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Tesla strikes me as having a lot more growth potential than any other publicly traded company I'm aware of, if things go well for Tesla. I certainly think its value is based upon future earnings potential, and not current revenue.

On the other hand, if Tesla continues to raise funds every six months in a manner similar to the recent secondary offering, buying and holding the stock for a long time will probably not turn out to be the fantastic deal for shareholders that it has a good chance of being if Tesla chooses to bootstrap from here to 20 million cars/year.

Elon seems more interested in accelerating EV adoption than making his shareholders rich, so we'll probably see more of these secondary offerings if they can happen on terms Tesla finds reasonably good.

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