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Reuters: In November 2017, Jim Chanos Said Elon Musk Would Leave Tesla By 2020 — That’s Within 1 Day

December 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It was just brought to my attention that Jim Chanos, one of Tesla's fiercest short sellers, who believed/believes Tesla is a fraud, predicted in 2017 that Elon Musk would step down from his position as CEO of Tesla by 2020. He, like many short sellers, also predicted Tesla would go bankrupt, but he did not give a timeframe on that matter. As you can see, this information comes from a Reuters Global Markets Forum tweet from a little more than two years ago. It seems to be the only source of this information

Jim Cramer Explains How Short Sellers Manipulate Stocks — Like Tesla (TSLA)

March 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Having a sociology background, I have to say that the whole Tesla short seller drama is fascinating. In the year 2019, that includes flamewars on social media, paid trolls & misleading message makers, ties to mainstream media, fanboys & fangirls fighting back, and even a legal battle between the SEC and Twitter-loving CEO Elon Musk. Oh yeah, and billions of dollars on the line

What Are Tesla’s Short Sellers Thinking Now?

December 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to give the short sellers credit for their dedication. Hedge fund manager Mark Spiegel even follows the market while taking a bath — two computer screens perched near the tub keep him apprised of the latest ill winds. Much of his time is spent sitting at his dining room table, sending a steady stream of tweets explaining why Tesla will eventually crash and burn, making Spiegel an even wealthier man

Tesla’s Cash Story In 1 Chart — & How Narrow-Minded TSLA Media Coverage Scared You

November 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You may remember months earlier this year when the financial press and certain analysts obsessed over Tesla's declining cash balance. Perhaps it was genuine, but my impression is it was "concern trolling," faux hysteria, and even an attempt to confuse and manipulate the public in the worst cases. This struck me yet again while looking at a chart that a CleanTechnica reader created and shared

5 Points & 4 Charts To Check Andrew Left’s U-Turn From Tesla Bear To Tesla Bull

October 26th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

One of Wall Street's most famous short sellers, Andrew Left of Citron Research, has been trying to make a mockery of Tesla for years. Five years ago Left crowed, "By the time this [Model 3] product is even approaching market, there will be multiple other 200-mile range plug-ins that have been out for years." In turn, Left bet heavily against Tesla — sure that the electric automaker was doomed. Then, it all changed

A Field Guide To Potential Securities Violations By Tesla’s Foes — In Depth

October 10th, 2018 | by Peter Forman (aka Papafox)

A great deal of attention has been recently placed on the conflict between Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding certain tweets by the CEO of Tesla. What is not clear to many, however, is the extraordinary number of potential securities violations that are happening regularly with regards to Tesla’s stock (NASDAQ: TSLA) that are the work of individuals opposing Tesla’s success. It’s fair to say that a war is presently underway between Tesla and its enemies

The Big Short Burn … Er, Explosion

August 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You don't get much props for predicting something after it happened. This is sort of lame: "I knew that would happen. I didn't say it, but I knew it." So, I'm going out on a short limb and am making a prediction here in the open while the market remains irrational

Tesla Short Sellers Lost Nearly $2 Billion In A Few Days

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla short sellers reportedly lost nearly $2 billion at the end of last week. Yes, two billion. If you thought all of the anti-Tesla FUD and media hype was coming from the most honest of places, think again. People don't like to lose money. They normally like to make money

Is The Possibility Of Perception Perversion The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble

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