This is how men find a wife. Promise them a wonderful future and ask them to make a committal. Then if you don't deliver - Safe Harbor!
Why do you have to believe? Why not trust Tesla implicitly. You know "Model X due out late 2013" and all that.
Tesla Energy - "strong growth" ? Well, since it barely existed in 2015 - sure, strong growth is easily possible. Model S had strong growth in 2013 over 2012 as well. Model X has strong growth in 2015 over 2014.
I am sure some Stanford geek will invent a "smartDrop" cloud seeding nanoparticle that is photo-reactive and will allow for human management of cloud cover. IPO to follow news article seeking funding.
Science fixes a lot but the demands that the scientists require for their solutions - like $100,000 drugs to extend life a few months to $100,000 cars to cause acceleration glee are not meant to make society any better. Look at astrophysics. Look at NASA. Good science but mainly in materials science discoveries for light weight and durability. Costs Billions to find some new Carbon-Fibre. But then what's the true benefit overall? Science is a synthetic way to deal with things that have other solutions. I like science but I know that it is simply a novel way to "play around with stuff" while we're all here. The ISS is one sweet ride - but how many of us can go there, a few hundred?
They say it won't even be attempted to be patched until June. It's a huge underground reservoir of Methane/NatGas. But no hurry to patch it right now. All the while federal funds are rushing to give taxpayer credits for renewable energy. How crazy are we?
If we can trigger a very slow descent with deflation, a zero percent interest rate world would help keep inflation down while lowering prices for all goods. I would like to ask anyone to dispute that as to why it would be a bad thing. The only real problem is deflation would be a headwind in terms of ability for large debts to be paid as easily. We can lower the national debt by lowering CPI via depreciating costs. Rents would fall but so what? Who loses out? The wealthy. Maybe in the end, this is a good thing. The middle class can gain while the wealthy offer back some of their historic leveraged gains. All world economies are, really, is "debt in action".
Turns out - warmth triggers warming. And warming started with farming activities about 5,000-6,000 years ago by an agrarian culture which began using fire to burn away some forest areas for new types of farming. And we still do it today - but to a much bigger scale. Ice age ended, cultures started farming and using more land, populations grew. Who would have thought all that could trigger more warming? About the same age that "kings" needed to have enormous works built for them like pyramids on various continents. Takes a lot of manual labor - and farmed food - to build such things as ancient stone cities and pyramids. With all that building - too bad they had poor record keeping of science at the time. Buncha flat earthers.
American firms were suppliers to Germany before and during WW2.
From the "Trading With the Enemy" cover blurb;
"Here is the extraordinary true story of the American businessmen and government officials who dealt with the Nazis for profit or through conviction throughout the Second World War: Ford. Standard Oil, Chase Bank and members of the State Department were among those who shared in the spoils. Meticulously documented and dispassionately told, this is an alarming story. At its centre is 'The Fraternity', an influential international group associated with the Rockefeller or Morgan banks and linked by the ideology of Business as Usual.
You would only see a cancellation rate lower than Model S if you had access to the computer systems at Tesla. Otherwise, you are estimating.
Take your Space X rocket boys and engineers from all the other locations and...
Go fix that huge natural gas leak in So. Cal. That is reducing all the "good" of the EV activity by spewing unburned CO2 into the atmosphere. Fixing that natural gas leak is just as important as sending food and magazines to the space station.
When I saw it down in the 180s, I was thinking of selling OTM 160 March puts because there is some premium there. But you know, I got better things to do. Selling puts in PSX was one (thanks Warren) and also SCCO (Copper - if you like EVs, get into copper). The market reached stability this week and if some who I trust and believe are right, it is the start of another leg up broadly.
I have been long tesla in 2013 pre pay-off the govt loan. I've shorted TSLA and got creamed by the pump pre-Bond in 2014. Sold puts after that and did ok, probably got back 1/3 of the loss in raw capital. I'm skeptical of the pump and the hype and any good company should grow on more than that. They needed to buy a market for the stock which then paid off investors with cash to buy cars. A financial snowball. If TSLA did not accelerate in the market and if the car did not accelerate as it does, it surely woudn't be where it is today. It's a thrill-seeker's novelty either way.
So listening to public statements from Jonas, Chowdry and even Kallo are a fools errand and the real talk is behind closed doors.