I went through the Slope Lists and decided to thumb through the Chinese stocks (which are available for trading on U.S. exchanges). Below are the charts that looked interesting on the long side – – some of them established winners, and others newer opportunities. The ticker is beneath each chart.(more…)
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In spite of what we are seeing in the United States, which is basically lifetime highs day after day (weekends excluded)………(more…)
We remain short the biggest bubble in modern stock market history, Tesla Inc. (TSLA), which currently has a fully diluted market cap of approximately $429 billion, which is nearly 90% of those of Toyota, VW, GM, Daimler, BMW and Ford combined despite unprofitably selling fewer than 500,000 cars a year to their nearly 40 million. The core points of our Tesla short thesis are:
- Tesla has no “moat” of any kind; i.e., nothing meaningfully proprietary in terms of electric car technology, while existing automakers—unlike Tesla—have a decades-long “experience moat” of knowing how to mass-produce, distribute and service high-quality cars consistently and profitably, as well as the ability to subsidize losses on electric cars with profits from their conventional cars.
- Excluding sunsetting emission credit sales, in 2020 Tesla will again lose money, as it has every year in its 17-year existence.
- Unit demand for Tesla’s cars is only maintained via continual price cutting.
- Elon Musk is a pathological liar who under the terms of his SEC settlement cannot deny having committed securities fraud.
If there’s one class of equity that has clearly reached escape velocity, it is that of emerging markets (symbol EEM). Notice how the saucer top analog was aborted, and this sucker is just ripping higher.
Of course, my ulterior motive for rushing this post out was that I couldn’t stomach the fact that almost no one understood the allegorical nature of my prior post. Ouch.
Just sixteen days until the election! It’s interesting to know what other countries are hoping………..