Going into 2014, my second-largest, real-money holding is Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) . Though it's tough to guess where the stock will go in the next 12 months, over the long haul I'm placing my bets on a bullish future. I think Tesla's current price levels provide investors a reasonable entry point into a stock with enduring characteristics. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that Tesla is one of 2014's best opportunities.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) is fighting back hard against news reports that a garage fire last month may be related to its Model S sedan or the electric vehicle's charging system.
Late Monday afternoon, after a year of mystery and speculation, billionaire Elon Musk revealed the plans for the "Hyperloop," a so-called "fifth mode" of transportation "after planes, trains, cars and boats." The "Hyperloop Alpha," as Musk dubbed the first design, would be a solar-powered, elevated transit system capable of transporting people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in only 30 minutes, according to Musk's interview with Bloomberg Businessweek and a 57-page PDF explaining the Hyperloop on the website for Tesla, the electric-car company helmed by Musk.
Elon Musk is one of the most exciting men in the tech world right now. As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Musk hopes to change the way the world gets from place to place by introducing ubiquitous electric cars and reusable rockets. On Wednesday night, he took the stage at All Things D’s D11 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., to discuss his experimental ideas.