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10 brilliant quotes from Tesla short sellers and confident critics


Published on June 17, 2019 |
by Zachary Shahan

June 17, 2019 by Zachary Shahan

In the last two years, Tesla [TSLA] has often been the shortest stock of the American stock market. Billions of dollars are constantly being put into play on the premise that TSLA will fail, or at least it will break down. For more than 11 years, critics have predicted the impending death of Tesla.

Many of these critics claim that Tesla has not achieved its expectations, but, from what I've seen, the company is exceptionally good at achieving long-term goals. Yes, of course, there are missing targets, but if you want to see a really bad you spent some time browsing the $ TSLAQ archives on Twitter.

$ TSLAQ implies that Tesla is on the brink of bankruptcy. He is full of comments about Tesla and Elon Musk (and CleanTechnica) which are very far from reality. A Twitter user named Yun Lin recently released a nice collection of these tweets. I quote 10 of my favorites from this collection and some older sources below.

May 28, 2015: "the bankruptcy will not be until 2019-2020, but I think the stock will be in the $ 30 by the end of 2017. I control the risk depending on the size "

May 28, 2017: "Bolt is much bigger and better inside. [Model 3] is slimmer with 0-60 in 5s instead of 6s but that's it. 2018/2019 sales will disappoint and lose. (Model 3 sales did not disappoint and did not lose.)

May 28, 2017: "So, TSLA $ has absolutely NO technological advantage over the financial and financial disadvantage of GM and MASSIVE on a scale. It's a total bubble – perhaps the biggest ever recorded. "(Hmmm … what?)

May 28, 2018: "Public service message for all potential employees of #Tesla: Tesla is technically insolvent (extremely negative working capital) and risks being declared bankrupt. Make sure you get paid in cash and not in shares – do not be afraid of any sales pitch about "options". That's all. (It was more than a year ago.)

June 2, 2018: "Hyundai Kona EV will do a lot of damage down the market. High quality, long-range, available in the US later this year, and the price will be around $ 35,000 before tax credits. Tesla tax credits will have disappeared since the production of the low-level model 3 (if any). "

June 21, 2018: "The merger is near now. When the lack of demand makes its appearance in Q3, it is the last drop. I can not wait for it to be over, it's exhausting. "(Tesla's request in the third quarter was huge. Was bigger in Q4.)

June 30, 2018: "As a friendly reminder to all enemies, all that your god Elon has to do to get me off is one of those three things. For example, if he produced 25,714 models 3 in a month on 30 days, or 26,571 in a month on 31 days, I will delete my account. "(Tesla did it and the user, one of the biggest Twitter Tesla Trolls, do not have delete his account.)

August 23, 2018: "At the moment such an agreement[[[[go in private]the financial results of Q3 and Q4 will be terrible. The truth about collapsed demand for Model 3 will be obvious. More competition will come, there will be blood on the tracks. Deal at $ 4.20? May be."

September 16, 2018: "All these discounts and free recharge[[[[sic]Why? Increase demand Q3? What about the fourth quarter and beyond? Buy one get one for free? "

March 14, 2019: "Musk plays his last card tonight [with Model Y] ad. It's out of the way tips [with the Model 3] global backlog exhausted in April, S / X demand of -40% y / y and Y 15 months. There are no $ TSLAQ answers for Q2 / Q3 after the significant loss of the first quarter. Mix in the [federal tax credit] cut 7/1 and it's sinister. "

Keywords: Tesla, Tesla Short Sellers, Tesla Shares, TSLA

About the author

Zachary Shahan Zach tries to help the society to help herself (and other species). He spends most of his time here CleanTechnica as director and editor. He is also the president of Important media and the director / founder of Obsession EV and Solar love. Zach is recognized worldwide as an expert in electric vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. He has lectured on clean technologies at conferences in India, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG and ABB. After years devoted to sun protection and electric vehicles, he simply has confidence in these companies and has the impression that they are good clean tech companies in which to invest. But it does not offer any professional investment advice and can not be held responsible for your loss of money, so do not rush.

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