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January 21, 2019

Tesla Layoffs Spur Market Blowback: Have Social Justice Warriors Started Day Trading?

Yesterday, CCN published an article detailing Tesla’s increasingly confounding financial maneuvers. Reader Frederick Macarthur commented:
Tesla stock and Elon Musk have one thing in common – they’re both manic depressive.
It’s true.

Tesla Stock Has Been Volatile in Recent Years

tesla stock share price
Source: TradingView
Last year, Claudia Assis at MarketWatch even reported:
Volatility surrounding Tesla Inc. is making it ‘extremely challenging’ to come out with a coherent trading strategy for the stock at the moment, analysts at Morgan Stanley said in a note Tuesday.
The note, written by known Tesla bulls, “addressed several concerns swirling about Tesla, including Chief Executive Elon Musk’s recent behavior on Twitter and news the company had asked some suppliers for discounts.”
And by “recent behavior on Twitter” she meant:

Elon Musk’s ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

That was shortly after Elon Musk got into a public spat with a British diver on Twitter over the best way to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach who were trapped in a mine (drawing international attention to their plight), and called the British diver a “pedo guy.”
Later, he tweeted he was surprised the guy hadn’t sued him yet.
elon musk tesla
Source: Twitter
The stock price of Tesla did feel the shock wave of that ill-advised tweet, but rallied and overtook its previous peak in a matter of days. Which left Tesla traders about a month’s respite until the stock went through another brief panic sell-off in September when Elon Musk took a puff off a joint on the Joe Rogan podcast streaming live to YouTube.

Tesla Investors Panicked after Elon Musk Smoked a Joint with Joe Rogan

(To me it looked like Musk smoked it the way Bill Clinton claims he did, but no one at NASA asked my opinion in their subsequent investigation of Elon Musk’s space enterprises.)
But the stock rebounded again by the end of October.
If you are investing in Tesla on the basis that Elon Musk is a completely flawless, one hundred percent perfect person, maybe even like a perfect super intelligent robot android from another planet, who never makes mistakes or does anything stupid, then after events like this is a good time to panic and sell shares of Tesla.

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