Angel Insider: The Dangers of Disrupting the Auto Industry
By Early Investing on January 10, 2023
It’s a tough gig for electric automakers right now. Electric vehicle maker Rivian originally forecast it would produce 50,000 cars in 2022. Then it cut that production target in half to 25,000. And it still missed the target. Rivian produced 24,337 vehicles last year and delivered only 20,332. Tesla, a rival of Rivian, also missed its production targets. Both companies saw their share prices plunge as a result. Both companies are…
Market Inefficiencies Are an Investor’s Best Friend
By Vin Narayanan on July 19, 2022
There are many different ways to think about which startups to invest in. Some prefer investing in highly disruptive technologies or businesses — like Uber, Tesla or Impossible Foods. Others prefer startups with large or rapidly growing markets. Others like to focus on strong…
Why Musk (Probably) Didn’t Buy Twitter as a Free Speech Play
By Vin Narayanan on April 27, 2022
Elon Musk finalized his deal to buy Twitter this week for $44 billion. If you’ve been following me on Twitter (@vinistic), you know that I’ve been obsessed with Musk’s efforts to buy Twitter and…
A Brutal Market for Shorting Stocks
By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2021
In 2008, I had a big short and put position on mall REITs (real estate investment trusts) and big bank stocks. It worked like a charm at first. My positions were up anywhere from 30% to more than 140%. These companies were leveraged to the hilt.
The Convergence of Stocks and Cryptocurrency
By Vin Narayanan on April 14, 2021
In five or ten years, there might not be any difference between trading stocks and trading crypto. The two asset classes are converging in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago. More than 9.5 million Robinhood customers traded crypto in…
News Fix: MIT, Harvard Dive Into Cannabis Research; Facebook Goes Big on Crypto Payments
By Allison Brickell on May 4, 2019
In this week's News Fix: MIT and Harvard receive money for cannabis research, Tesla is raising more than $1 billion, Facebook's audacious crypto plans have been leaked, and Canada and Singapore have completed a cross-border blockchain payment.
Bitcoin, Musk making news
By Vin Narayanan on August 11, 2018
Bitcoin and Elon Musk dominated the news cycle for investors this week. From a delay at the SEC to what's going on with Tesla and SpaceX, the News Fix has you covered.