automation tool providers from Cadence and Synopsys.

The company's CEO Zhu Yiming traveled to Europe last October to meet the management of ASML, the biggest European chip equipment provider, and also visited Belgium's IMEC, a pioneering research institute that specializes in nano-electronics and digital technology. He was seeking support from suppliers outside the U.S. and wanted to signal the company's ambition to challenge market leaders, Nikkei Asian Review reported at the time. Changxin Memory's website says it was founded in 2016 and its LinkedIn page says it employs several thousands people.

Depending on how quickly Changxin accelerates production, the company's entry into an already depressed DRAM market could hit prices even further over the next two years, analysts suggested. The average DRAM price has more than halved since the peak in the third quarter last year as the U.S.-China trade war takes its toll on the global economy, said CINNO's Yang said. "We expect the DRAM price will continue to drop in the second half of this year," Yang added.

Research group Trendforce expects DRAM prices to plunge by up to 15% in the third quarter of 2019, with a further drop of up to 10% in the final three months of this year when the U.S. blacklisting of Huawei Technologies could be expected to hit demand.

Changxin Memory is also referred to as Heifei Rui-li Integrated Circuit Manufacturing. "Changxin Memory has no information to share so far regarding Nikkei Asian Review's request for comments," said a company spokesperson.

Nikkei staff writer Lauly Li contributed to this report.

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From: Sam6/13/2019 9:19:32 AM
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China chip industry insiders voice caution on catch-up efforts
Josh Horwitz, Sijia Jiang
June 13, 2019 / 8:22 AM / Updated an hour ago

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Since the U.S. government put Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist, effectively banning American firms from doing business with it, China’s leaders have spoken boldly about achieving self-sufficiency in the critical semiconductor business.

But industry insiders are less optimistic that Chinese chip makers can quickly meet the challenge of supplying all the needs of Huawei and other domestic technology firms.

The prospectuses of Chinese chip companies preparing to list on a new tech-focused stock exchange are blunt, characterizing the domestic industry as “relatively backward”, lacking in talent and requiring “a long time to catch up”.

Chinese chip engineers tell tales of local manufacturing that just is not up to snuff, while analysts point out the many areas where China remains reliant on technology from the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Europe, with some questioning whether government policies are in the right place.

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83460)6/13/2019 4:07:10 PM
From: Return to Sender
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BPNDX rises 1 to 61 - [LULU added]

Jun 13

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83461)6/13/2019 4:11:17 PM
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BPSOX unchanged at 15

Jun 13


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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83471)6/13/2019 4:16:18 PM
From: Return to Sender
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6 New 52 Week Highs on the NDX - No New 52 Week Lows for Thursday June 13, 2019

New Highs

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83472)6/13/2019 4:18:25 PM
From: Return to Sender
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Wall Street gets a lift from the energy stocks
13-Jun-19 16:15 ET
Dow +101.94 at 26106.77, Nasdaq +44.41 at 7837.11, S&P +11.80 at 2891.64

[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 advanced 0.4% on Thursday, lifted by shares of energy companies as oil prices rose after two oil tankers were attacked off the coast of Iran. A swarm of buyers in the last few minutes of action boosted the benchmark index from near session lows to close out the session on a high note.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.6%, and the Russell 2000 increased 1.1%.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack, fueling geopolitical angst between the countries but also providing relief in the price of oil ($52.37/bbl, +$1.21, +2.4%). Oil prices fell over 4% yesterday on concerns about demand and oversupply.

The higher oil prices underpinned the leadership in the S&P 500 energy sector (+1.3%). The communication services sector (+1.1%) received a boost from shares of Walt Disney (DIS 141.74, +6.02, +4.4%) after its price target was raised to $160 from $125 at Morgan Stanley. The consumer discretionary sector (+0.9%) also outperformed.

The defensive-oriented sectors -- health care (-0.1%), consumer staples (+0.1%), real estate (+0.1%), and utilities (+0.2%) -- trailed the pack after outperforming the broader market on Wednesday.

From a broader perspective, the stock market has traded sideways over the last four sessions as it waits for further policy guidance from the Fed and for any updates on the U.S.-China trade front. On a related note, China's Vice Premier Liu He called for more stimulus measures to support the Chinese economy.

In corporate news, activist investor group JANA Partners disclosed a 9.5% stake in Callaway Golf (ELY 18.19, +2.29, +14.4%). MoffettNathanson lowered its price target for Twitter (TWTR 36.34, -1.15, -3.1%) to $25 from $28 and maintained its Sell rating. RH (RH 109.91, +15.02, +15.8%) pleased investors with solid quarterly results and guidance.

Demand for U.S. Treasuries persisted amid high expectations for the Fed to cut rates, and Treasuries advanced to session highs during Mr. Pompeo's press conference. The 2-yr yield declined seven basis points to 1.82%, and the 10-yr yield declined four basis points to 2.09%. The U.S. Dollar Index increased 0.1% to 97.06.

Reviewing Thursday's economic data, which included the weekly Initial and Continuing Claims report and Import and Export Prices for May:

  • Initial claims for the week ending June 8 hit 222,000 ( consensus 220,000), up 3,000 from the prior week's revised level of 219,000 (revised from 218,000). Continuing claims for the week ending June 1 increased by 2,000 to 1.695 mln from the previous week's revised level of 1.693 mln (revised from 1.682 mln).
    • The key takeaway from the report is that unemployment claims continue pointing to a tight labor market.
  • Import prices decreased 0.3% m/m in May after increasing a revised 0.1% (from 0.2%) in April. Excluding fuel, import prices were also down 0.3%. Export prices decreased 0.2% in May after increasing a revised 0.1% (from 0.2%) in April while export prices, excluding agriculture, were also down 0.2% after growing a revised 0.2% (from 0.4%) in April.
    • The key takeaway from the report is that the decline in import prices should keep inflation measures at subdued levels.
Looking ahead, investors will receive the following reports on Friday: Retail Sales for May, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for May, the preliminary University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment for June, and Business Inventories for April.

  • Nasdaq Composite +18.1% YTD
  • S&P 500 +15.4% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +13.9% YTD
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average +11.9% YTD

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83473)6/13/2019 4:48:02 PM
From: Sam
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Chip stocks take a hit after Broadcom earnings
MARKETWATCH 4:39 PM ET 6/13/2019

Symbol Last Price Change
281.61 +1.88 (+0.67%)
111.18 +0.84 (+0.76%)
108.35 +0.41 (+0.38%)
73.35 +0.69 (+0.95%)
69.93 +0.34 (+0.49%)
63.31 +0.53 (+0.84%)
148.26 +2.06 (+1.41%)
46.7 +0.38 (+0.82%)
31.39 -0.79 (-2.45%)
33.38 +0.42 (+1.27%)
QUOTES AS OF 04:15:00 PM ET 06/13/2019

Several semiconductor companies saw shares decline in after-hours trading Thursday following Broadcom Inc.'s (AVGO) earnings report, which suggested a second-half rebound for chips looks less likely. Among stocks falling more than 1% immediately after Broadcom reported were Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), Xilinx Inc. (XLNX), Skyworks Solutions Inc.(SWKS), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), Qorvo Inc. (QRVO) and Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) Larger chip makers like Intel Corp. (INTC) , Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Micron Technology Inc. (MU) fell by smaller amounts, closer to 0.5%, though action was jagged amid high volume for the extended session. Broadcom cut its fiscal-year forecast in its second-quarter report after trading closed Thursday ( challenging-market-2019-06-13), and Chief Executive Hock Tan said in a statement that he sees "a broad-based slowdown in the demand environment." "As a result, our customers are actively reducing their inventory levels, and we are taking a conservative stance for the rest of the year," Tan said. Chip companies earlier this year said that a slowdown would reverse by the second half of the year ( comes-with-little-evidence-to-back-it-up-2019-03-07), but returns since then have created doubts about the timeline ( ). Broadcom shares were down about 7% in after-hours trading.

-Jeremy C. Owens For more from MarketWatch:

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From: Sam6/13/2019 10:50:14 PM
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Really interesting article on the different types of memory chips.

HBM2 Vs. GDDR6: Tradeoffs In DRAM
Experts at the Table, part 1: Choices vary depending upon application, cost and the need for capacity and bandwidth, but the number of options is confusing.
June 13th, 2019 - By: Ed Sperling

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about new DRAM options and considerations with Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus; Marc Greenberg, group director for product marketing at Cadence; Graham Allen, senior product marketing manager for DDR PHYs at Synopsys; and Tien Shiah, senior manager for memory marketing at Samsung Electronics. What follows are excerpts of that conversation.

SE: What are the big challenges in memory today?

L-R: Frank Ferro, Graham Allan, Tien Shiah, Marc Greenberg. Photo credit: Semiconductor Engineering/Susan Rambo

Ferro: The main ones are latency and bandwidth, and those haven’t changed very much. But the key difference now is that we’re seeing a swing back from where we had plenty of bandwidth and the compute was the bottleneck to where memory is the bottleneck again. That has given rise to a number of different technologies. HBM basically came out of nowhere a couple years ago, and now GDDR is showing up on everyone’s radar. To some extent we’re still at the mercy of the memory vendors because we’re building physical layers based on their specs and the JEDEC specs. But architecturally, we are looking at ways to innovate. That’s the next step.

Allan: Our customers are faced with a large array of choices, and if you fit into the category of someone who doesn’t need a vanilla interface and you have something that can be challenging or a relatively high-bandwidth requirement, you’re left with all these choices and you don’t know which one to go for. It’s a very difficult market to navigate when you’re not one of the major CPU vendors because you don’t get a lot of insight from the DRAM vendors. There are a lot of secrets in the memory market, such as how much does a DRAM cost. You can find out what DDR4 costs in very large volumes, but if you want to know what HBM or GDDR6 sell for, you can’t get that answer. And it changes every month, because DRAM prices fluctuate quite a bit. One of our main activities is walking customers through all of these different choices and what the tradeoffs are.

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