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  • Wanted: Local partner for Tesla Motors in China [View news story]
    It appears that Tesla can actually make a decent profit off of the Super Chargers because they currently charge $2000 per car for access to them
    Apr 22, 2014. 11:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pandora: Don't Say I Didn't Warn You [View article]
    Recommended shorting Pandora on Dec 23rd.
    Stock price: $29.58
    Posts article saying 'don't say i didn't warn you' on March 6th.
    Stock price: $37.23
    Mar 6, 2014. 10:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Perfect Earnings Trade And The Company That's Set To Keep Running [View article]
    Tesla is giving information on the Gigafactory next week. In order for these other big car companies to produce more EVs they will need to build factories of their own. As far as I know, none of the big car companies have even entertained that idea and Musk ready to lay out his plan. Tesla Motors is far ahead of the competition.
    Feb 20, 2014. 02:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Final Warning Before Earnings [View article]
    Tesla sold over 20,000 Model S vehicles in 2013 and the Toyota Corona had U.S. sales of 20,000 in 1966.

    Toyota sold its one-millionth vehicle in 1972.
    Tesla is also on track to produce its one-millionth vehicle within 7 years(estimates)

    In the year 1986 Toyota sold over 1 million vehicles just in the U.S.
    Tesla has 20 years to accomplish this to match Toyota.

    The lack of a need to recall vehicles with the over-the-air updates will save a lot of time and money for Tesla Motors. Also consider, the high margins that Tesla will achieve through battery cost reduction.
    Feb 19, 2014. 10:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S a growing force in California's luxury segment [View news story]
    The trend is down, but the bulk of the reservations were also in California. Just need to see where demand levels out in the United States. As of now, a 20,000 U.S. demand per year is expected for the Model S.
    Feb 14, 2014. 01:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors hits $200 a share [View news story]
    The potential in China is huge.
    Feb 11, 2014. 12:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Global electric vehicle production on the rise [View news story]
    But can all of the other automakers rake in the premiums that Tesla can?
    Feb 4, 2014. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: China And The Road To 30%+ Gross Margins [View article]
    I should have written "If automakers don't construct their own factories they will either have to buy from Tesla or Panasonic needs to build more factories."
    Either way, the amount of battery factories being built should play a major role in reducing the overall cost of the batteries.
    Jan 31, 2014. 12:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: China And The Road To 30%+ Gross Margins [View article]
    Elon Musk mentioned that the factory and the machines for the factory won't be built until they know the exact makeup of the Gen III. Considering the rumor of a Gen II appearing in early 2015 at an autoshow, they won't need to raise the money for the factory anytime soon in my opinion. Even if they did raise money to take advantage of the stock price, they would just be sitting on a lot of cash.
    Jan 31, 2014. 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: China And The Road To 30%+ Gross Margins [View article]
    If 20-25% of new cars are EVs by 2025 as Elon Musk believes, batteries will become a lot cheaper over the next 10 years. Automakers will either have to buy from Tesla or Panasonic needs to build more factories.
    Jan 31, 2014. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: China And The Road To 30%+ Gross Margins [View article]
    How are any of your arguments different then Tesla in the U.S. a few years ago? Tesla was only known by the few that bought a roadster(under 2500) and now look at the success of the Model S so far.
    Jan 31, 2014. 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Paths For Tesla Could Supercharge Stock To $200 In First Quarter [View article]
    Start with 265 EPA rated miles for the Model S. How many hours does a person drive before they stop to take a break? Lets say about 3 hours. That would leave the car with roughly 50 miles left. The next step would be to stop at a Supercharger and break for lunch/dinner. That could take anywhere between 20-60 minutes while the car is charging the whole time. Get back in the car and continue the 5 hour long trip with only having to stop once. I would say that is rather convenient unless you are the type that likes to drive 5 hours without stopping. The Model S would definitely not be for you.
    Jan 29, 2014. 04:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors up after-hours as Musk allays recall fears [View news story]
    Does there need to be an injury for this to occur?
    Nov 12, 2013. 05:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Darden Restaurants higher on breakup talk [View news story]
    Explain the sales of smartphones..
    Oct 9, 2013. 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jefferies stays bullish on Tesla Motors [View news story]
    Because previously the analysts said 100% upside? No. There is relatively no difference between the % return on current price targets compared to price targets in the past. Go back and look when the stock was around $30, there were no PTs even over $50.
    For your reference:

    Permabears with no position are just a joke.
    Oct 7, 2013. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment