Tesla Update

Back in February I did something rare (for me) and wrote about an individual stock, Tesla. I essentially pointed out the absurdity of the valuation based on Tesla’s revenues, earnings, margins and vehicle sales in the context of the industry.

That was written on February 4th upon which Tesla ticked a high price of 968.99. Over the next two months Tesla’s stock price proceeded to decline over 60% to $350. The stock has since rallied to over $800 as I write this. What a ride.

Last night, Tesla reported Q1 earnings. As usual, there are some inconsistencies and concerns in their financials so let’s take another look to see if the $800 per share price is justified. Continue reading “Tesla Update”

Tesla…To The Moon!

Today, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to comment on an individual stock.

Since I generally don’t make recommendations on individual stocks for clients, I don’t focus my commentaries on them. However, I’ve been following this company closely for a couple years now, and the situation has become so ludicrous that I feel the need to highlight it. This could be one of those rare examples that go down in history as a great learning lesson. Continue reading “Tesla…To The Moon!”

[Ad Age] Can Self-Driving Cars Ever Really Be Safe?

“Analysts estimate that by 2030, self-driving cars and trucks (autonomous vehicles) could account for as much as 60% of U.S. auto sales. That’s great! But autonomous vehicles are basically computers on wheels, and computers crash all the time. Besides that, computers get hacked every day. So you gotta ask, “Can self-driving cars ever really be safe?”

The short answer is “No.” Self-driving cars can never really be safe. They will be safer! So much safer that it’s worth a few minutes to understand why.”

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