5 Disruptive Reasons to Buy Tesla Motors

There are many reasons to buy Tesla Motors today, but one radical move became the last straw that finally compelled one Fool buy Tesla shares.

Jun 22, 2014 at 11:11AM

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A Tesla Model X prototype, due for mass production later this year. Source: Tesla Motors.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is a disruptive game changer.

The electric-car company is on pace to deliver 35,000 vehicles in 2014, expects to grow a huge market in China over the next few years, and plans to become profitable for the long haul this year.

No fewer than five Motley Fool newsletter services have bought or recommended Tesla shares. But it's also a hugely controversial stock, with just two CAPS stars out of five and 27% of its float sold short as of the end of May.

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has a history of winning big. He made millions when eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) bought out his PayPal online payment system. Then he took the eBay windfall and invested it all in Tesla and SpaceX.

Musk is making billions in Tesla shares now and millions more from his investment in SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY), not to mention the way he's making history through the SpaceX program.

All of these details help make Tesla the attractive stock it is today, but it took one final push to make Motley Fool analyst Anders Bylund buy his first shares in the automaker.

Find out the five tastiest ingredients to Tesla's special sauce in the slideshow below, including the one radical move that finally triggered Bylund's itchy "buy" finger.

Warren Buffett's worst auto nightmare (Hint: It's not Tesla)
A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry. Most people are skeptical about its impact. Warren Buffett isn't one of them. He recently called it a "real threat" to one of his favorite businesses. An executive at Ford called the technology "fantastic." The beauty for investors is that there is an easy way to invest in this megatrend. Click here to access our exclusive report on this stock.

Anders Bylund owns shares of Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool recommends BMW, eBay, Ford, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool owns shares of eBay, Ford, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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