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Did Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla, Get the Last Laugh? Maybe! The Short Squeeze

Elon Musk, Tesla founder and SpaceX Explorer garnered our attention with several interesting charts which we highlighted here and here on how he brought the electric car to fruition.

Musk, so controversial, not only in his endeavors, but in his life, went against the grain with his Tesla Automotive, giving rise to the first all electric vehicle (also in very lofty production goals, which were at first not met) and a unique against the grain sale system that bypassed much of the standard mandatory current automobile industry taxes tariffs and payments.

Musk, during a Twitter barrage about a year ago, got himself into trouble resulting in his removal from several important roles at his firm Tesla.

Much of the Twitter trouble came from an attempt to chase short sellers – those investors that actually sell your company stock short (in advance) with the expectation that it will go down there by purchasing it back at a profit. Musk taking issue with the vast community of shorts in a Twitter storm created interest from the regulators.

Five Years of Short Interest

Fast forward to just last week,  neat chart from our new test service, shows exactly what happens when too many people get on one side of the trade and what it can do to the stock.

As, the graph rises, more shorts are piling on … but what happens if they all need to hit the exits at the same time?

2-7-20 Tesla Short Interest

This is What happens, AKA Short Squeeze

While the stock has come back down to earth a bit at the end of last week, there were certainly many investment bodies left behind on the short squeeze roller!

2-7-20 Tesla Graph

We are not recommending Tesla as an investment, or as a purchase for your next car, only somewhat humored by the Lemming like pilings on and off, and what it has ultimately done to Tesla stock.

Did Elon Musk Win? Time will tell!

Have a Happy “No Lemming” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
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Tesla the Future – Final Of Three Part Series

Due to the terrific response, conversations, feedback and requests from our Part 1 and Part 2 Tesla Series

We bumped our Interest Rate discussion back to bring you the last in this neat three part series from our friends at Visual Capitalist!

Cool stuff!

Tesla the Future Final Of Three Part Series

tesla-Part 3 -vision-infographic

Have a GREAT “Futuristic” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch … Innovator or Disrupter — Elon Musk Part 2 of 3 …

Whew… we had great feedback from Part 1 of Elon Musk and Tesla …Thanks for all the great comments…

Break In – We just had to add yesterdays launch of the SpaceX Heavy Lift off-

Pay special attention to Elon’s Tesla coming out of the shuttle at the 25 minute mark AND the incredible rockets landing on a targeted pad at the 30 minute mark … fast forward if you do not have time for the entire video, the rocket landing is INCREDIBLE ! And yes, that is a David Bowie song playing when they begin orbit!

 

 

Here is Part 2 for your Viewing!

Tesla Part 2 -rise-of-tesla-part-2-infographic

Have a Great “Innovative Tesla” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

 

 

Disruptive or Innovative – Tesla Part 1

From our friends at Visual Capitalist …

This three part series is just too good to pass up … we will present the other two parts soon …

Even if you do not care for Elon Musk and his ideas, it’s hard not to admit he has effectuated changes that will be with us for some time!

Tesla Part 1

Tesla Part 1 -origin-story-tesla-infographic

Have a Good “Innovative” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

Who says price does not matter ? Not Elon Musk

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla along with many other enterprises, stunned everyone in the automobile industry as well a many on Wall Street !

Meet the Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

After announcing a new ~ $35k price range car available in 2017 with near 300 mile range…oh and of course this is a Tesla, which is all  electric. Pre-orders are currently at over $400k, each with a $1k deposit to hold your spot in line !

Well done Elon, congrats…. now how are you going to make that many cars ?? Great problem to have !

This does not mean the stock is cheap …by many metrics, IT IS NOT …

Interesting to us that with the price of oil so low, such HUGE consumer demand.

Are we being Greener ?

Have a Great Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com