In a very surprising move Tesla announced a 5-for-1 stock split. In the age of investors being able to buy fractional shares of a company are we going back to splits again? Apple initiated the split party with their announcement, but they’re part of the Dow.
This makes me wonder if Tesla is losing its bullish hold as the price has been wavering and is trying something to get smaller investors to push the valuation. The only issue is that the party is typically temporary until the split happens.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
August 12, 2019
Good morning! Just woke up too early, maybe … forgive me … as I clear the sleep from my eyes; and the wax from my ears, and swallow very hot my coffee.
U.S. government bonds are considered a “risk-free” asset in ﬁnance. That’s because the United States has a constitutional requirement to make the payments on its debt — even as it’s accumulated over $23 trillion. Other countries have a lower perception of safety, and as a result, their government bonds typically yield more to account for the higher risk of non-payment.
So it’s a bit of a surprise to see that the market is now giving Greek bonds – yes, the same Greece that almost crashed the EU with its proﬂigate spending just a few years back — a yield below the same yield on U.S. Treasuries. Yields on 10-year Greek bonds are now below 2 percent, the rate you can expect for the same timeframe from a U.S. bond. Traders seem to have forgotten the old quip circulating a few years ago: Beware Greeks bearing bonds.
Also, today, one big money-losing operation even admitted before going public that it may never reach proﬁtability — although it hopes to, of course. That company is Uber, the revolutionary rideshare ﬁrm that’s destroyed the traditional taxi industry and given rise to the “gig economy.” Bringing in $3.16B in the second quarter, the company managed to lose $5.2 billion. To update the old joke about car manufacturers: the company loses a little money on each fare — but it makes up for it on the volume.
Sometimes when I shake my head really hard … it hurts! 🙂
August 12, 2017
For the most part, your ads, direct messaging, text messages, and email should be written with the express purpose of getting a click, a response, period. The two best ways to get a click are  to offer a big, outrageous benefit, or  create curiosity that can only be resolved through clicking the ad and seeing what it’s about.
Here’s an example of using curiosity in an ad, for “a two-step” way to get back some of the money you’re throwing away!
If you want to improve any part of your life — business, relationships, health, literally anything — here’s the secret: measure it and observe the numbers daily. The mere act of measurement and paying attention to the numbers [and how they’re trending] will influence you to naturally want to improve them. It’s almost like a built-in mechanism.
Remember: until a sale is made, until you acquire your first customer, you don’t have a real business.