Why Tesla (TSLA) is the Stock of the Decade

The secret to successful long-term investing is really quite simple.  It doesn't require you to check every line of a balance sheet.  It doesn't involve comparing valuation ratios or growth metrics.  You don't have to learn technical analysis and chart patterns.  It has nothing to do with branding, or having a moat, or efficient supply-chain logistics.  The one key to successful, long-term, build-huge-wealth-that-you-can-hand-on-to-your-grandkids kind of investing is this:

FIND A GENIUS CEO and INVEST IN HIM OR HER EARLY

The greatest long-term investments are made in people, not companies.  Find a creative genius with a passion for solving the world's problems through ingenuity and hard work, and once they go public, buy shares.  Hold them for as long as the genius is CEO.  Sell when they quit or die (unless another genius takes over).  

Think of Larry Ellison, the genius at the helm of Oracle from its inception.  If you had bought $10,000 of ORCL stock on its IPO day (March, 1986), today it would be worth $7.3 million!

Think of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple.  A $10,000 stake in AAPL on the day of its IPO (December, 1980) is today worth $3.2 million!

Bill Gates and Microsoft?  $6.4 million!

Jeff Bezos and Amazon?  $2.7 million!

There are more recent examples.  Like Zuckerberg at Facebook which is now nearly a 3-bagger since its May, 2014, debut.  And think of how your $10,000 would now be $160,000 had you invested in visionary chef, Steve Ellis, when Chipotle went public back in 2006.

I personally think Elan Musk is one such visionary-genius worth investing in for the long run.  His public company, Tesla, which makes electric cars (and soon, utility-strength batteries for home power generation) is a case study in the marriage ...

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3 Nice Looking Breakout Charts

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We have had some rather volatile market action in recent trading.  Last Friday the major indexes printed its strongest 1-day selloff in nearly a month, followed by an uptrend day of equal strength.  Today ...

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How to Use the MACD to Determine Trend

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MACD stands for “Moving Average Convergence Divergence,” a popular technical indicator used by traders and investors alike.  The MACD is so named because it uses moving averages (two of them) to render a ...

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3 Things to Know About Today's Market

Here are four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Stocks gunning for new all-time highs: Monday's negation of Friday's massive selloff, and on decent volume, is a very bullish sign ...

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Today's Selloff: What Does it Mean?

Today U.S. stocks are in the strongest selling mode for over three weeks with the Dow Jones Industrials down over 300 points at one point today and the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing a -1.6% loss into the close of trading. At these levels, the S&P 500 has ...

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Parsing the Intel (INTC) Numbers

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Computer chip giant Intel Corporation just kicked off the Q1 earnings season for tech stocks when it reported its results a few moments ago. Judging ...

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BLDR: How to Buy Stocks Like This Before the Pop

Disclaimer: in addition to publishing the Dr. Stoxx Options Letter, I also am Chief Investment Strategist for The Trader's Edge, published by Street Authority.  BLDR was one of my picks for that letter's April 6th edition.

Before the ...

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The 3 Most Common Mistakes Traders Make

Bio: Dr. Carr, aka "Dr. Stoxx", is founder and CEO of Befriend the Trend Trading, which hosts the popular investing site, DrStoxx.com. Established in 2002, DrStoxx.com publishes daily stock pick advisories and offers a variety of trader training services ...

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10 Stocks Making Headlines This Morning

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Here are the stocks making headlines this morning and moving in the market today because of this news (information supplied by CNBC.com)

United Healthcare – The stock was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at ...

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7 Things to Note in Today's Market

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We have a number of key events that will be impacting the flow of share trade today in the US Markets.  I make ...

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The FOMC Minutes: What You Need to Know

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Just minutes ago, the Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes of last month's meeting.  That meeting was closed watched by investors as Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress.  All ears ...

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Worst Earnings Season in 5 Years?

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The First Quarter of 2015 is now in the books, which means that we are ...

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