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  • Dark Clouds Ahead For SolarCity [View article]
    I think it's hard to estimate the place solar will take in our future, and how near that future is, when one can easily neglect the true cost of conventional energy sources. It's been said a thousand times yet oil companies still trade like the future is bright. Anyone in their right mind knows that drilling oil will be a damn challenging industry in 10-20 years, solar will just have broken through the minds of the most stubborn by then. It seems reasonably valued for the business today, and can easily be worth more in a hippie fantasy land ;)
    Sep 18, 2013. 06:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In case proof was needed short-covering had much to do with Tesla's (TSLA) epic May rally, the Nasdaq just provided it. Short interest in the world's most well-discussed electric car maker totaled 18.6M as of May 31 - that's down 19% from May 15's 23M and 33% from April 30's 27.5M, and is the easily the lowest figure reported over the last 12 months. [View news story]
    Now let the shorts push until the announcement on the 20th for another day of fun.
    Jun 11, 2013. 04:48 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Oil Spill Settlement Could Bring BP To Its Knees [View article]
    So with ever-more dangerous operations at deeper wells in deeper water, I think a company needs to understand their liability a little better and this is a good example of that. It SHOULD be the case that one catastrophic management decision leads to your demise, if you make hair brushes your risk is on one level, when you try to reap chemicals from the Earth's crust no doubt you are taking a huge risk and in this case I don't think any American wants to pay the price for BP's mistake, it was truly horrible and the lesson needs to sting for the entire industry to feel, so every employee on every rig keeps it in the back of their minds. Hopefully people see how that is a risky investment, only a matter of time until the next spill and for BP that could really change the game.
    Jun 11, 2013. 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Xbox One will cost a hefty $499 when it goes on sale in 21 markets in November, says Microsoft (MSFT -1.1%). Though that price includes a bundled Kinect, it could be tough for some gamers to swallow, given the 360 (no Kinect included) currently goes for $200 (4GB flash) and $300 (250GB hard drive). The early reaction on Twitter isn't favorable. Microsoft is also showing off 13 exclusive launch titles at E3, and says a new Halo title will arrive next year. (previous) (live blogs: I, II[View news story]
    Definitely not buying before everyone else finds out what the kinks are. But not surprised about the price, it is too much though for many many families that would probably be customers with a $300 option as history has shown to be a very lucrative price point.
    Jun 10, 2013. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Q2 Preview: Huge Upside Potential For Results And Guidance [View article]
    I Hope your estimates are right and with the stock's recent performance I suspect a number of extra units could be sold thanks to those profits alone. Really excited for June 20th it could either be fairly historic or just interesting.
    Jun 6, 2013. 05:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla May Be The Last One Standing [View article]
    Seems right to me, they clearly would have done far worse if Ford had failed and all the startups had paid in full. So doesn't look like much of a gamble or dart toss, they put a bulk of it in a fairly safe spot..
    May 20, 2013. 04:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold miners (GDX -3.2%) take another beating as gold continues to lose its allure amid disclosures of reduced bets by hedge funds, a World Gold Council report showing gold demand at a three-year low, and a surging dollar. For the miners, it's an ugly world of lower production, higher costs and falling prices. At least nine miners hit 52-week lows: NEM -3%, GG -2.7%, AUY -4.8%, HMY -6.3%, AU -2.5%, BVN -1.1%, ANV -7.4%, NG -2.7%, GSS -5.8%[View news story]
    That was likely somewhat the case as the early birds jumped at what looked like opportunity. Then those with a lot to lose used that info to say 'Well they are buying it up in heaps everywhere else, gold is just fine' which got the price moving upward again, but now reality strikes, that demand seems small relative to what the big boys buy and sell, and if they can't make money holding an asset, well we all know that one. I would suggest in general that gold is perhaps less valuable in the future than even now, but that probably wont be the case for it's price.. maybe it has more real undiscovered uses?
    May 18, 2013. 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iRadio (AAPL) is "still bogged down in licensing talks," music industry sources tell The Verge's Greg Sandoval. In addition to Sony (already reported to have rejected Apple's licensing terms), BMG is said to be holding out for a better deal; one has reportedly been signed with Universal. Apple's interest in offering on-demand options not found on Pandora (P) and other Web radio services has reportedly complicated talks. Past reports stated Apple is aiming for a summer launch. [View news story]
    Yeah if they replace my Pandora app, which has stations I've crafted for years now, on my iPhone I'll be one nudge closer to never buying the iPhone again. And at this point they really have some work to do to sell me a 4th handset of essentially the same design with light upgrading. I feel like many probably do, if Apple doesn't help me explore the electronic frontier then there is surely a company out there willing to take the risk of being novel and forward thinking. BBRY comes to mind, the next run of BB10 premium products could be a game changer, most importantly, for my cell phone.
    May 18, 2013. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In what has been dubbed as largely a symbolic vote, the House of Representatives did what was expected and opted to repeal the health-care overhaul law, but it's is likely be dead in Congress’s lower chamber. The vote was 229 to 195 to repeal the measure, with two Democrats voting along with the Republican majority: Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Jim Matheson of Utah. Sidenote: This is the 37th attempt to repeal the law since it was passed in March 2010. [View news story]
    Congress is becoming a greater burden on the balance sheet than obamacare, adding to it's supposed 'waste'. I bet working together people could find a way to balance and tune it to a realistic future America. If we want to be a great country we need better healthcare for the less fortunate. We need other political parties to choose from.
    May 16, 2013. 08:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Tesla Buy Fiat? [View article]
    I think thats the only problem Tesla doesn't have. Millions of people want the product, they have to find a way to deliver. Finding the meeting point of affordability and profitability I think is the real challenge ahead since premium sedans are a different world than hatchbacks.. I worry more about unforseen factors keeping prices high in still economically uneasy times.
    May 16, 2013. 06:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Inc. Q1 Report Feeds The Bears But Gives Bulls Some Promise [View article]
    Thanks for all the articles I think you or at least the glaring inconsistencies in their practices has taught them something. I'd like to see these guys and similar biz really do well because I think it is the key to disrupting black market sales, ending the civil war on pot in civilized states and to their great benifit initially financially through taxes but in the long term culturally through stronger, happier, more free communities. If MJNA plays a big role in that great, it's starting to look better as you say, but if they damage any possibility of that by running the business into the ground, being a solyndra of sorts, it wont help move the dial in the right direction.
    May 16, 2013. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Crony Capitalist For The Space Age, The Renewables Age, And For The Age Of Obama [View article]
    Really weak article. Short TSLA if you like. Recommended only for those who have a knack for masochism ;)
    May 13, 2013. 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors (TSLA +14.6%) tightens its grip on the shorts, now up 43% in 2 days following Wednesday's earnings. Ivan Hoff extrapolates into the future and suggests Tesla could be a $100B company in 10 years (that's all?). Musk's SolarCity (SCTY +9.4%) gains as well. [View news story]
    ROFL in a pile of fresh money, and making it off a green company feels better than a tar sands bath! I say short it at any level guys, I'd be real good to your money ;)
    May 10, 2013. 10:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs downshifts on Tesla Motors (TSLA), taking the red-hot automaker down to Neutral with a $61 price target on valuation concerns. Yesterday's Q1 report (I, II) from Tesla showed better-than-expected margins along with sales and production numbers that were on track to help the company meet or beat its full-year forecasts. Goldman's call is far from the ruling the day, TSLA +17.2% premarket to $65.32. [View news story]
    Margin Call anyone?
    May 9, 2013. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs downshifts on Tesla Motors (TSLA), taking the red-hot automaker down to Neutral with a $61 price target on valuation concerns. Yesterday's Q1 report (I, II) from Tesla showed better-than-expected margins along with sales and production numbers that were on track to help the company meet or beat its full-year forecasts. Goldman's call is far from the ruling the day, TSLA +17.2% premarket to $65.32. [View news story]
    Sure $61, after the rest of the juice is squeezed clean from it!
    May 9, 2013. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment