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FLASHROB 223 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 4, 2015 8:01 AM Member since: Apr 2, 1999
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  • flashrob flashrob Sep 4, 2015 8:01 AM Flag

    ON MY MATH:

    just checkin' to see if your payin' attention...

    yes...it's BILLIONS not MILLIONS

    ...just tryin' customary FED-TYPE thinkin' MATH...

  • GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    U.S. job gains seen solid in August, spotlight on Fed

    "and read the reply by me "flashrob"...couldn't double-post it here...so had to do it this way...

  • GOOGLE SEARCH this:

    Auto Stock Roundup: GM Leads US Auto Sales, Ford Records Maximum Improvement

    (so in reality DESPITE GLOWING HEADLINES for Ford and GM... TESLA "KNOCKS THE #$%$ OUT OF THEM IN "LAST WEEK" AND "FOR SIX MONTH STATISTICS"...

    NOW WHY IS THAT SHORT??? ...IT'S BECAUSE "THE MAJORITY OF INVESTORS" ARE SAVVY ...Unlike you "shorts..."

  • Reply to

    WHAT YOU SHORTS "STILL DON'T GET"...

    by flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:08 PM
    flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:28 PM Flag

    oh...AND THAN there's THE WHO HAS A "NEW TESLA X" parked in their "neighborhood driveway...FIRST!"

    just go thru any neighborhood ...where lots of the cars are bmw/mercedes, etc. NOW YOUR GONNA SEE THE "NEW STATUS SYMBOL" ...A "TESLA S/X" PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY... (more and more you're gonna see this in "upscale neighborhoods, etc."...

  • Reply to

    WHAT YOU SHORTS "STILL DON'T GET"...

    by flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:08 PM
    flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:24 PM Flag

    oh AND WHAT A "CONVERSATION PIECE"...

    a. woman at gathering: "WELL HER HUSBAND" bought her A NEW TESLA X for her anniversary...

    b. well the next time "she asks me to go shopping" ...well "this time" I'm going ...she'll probably USE THE TESLA...won't she???

    c. I can't wait to go "shopping with her either?"

    d. etc., etc., etc....yes A REAL "STATUS SYMBOL" TESLA X is gonna be for "lots of well-heeled women!"

  • Reply to

    WHAT YOU SHORTS "STILL DON'T GET"...

    by flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:08 PM
    flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 2:10 PM Flag

    OH...AND IF SALES ARE A BIT SLOW IN THE BEGINNING...well YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN are about shopping and colors...

    probably waiting to see "what COLOR HER NEIGHBOR'S TESLA IS, etc.

    or she may have to buy some "new outfits" to go with the TESLA...and she's checkin' that out first, etc.

  • TESLA "IS COMPETING IN THE UPSCALE MKT NICHE"

    so WHY DO YOU KEEP COMPARING TESLA PRICING with "low-end guzzler"

    a. TESLA is competing with the PRICIER LUXURY PERFORMANCE MODELS of BMW, JAGUAR, MERCEDES, LEXUS, AUDI...etc.

    b. many of these BRANDS OF CARS...have models that "are priced in excess of TESLA"...and that's not even getting into...THE HUGE SAVINGS IN "GASOLINE COSTS AND RECURRING EXPENSIVE MAINTENANCE ON THESE CARS (all that fine-tuning and expensive maintenance because of hundreds of extra "gas guzzler parts, etc."

    c. then there's ANOTHER "SIMPLE FACT YOU OVERLOOK"...PEOPLE THAT "CAN AFFORD THESE TYPE CARS" probably ALREADY HAVE... A "HIGH-END GUZZLER" OR TWO...

    so the GUY with 2 mercedes and 1 bmw... JUST DOES WITH 2 GUZZLERS AND GETS A "TESLA S" to replace one of the guzzlers...then he can save BIG TIME on gasoline WHENEVER HE WANTS TO...

    or he needs to run to store in middle of night...and the TESLA S is charging...

    ..........
    you shorts "just got that EITHER/OR...ONE SIZE FITS ALL MENTALITY...

    ........
    SO TESLA is going to "continue" to be A REPLACEMENT CAR...for "lots of well-heeled people" WHO ALREADY HAVE "LIKE 2/3 LUXURY GUZZLERS"...

    PLUS...NOW ...YOUR GONNA HAVE HUSBANDS "BUYING THEIR WIFE A TESLA X" rather than "a diamond anniversary gift"...

    a. now the neighbors see HER ANNIVERSARY GIFT IN THE DRIVEWAY "everyday" AS HOW OFTEN did she wear her "diamond necklace" at the neighborhood barbecue??? MOST NEIGHBORS PROBABLY DON'T EVEN "KNOW SHE HAS AN EXPENSIVE DIAMOND NECKLACE...IT'S IN HER JEWELRY BOX...or in a safety deposit box at the bank ...for wearing on RARE SPECIAL OCCASIONS ...like her daughter's wedding or some such...

    b. GUY WHO "BUYS" HIS WIFE A TESLA X ...instead of "that diamond necklace"...NOW HE GETS TO "USE IT TOO" ...(like he wouldn't be caught dead wearin' her necklace, etc.)

    c. plus HE GOT A "BACKUP VEHICLE NOW TOO"...SO ALL IN ALL...

    GET A "TESLA FOR YOUR WIFE" INSTEAD OF THAT PRICEY JEWELRY ETC.

  • YAHOO is a major financial site...

    so why can't they manage to KEEP THE STATISTICS ...especially the DOW AVG updated...

    I looked for "several minutes" and the DOW AVG they showed on their "main finance page" shows DOW 110...

    yet if you click on the DOW symbol there... the "DOW MKT SPECIFIC PAGE" COMES UP SHOWING THE DOW like in 180 range...I DID THIS FOR A WHILE...AND THAT PAGE ...seems to be UPDATED REALTIME...

    WHY THEY CAN'T DO THIS ON "MAIN GENERAL YAHOO FINANCE PAGE" is a mystery to me...UNLESS...

  • ANOTHER REASON FOR "FED TRYING TO SQUEEZE THIS RATE HIKE OF .25 IN...

    because THE UNDERLYING REALITY OF THE ECONOMY... ALL SIGNS INDICATE...

    WE'RE GONNA NEED "QE4"...

    AND THIS WAY FED GETS TO "PURCHASE TREASURIES" ...WITH AT LEAST .25 HIGHER INTEREST RATE RETURN...

    SO ...IN THEIR SITUATION ...EVERY "LITTLE BIT HELPS..."

    .....BOTTOM LINE: FINANCIAL MKTS WILL BE FLYIN' UP IN THE "autumn" because FED inevitably gonna hape to do QE4...

    gov can spend that money ON INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR, ETC.

  • lots of "well healed husbands" gonna be buying their WIFE...one of these INSTEAD OF EXPENSIVE JEWELRY...that THEY DON'T GET TO USE, TOO!

  • flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 9:21 AM Flag

    well maybe ONCE "BMW" gets all "electrified IN TEN YEARS"

    WELL... BY THEN "MAYBE TESLA ...WILL "JUST BUY BMW..."

  • flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 8:51 AM Flag

    you still dont' GET IT SHORT...

    a. wall st... doesn't THINK tesla is for the masses... what ever gave you that idea??? ...like you speak for wall st...

    b. wall st IS IN TESLA because it's TARGETING SUCCESSFULLY THE "MKT NICHE which STILL HAS "MONEY AND/OR GOOD JOBS" ...they are not expecting a "another low-margin cheapy like a ford focus or honda civic...NISSAN LEAF pursues THAT "LARGEST MASS MKT NICHE"...NOT TESLA...

    GOT THAT SHORT "TESLA S" is INCREASINGLY EATING THE PIE OF "porsche, jag, mercedes, etc."

    and with THE MODEL 3... they WILL ALSO EAT THE "HIGHER END MONIED MKT NICHE" OF lower priced BMW, AUDI, JAG, MERCEDES, LEXUS...

    so THAT's THE REALITY HERE...

  • flashrob flashrob Sep 2, 2015 8:33 AM Flag

    you SHORTS "STILL DON'T GET IT"...

    you keep harpin' THAT TESLA ISN'T SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE "THEY DON'T HAVE A 30K CAR FOR THE MASSES!!!

    this is AN EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR SHORTS "ARE SO SO SO "DUMB!"

    ........
    WHY WOULD TESLA CARE ABOUT THE "MASSES"... MAYBE IN SOME FUTURE...that might be on the table...

    ..........
    ever here of PORSCHE, JAGUAR, the higher-end LEXUS, AUDI, BMW, MERCEDES????

    this is THE MKT NICHE TESLA PURSUES...

    AND THE REASON IS SIMPLE: these people HAVE THE "INCOME AND JOBS" to SUPPORT THEIR "SELECT MKT NICHE"...

    ..........
    the LOSER MKT is the "joe six pack MASS MAJORITY MKT" ...a LOT OF THESE PEOPLE have LOST their DECENT PAYING JOB...maybe working FULL-TIME in a LOW-WAGE JOB - with a wife that works there too, if they're lucky - this MASS MKT MAJORITY...is LUCKY IF THEY CAN "KEEP THE OLD GUZZLER MAINTAINED" let alone BUY A NEW FORD F-150...OR MAYBE A HONDA CIVIC...

    GOT THAT YOU DUMB SHORTS... "TESLA HAS "NO UNSOLD INVENTORY" ...BECAUSE they ARE NOT WASTING THEIR "TIME/EFFORT/MONEY" ...IN EXPENSIVE ADVERTISING AND COMPETING with SHIPLOADS OF "LOWER END PRICED" LOW MARGIN CARS "FOR THE MASSES" and trying to do this against 10 OTHER MAJOR WORLDWIDE GUZZLER MFRS.

    the BEST SELLING CARS IN EUROPE are "the higher end mkt niche" car LIKE PORSCHE, AUDI, JAG...

    volkswagen SELLS MORE "CHEAPY CARS" then PORSCHE, JAG...ETC. ...THAT'S OBVIOUS.

    BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS: THE MARGINS ARE HIGHER AND THEIR IS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF BUYERS FOR THE "LUXURY PERFORMANCE CARS" like PORSCHE, JAG, etc.

    and THIS IS THE "TARGET MKT NICHE OF TESLA" ...AND FOR "EVERY TESLA SOLD" (AND THAT'S CONTINUALLY INCREASING IN THE WORLD AGGREGATE...YEAR AFTER YEAR...

    ...WELL FOR "EVERY TESLA SOLD" ...IT'S "ONE LESS" ...PORSCHE, JAG, etc.

    ..........
    see HOW THIS WORKS "SHORT"...TESLA COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE "MASS LOSER MKT???"

    AND WHEN THEY COME OUT WITH THE "MODEL 3"...IT'S NOT MEANT TO COMPETE IN THE "MASS MKT LOSER NICHE"...IT'S MEANT TO COMPETE "WITH LOWER PRICED BMW, etc.

  • so "some frackers" got THEIR "PANTIES IN A BUNCH" OVER OIL...too f'n bad...

    for most of the MASS MKT MAJORITY OF CONSUMERS...$2 BUCK...OR LOWER GAS...is some needed relief...AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL LAST THIS TIME...

    MEANING "THEN NEWLY FLUSH VAST NUMBERS OF CONSUMERS" GONNA BE SHOPPIN WALMART, TARGET, SEARS, PENNEYS, KMART, KOHLS, BESTBUY, COSTCO...ETC.

    SO "CONSUMER RETAIL" SHOULD START RECOVERIN' QUITE A BIT...

    ..........
    AND "SOLAR" (like SOLAR CITY) gonna replace a "lot of coal, oil, and nuclear...

    TESLA gonna score "double...

    a. battery backup FOR SOLAR
    b. plus the PURE EV ELEC TESLA S...gonna gradually (with help from other pure elec like NISSAN leaf) ...well that gonna reduce our NEED FOR OIL (like I heard 70% of OIL used to refine into gasoline...TIME FOR "BIG OIL" AND COAL...and even NUCLEAR to "hit the road jack, etc. (they been on the road..."too long"...)

    anyway...things ain't as "bad as some tryin' to MAKE IT SEEM"...except for some "loser companies" THAT AIN'T KEEPIN' UP WITH THE TIMES, ETC.

    I think majority probably is... "cept for POLLUTERS... LIKE BIG-OIL, COAL, NUCLEAR, AND MOST BIG-GASOLINE GUZZLER CARS, TRUCKS, BUSES, TAXIS etc....

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    ON THE CHINA thing...

    by flashrob Sep 1, 2015 4:33 PM
    flashrob flashrob Sep 1, 2015 4:43 PM Flag

    and EUROPE be doin' better because of "draghi ecb printing" ...plus NOW they got ALL THOSE "BOAT PEOPLE" TO SPEND ON AND ABSORB..
    at least "our illegals" ARE WELL ABSORBED... majority have JOBS already that "no american will do anyway" ...so GREEN CARD 'em...and we "got new TAX REVS" for medicare, social security, unemployment, etc.
    SO ...WE GOT "WAY LITTLE PROBLEM WITH ILLEGALS" COMPARED TO EUROPE...thank your "lucky stars" for that...WE GOT CHEAP LABOR already in place...EUROPE got a "humongous dilemma and f'n mess" over there...

    so their biz gonna be doin' ok...hey maybe we can "buy retail from them" instead of China being our main supplier...like they gonna have cheap labor NOW TOO....and the EURO already down over 25%

    and most of our "domestic companies" don't make that much cheap stuff...so we can trade with them AND RECCOVER SOME OF OUR RETAIL MKTS, etc. (probably help China a bit too...buying some of their consumer stuff, too...

    SO THAT'S MY "ROUGH TAKE" on all this China "overblown stuff" etc....

  • a. first of all we been in "slow retail mode" for years...so China mostly does "consumer goods" SO IS THAT BIG NEWS...we been coastin' for years... with slower Walmart...Target...Sears...whoever sales...

    b. a LOT OF THE "OLDER MORE CONVENTIONAL STOCKS"...I can see them "takin' a bit of a hit" as they MAINLY BEEN SHOWIN' "decent EARNINGS" ...BY "CUTTING COST"...like downsizing, laying off lots of people, etc.

    c. and with "interest rates" SO LOW...BOND MKT has been #$%$ for years, too...

    D. SO WHAT DOES THAT LEAVE THE INVESTOR TO PUT HIS MONEY IN (besides the mattress???)

    ......
    well THE BEST INVESTMENTS "ARE THE HIGH-FLYERS"...because THEY HAVE "REVENUE GROWTH" in these "sour consumer economic times"...SO THAT MEANS STOCKS LIKE...

    a. TESLA...SOLAR CITY...NETFLIX...FACEBOOK...AMAZON...GOOGLE...to name a few...

    b. plus "less known" stocks in INFO TECH AND ROBOTICS...because that's the future of mfr...

    c. like your ANDROID PHONE is LINUX... and Microsoft still has some necessary uses...
    ...I'm a "semi-geek" ...use LINUX a lot ...it's cheap and the software and training for it...ARE ALL FREE ON YOUTUBE...but Microsoft still "does some stuff BETTER" ...SO I USE "BOTH"...(like Microsoft has high-speed printing...;which Linux don't for the home-user, etc....plus LINUX got some "quirky issues" with DRM (copyrighted content...you can get around this...but you got to be at least "semi-geek" to do stuff like that, etc.

    so BEST BETS FOR INVESTORS... high-flyers (like I mentioned...or some of the "smaller companies" in IT AND ROBOTICS, etc.

    .....
    some of the biggies like HD and LOWES are great...because of all the "home repair" due to flooding, and continually getting worse "bad climate" issues...

    old mainstays... like IBM, Oracle, Wells Fargo...are also still solid...

    ........
    actually THERE ARE QUITE A FEW GOOD COMPANIES...probably still a majority of the mkts...that aren't really that hit by China slowdown...

  • flashrob flashrob Aug 31, 2015 8:04 AM Flag

    are you people THAT DUMB???

    a. TESLA S "never" HAS BEEN A CAR FOR THE MASSES...

    b. it's THE BEST OF THE BEST for the "UPPER MIDDLE CLASS" MKT NICHE...

    that's the PORSCHE, AUDI, JAGUAR, BMW, LEXUS...market...

    AND IN "THAT MKT" (THE PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVE MONEY AND/OR A "REAL GOOD JOB"...

    THE "TESLA S" is the "new standard" of LUXURY, PERFORMANCE AND "ECONOMY"...

    it's basically GONNA "EAT A BIG CHUNK OF THAT MKT NICHE'S PIE"

    ...THAT'S ABOUT THE "SIZE OF IT"...

    and most of "all the conjecture" about WHAT'S JUST PLAIN OBVIOUS AND COMMON SENSE...TO ANYONE "WITH MORE THAN HALF A BRAIN"...

    so you got RESISTANCE...

    a. from "ICE VEHICLE GUZZLER'S" WHO KNOW THE "first signs of THEIR END-TIMES" have surfaced...

    b. basically THE BEGINNING OF THE END is here for "the internal combustion engine" and ALL IT'S PARTS/JOBS/SUPPLIERS/DEALERS...ETC.

    TOO BAD FOR THEM... THEY ARE JUST "SWIMMING AGAINST THE EVER MORE POWERFUL "CURRENT OF CHANGE" with respect to the FUTURE OF THE AUTOMOBILE...AND TRUCKS AND BUSES AND TAXIS...

    HENRY FORD "DID THE SAME THING TO THE "VESTED INTEREST HORSEY SET..."

    milk NO LONGER GET'S DELIVERED BY A "HORSE-DRAWN MILKWAGON...

    that's THE REALITY ...in all this...

    all else is just "MOSTLY SPECULATIVE WASTE OF TIME"...THE FUTURE OF THE PURE EV... being dominant IS COMING ...REGARDLESS OF WHAT "you think...say...do....

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    Gigafactories can produce different batteries.

    by farmer28653 Aug 28, 2015 11:30 AM
    flashrob flashrob Aug 28, 2015 2:26 PM Flag

    he's A BILLIONAIRE...

    because HE'S SMARTER than all those other graduates at Stanford...

    that's the PROOF OF THE PUDDING...

    ...same goes for HARVARD DROPOUT "BILL GATES"...

  • flashrob flashrob Aug 27, 2015 4:53 PM Flag

    my sentiments exactly... I could care less...when model X... comes out...

    as long as TESLA has no "unsold inventories" of S... means the "assy-line" if being fully utilized...

    so "continued profits" on S... or X... ..........WHO REALLY GIVES A #$%$ ABOUT THAT... except maybe someone waiting for that particular model... and I'm sure Elon doing best "to balance all factors" ...so WHENEVER X...

    no reason for that TO IMPACT STOCK AT ALL... to my way of thinkin'....

  • Reply to

    Why the reversal?

    by ironbar_nov8 Aug 27, 2015 3:09 PM
    flashrob flashrob Aug 27, 2015 4:47 PM Flag

    one point about "shorting"...

    I often "short" (mostly daytrade volatility range with options) but not on TESLA...

    I don't bother doing this with Tesla... (my favorite is the "few penny" spreads (bid/ask) on QQQ
    ...some times roundtrips there... are over in "minutes"...like that ...so I don't do this with TESLA...
    ...and TESLA and most stocks "move in TOO SLOW MOTION" for me on their swings ...I don't like getting stuck in something for days/weeks, etc. (plus theres the larger size of the spread issue)

    use to like the VIX...but that is a waste of time "as a reflection of volatility" anymore...it used to be quite good, a few years back...

    do FOREX...but damn CFA put a 50:1 leverage limit on that... used to get 400:1 BUT THAT'S MUCH HARDER TO PLAY... though the leverage is...well now...was...

    if you ever do Forex (currency trading)...use a U.S. broker...or maybe a top European one...(otherwise you can make a lot...but try to get the money from Cyprus, or Indonesia...or some broker there...)

    one reason you would do currency trading: mkts trade 24 HRS A DAY...sun/japan thru Friday 4pm here...
    (you can also trade commodities futures like gold/oil/agricultural depending on broker, etc.)

    there are also "options" on futures like they have options on the stock mkt...they CURRENCY MKTS DWARF all the world's stock mkts COMBINED...

    well, you have to do a lot of prep before you trade Forex compared to stock mkt, etc.

    anyway,

    I liked how things went "today" (didn't like last Friday and Monday...got me a little "but just a little" nervous...

    flashrob

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