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  • U.S. January Sales Shock: GM's New Midsize Truck Outsold Tesla 7:1 [View article]
    I thought that was a hoot as well. When has it been a selling point that your vehicle is so unexciting that you aren't even inspired to drive the speed limit?
    Feb 5, 2015. 11:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. January Sales Shock: GM's New Midsize Truck Outsold Tesla 7:1 [View article]
    Anton is spending too much time playing Angry Birds on his 4G phone.

    "Can you imagine if your smartphone was still on 3G today?" Yes, I can because I still have my 3G phone and it works just fine, thanks. I tried 4G and, funny thing, it drops back to 3G in my home. Apparently you have to be standing right under a cell phone tower for it to work!

    As for the rest of his hatchet-job, other commenters have adequately addressed the sheer idiocy of the comparison.
    Feb 5, 2015. 11:17 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dollar Drive Is Done - Buy The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bearish ETN [View article]
    Good luck on your investments. I hope your right because I too am convinced that the dollar is overpriced. But I don't foresee an immediate swing back. I always considered a Grexit a suicidal move anyway, and highly unlikely due to the unfavorable position it would put Greece in. The eurozone still has considerable sorting out to do with Greece and the other PIIGS as well. I actually see the problem as Germany failing to invest or buy the assets of its neighbors, and I don't foresee them changing their holier-than-thou attitudes any time soon. What I do think will happen is that the global economy will become so manifestly awful that the Fed will have to forego any raising of rates. Everybody and his uncle is running scared except the Fed, and the Fed raising rates this year or next would be most unhelpful. But for some reason the Fed doesn't mind starving US exports, so they keep jawboning for higher rates.
    Feb 5, 2015. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Growth Might Take Longer Than Anticipated [View article]
    FCV is a non-starter purely from a safety viewpoint. Do you really want to power a consumer product with an odorless, colorless, highly flammable gas that is hard to contain and must be highly compressed just to fit a tank of it into a vehicle? I didn't think so.
    Feb 3, 2015. 04:30 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a strong dollar a boost to Tesla Motors? [View news story]
    Kandi is RENTING not selling.
    Feb 2, 2015. 11:49 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a strong dollar a boost to Tesla Motors? [View news story]
    Just because the yen is dropping like a stone doesn't mean that Panasonic's raw materials costs are dropping in dollar terms. Who cares what Tesla is paying Panasonic in yen terms? It's dollars that actually get transacted, and the strong dollar should mean that Tesla is paying fewer of them because of cheaper commodity prices in dollar terms.

    However, I doubt very much that "70% of Tesla's component costs are from international suppliers". Supposedly Tesla is one of the most American of all vehicles. This little factoid flies in the face of what's previously been reported.

    On the retail side, it's not clear at all that retail sales are split 50-50 between domestic and foreign. Recent sales pushes have mostly ended up pumping sales in the US to make up for lackluster sales overseas.
    Feb 2, 2015. 11:48 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Risk Of Grexit And GLD [View article]
    I agree that not all the potential mayhem has been priced in, but I disagree that a Grexit will solve anything for either Greece or the euro. Greece has much more power over its creditors by staying in the euro and forcing Germany to capitulate. If a Grexit takes place, it will be followed in quick succession by a Prexit, an Irexit, an Itexit, and a Spexit, and maybe even a Frexit. Everybody in Europe knows that, especially the creditors. That's why they'll do practically anything to hold the eurozone together.
    Jan 28, 2015. 01:04 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Risk Of Grexit And GLD [View article]
    He didn't mention Russia selling gold because Russia isn't selling, it is buying! They aren't trying to defend the ruble at all. It serves their purpose to have the ruble devaluing even faster than the euro so that the Europeans don't get an export advantage over them.
    Jan 28, 2015. 12:58 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Microsoft Profit Stung By Sluggish Windows [View article]
    Windows 8 is so bad they renamed Windows 8.2 and called it Windows 10. 8+2 = 10.
    Jan 27, 2015. 10:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taxi Medallions Are Safe Because Uber Will Implode [View article]
    People don't really make decisions like you think they do. If they see a late model Uber car nicely cared for they have no suspicion whatsoever that it is unsafe. But if they see a dirty taxi that's got a few parking lot dents in it and maybe a some interior trim missing, and grimy and smelly inside, then's when they start to get suspicious about the abilities of the driver and start questioning their personal safety. I've never yet seen a potential passenger asking a taxi driver to get out his driver's license, taxi medallion, and insurance papers for inspection, let alone poring over the fine print of the policy.
    Jan 26, 2015. 02:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taxi Medallions Are Safe Because Uber Will Implode [View article]
    A hitchhiker does not hire a car because he does not pay for his ride. Therefore he is just another private passenger in a private vehicle.
    Jan 26, 2015. 02:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taxi Medallions Are Safe Because Uber Will Implode [View article]
    What's clear is that municipal administration of taxicabs is anti-competitive and anti-consumer. It's the real target of Uber.
    Jan 26, 2015. 02:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors to introduce new models in China [View news story]
    Such remarks serve only as displays of ignorance. You obviously have no idea how conveniently electric cars can be charged.
    Jan 26, 2015. 01:51 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors to introduce new models in China [View news story]
    Chinese executives as a rule are not overly tall. If they find Audis adequate for limo service, then the Model S should do fine.
    Jan 26, 2015. 01:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors to introduce new models in China [View news story]
    Wake up CP! The Model S already has five passenger seating!
    Jan 26, 2015. 01:40 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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