Really Wanna Short Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)?

The Fool Looks Ahead

Shorting a stock solely on valuation is a money losing proposition. Strong institutional ownership and a large founder’s stake are much better signals. I believe that with Tesla, similarly to, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and, inc. (NYSE:CRM), these signals will be proven right, and not the high end valuation. If you wish to short a stock, I suggest you go and find yourself a better opportunity than Tesla.

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