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  • Just months after it began shipping the Model S, Tesla (TSLA +1.4%) says it plans to raise the price of the luxury electric sedan, and might also make some features that now come standard part of optional packages. The Model S, which has a starting price of $49.9K, has received solid reviews[View news story]
    It only seems strange if you don't understand supply and demand. The demand for the car that is greater than TSLA can supply, so instead of compromising quality for the sake of further ramping supply, they are going to raise prices. Making standard features into options is also a price raise, albeit an indirect one.
    Nov 21, 2012. 11:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diana: Shipping for Dollars  [View article]
    There is only one way for the stock to go is up

    Famous last words...
    Feb 1, 2011. 12:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Indian Stocks Get Treacherous  [View article]
    I bought TTM at $4 in early 2008 and just recently sold half my stake. It is indeed a great company, but valuations have gotten nuts in the Indian market lately. I'm hoping for a pullback to $22 or so, at which point I will buy some more. Otherwise, I'll be satisfied with my still substantial position, let it run, and find the next winner.
    Dec 13, 2010. 07:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Telecom Stocks: The Forgotten Utilities  [View article]
    It's easy to run a screen, extract a few numbers, and write about a few of the stocks you found. How about a bit more in-depth information?
    Nov 26, 2010. 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still Interested in Getting Physical With Gold?  [View article]
    When are you guys going to implement fractional share dividend reinvestment?
    Nov 5, 2010. 12:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Chinese Yuan ETF Is Best to Play Currency Revision?  [View article]
    There’s also a relatively small difference in expenses; CYB charges 0.45% compared to 0.55% for CNY. But the biggest difference between these yuan ETFs relates to their underlying holdings (or lack thereof); CYB essentially offers exposure to Chinese money market accounts, while CNY is a debt security whose returns are linked to the exchange rate.

    Found your article on google by searching for "yuan etf." Could you elaborate on the implications of your last paragraph, please?
    Oct 19, 2010. 01:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adrian Day: A Road Map for Resource Investing  [View article]
    Great interview, great information. Thanks!
    Oct 15, 2010. 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol on the Rise: New Life for Refiners?  [View article]
    Ethanol Tony: ethanol only increases horsepower when used in engines designed to take advantage of ethanol's higher octane rating. When ethanol is burned in an engine that is designed to run on gasoline or E85, the result is indeed decreased horsepower and lower mpg.
    Sep 2, 2010. 12:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget About BRIC: Try These Emerging Economies Instead  [View article]
    Disagree on Vietnam possibly besting Thailand as the destination of choice for beachgoers. I've spent months in Thailand and one month in Vietnam in the last year, and there is one huge, glaring difference between my experience in the two countries: the people. I was regularly ripped off in Vietnam. I have heard stories of people being threatened with death, having things thrown at them, tuk-tuk drivers changing prices after arriving at the destination, and many, many more. I thought people were exaggerating, but my experience bore those stories out. I did meet quite a few friendly people in Vietnam, but the rate of assholes seemed to be much higher there than anywhere else I have traveled. Thai people, on the other hand, are among the most friendly, most honest people in the world (save the tuk-tuk drivers in Bangkok ;) ), and until that changes, beachgoers will always prefer Thailand as their #1 party destination.

    Not to mention that the communist party still holds ALL of the power in government, and corruption in Vietnam, not the rule of law, is the name of the game.
    Sep 1, 2010. 11:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KEMET Corporation: A Strong Value Play  [View article]
    Why was it trading for .08/share last March?
    Sep 1, 2010. 11:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Expected to Benefit From Higher Mobile Phone Pricing  [View article]
    I bought NOK a while back at around 9.5 after I purchased one of their cheapest, lowest-end phones in Iraq for about $30. It is an excellent phone. Great signal, astounding battery life, good feature set, durable as hell. Now it looks like the N8 is going to be successful, and I think we'll see NOK at around $12 again before Christmas.
    Aug 23, 2010. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Financial Gauge Analysis for the June 2010 Quarter  [View article]
    Great write-up!
    Aug 23, 2010. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel, McAfee and Smartphone Security  [View article]
    Smartphone security. Interesting, thanks.
    Aug 23, 2010. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GameStop Keeps Going, And Going...  [View article]
    Great article. I'm on the fence with GME, but this article has me leaning a bit more towards the buy side of things.
    Aug 23, 2010. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis of Competition on Horizon for iPad  [View article]
    Regardless of whether Google makes a profit from Android or not, I suspect Android will begin to take significant market share from iOS within a year. And knowing the folks at Google, you can bet that they have a long-term plan for monetization of Android. You didn't think they were doing all this for free, did you?
    Aug 23, 2010. 10:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment