Tesla: Current Trading Strategies for A Range-bound Stock

The Setup Tesla (TSLA) gapped down last Tuesday on the heels of news that the SEC wanted to go after Elon Musk for tweet contempt. Buyers stepped right in, and, with some help from more Musk tweets about imminent news, the stock shot straight up and even broke through converged resistance at 50 and 200-day … Read more

Tesla the Tantalizing: SEC Settlement Likely Confirms Trading Range

On Friday evening, headlines screamed that Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk had reportedly made a surprisingly bold and extremely risky decision to fight charges of fraud by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). On Saturday, it looked like reason and rationality prevailed with an official announcement of a settlement deal issuing a slap on the wrist … Read more

Toppy Tesla

In early January, Tesla Motors (TSLA) confirmed its breakout from resistance at its 200-day moving average (DMA). At that point, I got bullish on the stock from a swing trading perspective. That bullishness came to a screeching halt today. On September 4, 2014, Tesla Motors (TSLA) reached an all-time closing high of $286.04/share. The stock … Read more

T2108 Update (May 15, 2014) – Stocks Hit By Low Volatility

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

T2108 Update (November 18, 2013) – A Tantalizing Pause Ahead of 2013’s “Last Stand” for Bears

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

An Elon Musk Day: Downtrend Forming for Tesla; A Post-Earnings Opportunity for Solar City

Elon Musk took a small hit on his two high-flying darlings Tesla (TSLA) and Solar City (SCTY) in the wake of recent earnings. Both represent some intriguing technical trading opportunities that I review in brief here. Tesla (TSLA) I used twitter to talk about Tesla pre and post-earnings. On Tuesday, November 5, I noted a … Read more