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  • We Have March Numbers For Tesla And A Prediction For The First Quarter [View article]
    great point about the DOE funding, had not seen that
    Apr 3 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    It's been speculated that Tesla could one day charge Ford, GM, etc to use their charging stations since they seem to have no intention of building out their own network.

    They will be selling those batteries at a lower price than anyone else because of the Giga Factory so you can't really compare that to other auto parts suppliers. If they dedicate some space in the factory to building smaller batteries they could even sell to the likes of Apple and other smartphone makers.

    Ford might be doing alright now with sales, but would you really buy/lease a Ford in 2017 when you can likely afford a similarly priced Model E? Given how advanced the Model S is TODAY, do you really think Ford will be able to catch up in technological advancement to make the 2017 Ford Fusion more appealing than a Model E?

    Model S today had build-in 3G internet so you can browse Youtube and whatever else anywhere on your 17-inch touchscreen. That 3G will eventually be 4G and that screen will get even bigger. Musk has a goal of getting autopilot in their cars within 3 years (aka with the Model E). Ford and the rest stated a goal of similar capabilities by 2020. Tesla is already LIGHT YEARS ahead of the competition and based on their ambition and resources (gigafactory, synergy with SolarCity, Musk's ballooning fortune) they will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
    Apr 3 06:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Needs To Capture 14% U.S. Market Share To Justify Valuation [View article]
    Actually we are less than a year from knowing features and probably price too. The model E will be at next years the Detroit Auto show (January 2015)
    Apr 3 06:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Get Back To The Mission [View article]
    Put pot brownies in all the Colorado store menus lol
    Feb 11 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: 2 Events Pave The Way Closer To $500 Per Share [View article]
    Great article, been mulling over starting a new long position after making more than enough off $TSLA in 2013 and I think it's worth the gamble.
    One thing we ALL need to keep in mind is despite how correct you think your number crunching is, the MMs will always decide which way the stock goes and they probably already have a good idea off which way they are sending the stock after ER. My guess would be up, then another small correction after a post 200 run.
    Feb 9 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook now +12.4% AH; Zuck talks Messenger growth, standalone apps [View news story]
    Instagram is their ace in the hole. Most people at my college use Instagram multiple times a day. Twitter is a great service too, but their stock has run up too high and we know they are still losing money unfortunately.
    Jan 29 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Likely Retained Growth Momentum In Q4 [View article]
    Great comment Carlton, only one thing I would add...

    All this Bitcoin craze of late has created irregular demand for (mostly) older AMD products. AMD CPU's are the ideal cost for building mining rigs that are used to mine popular cryptocurrencies such as Litecoins(which has a market cap of 630 million). AMD was probably initially caught off guard by this sudden increase in demand starting around Oct/Nov 2013 when Bitocoin really took off, but they are likely pulling in some unexpected revenue from restocking retailers with these older products and will continue to do so until the BTC fever fades(or ASIC mining rigs come to full fruition).
    Jan 15 09:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Remains A Good Short [View article]
    Yup, you're ridiculously short bear article is obviously right and all the analysts and billions in institutional ownership are just wrong.
    Jan 11 12:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why AMD Will Beat Expectations For Q4 2013 Earnings [View article]
    very good first article Sean! cyptocurrency mining is only going to get bigger and AMD will benefit the most from this. Newegg is already selling AMD mining bundles and BTC/LTC is on the uptrend again
    Jan 6 04:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: So What Now? Part 1 - GVS Revenues [View article]
    Very thorough article. Love the Litecoin acknowledgment. Most people don't know how big cryptocurrency is getting.
    Dec 30 01:59 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Isn't Dead [View article]
    Ashraf, I agree with most of what you wrote except we're clearly functioning in a market where stocks can be highly overvalued on paper, but can continue to soar.

    FB, TSLA, AMZN, and NFLX are some good examples. All great companies, but their stocks have gone parabolic the past 6 months. If we are to continue down the same path next year for at least another 6 months, then I'd say its not hard to imagine Apple zooming past its "intrinsic value".

    Especially when you consider how much money institutions, mutual funds, etc have invested. They are not going to sell Apple just because it hit its fair value. A lot of them just got back in the past few months and they want to see a nice return before jumping ship again.

    Additionally, with the best balance sheet in the world and new semi-unknown products in the pipeline, things can definitely continue to shake up in 2014. Good article like usual, Happy holidays!
    Dec 26 06:59 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Concerns For Advanced Micro Devices [View article]
    No mention of the 4 million+ next gen consoles already sold that AMD custom developed the chips for and the potential that demand might have for offsetting slumping PC sales?
    Dec 16 06:06 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Shorts Come Roaring Back [View article]
    Great article Bill, very educational for me. I wasn't clear on what days to cover meant exactly.

    I jumped back into Tesla last week via 2015 options before the 6% rally and I feel good about it. Lots of good news over the weekend (#1 EV car in Canada, multiple SuperCharger openings in Europe, and Gen 3 vehicle introduction slated for January 2015 Detroit Auto Show).

    The heavy TSLA bashing articles have died down a good deal and I bet Elon has a couple announcements up his sleeve for the new year
    Dec 16 03:22 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: So How Much Does The Interest In Litecoins Matter For AMD? [View article]
    Soo0oo maybe AMD will actually go up after earnings this time? lol
    Dec 12 05:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Facts You Should Read Before Buying Bitcoins [View article]
    Namecoin is where it's at right now. It's one of the few altcoins with a practical application. Think of Namecoin as a hedge bet against government control of the internet.
    Dec 7 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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