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  • Electric Vehicle Battery Grants, 3 Years Of Disappointment And Failure [View article]
    I stand partially corrected. Rerouting traffic to a stock for which you paid too much (like Kevin Quon and SZYM). I'm sorry you think I'm being malicious. I think you're being intellectually dishonest, and you have clear incentives to do so. Not to single you out; virtually everyone in finance has conflicts of interest.

    Not intended as an ad hominem, just a hypothesis to explain your negative TSLA PR campaign. My theory will be tested over time -- today's readers can decide for themselves.
    Oct 29, 2012. 12:05 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicle Battery Grants, 3 Years Of Disappointment And Failure [View article]
    Outstanding reviews of Model S would appear to disagree with your prolific bearishness towards TSLA (articles which conveniently mention AXPW).
    Oct 29, 2012. 10:56 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Genius Of Tesla [View article]
    This exchange with Alex is a classic example of John changing the subject and resorting to ad hominems when his scientific arguments are directly challenged in the comments section.

    Despite this well-established pattern behavior of inaccurate articles and evasive comments by John, Seeking Alpha continues to praise his dissenting opinion. This is media-incentive-driven opportunism on SA's part and should be received critically by readers--do your own research before trusting SA and John on this topic. The factual evidence shows that Tesla stock has outperformed Axion by over 100% since IPO, and there is no indication of this trend reversing, except Mr. Petersen's intellectually bankrupt promotional claims.
    Dec 22, 2012. 04:48 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicle Battery Grants, 3 Years Of Disappointment And Failure [View article]
    I've consumed all your articles on Seeking Alpha and some content elsewhere. You pick and choose among studies to reach a conclusion about the environmental economics of electric batteries, and reroute investor traffic to the company which paid you in shares.
    Oct 29, 2012. 11:26 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Tesla Motors: Think Of It Not As A Car Company, But As A Luxury Indulgence [View article]
    While not every Tesla buyer is well off, this is clearly the target market for the next few years. A middle class vehicle before 2020
    Jan 8, 2013. 04:30 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Genius Of Tesla [View article]
    Adam, I think commenters develop their feel for acceptable comments based on the language they see around them. Here are some of the word choices from Mr. Petersen in this article's comments. Many of these are thrown around gratuitously in context:

    "mental masturbation" "hopium addled dreamers" "cult members" "circular and adolescent" "mathematically challenged" "you don't understand these basic financial concepts" "thinks his opinions are so important" "your youth and inexperience" "you should include a little science in your curriculum"

    and my favorite: "Any rational investor would conclude that Axion is undervalued"

    so anyone who disagrees with Petersen is an irrational, masturbatory, delusional, adolescent, innumerate, financially illiterate, scientifically illiterate cult member. except for the mysterious counterexample whom petersen debates respectfully, who never seems to show up in the comments of these articles.
    Dec 30, 2012. 08:15 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Nobody Tells You About Goldman Sachs [View article]
    why not just leave the room?
    Jan 21, 2013. 01:40 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Genius Of Tesla [View article]
    Oh I get it, John's set of pejoratives is acceptable because they are witty.
    Dec 31, 2012. 11:16 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Surface Sales Don't Matter [View article]
    Here's why Surface matters. It is one of several recent indications that Microsoft can't innovate coherently. Of course there were indications less recently, but hope springs eternal.
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:57 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Tesla's Performance Live Up To Its CEO's Hype? [View article]
    Actually we should thank SA for publishing this because it gives insight into why so many people misunderstand this stock.
    Nov 21, 2012. 12:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Intel Could Be A High-Probability Trade [View article]
    it is a contrarian indicator when an article does not discuss the actual forward-looking business model of a stock, and it is also telling that the article selects an arbitrary historical sample going back a few years despite the cyclical nature of the company. further, there is absolutely no sufficiently sampled backtest (ie. similar stocks) of how this strategy works in any relevant statistical context.

    this is psuedo-statistics at its most pretentious and trivial.
    Jan 17, 2013. 04:08 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Tesla Pushback [View article]
    Who cares if it is affordable for the average consumer? That is not the target market currently.
    Jan 2, 2013. 12:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Genius Of Tesla [View article]
    Short TSLA long AXPW has been the "John Petersen" pairs trade for a couple years already. The market is more confused on this relationship than any other in history, apparently. Thank goodness we have a lawyer who can explain physics to the market.
    Dec 23, 2012. 03:26 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandridge Shareholders Don't Owe CEO Ward Any Favors [View article]
    very interesting, thanks for this article
    Nov 17, 2012. 01:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: The Fallacy Of Impatience [View article]
    sorry, i missed it, what did you say your name was again?
    Nov 15, 2012. 10:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment