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


Well-Known Member
Dec 12, 2018
Maple Falls, WA
Tesla’s North America HR leader Valerie Workman sent an email to employees on Wednesday morning (3/18/20):

(from a kolodny article)

Kolodny works so hard for a negative scoop and then she comes up with a loving letter to employees giving them all the options in the world. basically, "We are running but if you don't want to come in, no problem, we understand. We'll even let you borrow paid sick leave you haven't even earned yet - don't worry and stay safe."

HaHaHaHa! And then she did all the legwork so she decides to publish it anyway even though it puts Tesla in a good light. How demoralizing for her. No kickbacks for this article!


Apr 24, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
shorts opened petition to shut it down Sign the Petition

People rate this funny, but it's not funny at all. All sorts of people (anyone that doesn't want to see Tesla succeed) will sign that petition. This really pisses me off, and now I'm going to have to have another session with @Krugerrand to get back into a zen-like state.


Active Member
Dec 23, 2017
You guys finally convinced me to buy. Let’s see if we can get a few at $370 today. If not today then likely tomorrow.
Condolences to those that bought on the way down a week or two ago.

Shoot, not too surprised this executed already.
Now have a buy order set at $290. We could get there by beginning of next week.

Quite a few here disagreed with me when I posted in the past couple weeks that holding through til Monday was a bad idea. Let’s see if I can make it a hat trick.
Too many bad news possible over a 2-day period with no good news to look forward to in the very near term horizon.

Curious to see how many recent longs rode this thing from the $300’s to $900 and back down to $300’s?
(At least you’re not in the red, yet).


Supporting Member
Jul 25, 2016
I call end of quarter now. Short month - only 18 days.
We're good ;)

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Jan 5, 2018
Picked up some more shares at $375, been buying the down slope since $625. I'm some where between 25% - 30% cash. So I have more dry powder and will keep buying in steps until we are in double digits unless something with the company fundamentally changes. I do want to retire next year but Tesla is less then 10% of my holdings and would not want to go much below 25% cash. I look at Tesla as my long term hold in case I live to a hundred. :cool:


Feb 19, 2018
Elon needs to be talking to private equity today. Just for 20 minutes at lunch.

Set up another convertible offering plus a take private scenario at $420.69 with financial commitment......then maybe tweet about it.

[/not sarcasm]

We've fallen 60% from peak now, which is about the same as Square has fallen, and also around the same as the legacy auto has fallen

There HAS to be a bottom around here somewhere.


2020 Model S LR+ Owner
May 3, 2015
New Mexico, USA
It was what, 10 days ago or so, I felt that in the next month or so Dow would visit the 19000s and TSLA would probably see 350.

I didn't think we might see both today! Yikes. I still think this unfortunately has more downward travel ahead of it. I bought more at 415 and plan to buy more in the 200s.

Hmm! Here's an idea:
  • take out $30K margin when TSLA hits $250
  • buy 120 shares with the $30K
  • sit on the shares until TSLA climbs back to 800 again later this year (maybe? hopefully?)
  • sell all 120 shares
  • pay off margin
  • pay off margin interest
  • set aside required amount for taxes later
  • use rest of proceeds to buy loaded Performance Model Y
  • pay for sales tax and registration and rest of fees
  • wait for delivery
  • take possession of car
  • drive from New Mexico to Arizona, location of the nearest In-n-Out Burger
  • go to drive-thru lane
  • order the biggest burger and fries and soda they can make because by then I will be so sick of lentil soup and rice and water at home, I'm going to need a huge burger and fries!!! :)

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