production delays killing the stock

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Glad I don't hold any right now but wow. It's going the wrong way!
I'm long on T$LA, so I can confidently say who really cares. A short-term blip is just a buying opportunity. Once they're producing 5-10k Model 3's per week no one is going to car that there was a 1-2 month bottleneck in the beginning.
 

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A chunk of my retirement is in TSLA so it is not going anywhere. Earnings is today after the bell so there probably will be a large move one way or another tomorrow. The money set aside for my model 3 may get invested if the stock go too far south.
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TSLA stock has a 52 week high of $389 and 52 week low of $178. Currently at $321. Say it dips with bad news on Model 3 production schedule. My experience is that you avoid a daily or weekly outlook on stocks. Plenty of times this last year you could have sold on pull backs but you would have missed the continued rise. Not saying buy or sell. You have to decide where you put in stops to protect profits and, if looking to buy TSLA, where to get in.
 

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The 'correct' technical pullback is the time to buy. Easy to say, hard to identify and execute.
Maybe we already passed that sweet spot.....or not.
 
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Don't see the stock falling. See it as on sale. Investing has risk by definition. Warren Buffet mantra; buy low, hold, grow, only sell to diversify and buy another low to hold. Don't be the day trader.
 

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its down $16.18 from the close today in the after hour trading at 1.47m shares (roughly 20% of the daily volume).

I had the earnings call on for a bit. Elon ranted at the beginning for the opening remarks, then calmed down during Q&A. Unfortunately, they said nothing to ease the uncertainty of TM3 on the call.

Like others, some of my TSLA holdings are from $35/share 2013 days so I'm in for the long haul but I have sold and bought along the way. Just wish I sold more above $350.....

With TSLA, its often the case taking few steps forward and few steps back....
 

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If stock plummets again tomorrow, I will scrounge up enough to buy another share. By the time I get my 3 it will probably double, and it's like a half price deposit.
 

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Caveat Emptor! "Don't do this at home".
My belief in the brand, plus a few less than perfect technical indicators converged today so I made my first small TSLA buy. We'll see what happens over the long term. Shorters don't know any more than anybody else.
 
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I think Tesla is a long-term hold. At least that's what I'm planning with my investment. I'm down at least 10% since I bought and I'm not losing any sleep. I'm confident that over the long-term (5yrs+) I'll come out nicely ahead.
 

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Caveat Emptor! "Don't do this at home".
My belief in the brand, plus a few less than perfect technical indicators converged today so I made my first small TSLA buy. We'll see what happens over the long term. Shorters don't know any more than anybody else.
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Not to be too harsh—and I may be misinterpreting your comment—but "Don't do this at home" is definitely good advice with regards to "technical indicators" and technical analysis in general since that approach—examining recent trends in stock price and other company metrics and projecting stock price—makes as much sense as investing by horoscope or by reading tea leaves. If there were any sustainable edge to technical analysis, no wall street firm or hedge fund would do anything other than invest that way. Which they don't. No serious investor sees a "cup with a handle" in a stock chart and invests based on that.

Sorry. Rant over.
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Not to be too harsh—and I may be misinterpreting your comment—but "Don't do this at home" is definitely good advice with regards to "technical indicators" and technical analysis in general since that approach—examining recent trends in stock price and other company metrics and projecting stock price—makes as much sense as investing by horoscope or by reading tea leaves. If there were any sustainable edge to technical analysis, no wall street firm or hedge fund would do anything other than invest that way. Which they don't. No serious investor sees a "cup with a handle" in a stock chart and invests based on that.

Sorry. Rant over.
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Fully agree. Decisions to invest for the long(er) term in TSLA or any other enterprise have nothing to do with technical analysis. Proper analysis of fundamentals (plus as little emotion as possible) should be the drivers. Deciding when to execute that decision might be another matter.
 

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Not to be too harsh—and I may be misinterpreting your comment—but "Don't do this at home" is definitely good advice with regards to "technical indicators" and technical analysis in general since that approach—examining recent trends in stock price and other company metrics and projecting stock price—makes as much sense as investing by horoscope or by reading tea leaves. If there were any sustainable edge to technical analysis, no wall street firm or hedge fund would do anything other than invest that way. Which they don't. No serious investor sees a "cup with a handle" in a stock chart and invests based on that.

Sorry. Rant over.
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Your right of course, but the human behavior is such that a large number of traders will react to technical analysis (albeit for lack of other factors or whatever reasons). The flux of trader will cause transient/volatility enough that, at times, it validate the technical trends.

The fundamentals matter, of course but we are talking about TSLA and it break all the traditional rules. So people tries to rationalize and grasp onto anything that they feel has authoritative nature to it (e.g., analysts) for lack of their own understanding.

The trick is to know the difference between the white noise and real change in the story....
 

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I tried playing the upswings and downswings in the stock to my advantage and found I was sitting on the sidelines as it'd rise 10 or 20% over a month or two. I'm technically down a fair bit right now as my last buy in was 349 but I figure just hold for the long term. By the time I get my car the stock has to be in good shape.