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  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    No raw nerve, Dr Ford...What readers want and
    deserve are factual statements and not hair brain
    guesses...We all have a responsibility to present
    accurate content, so the reader is not mislead and
    repeats the same errors.

    You just do not have the ability to say, I made a
    mistake...Your talking points just redirect readers
    with new complex and convoluted arguments.

    "Just refocus. This is not about my maths, it is entirely irrelevant what the precise figure or allocation of media expenses are."

    No one cares, because Ford does not care...The fact of
    the matter is, someone particularly shareholders may
    indeed care when and how their money is being spent.

    It is a plus for Musk Motors not to have to budget monies
    for an advertising campaign, as those precious funds can
    be redirected for other purposes.

    In the auto world this is most unusual and will not last
    indefinitely.

    Furthermore, have you asked yourself how many more
    vehicles could they have sold with TV advertising?

    Instead of that, we get the merits of your expertise with
    these multi-complex rational.

    " Naturally the point made was that $2000 per Tesla Model S was giving the customer the benefit of free long distance driving for life. I suspect that having the pleasure of Superbowl coverage interrupted by a GM commercial is an annoyance that most customers would pay to live without and certainly not willingly agree to pay for instead of for example free $1880 of fuel or free full leather upholstery or something like that or just a $1880 less expensive car plus all the manufacturer, channel and financing margins on that $1880.

    In fact the compounding of margins on the $1880 expense most likely pushes the customer pain way past the $3000 per car mark - plus the irritation of having their Superbowl viewing pleasure interrupted by a self-serving GM sales pitch."
    Apr 23 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Mr Pvenkate, that would be true, if Ford had stated that
    in the first place...See what I am saying?
    Apr 23 01:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Now An Attractive 11% Yielder [View article]
    DILA, as long as revenues increase debt is not an issue...I would not
    be adverse to taking a position at $32.oo.

    I do not fear debt but respect it.
    Apr 23 01:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Zelaza, Ford needs to Focus, as his math skills are just more
    than lacking in transparency.

    And since Musk Motors does not advertise, then those that do
    are wasting your and their money.

    If there were twenty other EV manufactures, would Telsa then
    advertise? No, if you listen to the arguments of Julian Cox.

    "$800 per vehicle wasted on something of no merit to the consumer is appalling."

    If Telsa fails, FP1969, will use his wood burning steam operated
    vehicle now retired in his garage.
    Apr 22 11:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Ford, GM total USA advertising and promotion for 2013
    was $1.8 billion dollars.

    http://bit.ly/1nnBx4R

    GM's USA vehicles production for 2013 was 2,8oo,ooo.

    http://bit.ly/1nnBx4T

    The cost per vehicle spend on advertising was $643 per unit and even
    less if you remove promotional costs.

    "plus the irritation of having their Superbowl viewing pleasure interrupted by a self-serving GM sales pitch."

    For viewers of the Corporate Bowl, the advertising has the
    same pleasure as the game itself.

    It is now a time for a Ford recall.
    Apr 22 11:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    "It is probably not far off the mark to state that most consumers are paying $2000 per car in the cost of TV commercials."

    Ford, can you support this statement or withdraw it?
    Apr 22 11:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Mr Pvenkate, as a rube I am unable to pro-offer
    the "mere mortal" line of defense.
    Apr 22 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    "For example I have seen far greater CERTITUDE with far less evidence applied to the concept of subsidies as universally bad"

    Ford, I thought you stated somewhere, that you were Conservative?

    Or am I wong?
    Apr 22 01:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Mr Pvenkate, your arguments are convoluted at best.

    Just admit your friend and colleague was wrong; rather than
    giving a complex and ineffective defense.

    You would, however, make a skilled trial lawyer or a head of
    a major federal department.
    Apr 22 01:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Headed Lower Again [View article]
    Mr Clarke, we are exporting refined products and do so because
    of our large refining capacity...Moreover, goo companies are not
    allowed to export the raw product and hence it needs to be refined
    before shipping overseas.

    Production cost for Bankeen oil is between $50 to $60, according
    to North Dakota officials.
    Apr 22 12:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Now An Attractive 11% Yielder [View article]
    James, you make a number of good points, however, debt can
    only be managed with higher revenues and profits...As long as
    that prevails leverage works rather well...And as we all know,
    when revenues and profits decline, debt can not only become
    a problem, it is the leading killer of businesses.
    Apr 22 12:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Headed Lower Again [View article]
    Skiman, the Islamiceast will always be a boiling teapot.

    What is needed, is spare production capacity on the order
    of 5 to 10% of total world output.

    Until then, goo prices shall remain volatile.
    Apr 21 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Headed Lower Again [View article]
    Excellent thread, Mr Santos.

    We have traded DTO (Don't Touch Oil) successfully numerous
    times..Goo, shall remain elevated until General Putin takes
    his military toys back to the Kremlin.

    Crude could go to the $110 level before retreating as the
    "crisis" in UKraine cools off...We count the number of hours
    of coverage on CNN and Wolfman Blitzer reporting from the
    Situation Room.

    http://1.usa.gov/1mrOfwU (CFTC report)
    Apr 21 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Now An Attractive 11% Yielder [View article]
    Thank you Bulldog and DILA!
    Apr 21 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does China Really Have 1,000 Tons Of Gold Locked Up In Shadow Financing Deals? [View article]
    Coinstar, I only remember a single comment - "look at that little monkey go." Genetically speaking, the chip share 97% of our jeans...Gee, did not someone say to us, stop monkeying around?

    The PC Police was well and alive even in the 70's!
    Apr 21 12:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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