Healthcare provider who cares about a sustainable planet for our children. As an investor I am divesting from last century's energy sources. I like solar (photovoltaic and thermal), wind, and geothermal energy, public transportation and electric vehicles among other things to help transition to a sustainable planet.
I'm the guilty conscience of all the world's overconfident stock tip subscription bloggers, financial advisors, hobbyists, and market pundits. In a rare moment of honest self-reflection, I admit that the following popular activities add no long term value compared to index funds:
Paying for stock tip subscriptions.
Obsessing about dividends or dividend streaks.
Scrounging income by selling options.
Forecasting interest rates, commodity prices, and stock market returns.
Paying an advisor 1% of assets under management to create a portfolio of mutual funds.
Following consensus superstitions such as support levels and resistance.
Believing that valuation graphs identify undervalued stocks.
Thinking that beating the S&P 500 for several years predicts future outperformance.
Laboriously building a portfolio that's like an existing no-effort ETF but without the benefit of diversification.
I have walked in two worlds. Having worked on Wall St for 20 years and in 2008 decided to make a change and went into the renewable energy business, specifically solar energy. I would like to offer opinions on the industry and assumptions folks are making out the solar industry.
Here is how I see things:
From what I can see TSLA (the stock) has reversed the greater fool theory.
1. Demand problem (nope)
2. Competition problem (nope)
3. Finance problem (nope)
4. What goes up must come down (basic lack of due diligence)
5. If it was any other car maker... (it's not, it's this one)
6. Political issues (each to their own)
7. State of denial (what can I say)
Where greater fool theory kicks in is the idea that these guys imagine that they can sell this nonsense to each other and the price will go down forever. For starters Investors are unmoved by this gibberish because not a shred of it is actually true/relevant and secondly the price will more likely go up and not down.
The problem being that Tesla is actually an incredibly advanced and very successful early stage business with magnificent management which will inevitably keep romping forwards until some as yet unidentified future event causes them to slow down a bit. Right now the only one that is clearly true is saturating the entire global demand for vehicles and batteries - and that is not necessarily the end of it either because if they run out of people to sell cars and batteries to there is always trucks, aircraft public transport and marine vessels.
I guess there is something sooner than total global saturation of every addressable market and so do the bears, but guessing and playing the markets to win are not good bed fellows. That is called gambling.
Investing for over 30 years, retired at age 44, soon to be 59. I buy and hold until there is a compelling reason to do otherwise. I like new companies but will buy old with a new twist. I invest in people not numbers, yet respect numbers. I love Kickstarter.
My favorite daily activity is research.
Jim Whitehead, M.S. His passions are technology, AI and genetic algorithms and real estate development. An engineer and AI researcher by profession and an executive and founder of several startups Jim has a unique view on technology and some strong opinions. When he's not writing about Tesla, he builds stuff, plays tennis and video games, and hikes the trails of Virginia.
(M.S. in Computer Science, B.S.E Univ. of VA., patented inventor, A.I. Computer Scientist and engineer. Investor interested in innovative, disruptive companies like Tesla and SpaceX. Founded and ran two successful real estate companies. Helped design part of the "Star Wars" missile defense. Helped optimize the Intelsat global satellite network, and other cool stuff).
Chemical Engineer by training and profession. 25 yr career in US mid-continent and gulf coast refineries and petrochemical plants. Dedicated conservationist/environmentalist since the late '70's. Father of one 14 yr old daughter.
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I enjoy corporate strategy especially the influence of strategic choices on stock performance and corporate earnings. Good strategic choices influence customer choices, corporate relationships and the quality of earnings. That's the focus of my curiosity and optical lens through which I write and read articles.
I am a graduate of the Carlson School of Management with an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management. My other interests are business development, working with small businesses and cycling.
How may I help you?
I have been an active investor since I was 18 years old. I find myself selling investment opportunities unconsciously to my friends more often than not. My field of expertise is new technologies.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
To reach out to Forward Looking Guru for business opportunities, to share ideas, guest writing opportunities, consulting opportunities e-mail him at Forwardlookingguru@gmail.com.
I am a retired University lecturer in the UK. My education was primarily in Physics and I taught electronics for some 40 years - a time of great change and innovation. Much of my work in that time was in design and engineering solutions for both my own Physics department and the Electronics department of Salford University, Manchester, UK.
Interests, outside of making the best of my (very) hard earned cash, are my family (wife Nitaya and son Matthew), my friends, quality education for all, not just the elite or those in the developed world, and doing what I can to help all life on this planet. I'm not an out-and-out "greenie" but I know good tech when I see it!
An urban planning researcher and long term investor. I am interested in sustainable development, energy and the environment. I have performed research on topics ranging from urban growth in China to multi-modal transportation in the United States. I am particularly interested in spatial observation of urban phenomenon and understanding trends in the relationship between human civilization and the pool of natural resources.
I am a California native who has been investing for over a decade, ever since I was a teenager. A self-proclaimed Warren Buffet follower, I believe in "buy-and-hold" meaning I look for solid companies that are good growth stories, that I know and am familiar with, that will present strong returns year after year.
I am an independent investor, focusing on small to mid market cap companies with high growth potential and perform fundamental, market and risk analyses.
I joined Seeking Alpha to share some of my ideas and interact with fellow investors for progression.
I also work full time as a project manager in a Finance/IT company.
Biologist, computer scientist, studied renewable energy for last 50+ years, studied EV's for about 25 yrs, believe in nuclear power called the sun so we only need one nuclear plant 8.3 light minutes away, despise the thought processes of most shorts. understand exponential growth.
Aron is not an accredited engineer nor does he hold an advanced degree in any of the fields related to electric vehicles. He is simply an enthusiastic young man with a 6th grade education and an abiding love for electrified transportation.
An avid computer user, he once made a list of Judas Priest songs that totally rock, done completely using a computing device. He is also an amateur investor and fashion designer who enjoys making Egyptian inspired artwork out of plywood and MDF, or any other materials at hand that are cheap and relatively non-toxic.
Future plans include building a 1500 gallon lotus fountain. Shaped like a lotus flower, it will contain white and sacred lotus, and also koi fish if they can be trained not to eat too much lotus.