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  • Understanding The Importance Of Income And Total Return [View article]
    >If the other company manages to grow its earnings 8 percent per year and pays a 3 percent dividend, its total return is more by definition.

    Each company earns $X. The dividend paying company decides to use some of those earnings to pay a dividend, which the dividend recipient can reinvest. The other company reinvests the earnings themselves. What is the difference?
    Nov 22 11:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >*I'm saving a ton on gas*

    Talking about choosing between your Lexus or Tesla based on the single digit dollars you might save on a road trip is odd. If that sort of "savings" is substantial, why own $200,000 worth of automobiles?

    >*'ll save another $150-200 on a hotel bill because I can park it (safely) and sleep in it*

    Oh brother, this takes it...
    Nov 22 10:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >For gas stations, a tanker can deliver gas.

    And how do they power the pumps, lights, cash register etc etc?

    Electricity transmission is not complicated.
    Nov 22 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fake Growth, Fake Money, Fake Jobs, Fake Financial Stability, Fake Inflation Numbers? [View article]
    >"There is nothing stopping them right now from evenly distributing there income and showing everyone else how much they care."

    Great comment. Oddly depressing.

    This seems to state one of the reasons our current society "needs" a government; everyone agrees that keeping old people from being tossed to the snowbanks is a societal "good". Yet individually, very few people do anything about it without being coerced. Why?

    So, we sort of come to agree as a society that we're fine with money being, literally, taken from us and used for such "goods". I am of that group. Unfortunately, that list of "goods" grows and grows, and there's waste, and it even comes to include some "bads" at times.

    What is the alternative?
    Nov 21 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >Does Audi have infrastructure or platform to provide over the air updates?

    Building this infrastructure is not difficult. The genius was in seeing the application of the technology.
    Nov 21 04:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >Sure, I'd want an electric car from a company who's been dealing with electrical problems for years. Where do I sign?

    Gotta admit, this is actually a good one.
    Nov 21 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >An increased electric car market will spur competition and lead to superior products for customers to choose between.

    Precisely. The fandom over Tesla - by mostly middle-aged adults no less- is hilarious. Why root for them and disparage everyone else? I don't get it.

    Who cares who's building my electric car in 10 years, as long as it's awesome?
    Nov 21 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >So Tesla is taking deposits, doing promos/events, responding to speculations about reasons for production delay for a car that they're not going to build...got it.


    Of course they aren't.

    But Audi, a much older, wealthier, established company IS making stuff up, am I right?
    Nov 21 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >Surely there won't be a charging area for each brand name five years from now

    It doesn't require a stellar imagination to look out your window at the gas station model. There's (at least) one on every corner in every town in North America. Many in the middle of nowhere.
    Nov 21 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >Very poor invest,ent for audi and would have I vestors in the company in an uproar

    Why couldn't it be done by private enterprise, or utilities? It's not like auto manufacturers build gas stations.
    Nov 21 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >keep it up.

    Dictionary definition of confirmation bias. If that's what passes as TSLA related insight to you, good luck.
    Nov 21 03:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >good luck on that short position

    Currently TSLA is priced for world domination. Could it happen? Sure, anything is possible. And if it does, you'll likely receive average returns buying at this price, going forward, because those expectations are baked in.

    What if it doesn't? Good luck on those longs.

    There seems to be a serious misunderstanding in these parts that:

    good company + good product = stock price up forever

    But it's the valuation that matters. It's possible that Tesla continues to be a very successful company, but people getting in at the current price see average returns, or worse, from here on out. Kudos to those who got in early, but that's irrelevant going forward.
    Nov 21 03:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Confirms 300-Mile Range EV, Plans To Compete With Tesla [View article]
    >Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...

    Tesla deserves much credit for the EV revolution, and the great product. One can argue (and we do) about the merits and valuation of Tesla, and the reality is that the future is difficult to predict.

    But one has to be incredibly naive to believe that no other car company, with their vast resources, can or will ever be able to do what they're doing. I think it's an inevitability.
    Nov 21 03:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deformations On The Dealer Lots: How The Fed's ZIRP Is Fueling The Next Subprime Bust [View article]
    > It is actually 1.8% but the Fed uses a measure which understates inflation

    So where, exactly, does the 0.3% discrepancy you note stem from?
    Nov 21 12:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Market Data This Week: False Flag Reports [View article]
    >Here are the articles, you can read through them in the link to his profile:

    Well, according to Mr. Kranzler himself, a human's worth is measured only by the volume of SA articles they have produced. In that sense, his work here is extremely valuable.
    Nov 21 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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