Stocks and Trading Thread - Channeling your inner Mono

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Quote from: Admiral Yi on April 26, 2022, 06:47:09 PMOuch.  I'm getting stomped on.


I wonder if Twitter owners accepted Musk's offer because they realised their share price wouldn't reach that high for quite, quite a while, if ever.  :nelson: at Musk for making a terrible deal.

crazy canuck

Quote from: Syt on April 27, 2022, 02:16:18 AM

QuoteTesla shares sink, wipe out over $125 billion in value, as Musk scores Twitter deal

Taking over Twitter may be good for Elon Musk, but it hasn't been good for Tesla's shares.

One day after Twitter announced it had accepted Musk's $44 billion takeover bid, Tesla shares sank 12.2%, wiping out more than $125 billion off the electric vehicle maker's market value.

The falls come as Wall Street fretted about how the deal could impact the electric vehicle maker and its stock price.

When Musk announced he had secured the money to finance the transaction, he said he would cover $21 billion himself, with banks helping finance the other half.

What remains unclear is how he will come up with that money — whether he will sell some of the Tesla shares he owns, borrow against them, bring in additional investors, or all three.

There is also growing concern about whether owning Twitter would bring him into conflict over free speech with the government in China, a key market for Tesla where the auto maker also has significant production.

On top of that, there is the risk Musk could become distracted by his latest acquisition.

Musk is the CEO of Tesla and Space-X and is involved with other business ventures such as Neuralink, which develops brain implant technology, as well as The Boring Company, which makes tunnels.

Telsa had reported record earnings

Musk, who is the world's richest man, has a net worth of $257 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index But two-thirds of his wealth is in Telsa stock.

If Musk does offload some of those holdings, it could drive Tesla's share price down further. This is something the company warned investors about in its latest annual report, filed in February with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

"If Elon Musk were forced to sell shares of our common stock that he has pledged to secure certain personal loan obligations, such shares could cause our stock price to decline," the company wrote.

It also could result in a hefty tax bill for Musk himself, who sold billions of dollars worth of Tesla shares last year. sending them sharply lower, as he engaged in heated back-and-forth with Democratic lawmakers about how billionaires should be taxed.

Last week, Tesla reported record earnings for the first quarter of 2022, despite high prices and supply-chain challenges. The company also presented a production forecast that impressed Wall Street.

An objective good?
I want you to panic

"Woke" is now almost exclusively used by those who seek to deride it, those who chafe at the activism from which it sprang. Opponents to the idea are seeking to render it toxic. They use it to stand in for change itself, for evolution, for an accurate assessment of history and society that makes them uncomfortable and deflates their hagiographic view of American history.

Admiral Yi


Not in any big way. Steady, monthly contributions for me.
The medievals were only too right in taking nolo episcopari as the best reason a man could give to others for making him a bishop. Give me a king whose chief interest in life is stamps, railways, or race-horses; and who has the power to sack his Vizier (or whatever you care to call him) if he does not like the cut of his trousers.

Government is an abstract noun meaning the art and process of governing and it should be an offence to write it with a capital G or so as to refer to people.

-J. R. R. Tolkien


Quote from: Admiral Yi on May 02, 2022, 08:07:01 PMAnyone buying the dip yet?
the dip? The dip of the dip? The dippity dip? The only way is bottom in sight...

Admiral Yi


I'm afraid to look at my account.

But avast merger is back on and with it the price jumped a tonne. I shall make a fair bit here.  :cool:


A macro guy who is pretty good convinced me to put some money via ETF into 20+ years US Treasury bonds on account of market pricing in a recession and rate drops. Took me a while to find a Europe-based ETF doing that, but I have just now sold it all because the giant payroll number tells me there won't be any Fed pivot anytime soon.

alfred russel

In a great personal tragedy, the government issued a letter yesterday revoking the authorization of the political gambling site I've fallen in love with to continue operating.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

There's a fine line between salvation and drinking poison in the jungle.

I'm embarrassed. I've been making the mistake of associating with you. It won't happen again. :)
-garbon, February 23, 2014


Quote from: alfred russel on August 05, 2022, 08:13:54 AMIn a great personal tragedy, the government issued a letter yesterday revoking the authorization of the political gambling site I've fallen in love with to continue operating.


That kinda sucks. You obviously enjoyed that site tremendously.