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  1. CHGolferJim

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

    Cool. I’ve been noodling about a tent attachment that would snap or zip into the bed cover so when that is raised, a sleeping area is created in the truck bed, and the rest unrolls into a sitting area on the ground. Could be made of insulated material so entire tent would be climate-controlled...
  2. CHGolferJim

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

    So is “Tesla” 5x as good as Casamigos?
  3. CHGolferJim

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

    Yay, my license plate is ROCKN2EA!
  4. CHGolferJim

    North Carolina - Specialty Electric Vehicle License Plate Interest Form

    Please put in your applications!
  5. CHGolferJim

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

    Not concerned, just surprised (Takeda, Novartis, Roche).
  6. CHGolferJim

    New Holding Co - X

    Appreciate that. So you feel the future of solar is on rooftops vs. “farms”/large installations? NC has been a leader in large-scale installations (whatever the right unit is) no doubt due to a preference by the influential Duke Power. It also seems possible as a naive person that the numbers...
  7. CHGolferJim

    Sudden Wealth Syndrome

    Requires some thought........I would love a Roadster, but it really is too much power for me, and putting a $200k car in my friends and families’ face may be too much. Would like a geezer version.
  8. CHGolferJim

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

    Strange to see ARKG buying several Big Pharmas, no doubt makes sense but odd on the surface.
  9. CHGolferJim

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

    Good idea, I’ll ask :) I work the dude pretty hard with misc. TSLA transactions and he gives good advise that is worth the fees.
  10. CHGolferJim

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

    Half of my life philosophy is from the Talking Heads....30% Joni Mitchell....other misc.
  11. CHGolferJim

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

    :D My advisor is on percentage, so he’s pretty dang pleased I insisted to go dramatically overweight in March.:D
  12. CHGolferJim

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

    Fascinating post. I spent some time in India, but less than you (lived in Karachi for almost a year). Twenty years ago, people said there were more dollar millionaires in India than in the US, wonder if that has changed. Other than the issue of electricity availability, there are certainly...
  13. CHGolferJim

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

    Yes, what’s up with that? ARKG (genomics) also down similarly. Some kind of after-effect of the settlement?
  14. CHGolferJim

    North Carolina - Specialty Electric Vehicle License Plate Interest Form

    I’m in, when do you think there might be a decision?
  15. CHGolferJim

    Late to the Party - Last Minute Retirement Planning

    If you haven’t already, consider shifting future contributions to Roth vs. Traditional unless (I’m unaware) doing both allows for additional contributions and tax-deferred gains. You could also hold the Traditional until later years when you have more deductions. Sounds like you’re younger and...
  16. CHGolferJim

    Late to the Party - Last Minute Retirement Planning

    For your Roth Conversion (Traditional IRA to Roth IRA), the entire amount transferred does not necessarily get taxed. Check into how the Trad. IRA assets are classified as contributions and gains within the IRA, etc. Also, suggest you not obsess about limiting the conversion amount to avoid...
  17. CHGolferJim

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

    Interesting, but hard to get past Stealth Wealth Rule #1: Never drive a nice car to work or to any public setting.
  18. CHGolferJim

    Bought and Held. What’s Next?

    Since August, I’ve been trying to play both sides of this by simple HODL on core shares (x), and selling covered calls of 1-2 weeks duration on trading shares (0.4x). Both are in Roth IRA, and the latter capital comes from the previous allocation to conversative equities and bonds — sold in...
  19. CHGolferJim

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

    Could be — when I bought my 70D in late 2015, I wanted a Tesla, an S seemed perfect (size, hatchback, moonroof) and the larger batteries weren’t worth $20k+ for a bit longer range. I still prefer the S to the 3, and haven’t had a chance to ride in a Y yet. I may transition to a Cybertruck, or...
  20. CHGolferJim

    New Holding Co - X

    One could say the merger of Solar City into Tesla was a step in this possibility. Since I don’t follow the solar industry, I haven’t seen much description of how this has worked out. Thoughts?
  21. CHGolferJim

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

    Any comments on the extent to which Friday trading after 3:30 and especially 3:50 was programmed rather than made by individual decisions? Much of the commentary since then seems to assume the latter while we know 2/3 or so of NYSE trading is programmed/algorithms. The implications of the...
  22. CHGolferJim

    When to retire?

    For anyone considering retirement with children under the ages of 18, you will be smart and feel much better if you establish separate college funds ($250k pp) beyond your 25x expenses number.
  23. CHGolferJim

    Early retirement strategies

    Only if you think TSLA CAGR will be less than 2.75%, LOL. Think of your mortgage(s) as secured low-interest deductible margin debt which can’t be called. I’ve been considering this most of 2020 and am glad I didn’t do it! Otoh, if the principle isn’t a big chunk of your holdings, the peace of...
  24. CHGolferJim

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

    Really, imagine what the S&P500 result would have been for 2020 if they’d admitted TSLA even 6 months ago. Probably would have increased money flows over 50%.
  25. CHGolferJim

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

    Your summary suggests VERY interesting public lobbying by CW. Can’t wait to watch the video. PS: I’d like to echo reminders from many others here to share the wealth and support the amazing TMC community. Granted we will soon be sharing the wealth with federal authorities, but it’s the local...
  26. CHGolferJim

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

    Operating a factory in Germany/France/Belgium comes with a lot of oversight, bureaucracy and resulting headaches (> California!), I suppose this was factored into the location decision.
  27. CHGolferJim

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

    There seems to be an end-of-day lag in options repricing vs. the repricing of shares. My full-service account (Stephens) shows shares valued at $695, but calls valued at the last trade (prior to the closing cross surge from ~$655 to $695. Emmet Peppers talked about this briefly in his live...
  28. CHGolferJim

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

    Just a guess on my part, but isn’t tracking error something that these index funds manage over the course of a year? So why not put some in the bank with some alpha here, allowing for negatives in other situations.
  29. CHGolferJim

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

    Local media in NC suggests he has a pretty strong record, particularly in dealing with Duke about the Coal Ash cleanup issue which was significant here. Good experience working with crazy right legislature.
  30. CHGolferJim

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

    If there is greater demand than supply during the closing cross, what establishes the priority order for filling the orders, time of order (3:50:01+) or who you know?
  31. CHGolferJim

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

    Don’t holders as of Friday that will participate in the expected epic closing cross have every incentive to try to work the price up late Friday afternoon? (As it appears there is very little index buying so far this week, and those funds are waiting for the closing cross to initiate and they...
  32. CHGolferJim

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

    Sorry don’t know how to do that. Generally if you search for an article by title and outlet you can find the full article.
  33. CHGolferJim

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

    Balanced and fairly positive article about Energy Sec-designate Granholm, former governor of Michigan, and her views on electric cars and renewables. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/15/granholm-energy-secretary-biden/
  34. CHGolferJim

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

    Yes, I woke up thinking about the scale of private placements, including between funds in the same family, e.g., Vanguard?
  35. CHGolferJim

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

    Heard that for the first time 35 years ago in corporate product management “school”.
  36. CHGolferJim

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

    Why today? Several of his tweets today suggest it had to be done ahead of time during a relatively quiet period due to the size of the position. prudent profit-taking (millions$) Any other reasons? I bought a smaller (!) number of the same calls.
  37. CHGolferJim

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

    And hopefully Tesla will not do what my former employer did when they figured out a lot of middle management had made killings on their stock options — change the option plan to shift the weighting towards upper management. Corrupt! And this was at the same time as a big initiative on Company...
  38. CHGolferJim

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

    Not an expert, but it seems like Institutions are not buying this week as individual actors update and finalize their accumulation strategies in line with Dec. 18th triple witching liquidity. So buying starts to ramp up later next week and largely finishes on the 18th, with the slope of the...
  39. CHGolferJim

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

    It seems to take about 60 seconds for S&P news to get reposted here!
  40. CHGolferJim

    S&P spike - when to sell and when to re-buy?

    Truly outstanding, congratulations, way to step up!
  41. CHGolferJim

    Tax questions and strategies

    Hard to tell — it was not retroactive in 2017, becoming effective with the 2018 tax year, but that law was passed and signed in December 2017 (per Wikipedia link).
  42. CHGolferJim

    Tax questions and strategies

    And isn’t whatever is passed in 2021, if anything, likely to not be effective until 2022?
  43. CHGolferJim

    Tax questions and strategies

    True, I edited the post to specify Traditional IRAs which is what I was thinking of (implicit since they don’t have RMDs, as you said),
  44. CHGolferJim

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

    Just keep the opportunity cost in mind. I knew a guy who sold company stock options to buy a Miata, and we later teased him that if he’d waited a few years he could have had a Ferrari.
  45. CHGolferJim

    Tax questions and strategies

    Yes = Qualified Charitable Deduction, often used to avoid tax on required distributions (RMD) from Traditional IRAs that aren’t needed, and of course if you have charities you want to support. Roth IRAs don’t have RMDs. Note: RMDs are waived for 2020 and I think 2021.
  46. CHGolferJim

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

    I would suggest you do. I started doing weekly covered calls with 25% of my Roth shares (in other words, an incremental 40% to the core shares) and have a >50% return since August 4th = 150% annualized (premiums+recognized gains/amount invested). This was formerly my fixed income allocation...
  47. CHGolferJim

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

    Why the covered calls, aren’t the premiums a pittance?
  48. CHGolferJim

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

    Aren’t the individual mutual funds in a family, e.g., Vanguard, separate corporate entities, so any shares transferred between funds have to be done at market prices, otherwise there are tax implications? I would think the active funds would want to capture the profits or appreciation for their...
  49. CHGolferJim

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

    I guess not too bad given what happened to SP the first week of September.

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