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Profit on This "Bigger Than Tesla" Electric Vehicle Maker... Before Its IPO

When I was a kid, the electric vehicle was "Futureworld."

There were a couple here and there you mostly saw in magazines, or, if you were really lucky, you might've seen one on the road, but mostly they were something to daydream about and draw on construction paper.

But the truth is, electric cars have been with us since the 1880s. They even held land-speed records until 1900 or so.

Click here to take a look at the "Tesla Model S" of its day, the Columbia Electric Victoria, cruising down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Teddy Roosevelt's White House.

Those must have been some heady days back then, because, when I was young in the 1970s, electric cars really weren't all that impressive except in kids' drawings.

Check out the Sebring-Vanguard Citicar, a really funky-looking boxy wedge that packed 3.5 horsepower under the hood… or wherever the heck they put the battery.

It had a range of around 40 miles, could do the zero to 25 in just over six seconds, and the speedometer topped out at 38 miles per hour.

Believe it or not, this doodad was the top-selling electric vehicle of all time – about 4,500 were made – until Tesla Inc. came out with the Model S in 2012.

Electric vehicles are finally "here." To stay. They have nice, practical, long ranges and can easily do highway speeds (and a whole lot faster, some of them).

These things are taking over the automotive industry. BloombergNEF just reported that electric vehicles will account for 10% of global passenger sales by 2025. That number is expected to jump to 28% in 2030 and 58% in 2040.

And it's not just cars… 67% of city busses, 47% of mopeds and motorcycles, and 24% of light commercial vehicles will be electric by 2040, as well.

If you're into cars, it's really cool to see the electric vehicle trend build momentum.

And, if you're into making piles of cash, it's great news to see that EV makers are becoming diverse and profitable. In other words, you're no longer limited to "just" Tesla.

We've already had a taste of how lucrative this sector can be. I mean, Tesla just reached the highest market cap in the automotive industry – a cool $281 billion.

So, the assumed answer to "How do I profit from this electric car explosion?" is, "Simple: Buy TSLA shares."

And that's a great, long-term play.

But the truth is Tesla's ship has already sailed. The people who were going to make fortunes on TSLA shares have probably already made them. In terms of its real price and price/earnings ratio, it's one of the most expensive stocks on the market right now, trading north of $1,400 per share.

That begs the million-dollar question:

"Well, what company is the next Tesla?"

Here's your answer… Full Story

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As America Reopens, Explosive Pent-Up Demand Will Benefit These Companies First

After the long coronavirus shutdowns, 35 states are now reopening or about to reopen.

While the U.S. has shed about 26 million jobs over the pasts two months, the hope is that companies rehire the employees they've had to let go, and that business will quickly go "back to normal."

But consumers have been absolutely battered over the past two months and as the opportunity to spend re-emerges, folks in these states are going to have to decide what they've missed most during the lockdown.

And we're seeing some early signs that some industries are experiencing a quicker recovery than others.

So today, our D.R. Barton has isolated a few stocks, all trading at bargain basement prices, that should be the first to benefit from that severely pent-up demand...

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Dow Jones Ticks Higher Despite Historic April Unemployment Report

The Dow Jones is pushing higher today as markets digest one of the worst jobs reports in the history of the country.

The U.S. Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, the highest figure in history.

The unemployment rate increased from 4.4% to 14.7%.

Hospitality, retail, and manufacturing sectors also reported large declines in employment due to COVID- 19.

More on these figures below.

Here's everything moving the Dow today.


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How to Profit Off the $7 Billion Loss Handed to Tesla Short Sellers

Yesterday, we talked about the seven myths to avoid for a successful retirement, and I promised I'd be bringing you a company that can jump-start your retirement savings. Today I'm making good on that promise.

The company I want to talk about is none other than Tesla, which has been all over the news lately.

The company has always made my favorite cars in the auto industry. It's been a consistent headline-maker from the start, thanks to CEO Elon Musk's infamous unpredictability. We're not even a month into the year, and we've already seen "news" like "Watch Elon Musk Dance Like Your Drunk Uncle."

But these are more than just clickbait shenanigans. You see, there's a reason Musk gets away with his impulsive behavior – he has the success to back it up.

Beneath these headlines, something big is happening in the world of Tesla. Play it right, and it could allow you to retire with the comfort and peace of mind that we talked about yesterday.

Here's how… Full Story

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