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  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    yeah, well...competing with a sub 20,000 dollar car that just massively improved its performance while lowering its price is making a statement. also you have to look at the "intellectual stock." with Boeing, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Apple, etc. Tesla is in the right location to get that pool of engineers who already are dealing with the issues of "batteries" and "battery life." obviously there is no shortage of capital...and no one like the oil business anymore...if they ever did.
    Aug 4, 2013. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    what exactly are the American people's driving habits again? if the answer is "mostly sitting around in the garage" or "sitting in the parking space" i really fail to see the problem with a straight up EV here. if i slap a solar battery on that thing what do i care at all about anything really? in effect i'll never need to own another car again...let alone have to do any maintenance on it. change the tires...have the magneto's rewound.
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    "no dealer network." hmmmm.
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    the Nissan Leaf is the only other one i know. priced under 20,000 grand with the Government subsidy thingy. the volumes are low on that car because it sounds like they want that subsidy. my understanding of the BMW is that it can't even compete with the Nissan.
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Tesla Reach 500,000 In Vehicle Sales Or Is Dougherty & Co. Overly Optimistic? [View article]
    i need to know what the problem with the technology is first. i haven't heard a WORD about that...and that's with Fisker crashing and burning. that says "rock star quality" to me.
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bakken Update: HK Misses But Reports Record Initial Production Rates [View article]
    i was just doing research on this fancy little item: one interesting tid bit was how there are entirely new designs in the works just to get these systems producing massive more quantities of oil. one interesting play on this technique has been this company: another interesting government project which is HUGELY expensive i might add is this one: this is why i'm a big fan of Wisconsin Energy. If they get into the carbon sequestration business that pipeline network will truly become priceless as "natural gas and oil will move one way" while "co2 will move the other."
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Real Estate Mini-Bubble Deflating May Be Economy's Next Problem [View article]
    there's no "re-inflated bubble" in housing. the totality of the bailouts have gone to banks and financial institutions which in fact are housing and auto negative. anyone who has been bidding up those asset prices are in deep doo-doo. it is not Wall Street's job to consider the political implications of vast and "imperical" as it so obviously is. don't even get me started on modern media and how even "fairly rudimentary propaganda techniques" can make people do some profoundly not so smart things.
    Aug 4, 2013. 04:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Heeding Martin Armstrong's Dow Forecast: 30,000 + By 2015 [View article]
    the Dow is a very odd index. It has very few companies in it for one. Second most of them are banks and financial institutions. Third it is price weighted and not weighted towards market capitalization. to get that index to that level therefore is more than just a stretch. you would need spectacular economic least in the double get to where this author is implying the market "should" go. i find it interesting the author recommends the QQQ's as a that's the Nasdaq which definitely still has room to run (it's all time high was 5,000 back in 2001) in theory. personally my view is to stick with the Russel (if you're in equities at all...and i think there are good reasons not to be right now) since the bulk of the fortunes and growth being created today are being made in the small cap energy, materials and manufacturing space. we'll see how the overall market does of course but obviously i would remain diversified. i have turned off the financial networks en toto as they are worst thing to even happen to the US economy ever.
    Aug 4, 2013. 04:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Creates 5,000 Jobs, Destroys 25,000 In The Process? [View article]
    it is extraordinary that Amazon has such massive revenues but has very few profits to show for it. It would seem if the President had his way and had massive tax increases this would be good news for Amazon and not so the competition thus accelerating the demise of "bricks and mortar" and ceding the retail space to "clicks and mortar" Amazon (an obvious reason why the stock price is so high.) the question for Amazon is of course one of managing such a massive work force going forward and doing so in a way that continues to enhance revenues. they are uniquely placed to "bring the shopping experience to you" thus meaning they are not a retailer at all but in fact are overwhelming a distributor. the implications of such a reality are of course quite significant.
    Aug 4, 2013. 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update To My 50 Predictions For 2013 [View article]
    absolutely outstanding job. obviously i would be curious to here of any revisions "know what you know now." this has been an utterly spectacular year in the markets as those who have simply no comprehension of what QE is (the entire financial news services networks. the bulk of money managers) and those who do (rank and it truffle pig?) have simply flattened the competition for all eternity. at some point we will have a market correction here...amazingly we have ZERO economic growth while this is going on with the back drop of Detroit going bankrupt with (without a doubt) many more to follow.
    Aug 4, 2013. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Karl Popper And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    i couldn't agree more with the article. the base assumption of "inflation and gold" has been so thoroughly discredited we are WELL beyond the point of "if the bone is sticking out of the skin it's probably broken" here. unfortunately there are so many "institutionalists" who "must be invested in this or else" it simply precludes the ability to maintain a rational discussion on the matter. obviously the mass media megaphone makes this even worse with their incessant "trade, trade, trade, trade, trade" and "short, short, short, short, short" mularkey. if you had done NOTHING since 2008 you've made "yet another fortune." that's a fact. the only exception that i've seen is Apple as far as something truly extraordinary...but once you start adjusting for risk (is the average investor going to buy Amazon? Tesla? Google? Netflix? I don't think so) there really isn't anything to report here. the recovery stinks. the country is going nowhere. there is a lot of movement "underneath" so to speak (massive increase in US energy production) but other than that there has been very little to report. I do think Tesla is truly a profound business business story and should it begin to materially expand its product line this will have very dramatic consequences for not only the US economy but the global one as well. other than that...prices will continue to fall, bankruptcies will continue to be a major threat and growth will be sold at a premium.
    Aug 4, 2013. 11:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Far From Spectacular 2Q13 Earnings Not Dampening Stock Enthusiasm [View article]
    revenue growth matters. that's the only metric i am aware of that holds up to historical scrutiny. after the 90's and "the burn rate" of course i'll believe anything is possible. i do believe the road to riches is paved with securing the internet still. right now that is still only on company on the entire face of the planet.
    Aug 2, 2013. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What A Difference A Month Makes? Maybe Not Much [View article]
    Detroit has gone bankrupt. What's the news from Atlanta?
    Aug 2, 2013. 08:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment