Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Factory to Shut for Fixes $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will halt production at its California factory for 6 days at the end of the May to work on fixes to its assembly line for its new M-3 sedan. The fledgling California EV maker previously warned of 10 days of […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Senior Management Team Ankling

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Senior Management Team Ankling

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Senior Management Team Ankling $TSLA, $GOOG Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk declared he is “flattening the management structure to improve communication, combining functions where sensible and trimming activities that are not vital to the success of our mission” as part of a sweeping reorganization of his flagging EV manufacturing company. The revelation came […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates Worldwide $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Market Sours on ‘Darling’ EV Maker

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Market Sours on ‘Darling’ EV Maker

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Market Sours on ‘Darling’ EV Maker $TSLA Tesla Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA)  Elon Musk’s refusal to answer “boring” Wall Street analysts questions about the EV maker’s financial condition sent shares down as much as 7% Thursday and triggered concerns about its ability to raise money in the future. Tesla’s bonds followed the shares lower and, […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity Wars” Debuts at $250-M, a Record High Domestic Open !

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity Wars” Debuts at $250-M, a Record High Domestic Open !

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity Wars” Debuts at $250-M, a Record High Domestic Open! $DIS, $IMAX, $VIA “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with a $250-M box office at the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all-time. “Infinity War,” brings together about 24 superheroes in the 10-year culmination […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk to Employees…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk to Employees…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk to Employees… $TSLA For openers “First, congratulations are in order! We have now completed our 3rd full week of producing over 2000 Model 3 vehicles…. This is more than double Tesla’s weekly production rate last year and an amazing feat in the face of many challenges! It is extremely rare […]

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ #1 in its 3rd Frame $TWX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $CMCSA ‘A Quiet Place’ reclaimed the No. 1 spot in its 3rd weekend, as ‘Rampage’ became the weekend’s Top worldwide grosser. STX Entertainment’s I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer’s latest DOA at $16.2-M from 3,440 locations at the domestic box office at the […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Deep in Production ‘Hell’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Deep in Production ‘Hell’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Deep in Production ‘Hell’ $TSLA In the automotive sector time is money, Mr. Musk seems to think he has lots of both, he does not! Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has suspended its Model 3 assembly line in what the company  was a planned production halt, the EV continues facing major production problems ramping […]

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Roars With $34.5-M Open $TWX, $IMAX, $VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $SNE Friday afternoon, pundits were saying that New Line’s Rampage appeared DOA at the US box office, with 1st projections suggesting the $120-M tentpole movie might not earn much more than $28-M in its launch. But hang on, thanks to the star power […]

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Production ‘Hell’ Continues at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA, $F Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 production ‘Hell’ delays are now being dubbed a “time shift,” by its CEO, Elon Musk. “You’ll definitely get your car,” Mr. Musk, 46 anni, said in a TV interview Thursday. “It’s a 6-9 month time shift. That’s literally it, and three of […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Under Heavy Pressure to Produce, Cannot

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Under Heavy Pressure to Produce, Cannot

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Under Heavy Pressure to Produce, Cannot $TSLA Shares of Tesla Inc. fell again Monday ahead of the electric car maker’s announcement of Quarterly production numbers for its crucial Model 3 sedan. Shares in Elon Musk’s $50-B venture have been reeling from 3X probes into a fatal crash in California, concerns about Model 3 production […]

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’ $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $SNE Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ barks at the specialty box office. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a mild $28-M from 2,850 theaters over the weekend. Overall revenue for the weekend was down 37% […]

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’ $DIS, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE The faith-based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beats ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Love, Simon.’ Black Panther continued to make history in its 5th outing at the domestic box office with a $27-M take becoming only the 7th film ever to cross the […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M $DIS, $AMZN, $TWX Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ enjoys a post-Oscars revival. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time could not top Black Panther, as it opened to a soft $33.3-M from 3,980 theaters in North America over the weekend. Both Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time have been lauded for their diversity. […]

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open $CMCSA, $TWX, $SNE ‘Peter Rabbit’ opens to $25-M in US, Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ debuts to $12.6-M critics blocked the tracks. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed grossed $136.9-M driving franchise past the $1-B mark in global box-office ticket sales go become 1 of the most profitable […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burning Money, Posts Biggest Quarterly Loss Ever

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burning Money, Posts Biggest Quarterly Loss Ever

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Burning Money, Posts Biggest Quarterly Loss Ever $TSLA, $GM, $F Wednesday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it has revised production targets for its Model 3 electric sedan, posting its worst-ever Quarterly loss, and warned that its spending would increase this year. Money-losing Tesla’s long-term ability to survive depends on annually selling billions of dollars […]

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD $USO US Crude Oil stocks rose more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. US Crude Oil production rose 384,000 BPD in November to 10.038-BPD, the Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report Wednesday. The level was just […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’ $TSLA Last Thursday, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) declared that it is on track to achieve its production targets for the Model 3, directly contradicting a report of further delays and quality issues for its latest and most-affordable sedan. Tesla’s problems with battery production at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are […]

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOXA, $DIS ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is now 1 of the Top-grossing Sony titles of all time in North America as it crosses $300-M domestically. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stayed on Top at the box office in its 5th frame, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Misses Again as Cash Runs Out $TSLA Tesla fails to deliver again. Tesla management says they are a Quarter away from production goals, they are really light years away if ever. Last week, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) pushed back a Key production target for its pivotal M-3 sedan again, raising Big Questions about whether the […]

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017 $DIS, $CMCSA, $TWX Revenue in North America for Y 2017 dipped 2.3%, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3% uptick worldwide box. The performance of the Y 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance fell in North America to a likely […]

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Remains in ‘Manufacturing Hell’ $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is likely to deliver about 5,000 Model 3’s in Q-4, KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts said Wednesday, way below company’s estimate of 15,000 EVs. The numbers indicate that the EV may still not be out of its self-described “manufacturing hell” for the production of the $35,000 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Increase Production Ahead of Schedule

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Increase Production Ahead of Schedule

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Increase Production Ahead of Schedule $RACE This small increase will come ahead of Ferrari’s releases its new FUV Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is planning a small increase in production for Y 2018, upping it 7% to 9,000 cars per year, according our sources. That is an increase of about 600 cars compared to what Ferrari […]

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall'”

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall’” $TSLA, $F, $VLKAY, $GM Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) biggest asset is its stock price. Tesla “is headed for a brick wall,” analyst/investor Jim Chanos said Wednesday.  “Every Bull market has its poster children,” the President and Founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates Ltd said at an event in Detroit. “Tesla is one […]

METALLA: RECORD QUARTERLY PRODUCTION, MONTHLY DIVIDEND, AND RAISED GUIDANCE

METALLA: RECORD QUARTERLY PRODUCTION, MONTHLY DIVIDEND, AND RAISED GUIDANCE

METALLA: RECORD QUARTERLY PRODUCTION, MONTHLY DIVIDEND, AND RAISED GUIDANCE $MTAFF Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd (CSE:MTA) (OTCQX:MTAFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) announces preliminary production results for the 3 months ended November 30, 2017  of 158,865 oz of Silver shipped and provisionally invoiced. In addition, Metalla held 25,906 oz of Silver of attributable inventory at the end of the Quarter, […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Luxury Supercar Demand Spikes

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Luxury Supercar Demand Spikes

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Luxury Supercar Demand Spikes $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Italian supercar maker plans to boost production by 2Xing assembly shifts to 2 a day in Y 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than schedule. The increase is part of CEO Sergio Marchionne’s, 65 anni, plan to […]

Tesla’s CEO Musk’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Policy: ‘Build Fast, Fix Later’

Tesla’s CEO Musk’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Policy: ‘Build Fast, Fix Later’

Tesla’s CEO Musk’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Policy: ‘Build Fast, Fix Later’ $TSLA  Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is disputing workers’ portrayal of the EV maker as struggling to produce defect-free vehicles. A spokesperson has described a rigorous process that requires all cars to pass more than 500 inspections and tests. Any reworking of cars after assembly reflects the company’s […]

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M $DIS, $TWX, $SNE Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour staring Gary Oldman opened to rave reviews in NYC and LA Pixar’s Coco is the latest title from the Disney (NYSE:DIS) animated empire to win the annual Thanksgiving box office, posting a 5-day debut of $71.2-M from 3,987 theaters to score […]

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace $TSLA, $F, $RACE Elon Musk declared last week that he is designing a new sports car that could go from Zero to 60 mph in 1.9 secs signaling that he now want to compete with the world’s #1 automotive brand, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The hypemiester CEO […]

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder $TWX, $LFG, $VIA, $SNE The Superhero collapse is a major blow for the DC Extended Universe in North America, though it pulled in $185.5-M overseas for a global launch of $281.5-M. A small feel-good movie named Wonder stole the thunder with $27.1-M after galvanizing elementary school kids […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the “BB” of EV’s $TSLA Note: Building Cars is Hard It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a semi-autonomous, or even an electric car driving on public roads was incredibly far-fetched. Sure, there were hybrids from companies like Toyota and Honda, but nothing that anyone with a straight face would call […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed $TSLA There are lots of reason why I do not like Tesla, the company and its founder, hypemeister Elon Musk, but a lot of people applaud Musk and the EV he is attempting to build with major US taxpayer subsidies in a world of cheap gasoline. Notably, the company spearheaded […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TLSA) Driving Deeper into “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TLSA) Driving Deeper into “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TLSA) Driving Deeper into “Production Hell” $RACE Battery Engineering Falling Apart Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Director of Battery Engineering, Jon Wagner has left the EV manufacturer driving the rentier business deeper into ‘Production Hell”. According to Mr. Wagner’s LinkedIn page, he is launching a battery and powertrain startup of his own in California. The timeline […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell” $TSLA Each time Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk opens his mouth or sends a shareholder letter it proves that he is a hypmeister for his failing rentier companies. Last Wednesday, when Mr. Musk took questions from Wall Street analysts during Tesla’s grim Q-3 financial results conference call […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes $TSLA Thursday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), and other carmakers pushing to boost US EV (electric car) sales were dealt a sever blow by US House Republicans who proposed eliminating a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit that has helped drive current  demand for the micro segment […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever $TSLA Tesla, a Waterfall of Misses TSLA shares down nearly 6% and falling pre-market in NY, as the Quarterly loss was bigger than any analyst expected. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) posted a net loss of $619.4-M, or 3.70/share, for Q-3 ended 30 September compared with a profit […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses… $TSLA Production layoffs in Q-3, reports of hand assembly and Model 3 scaling concerns justified UBS’s Bearishness on Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Considering Tesla’s continuing announced production misses, compounded by a decrease in Zero-emission vehicle credits and lower Model S and X margins, UBS expects a Q-3 gross margins hit to cut sequential EPS […]

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M $LGF, $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘Geostorm’ and ‘Only the Brave’ DOA at Domestic Box Office Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween had no trouble scaring up a #1 finish in its big-screen debut over the weekend with $21.7-M from 2,388 theaters. The biggest box […]

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office:  ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opened the Friday the 13th weekend alongside the horror film. In another win for the horror genre, the film is killin off the competition at the domestic box office for […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Deep in Production Hell’ Sacks 700 Workers

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Deep in Production Hell’ Sacks 700 Workers

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Deep in Production Hell’ Sacks 700 Workers $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has sacked up to 700 employees following a series of so-called performance evaluations.  The firings are part of an annual review, CEO Elon Musk’s Palo Alto, California-based company said in an e-Mail. The maker of Models S and 3 this week dismissed […]

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $HAS, $FDX Strong reviews plus an A-CinemaScore, had director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 sequel placing #1 on a soft movie-going weekend The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Y 1982 cult classic grossed $31.5-M from 4,058 theaters, a soft start for a movie that cost […]

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Model 3 in ‘Production Hell’

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Model 3 in ‘Production Hell’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 in ‘Production Hell’ $TSLA In response to a Tesla customer asking if he would get his car delivered this year, Mr. Musk tweeted, “December will be a big month, so probably, but it is impossible to be certain right now.” Friday,  Tesla Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk pushed back the unveiling of […]

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Target Missed

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Target Missed

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Target Missed $TSLA Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has fallen short of its Q-3 Y 2017 production goals for its Model 3 sedan. During the Quarter, the company delivered 220 Model 3’s and produced 260, missing the production target of 1,500. Tesla is no stranger to missed forecasting. The company had previously just guided for […]

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable

Analysts Warn Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) May Never Be Profitable $TSLA, $GM, $VLKAY Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) fell from record highs Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable (if ever) Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois launched coverage of Tesla with an “underperform” rating, helping send shares of […]

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production A slump in motor vehicle production pushed down US factory output unexpectedly in July, Federal Reserve data showed Thursday. Highlights of Industrial Production (July) Factory output dropped 0.1% (est. 0.2% gainer) after 0.2% gainer Total industrial production, which also includes mines and utilities, increased 0.2% (est. 0.3% […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Analysts Say Sell

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Analysts Say Sell

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Analysts Say Sell $TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have soared this year, but some analysts have been-are-remain unconvinced citing the risk of typical production delays and competitive challenges as the basic for the Sell calls. Pick a time frame, almost any time frame, and Tesla is probably outperforming the market. The Big Q: Can […]

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over? $VIA, $AMC, $BABA Billions of USDs have been thrown into question as Chinese regulators crack down on overseas investments, Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NYSE:VIA), backer skips a payment, and both President Trump and some Democrats have taken a protectionist stance. For almost 5 years, Hollywood has been bolstered […]

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities $TSLA, $AXL, $F, $GM, $MGA, $DLPH, $BWA, $RACE The world’s top auto-parts suppliers do not buy the enthusiasm about the EV hyped by Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) hypemeister CEO Elon Musk. Executives at 5 of the 25 biggest suppliers to automakers in North America have all downplayed this month expectations […]

OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling

OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling

OPEC Crude Oil Production Rises Above Its Output Ceiling $OIL, $USO Crude Oil production across all OPEC countries rose again in July, to above the marks the cartel had agreed would be the upper limit, and above the estimated level of global demand. OPEC said Thursday in a market report that its countries’ production rose […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3 $TSLA  Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is going to the Junk Bond market to borrow another $1.5-B to fund production of its new  Model 3 sedan. The EV (electric vehicle) and clean energy company has raised cash in 4 of the last 5 Quarters, while it continues to struggle […]

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA $SNE,  $CMCSA, $FOX Overall, moviegoers ignored the new box-office offerings this weekend. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) The Dark Tower based on Stephen King’s fantasy novel series topped at # 1 with $19.5-M in North America Detroit, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, came DOA, grossing a mere $7.25-M at […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Losses Mount as Claims Broaden $TSLA Wednesday, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, pulled back on estimates of Model 3 reservations, even as the company reported stronger than expected losing results. The fledgling EV maker continues to lose money, although it cited growing excitement and profit margins for its vehicles. Tesla reported a real […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Confirms an FUV Under Consideration

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Confirms an FUV Under Consideration

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Confirms an FUV Under Consideration $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Chairman Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the Italian firm is looking at a high-performance vehicle (FUV) that offers some utility. If the vehicle is given the Green Light, may see it around Y 2021. Ferrari has not made a final ruling on an FUV, but expect […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Reissued a “Sell” Rating $TSLA, $GM, $VLKAY Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s stock had its “Sell” rating reissued by analysts at UBS AG in a report released Wednesday. According to Balance Sheet of TSLA, total cash on most recent Quarter is 4.01-B. “Bans of gas and diesel vehicles in Europe are on the distant […]

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA $TWX, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $AMZN Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk saw a better-than-expected $50.5-M domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to nothing notable on the bills. Overseas, the film  impressed, earning $55.4-M from its 1st 46 markets […]

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $TWX Hollywood continues to battles sequel fatigue as War for the Planet of the Apes at the North American box office, but winning the weekend with an estimated $56.5-M from 4,022 theaters. ‘Wish Upon’ DoA, while ‘The Big Sick’ placed #5 in […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Sales Decline, Production “Snafus” Persist $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) deliveries flat on continuing production Snafus. Hypemister Elon Musk’s targets will not happen on time, what’s new? The “rentier’” EV maker has reported Q-by-Q shipment declines for the 2nd time in the past year. This may signal that demand has peaked, casting doubt on whether […]

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance

President Trump Champions US Energy Dominance $USO, $UNG, $SRE Thursday, The Trump Administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand Crude Oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for US “energy dominance” in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a 5-year drilling plan established […]

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower $USO, $OIL Experts, including me are warning that Crude Oil prices might continue to decline, and could revisit Y 2016 lows and then some. “Oil is in a downtrend and risks trending into the 30’s,” said a technical strategist at Bank of America Merrill […]

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing New.PE Gold at 1270.00 has risen to test the resistance area at 1275-85. The price action here will determine by the next week if a major Bearish reversal is seen from the current levels or another rally to 1295-1300 before a […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Overall mostly all commodities look Bearish near term and could move lower in the next few sessions.PE Gold at 1259.74 may fall in the near term, as resistance near 1275-1280 looks to be holding well now. A fall towards 1240 or lower to […]

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M $DIS, $VIA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX Memorial Day revenue at the North American box office posted to its lowest marks in almost 20 years. Overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ from Disney (NYSE:DIS) posted a $208.4-M debut. Pirates of the […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing New. PE Gold at 1256, and if 1249 holds on a closing basis then sideways consolidation within 1249-1280 will continue. So, keep a close watch on the price action in The US Dollar (.DXY) Index, which could give us a cue on […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 96.78 is still on course towards 96 with no sign of strength yet. PE Gold at 1252 did not above 1260, and fell towards its Key support of 1249, which could be a level where the price […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 96.78 is on course towards 96 with no sign of strength yet. Bullion strengthened against USD Monday. PE Gold at 1262, and Silver at 17.16 are trading above their Key supports at 1247 and 16.93 and trading […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing New. PE Gold at 1251, and if 1249 holds on a closing basis then sideways consolidation within 1249-1280 continues though it is not the proffered scenario. Keep a close watch on The US Dollar (.DXY) Index’s price currently at 97.22, that […]

Aston Martin Plans to “Go Public”, the Problem, ‘Britishness’

Aston Martin Plans to “Go Public”, the Problem, ‘Britishness’

Aston Martin Plans to “Go Public”, the Problem, ‘Britishness’ $RACE, $VLKAY Aston Martin is mulling a IPO to enter the public markets in search of capital, but the firm’s valuation and brand are no way near Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE). The British luxury carmaker and its Italian and Kuwaiti owners may consider floating shares in Y 2018.  The […]

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline $EXCFF Below is an interview of my friend Brett Heath, President and Director of Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd. Earlier this month Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.(CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) signed a definitive agreement with Matamec Exploration Inc. to acquire net smelter return “NSR” royalties on mining properties located […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Keep eyes on The US Dollar (.DXY) Index for clues on precious metals directions. PE Gold at 1259 is trading at its Wednesday’s highs in Asia with 1st support at 1249. If 1249 holds on a closing basis then see  sideways consolidation […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Gold has shown some strength due to the recent weakness in The Dollar (.DXY) Index. PE Gold at 1242 up from 1231 and could drive towards 1250-60 in here. Silver at 16.87 bounced from support near 16.10 and could hang in above 16.90 near […]

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances $GLD, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Recent weakness in The US Dollar (.DXY) Index had boosted Gold price near Key resistance areas. PE Gold at 1234 is trading above its support at 1230. I remain Bearish Gold while it is trading below 1260, but chances of a […]

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Looking to Test Resistances $GLD, $CU, $USO, $OIL Last week saw Gold at 1229, as it traded within the 1220-31 range. If the rise continues may see a test at 1255-65 this week. A failure to break above 1265 may keep the price ranged within the 1220-1265. A close below […]

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Up on OPEC Talk

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Up on OPEC Talk

Gold, Copper and Crude Oil Up on OPEC Talk $GLD, $CU, $USO, $OIL Gold getting up off the floor, following Copper North, as OPEC rhetoric keeps the Crude Oil Bounce Up Crude Oil Crude oil continued to rally overnight, after being hammered last week. I see it a case of hope and not a turn […]

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin Below is a list of several healthy foods we can eat to help give the soft, supple, younger-looking skin people want. Not only do many of them boost collagen production, they also contain additional compounds to maintain the resiliency and volume of the body’s epidermis. Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is loaded […]

Update: Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Acquired 15% in NLGM’s Silver Stream

Update: Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Acquired 15% in NLGM’s Silver Stream

Update: Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Acquired 15% in NLGM’s Silver Stream $EXCFF Monday, Brett Heath Mettala’s CEO announced the completion of the transaction. Last Friday, Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP)  announced that Metalla SEZC (the Company’s 100% owned Cayman subsidiary) signed a definitive agreement to acquire 15% of the issued shares of Silverback LTD […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Betting on Risky Production Methods $TSLA, $F, $VLKAY Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk has taken many risks with “way out” technology in his company’s cars on the way to passing Ford (NYSE:F) market value. Now Mr. Musk is pushing the boundaries in the factory that makes his EVs (electric vehicles). Conventional automakers test […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M $CMCSA. $DIS DOA’s: ‘Unforgettable’ opening to $4.8-M, and ‘The Promise’ debuts to just $4.1-M after costing $100-M to make. Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Fate of the Furious beat at the North American box office, grossing $38.7-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-day domestic box office […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Shares Up as Higher Supercar Output Lifts Profit

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Shares Up as Higher Supercar Output Lifts Profit

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Shares Up as Higher Supercar Output Lifts Profit $RACE, $TSLA, $GM, $F Last week Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)  grabbed the headlines by becoming America’s most valuable carmaker, but it is the small iconic Italian carmaker Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) that is rewarding shareholders lately, with a 74% rise in the company’s stock price over the past year. Ferrari’s […]

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz $GLD, $GDX, $SLW, $EXCFF Those who read this column know that I have been Bullish Gold for several months after noting the end of the Bear cycle in the precious Yellow metal and new forces that will contribute to an even stronger advance […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, Set Himself Up for a Fall $TSLA, $F Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk says he can make 500,000 cars next year, wild, Yes? That is a dramatic increase for the EV (electric-car) company, which made a little more than 76,000 in Y 2016. And might make about 90,000 this year. The […]

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure…

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure…

Elon Musk Retrenching to Kill Industry Giants MBZ & BMW, Sure… $TSLA, $BMWYY, $DDAIF A bit over 1 year ago Elon Musk strode on to a stage to unveil his Tesla Model 3 ($35,000 ). The 5 seat EV accelerates as fast as the the best-selling luxury sport sedans in America the BMW 3 Series […]

Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut $USO, $OIL, $BHI Crude Oil prices fell Monday in part by renewed concerns about the global supply glut after a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers failed to impress traders and investors. May WTI Crude Oil fell 0.44, or 0.9%, to […]

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $LGF ‘Beauty’ seeing $700-M worldwide as March revenue crosses a record $1-B in North America; elsewhere, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) space horror-thriller ‘Life’ loses gravity and Warner Bros.’ ‘CHIPS’ DOA. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action remake of the classic Y […]

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally $DIS,$TWX,$FOXB,$CMCSA,$LGF,$SNE Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast opened at the weekend to $170-M from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office. Overseas, the update of the classic musical earned $180-M for a global take of $350-M The $160-M tentpole is another win for Disney, where […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs $1.15-B, Cannot Produce EVs Without It $TSLA, $GM Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to raise 1.15-B in new funding to help fuel production of a mass market-targeted Model 3 electric car set for release this year. The company said that it planned to offer $250-M in common stock and $750-M in convertible notes, with […]

Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells

Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells

Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells $OIL, $USO, $BHI Crude Oil (OIL, USO) hung around 3-month lows Monday on rising inventories and drilling activity in the United States. After 2 + months of reduced production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the market is facing evidence that US production […]

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6-M for a global take of $142.6-M, ‘Logan’ falls to # 2 as it pasted $150-M in the US and $430-M worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island debuted bigger than expected in […]

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks $GLD, $ABX,  $NEM,  $AU, $GG,  $NCMGY, $GFI, $AEM, $GOLD After its worst week since November, Gold was drifting lower again Thursday with the metal coming under pressure from a stronger US and an interest rate hike likely ahead in the US, just the 3rd […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Superfast Sold Our Before Geneva Debut

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Superfast Sold Our Before Geneva Debut

Geneva: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast Sold Our Before Its Debut $RACE, $FCAU Ferrari debuted its fastest production car in its history, underscoring its reputation for Superhigh performance.  The 812 Superfast debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday with a 12-cylinder, 800-hp engine that accelerates to 62 mph in as little as 2.9 secs, making […]