Tesla Will Be Added to the S&P 500 (and May Soon be a Sell, or Even a Short)

Nov 18, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Tesla bulls: The S&P 500 Index Committee announced this week Tesla will be added to the S&P 500 in December. Tesla shares (TSLA) jumped 13% on the news, sending Tesla’s market cap to nearly $420 billion. The Tesla chart is intriguing. If Tesla breaks down from here, it is definitely a sell and could even…

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The ‘Reddit Silver Squeeze’ is Not Likely to Succeed

Feb 01, 2021

When writing about the GameStop squeeze last week, we compared it to Fight Club on Wall Street, referencing the 1999 movie with Brad Pitt and Ed Norton. On Friday, Jan. 29, the Fight Club aspect of the game spilled over into the real world, as a Redditor purchased space on a digital billboard in New York’s Times Square. The advertisement…

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The Archegos Blow-Up was a Big Bank Bamboozle

Mar 31, 2021

The more we learn about last week’s blow-up of Archegos Capital Management — a family office that behaved far more like a gunslinger hedge fund — the bigger, stranger, and fishier it looks. A number of things about the blow-up don’t make sense — unless you factor in actions and motivations like market manipulation, shady dealing, and possibly even straight-up…

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The Best Backdoor Play in Electric Vehicles Today

Oct 29, 2021

Today, I want to highlight some recent developments in the EV market and offer reasonable expectations for this industry in the years ahead.

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The Big Winner from U.S.-Iran Tensions Could be China

Jan 06, 2020

There are many potential losers from escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. But a big likely winner is China. The drama unfolding with Iran does at least three big things for China. First, it increases the likelihood a U.S.-China trade deal goes China’s way. Second, it shifts the spotlight away from Hong Kong. And third, it increases the strength of China’s geostrategic position…

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The China Coronavirus and Deadly Echoes of SARS

Jan 23, 2020

Wuhan, China is a city of 11 million people. That makes it bigger than any U.S. city, including New York and Los Angeles. Huanggang, a city of 7.5 million, is just 35 miles from Wuhan, and has more people than all but one metro area in the United States — New York City. China has dozens of cities with gigantic populations….

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The Chinese Government Killed the World’s Largest IPO

Nov 10, 2020

Last week, the U.S. presidential election consumed the world’s attention. This week, the potential for a game-changing COVID-19 vaccine dominated headlines and market action. But something else shocking happened last week, an event so surprising — and in some ways so ominous — it would have dominated headlines if not for the stiff competition. The Chinese government killed the world’s…

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Thank Goodness I Screened This Stock

Apr 16, 2021

I promised you two more reopening stocks that popped up in our Green Zones. But I have something way more urgent to tell you.

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The ‘Other’ Reason Things are So Expensive

Aug 09, 2021

After years of allegedly no inflation, higher prices are making a roaring comeback. But it’s not just because of the lack of computer chips. Global shipping is in complete chaos.

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The 21st-Century Pearl Harbor Moment

Aug 26, 2021

Today, many of us already think of the COVID-19 pandemic as another tragedy that “will live in infamy.” And while the pandemic and Pearl Harbor are very different in many ways, one thing is clear. Historians will look back at both as the beginning of considerable changes to our society and economy.

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