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Tesla has had a crazy week. First, the electric-car company announced on Friday afternoon that two senior engineers would be leaving. Its shares immediately tanked around 20%. Then, after a conference call Tuesday morning in which CEO Elon Musk reassured investors that this would not have a meaningful impact on their eagerly awaited Model S sedan, shares shot back up. What does this crazy week mean for long term investors? 

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