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Uninvestable Tesla

Tesla is an uninvestable stock for me, not just because of its high valuation but also because it fails our fairly basic quality test, which I shamelessly borrowed from Warren Buffett: Would I still buy this stock if right after the purchase the stock market were to close for ten years? If you are a big Tesla […]


Jim Chanos Reminds People Why He Hates Tesla

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com   Chanos has been so wrong on Tesla and for so long, I think he’s starting to lose his mind. After all, what’s not to like about Tesla? Look at those revenues. Beautiful yes? Now here’s the losses. Oh. At the heart of his short selling thesis is the fact […]


Morgan Stanley: Tesla Will Surge To $400 Before Crashing To $200

When it comes to Wall Street cheerleaders, Tesla has few closer friends than Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas (current price target of $379). To be sure, the relationship cuts both ways, with Jonas relentless enthusiasm ‘for the EV maker granting Morgan Stanley a reserved spot for any future debt, convert and equity underwriting, as well as […]


Jim Chanos Adds To Tesla Short, Sees Musk Stepping Down

The ongoing vendetta between the scourge of Enron, Jim Chanos, and Elon Musk escalated when the Kynikos Associates founder said he has been adding to his Tesla short position throughout the year even as the company’s shares soared to record highs. Speaking at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit, Chanos – who first disclosed […]


Tesla Management Exodus Continues: Director Of Battery Engineering Quits

Two months after Tesla lost its head of business development who wished to "spend more time with his family", shortly after the EV company's veteran battery technology director also unexpectedly quit (full list at the bottom of this article), and just weeks after Tesla decided to even out the ranks on the bottom as well, […]


When Will The Tesla Stock-Promote Finally Fail???

Via AdventuresInCapitalism.com, The history of industry leading consumer tech products has not been kind to investors who overstay their welcome. You need look no further than all the hundreds of notable recent failures, to realize that these companies almost always flame out. The list below (in no particular order) is a nice trip down memory […]


Tesla Starts A Whole New Round Of Mass Firings, This Time At SolarCity

Poor Elon Musk really, really can’t catch a break.  Just over the past couple of weeks he’s been forced to push back his Model 3 delivery schedule due to some “production hell” issues (like not knowing how to weld…a fairly critical component of auto manufacturing), got one-upped by Daimler who beat him to the punch […]


Fired Tesla Workers Discover They Were Replaced With Cheap Temp Labor

Just last week, amid their Model 3 “production hell,” Tesla shocked the auto world with news that they would be firing hundreds of workers.  Of course, firing seasoned production staff is somewhat atypical for a ‘growing’ company (shrinking cash flow aside) that was already having difficulty meeting their own production schedule.  Of course, the irony […]


Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers

One month after Tesla lost its head of business development who wished to “spend more time with his family”, and just weeks after the EV company’s veteran battery technology director also unexpectedly quit amid a growing senior management exodus (full list at the bottom of this article), Tesla decided to even out the ranks on […]


Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs Because “Rear Seat May Not Lock Into Place”

While Tesla may or may not be partially assembling its Model 3 by hand, resulting in massive production delays, a problem has emerged involving its fully automated SUV, the Model X, and as the AP reports, Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because their rear seats might not lock into place. According to […]


Porsche And Mercedes Plot Musk Offensive With “Anything Tesla Can Do, We Can Do Better” Strategy

Tesla you have a problem, well several actually. But, before we get into all the competition that is about to flood your market, lets take a look at some basic math surrounding your valuation.  Ford currently generates roughly $1,800 of EBITDA per vehicle and trades at a total enterprise value of $35 billion, roughly 3x […]


Tesla’s Head Of Business Development Leaves After 11 Years To “Spend More Time With Family”

If the Titanic sailed today, it would have an electric engine. One month after Tesla’s veteran battery technology direct, Kurt Kelty, left the company to “explore new opportunities“, another veteran employee has unexpectedly departed the carmaker: on Wednesday, Tesla said that long-time executive Diarmuid O‘Connell, vice president of business development, had left after 11 years […]


‘Inconvenient’ Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save

For all the funds out there looking to fill their portfolio with “environmentally conscious” companies working diligently to avert an inevitable global warming catastrophe that will result in the extinction of the human race, we guess in lieu of their actual fiduciary duties to simply make money for their investors, Morgan Stanley has compiled a […]