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    New report on Tesla Energy's US home power storage battery market share (PowerWall 2). The graphic says it all.

    Tesla Energy is also big in utility storage, with a big battery array going in at an LA facility. Products: PowerPack, MegaPack.

    Tesla Powerpack 2 sales share.jpg
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/11/jpmo...nd-airbnb.html

    JPMorgan creates new team to trade shares of pre-IPO giants including SpaceX, Robinhood and Airbnb

    JPMorgan Chase thinks it’s found the next hot market for investors: Taking stakes in giant, pre-IPO start-ups from SpaceX to Airbnb.

    The investment bank is launching a new team to connect sellers and buyers in the burgeoning market for private company shares, according to Chris Berthe, JPMorgan’s global co-head of cash equities trading. He’s lured Andrew Tuthill, a senior VP from trading platform Forge Global, to head up the new team.

    “Many of our clients are looking at this as the next frontier,” Berthe said. “What do you do when markets get so high? You’re going to keep looking at value down the chain, and maybe that means getting involved in companies at earlier stages of their lifecycle.”
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    IBM is down and I'm soon due for my quarterly purchase. Earnings date is on 21. October. I'm wondering whether to put some money into it or wait for elections and do research on another stock to add. My projection is that IBM will be worth more as the Red Hat part is very active and has big growth potential and it should trade closer to ~30 PE instead of 14.

    My brokerage is suitable for buy and hold and I get hit with 27.5 capital gains tax if I sell so I need to buy safe long term stocks. (taxes fall by 5% every five years to max 10% after 15 years). I'll open IB account once I hit 10k in my main brokerage account to play with volatile stocks and options.

    One of my friends who is in "accredited investor" bracket invested in Airbnb pre-IPO and is down. It's not for the faint of heart. Letting more investors in will make for higher swings in IPO.

    MSFT is up to 220 (bought at 217).
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    Morgan Stanley is telling clients to watch Boca Chica because of its implications for StarLink deployment.

    A StarLink IPO is a few years away, but when it hits...

    https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/...27720169525248
    https://twitter.com/AirshipGuy/statu...05678703857729
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    IBM revenue down but the cloud/RedHat part is up 19%. Stock fell slightly but less than indexes.

    NASA picks Nokia to build network on the Moon
    https://finance.yahoo.com/m/91ed7a38...-build-4g.html

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    Intel had bad earnings and is down 11% for the brave. Sign of things to come. Narrow election result projected and post election chaos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mordrid View Post
    Cashed out 50% of what was left (+$2.35/share from in point) just before it cratered. Keeping the rest now that their lyin' chair is gone.

    Now waiting for Tesla's battery day. Sounding like tabless cells (much lower internal resistance) in a much larger form factor at ~5498 (54x98mm), ~10x the volume of the current cell, and a new pack architecture. Possibly a dry cell at well under $100 kWh. New & faster mfg process. Also, a million mile (long lifetime) battery.
    As you know, I've been consistently bashing Tesla here, saying it's a rich person's car sold with government subsidies (carbon credits), and wondering how long they could survive without regular cash infusions.

    After seeing some 'full self-driving beta' videos, it does seem that Tesla has developed something very impressive here. While cautiously optimistic, if full self-driving can muster the 2% of edge use cases better than the average driver (the next 12 months will tell us), then Tesla might have something extremely valuable on hand here.

    Previously I thought that self-driving vehicles were at least another 5 years away, but perhaps we're much nearer than that. A company that produces full self driving cars has the ability to bankrupt Uber overnight, as they can run a taxi service while incurring only a fraction of the labour costs that Uber does. They could even sell to owners who then have the option to rent out the car as a taxi while they aren't using it.

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    Tesla did it by developing their own processors (running at a fraction the power of NVIDIA's etc.), installing a redundant pair in each vehicle, building a massive machine learning supercomputer to train & update the vehicles, and totally redoing their code base.

    They're all-in, period.

    They're also designing a $25k vehicle, and transitioning away from their skateboard chassis to a structural battery chassis based on the 4680 cells. Each cell container forms part of a honeycomb, and the front & rear components are one-piece castings of a propriatory aluminum alloy.
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