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We'll Tell You When It's Time to Tap Tesla

A week ago today, in a strategy story aimed at helping you survive and thrive in today’s whipsaw markets, Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told us to put Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) on our “watch lists” for a likely future purchase.

“BP, Tesla is a definite ‘shopping list’ stock,” Keith told me back then. “We’ve been nibbling at it here, and have played it successfully several times. But it’s not yet at the point where I’m ready to jump all the way in. I think my rationale behind Tesla remains upbeat. I mean, you’ve got a real winning combination here – a disruptive sales model, a CEO who’s the most innovative guy on the planet, all the capital in the world that can be brought to bear. I don’t give a rat’s [tail] that New Jersey won’t let the company sell its cars there. There are much bigger opportunities. Wait ’til you see what the company does with China.”

Sometimes I think Keith has a “crystal ball” in his hip pocket…

March 2008 Archives - 6/16 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From- Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From.

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    By William Patalon IIIExecutive EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report Just one day after its debut from a record-setting initial public stock offering, demand for newly public Visa Inc. (V) was still so strong that the deal underwriters yesterday spent $1.79 billion to purchase another 40.6 million shares, the operator of the world's biggest electronic-payments networks […]

  • Billionaire Joseph Lewis Maneuvering for a Better Bear Stearns Deal

    By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Down more than $1 billion from his 8.4% stake in crippled financial giant The Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC), British billionaire Joseph Lewis said he'll try to steer Bear Stearns away from the U.S. Federal Reserve-backed JP Morgan & Chase Co.'s (JPM) acquisition offer of $2 per share. Lewis said […]

  • Steelmakers from India and Russia are Pursuing the Former Bethlehem Steel's Historic Sparrows Point Mill

    By William Patalon IIIExecutive EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report India's Essar Steel Ltd. and several Russian steelmakers are competing suitors for the Baltimore-region Sparrows Point steel mill now owned by ArcelorMittal SA (MT), India's Financial Express newspaper reported yesterday (Thursday). "The most prominent suitors continue to be Russian producers, although India's Essar Group also has […]

  • Beleaguered Investment Banks Bleeding Jobs

    By Jennifer YousfiManaging Editor For the first two months of 2008, the financial sector has already lost 22,000 jobs, many of which will never return. On top of that, analysts say another 30,000 finance jobs could be lost by the end of this year, as the credit crisis continues to unfold. "A lot of firms […]

  • How Wall Street Bankers Helped Create the Current Credit Crisis

    By Martin HutchinsonContributing Editor Prior to the beginning of the current financial crisis last August, many of you had probably never even heard of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). So how did these obscure, tottering towers of debt precipitate a crisis that has since prompted the U.S. Federal Reserve to take such drastic action and brought […]

  • Is the Fed Fueling the Inflation Fire?

    By Jennifer Yousfi Managing Editor With six rate cuts in the past seven months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has focused its efforts on a slowing economy, while placing inflationary worries on the back burner. But as Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and the rest of the Board of Governors move further down this path, some experts […]

  • Global Investing Roundups

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  • After its U.S. Record IPO, Visa's Shares Should Generate Long-Term Profits For Investors, an Expert Says

    By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Visa Inc. (V) shares soared nearly 30% after the company's record U.S. stock offering yesterday (Wednesday), as investors bet that its dominant market position and the growing shift into electronic payments will translate into consistently escalating profits for the operator of the world's biggest […]

  • Price Controls Gauge PetroChina's Bottom Line, Lead to Fuel Shortages

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