Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Let’s look at some current business and economic news.
Electric Power – Consumer Reports recently reviewed the 2013 Tesla Model S, and claimed it was the best car they’ve ever reviewed. Not the best electric car, but the best car, period – Giving the vehicle 99 out of 100 points. Around the same time Tesla announced it was profitable for the first time in its history. If you are a fan of electric cars then $80,000 would get you the award winning sedan in Canada, $70,000 in the US. I hear it comes delivered straight to your home.
$TSLA shareholders must be ecstatic as the publicly traded company’s stock price jumped up 25% in one day after the news on Thursday. Some people believed the stock would level off after that or even pull back a little, but on Friday its stocks gained another 10%. It is currently trading at $76.76/share, which puts the company at $8.8 billion market cap. Is Tesla Motors a good investment now? I don’t know. It’s hard for me to value a company if it doesn’t have a long record of profitability. Plus I don’t understand the auto business very well. So I won’t be buying into the rally, but will keep an eye on this company with interest 🙂 Do you think Tesla will be a good long term investment?
Right on Target – US retailer Target has finally started to open up stores in Western Canada. I haven’t been to any yet but I’ve heard the one in Coquitlam Center which has just opened its doors will be very busy. I plan to visit a local Target soon and check it out for myself. It’s important to me that Target succeeds in Canada because one of the reasons I invested in them earlier this year is because I believe Canadian shoppers will give $TGT a lot more business than analysts are expecting 😉 Hurray for consumerism! Go Target 😀
Fund Update – I sold about $5K of stocks in May so far. I also received that nice check last week from my tenant. I now have about $9K saved up for my $25K farmland fund. Just need to come up with $16K more. I think it’s doable 😀
Blog roundup – Personal finance and other interesting articles from around the web
Makingsenseofcents talks about how she makes money by writing online
Marissa from Thirtysixmonths has a way to make budgets easier to stick to
Seapotato shares some pictures she took at a seafood event. She got to meet David Suzuki :0) #jealous
Reach Financial Independence explains why she upgraded to a paid bank account
Canadianbudgetbinder shares his family net worth. They’re really good at paying down their debt :0) Awesome job
Random Useless Fact: A group of pugs is called a grumble