Is AMD Stock A Buy Or Sell ?

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD) stock has gained over 130% in 2019.

For current shareholders and those looking to get in, the $50 question in this early 2020 is none other than: Is AMD Stock a Buy or Sell ?

Let’s examine this argument in this discussion and offer some perspective on how to safely navigate through AMD stock price movement in this year 2020 and the many years to come.

AMD Stock Buy vs Sell: Historical Trends

In July 2016, AMD reported Earnings at the same time as another company.

Both stocks spiked up to $7 on that week following very bullish analysts’ reaction to their reports.

I wrote a note to my trading buddy “Al Stoner” with the underlying question: Which one of the two stocks will be first to $10.

Fast forward in 2020, the other stock barely touched $10 since and it trade at $5 currently.

As for AMD stock price, it is worth over 7 times what it was back then.

The interesting thing is that the bulk of that run took place between June 2018 and now as depicted on the chart below.

Is AMD Stock A Buy Or Sell - AMD 10 year chart from Teletrader App in Is AMD Stock A Buy or Sell Article. This is the chart that started the discussion on the AMD Stocktwits chat room.
10-year monthly chart of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) from 2010 to 2020. From 2016 to 2020, the price has gone 10 bagger !

AMD Stock Buy vs Sell: Future Predictions ?

In trying to get a sense where Advanced Micro Devices price is headed, I captured the long term historical chart of AMD and posted it on AMD StockTwits room.

I need to remind you that this stock has a very, hum, how should I put it ?

A very colorful Passionate retail following.

They are in full display 24 hours a day on all Social Media, Trading Forums and the Likes.

So, I knew beforehand I was putting myself in the Eye of the Storm by posting a somehow controversial question the AMD Stocktwits..

Before I tell you the outcome of my little survey or better yet social experiment, allow me to submit to you the object of my crime.:-)


AMD Long Term Stock Chart from 1997 to 2020 from in Is AMD a buy Or a Sell Article
AMD Stock price from TradingView between 1997 and 2020 showcasing recent breakout to all time above $50

My question to the estimated audience was asking if they stock has any more upside from the current price of $51 or so.

By the way, if you are looking for AMD quote, the best is Yahoo Finance.

For a quick historical of AMD stock quote, you can always rely on App.

I suggested that history may not bode well for AMD.

Why ?

The last couple of times in 2000 and 2006 when staged bullish runs and traded this high were followed by equally severe selloffs.

The parabolic rise and the hyperbolic run off are so symmetrical one could venture to suggest the chart is computer generated.

I was not completely off base as my post received 2 likes.

The rest of the replies offered polite justifications for their bullish case.

One member even went as far as predicting $85 price by Halloween in 2020. Time will tell.

Another provided the following well thought explanation:

AMD’s two past share price peaks at years 2000 and 2006 were due to AMD’s release of competitive processors. In both cases the stock price dropped for two reasons: stock market collapse and AMD’s lack of follow through: AMD failed to stay competitive with next generation processors, allowing INTC to surpass them with superior processors.

The all time high share price we see today is the result of three things: stock markets at all time high, AMD’s four straight years of releasing next generation processors (with two years of visibility through 2020 and 2021 of continuing technology superiority over INTC), and the failure of INTC to keep pace (failure to deliver volume production at 10nm fabrication, and as stated by INTC, their 7nm will not be ready until end of 2021).

Be careful when you read charts. Charts do not tell the whole story!

Here is the Link to the full Post.


AMD Stock Through Earnings

Regardless of what the fan base of AMD stockholders may think, there is at least one key fact they cannot ignore.

I would like to highlight the extreme volatile nature of this AMD stock around its Earnings.

By now, you know that we have studied many stocks for Earnings in order to rank or select the most volatile ones.

Well, AMD stock is part of that research.

As a matter of fact, AMD ranks among the highest in that list of most volatile stocks.

Are AMD Stocktwits Followers aware of this High Volatility ? I am not so sure.

Here is the summary AMD last 12 Earnings dating s far back as February 2017.

IS AMD Stock a Buy Or a Sell - Are AMD Stocktwits Followers aware of the Performance 3 Days After Earnings from 2017 and 2020 as described in the table below ?
Performance 3 Days After Earnings from 2017 and 2020

What can we learn from the above chart ?

AMD stock reaction on the first Day following its Earnings is neither bullish nor bearish.

The stock swings about 4% to the upside and -4% on the downside.

On the second Day, the move in each direction is about 3% while the third day is mostly bearish with -3.5% decrease in average.

With these types of movement, one can really benefit multiple times on both directions through Options trading.

A Better Alternative ? AMD Stock Options

Here are examples of scenarios you may find yourself in regard to AMD stock.

If you hold cheap shares from the past, you can write calls against your shares to generate income.

Alternatively, you can buy protection against your current portfolio of AMD shares by buying Puts options.

Or Simply Trade AMD Options based on what the Smart Money is doing.

Another strategy in trading AMD stock can consist of setting an alert on Screener for High Relative Volume days, Gap Up, Upgrade or Downgrade by the analysts.

We showed that AMD Option chain is very liquid in this discussion.

With enough followers on platforms such as, and, AMD stock is never short of retail traders looking for quick action.

This is turn will induce enough liquidity to help you trade both stocks and Options.

We Day trade AMD stock so often we can post a brand new video here for you for each new instance.

Here is the latest one from August 31, 2020.


We presented a study for AMD Stock as a Buy or Sell at its current trading price of $51 by polling the AMD Stocktwits room.

We hope you found this discussion valuable for your trading plan.

If you would like to increase your knowledge and further your understanding of these concepts, may I suggest this similar article.

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2 thoughts on “Is AMD Stock A Buy Or Sell ?”

  1. Hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i have some experience with stock trading but I haven’t worked with AMD stocks but I think it a good one to try out,i must say you did a great job with this trends…..for me I would start with a sell.

    • Howdy my friend Feji Ben,

      How is everything going with you ?

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your viewpoint on AMD stock analysis provided in this tutorial. 

      As the overnight market seems to react to the world sentiment right now,

      Your bearish view on AMD would make you great deal of money.

      Take you greatly for sharing with your Social media  circle.


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