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  • Tesla to adapt cars to China's charging standards [View news story]
    "a challenge exacerbated by the incompatibility of Tesla's vehicles to the charging facilities built by China's State Grid"

    How come the Genius didn't know this before he started selling cars in China?

    Doesn't TSLA do any market research/testing?

    This is "Marketing 101" ("2025" for the Tesla believers).
    May 12, 2015. 09:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Pressure Increases For Big Second Half [View article]
    Gordonr,

    I did not write that - the author did.

    That was my key takeaway. You need to do some reading on the basic math of finance and accounting before making comments like this.
    May 11, 2015. 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Amazing Powerwall Reservations [View article]
    ursf,

    "Nobody claims that these reservations = sales."

    From Bloomberg:
    http://bloom.bg/1IXb5Jj
    "Tesla's Battery Grabbed $800 Million in Its First Week
    We did the math on the early reservations for Elon Musk's new batteries"
    May 11, 2015. 12:50 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Amazing Powerwall Reservations [View article]
    surfer,

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    May 11, 2015. 12:47 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • History rhymes: The China tech boom [View news story]
    Amazingly, as a Dot-commer in the first bubble, I knew we were in trouble when a Vancouver Stock Exchange listed junior miner added ".com" to its name in late 1999 and saw its market cap explode as a result.

    I can't see how this ends well.
    May 11, 2015. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Pressure Increases For Big Second Half [View article]
    "Despite Tesla really increasing its revenues, the profitability angle still is a big question. Don't forget, these are non-GAAP numbers as the company is losing hundreds of millions on a GAAP basis. The average non-GAAP EPS forecast is down by almost 98% in the past year plus a few days."
    May 11, 2015. 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Powerwall's Implication On The Electric Utility Industry [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1E0LubA
    "Top Ten Facts about Tesla’s $350/kWh (DC) PowerWall battery
    May 8, 2015 7 Comments

    Special post by Bruce Lin and Matthew Klippenstein

    There’s an MBA joke about scaring your clients by asking them “What’s your China strategy?”.

    Today, it’s “What’s your Tesla strategy?” $350/kWh (DC) retail really is that significant. In the few days since the Tesla energy storage announcement, we’ve had a half-dozen people ask what we think about it. As energy systems developers with experience in several different chemistries and system scales, we can make some well-grounded educated guesses on the design and economics.

    Here are our top ten conclusions, with plenty of links to reference information. "
    May 10, 2015. 03:00 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 500K the talk in electric vehicle industry [View news story]
    123

    "our children turn to dust sooner rather than later"

    What????
    May 9, 2015. 09:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Tesla battery grabbed $800M potential revenue in opening days [View news story]
    Johnny,

    "Why no money down???"

    Because then there would not be any "crazy off the hook" pronouncement by Elon.

    No money, no commitment, no revenue. Just hype and a reproduce-able soundbite that can repeated over and over. Personally I think this was a stupid phrase but it is memorable.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the people making reservations were paid to do it - happens all the time in social media.
    May 9, 2015. 11:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 500K the talk in electric vehicle industry [View news story]
    TSLA will have to raise big money to reach that goal.

    CashFlow = Revenues - Opex - Capex + Financing

    We have a pretty good handle on two of those and with $1.5 billion of cash on the balance sheet and $1.5 billion of Capex for this year, something has to give.

    Hard to imagine running a multi-billion dollar company with less than $2 billion in cash much less a sub $500 million balance by q3. Literally no room for error in that scenario.

    So will it be a convertible note or an equity offering?
    May 8, 2015. 10:48 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Trigger For Reducing Exposure - Its All About Bonds [View article]
    Tack/WSD/RD,

    Do any of you have any thoughts on Annaly (NLY)?

    I have stayed away from it but have been tempted over the years. Now it is near its 1999-2000 low. It seems like it has been pricing in major interest rate increases that I don't think will happen.

    Thanks!
    May 8, 2015. 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Lower Q2 Expectations, Fall In Customer Deposits [View article]
    office,

    "What about page views, bubble boy? "

    When you add in "eyeballs" the valuation is more than justified and likely very undervalued ;)
    May 7, 2015. 09:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Trigger For Reducing Exposure - Its All About Bonds [View article]
    Robert,

    You should see what happens when you post an "anti" TSLA comment on SA.

    It's freaky!
    May 7, 2015. 09:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Elon Musk Is Really Selling [View article]
    sharpshin,

    "..I see Tesla bears as the chief climate deniers in this thread. "

    Should that be punishable by death?
    May 7, 2015. 09:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Elon Musk Is Really Selling [View article]
    JD,

    I have no idea what you are trying to say with this "rebuttal".

    I present a sourced fact about C02 levels and you present ?????

    C02 correlations with temperature are trivial over hundreds of millions of years - they just don't predict anything about the temperature of the earth in the future.
    May 7, 2015. 03:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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