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  1. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Usually the trading of TSLA in Germany is not much of an indication of direction. Today they are trading at EURO 722.60 to EURO 734.90, currently above USD 781 per share. So the steep climb seems to stay with us just a little bit longer. Today I paid für my MIG MYP (red) at EURO 67.170 (86...
  2. Johann Koeber

    Full Self Driving without Assistance by this time Next Year - Musk

    There are many more nuances to this - FSD requires solving AGI - solving AGI is a singularity - singularity is impossible to predict - your can always hit a local optimum und need to start over (has happened, might happen again) This has become clear over the years. If impossible to predict, I...
  3. Johann Koeber

    anyone shorting Tesla?

    Does selling of OTM calls covered by long shares count? Guess not. This is a Tesla fan club. We HODL.
  4. Johann Koeber

    How do you plan your charging stops?

    That is exactly how I do it. One caveat: depending on the charging situation at the final destination, I like to arrive there with 20 ... 40 % SoC, just to be safe. If I know that I will be able to charge at the destination, then this is obviously not necessary.
  5. Johann Koeber

    IBKR SWIFT payment to me delayed several days - anything I can do?

    I can only tell you from my experiences (over 10 years with IB). Transfers via SEPA are quickest. 'Small' amounts are quicker than large sums. 100.000 Euro was always small day or next day. Larger amounts need more checks and internal approvals. Then there are differences depending on the...
  6. Johann Koeber

    How many shares will stockholders approve at the 2022 annual meeting?

    I would suggest 10:1, so 20 billion. Now .... do I vote the third or the fourth row?
  7. Johann Koeber

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    I wrote a letter today to our federal government (translated by deepl): >> Dear Sir or Madam, I am appalled that Germany is not following the example of other countries and extending the sanctions to Russian energy supplies. This is also in line with current EU requirements and what is morally...
  8. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I thought we don't brag here about the size of our holdings.;) ALSO 6.58 E-7 divide by 100 for the % ist not that much. Do the math.
  9. Johann Koeber

    Refreshed 2021+ Model X and Model X Plaid waiting room

    Germany here. Just ordered a MX to replace our 5 yo MX100D with 140.000 km. Black/white, 5 seats, non plaid; if it accelerates delivery time, I am willing to upgrade Paid 100 Euro (refundable); no price, no delivery date - nothing. You get whatever we are producing at the time we are ready...
  10. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No. If Tesla keeps 30% of the automobiles they do not just disappear from the balance sheet. They are assets and remain assets, just they are counted in another title. The income tax will be less, because only the sold cars contribute to the profit. The cars they keep are assets at cost basis...
  11. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No. Things may take a little longer to get started, but Germans can be very efficient when things are rolling. Germany also has a reputation for building good cars. Placing the European GF here was a brilliant move. Even the sentiment against US cars is slow changing. Then you have here -...
  12. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    End of the year investment for me: 1. MYP (red/black) 2. some more TSLA This is the Tesla and TSLA investment thread. Both 1. and 2. I consider investments. I plan to get the car early 2022, so I would be delighted to get one of the early Berlin cars. Sell after 6 months for a profit. The...
  13. Johann Koeber

    Tesla told me their Quaity control specs is protected information.

    In my mind, I do not care what Tesla thinks is acceptable. I am the one who is buying, so I should be the one to state what is acceptable to me and what is not. So you have done the right thing - for you. I am sure other people will accept the car as it was presented to you and drive away...
  14. Johann Koeber

    Who needs a roadster when you have model s plaid?

    Not only the Plaid, but the MS, MX and Roadster cannot be ordered in Germany. They only offer a pre-reservation for 100 Euro (or 39.000 Euro for the Roadster). The final configuration, specs and the final pricing tbd. Many reservation holders got a letter stating - among other things -that...
  15. Johann Koeber

    Who needs a roadster when you have model s plaid?

    Ordered a new Roadster early on. Waited. So I decided, MS Plaid would help while waiting. Now they suspended Plaid deliveries to Europe. I guess the longer one waits, the higher the hopes. Anyway: The Roadster will have better brakes than the MS Plaid.
  16. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Unfortunately the cool stuff is not available in Germany (Europe) - Belt buckle - Whistle - Plaid Anyway we can buy the stock und do not get distracted ;)
  17. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    And let's not forget the other markets. I have two of them on order (one since day one, the other shortly thereafter). Still no information on possible delivery in Germany. Originally it said Q4 of 2021, so I can still hope. But before demands dries up in North America there is enough demand...
  18. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I don't get all the talk about suggesting how Elon Musk should spend his fortune. 1. Do you really think, you know better than Elon himself? 2. Wealthy people are short of cash. Its not like he has millions or billions sitting around somewhere (couch cushions?). Otherwise he would not be...
  19. Johann Koeber

    What is GIIN?

    Take a look here: https://insights.diligent.com/fatca/what-is-the-giin-number-for-fatca/
  20. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    IIRC Uber originally wanted to buy a bulk of Tesla production. Tesla said 'NO' Now they have found an other way to get access to the cars. I predict that Hertz will need to buy a lot more EVs. Smart if they choose Tesla.
  21. Johann Koeber

    Noob option trading questions

    A good broker platform like IB will let you: 1) enter spreads a one transaction. Nonetheless fees are charges for each leg 2) I start with the most favorable price and adjust it in 0.01, 0.02 or 0.10 increments; often it gets executed before i reach the middle of the bid/ask spread 3) the...
  22. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Just curious: Why is the MX Plaid much cheaper than MS Plaid? Both have End of 2022 as delivery dates for new orders. Of course I am hoping to get my new MS in Q1/22 or earlier. Ordered days after availability aka a long time ago.
  23. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    On my way home from the Grünheide Volksfest. My impression from talking to visitors there: This event was very important and successfull to show the general public who Tesla is and what they are doing. Very good PR. The employees there were allowed to talk and all praised Tesla as an...
  24. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Since its after hours, let me share my joy of having won the ticket lottery for the Grünheide Fair on Saturday at Tesla. I'm going with one son and two Grandsons. Anyone care to meet?
  25. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    This video is so unreal. Elon does not talk this way. He must be reading a prepared statement. It was not prepared by him. He is reading it like a robot. What is going on?
  26. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I had 760 CC and wanted to close them 5 minutes before market close on Friday. Tesla was 760.01 and the calls were around 0.75-0.85. That seemed ridiculous. Time value for 5 minutes? There was no opportunity to buy back cheaper, so I let them roll. Expecting the worst (losing my TSLA (!)...
  27. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I ordered another MY for an employee on monday (no holiday here in Germany). This is what I got today (translated by DEEPL): "Hallo Johann, wir haben großartige Nachrichten für Sie. Ihr Model Y steht bereits im Auslieferungszentrum EU-DE - Muenchen - Haag Delivery Hub zur Abholung bereit...
  28. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    We were finally able to pick up our two new MY. Delivery Center near Munich working overtime to get all the cars out. We are so happy - time to buy some more TSLA. The cars are great.
  29. Johann Koeber

    When do you expect TSLA to pass AAPL valuation?

    It is still early in the poll, but I am surprised of the many pessimistic votes. IMO TSLA is worth more than AAPL. Not everybody seems to agree at this point. If you had to invest now, would you prefer to invest in a) AAPL or b) TSLA I believe the markets will discover the value of TSLA in...
  30. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    But beware: Source: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=1544&p=faqs Possible workaround: Sell securities (hopefully not TSLA) withdraw purchase securities Dumb 'regulatory reasons'.
  31. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Tesla is advertising Tesla electricity in Bavaria. My excitement was curbed when the link sent me to octopus energy. I am not sure, what association they have with Tesla. Powerwall users only.
  32. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Great video. Love it. Who needs paid advertisements when videos like this are published for anyone to see? Can't always see the odometer, but I suspect Randy was going way faster than the posted speed limit. There were several speed limit signs. Doesn't the Tesla read the signs and limit the...
  33. Johann Koeber

    MASTER THREAD: Range Loss Over Time, What Can Be Expected, Efficiency, How to Maintain Battery Health

    I do not want it to get below 10%. Reason: there might be a situation where I cannot reach my next planned charger stop (road closed, lineup, etc). So I want the peace of mind. On road trips I do not want to charge much earlier either, because charging is so much faster with a low SOC. Of...
  34. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    That should be easy to do. Tesla has said to be open to sharing its plugs with other carmakers. These would have to reciprocate and share the cost of the charging network. Shell just sent an email with the new tariff for their charging stations: All are substantially more expensive than what...
  35. Johann Koeber

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    To me this looks like they are preparing for an lot more apps, possibly an App Store. Exciting times.
  36. Johann Koeber

    Waypoints are coming to Tesla vehicles

    Got it. Thank you. I missed it - I was a bit tired after staying up all night - here in Germany it was about 6 A.M. Now let's see how long it takes for them to implement.
  37. Johann Koeber

    Waypoints are coming to Tesla vehicles

    Can you please lead me to the timestamp, when Elon indicated waypoints were coming. I must have overheard it and can‘t find it quickly. Thanks.
  38. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No trading in Frankfurt because of holiday. So we have to wait for US pre-markets for an indication of where we are going today.
  39. Johann Koeber

    Musk: In-house Collision Repair & Insurance

    This is great news. Probably due to volume is now is feasible for Tesla to take care of repairs like this themselves. Combine that with the Tesla insurance and we are in a new ball park. Another great reason for people to buy a Tesla.
  40. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Whenever Tesla is done preparing deliveries for S and X, they will be delivered. Sure, these will be high margin products, once they ramp. Tesla really needs to make sure their flagship product comes with good quality. German Tesla order page still says end of 2021 delivery for Plaid+, November...
  41. Johann Koeber

    Modifications to car made since delivery

    I got it from the Tesla Service Center. Initially I was told, they don't offer new batteries, just swap for other used battery in case of a defect. Finally they agreed to deliver a new battery. I would have loved to upgrade to a 100 or at least 90, but that was refused, so I got a 85 (as in the...
  42. Johann Koeber

    Best Way To Finance Shares

    Interactive Brokers charges me 0.07% margin interest above $1M, a little more for anything under a million https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=46376&p=m
  43. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I have just checked my order for Model S in Germany. Plaid Model S is scheduled for delivery in November 2021 Plaid+ End 2021; price was raised 10.000 Euro since I ordered. If there were problems with the design or manufacturing, Tesla would have changed the date, as they did in the US. It...
  44. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    We are entering a new era. I am buying a piece of equipment which I may only use if I let it monitor my behavior and if it agrees with my actions. If it does not agree, it will not function. If I do not want to be monitored, it will not function. As cars are getting more 'intelligent' I...
  45. Johann Koeber

    Did anybody buy their Tesla using TSLA stock money?

    Actually I own TSLA and wrote covered calls to pay for the more recent Tesla’s I have ordered (MS Plaid+, Next gen Roadster). My first Roadster convinced me to invest in the company. Since then I have been accumulating shares. Only time I sold was to pay for real estate.
  46. Johann Koeber

    Modifications to car made since delivery

    That is an impressive amount, quality and depth of modifications. All I can say: I love my 2013 Model SP85 too; gave it a new battery at 350.000 km and enjoy a car that is good as new.
  47. Johann Koeber

    UK pre/post retirement strategies

    Not specific for UK, but I was able to get exposure to ARK funds by investing in long CALLs in the ETF. These are available to me through IB. I did get some ARK ETFs through Cortalconsors in Germany last year. But they called and said it was a mistake. I will not be forced to liquidate the...
  48. Johann Koeber

    Waiting for Y, Roadster

    Waiting for Y, Roadster
  49. Johann Koeber

    What other tech stock to consider?

    There are options on ARK funds. So if you are cleared for options trading you can get exposure through options. Synthetic longs for example. I sold an ARKG JAN 15'21 Put with a 99.21 strike today just to test the waters.
  50. Johann Koeber

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Just got a text from Tesla that my delivery on Dec 28 will be done regardless of the lockdown: Hallo Köber, Ihr Auslieferungstermin am 28/12/2020 um 3:00 PM in 1-3 Gottlob-Auwärter-Straße, Pilsting, BY 94431 bleibt weiterhin bestehen. Wir werden Sie im Falle einer Änderung kontaktieren. Die...

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