Andreas Hopf

Special situations, medium-term horizon, event-driven
Andreas Hopf
Special situations, medium-term horizon, event-driven
Contributor since: 2013
Who cares if VW destroys itself? I could not care less.
The discussion here is about Tesla Motors and its immoral greenwashing approach to enrichment of the wealthy, implemented by an arrogant deceitful loose cannon CEO that believes he can walk on water and get away with it.
If you want to discuss VW, then write a VW article, pertaining to their subsidies, and I will comment accordingly.
The German solar industry rose on full-mouthed fairy tales and rightfully collapsed once its superfluousness became apparent.
"... I think the motivation behind it is well intentioned."
Sorry, but - no. The motivation behind it is to advance certain technologies for the sole benefit of company founders, VCs, underwriters and early investors, making the public pay without any benefit in return.
Nobody has ever succeeded to explain to me, why it is ethical that citizens should applaud wealthy homeowners' solar array purchases, citizens having to finance them with ever soaring electricity prices. Where is the benefit for the common taxpayer? There isn't any.
The "Apple religion" has not led investors to the promised land since peak Apple in February 2015.
Like a bar o' soap?
"I am the first to criticize him when due."
Stock comedy central time again. I like it!
"They were technically bankrupt in September 2012."
Probably fairly soon again, like an Economist paper shows http://econ.st/1XaPOkt
Good article from a year ago on the cash-bonfire, the Model 3 pipe dream and Tesla's route to bankruptcy; paper courtesy of the British "Economist" http://econ.st/1XaPOkt
Ok, a two-wheeler then?
But, really, three-wheelers ain't altogether bad http://bit.ly/1XaOTk6
"Our society loves to tear down people who are at the top. When an incredibly successful person messes up, the culture sits enraptured as the pedestal falls."
If only the person was successful. In case of Tesla, SolarCity or SpaceX, there is no success anywhere to be seen, apart from successfully tapping the tax barrel, that is.
Volkswagen?
This is a Tesla Motors thread, last I looked.
No, it is that immoral transmission belt, deployed by Tesla Motors that year by year conveys taxes paid by the middle class to the 1%ers, in order for them to enjoy new perks and quirks, while the common taxpayer gets absolutely nothing in return.
AC\DC,
phew, I had to search for that nifty backslash on my keyboard, but, well, I think you should not be so angry with yourself. I know it hurts when one's investment does badly and the light at the end of the tunnel could be an oncoming train. But, don't despair! There are quality stocks out there that are coming on sale at a bargain, courtesy of the stealth bear.
All will be well!
Not at all.
I enjoy seeing Tesla crawlers in winter, the driver in thick clothes, probably without heating, trying to preserve battery charge.
By the way, where can I find that communal living? Sounds hot, like something from the 70s, you know, those films ; )
How many jobs have YOU created?
See? Ad hominem argumentation won't get you out of the pit - to collect money from taxpayers all over the world to create jobs is nothing short of immoral and should eventually land this man where he rightfully belongs.
By the way, regarding your kindergarten quality argumentation, I admit I have also not invented Maxwell's equations (one of many examples where I failed); however, I am happily using them as part of my work.
Many years ago, at the Geneva, Frankfurt or Tokyo motor shows, companies presented concept cars in form of fully-finished clay models, the only discernible difference being an opaque glasshouse and lighting clusters (for obvious reasons).
The "rest of the world" certainly cares about more pressing things than toothbrush battery powered toys for the wealthy, financed by the common man.
Apart from that, the company is not successful (no shareholder value generation, profits and dividend), the company makes cars (correct), the company and business idea was not created by Elon Musk (he financed it and then trampled over the founders).
I'm not listed on the stock market and not subject of discussion.
Imagine how many quality jobs could have been created, would that swindler not have found ways, helped by friends in high places, to tap citizen's coffers year after year.
See the collapse of the German solar industry, having existed solely on the back of subsidies and incentives, not because it made sense commercially. All those thousands of jobs are now gone (and so is management, that was paid handsomely).
"Successfully started a new car company."
Car company, yes. Successful, certainly not. Started, no.
With every wrong prognosis, MH has become more of a stroppy twat.
He can "unveil" a painted clay model ; )
He'll roll out a 3D-sketch - a painted clay model, and the underwriters for the next secondary offering will salivate and commence with the necessary pumping.
"Or someone manipulate the market..."
Sure, I can hear the black helicopters homing in.
No, there is a glut of oil because OPEC is no longer united, many countries like decrepit Russia relying solely on commodity export, pumping like there's no tomorrow, similarly to Venezuela, Nigeria and others. Even our chief-beheaders in Saudi Arabia don't know how to finance the "keep quiet" premium for thousands of princes and the plebs. In parallel, Iran resurfaces on the scene. Imagine if there ever were peace in Iraq, oil galore. At the moment, it is an "everyone unto himself" situation, oil exporters desperate to out-export the competition.
Maybe, Tesla somehow manages the elusive 60k, promised for 2015.
I am quite hopeful the German government will not fund Elon "Vodka" Musk's hobby for the wealthy, but rather spend it on public transport and other issues that benefit society as a whole, not just the 1%ers.
In any case, what good would €5.000 be for an EV with hardly any use value for the average citizen?
As BABA falls, so falls YHOO.
In the parallel universe of Teslarians and Teslarettes, cylindrical means prismatic. Or whatever.
"Outside of the Tesla universe, that is actually known as a "prediction."
Thanks. Reminds me of those highly lucrative predictions related to DDD, ETSY, FIT, GPRO, SHOP, SSYS, XONE, ZNGA... to name a few fellow hipster MOMO-stockz.
Looking at his vodka'ed flabby face of late, I believe he is burning his candle from both ends, probably even in the middle. Eventually, it will snap. There could be a closet depression present.
Tesla's "Linkedin moment" is not far off now.
The Motley Fool was also behind the most unethical "3D Printing" hype from 2012-2014.
Didn't do anyone good (apart for put owners and short-sellers).