As Master Oogway said:
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
But today is a gift... that is why it is called the present.
Or as Spock said (2009) Do what feels right.
That's pretty much the exact opposite of what you are supposed to do. I do realize you are being felicitous, however, the old adage be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy comes to mind. This FOMO into a split is clearly greed, but in this case the potential for what is going to happen on the other side and the fact that this is Tesla kind of go against the grain for me. I am pretty sure I made the right decision. Thanks for anyone who made good points for my consideration. Yes, the time to buy was long ago. and I did. But I also want to buy now.If the stock is going to go up you should buy now. If the stock is going to go down you should sell now. Anybody who thinks they know the answer to that will be right 50% of the time.
That's pretty much the exact opposite of what you are supposed to do.
If you want to make money you buy just before the stock goes up and sell just before it goes down. Not sure how that's the opposite of what you're supposed to do.
Of course, in most things I guess wrong, which is why my money is in mutual funds. My shares of TSLA are because my Roadster was such a fabulous car that I wanted to feel a part of the company. I never thought they'd reach fifty times what I paid!
If the stock split has any effect on the share price it will have nothing to do with the fundamentals or the prospects of the company or the management skill of its executives. It will just be a psychological artifact of investors. I care more that the company succeed and keep building great electric cars, than what the stock price is. Yes, I made a tidy packet selling some shares (I won't turn down free money) but what I care about is the success of the company that's pushing electric transportation and solar power.