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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 17, Issue 37 Week of October 6, 2014 

 

 

 

***SNS***

The Christmas Quarter

 

 

 

In This Issue

 

 

Feature:

The Christmas Quarter

 

Chips

GDP, and Markets As Psychology

Consumer Confidence

Devices

 

Quotes of the Week

 

Takeout Window

Global Chip Sales, July

Global Chip Sales, August

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues

IMF Global Growth Projections

Consumer Sentiment

The "SNS Big Shift"

Hits Samsung Korea

 

Upgrades and Numbers

HP Split: The Horns

of Meg's Dilemma

 

Ethermail

 

In Case You Missed It...
SNS Members Making News

 

Upcoming SNS Events
& Media Links

 

In Other House News...

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?

 

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" --- [Y]our piece about Australia and its relationship with China was outstanding. Congratulations."

 

Best regards,

 

Richard Dearlove

 

Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

Master

Pembroke College, Cambridge

[SNS Member

Past Chief, SIS (Secret Intelligence Service / MI6)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Quarter

 

It's hard to believe it's that time again, as we enter the most important quarter in finance and sales for the world's technology companies. One obvious lesson that comes out of the coming quarter is this: as the world changes, so does this quarter change. In a real sense, Q4 is an acutely sensitive lens on technology sales trends worldwide over the past year.

 

In addition to documenting this new level of change, I thought I would take a slightly different approach to this year's Q4 outlook. Rather than just make predictions, it struck me that it might be more helpful to SNS members to have a view into the process regarding how I come to these conclusions.

 

While pattern recognition is always at the beginning of this work, various types of questions involve different parameters and approaches - so the description in this week's issue is not intended to fit every other type of prediction set. On the other hand, it is intended to serve all of you in making Q4 predictions, from now on.

 

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