I disagree. I'm an example of profiting while not knowing any of those things. I simply reap the lucrative profits available selling options due to the high TSLA option premiums. TSLA is a God-send for short-term traders like me. I don't expect it to collapse or go to the moon. In a few years, it will probably be about where it is today and traders will have made lots of $$$. Long-term investors will still be waiting for the short squeeze and shorts will still be waiting for the bankwuptcy.