Today we are watching…
1. Tesla (#tesla)
Cathie Woods is a portfolio manager known for being the ultimate Tesla bull. She went viral last year for telling investors the stock was going to $4,000, but has been getting flack recently for selling out of her position. You’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, so she’s gone on the record to clear things up. Woods is just managing the position sizes in her portfolio by taking profits. It’s rational, especially given that volatility for the electric car business is bound to create future opportunities to buy in lower. This kind of thinking is speculative; she’s reacting to price rather than the underlying business, but perhaps she can get away with it!
2. International Airlines Group (#iag)
The share of air freight making up a mainline carrier’s revenue is usually only around five-to-ten percent, constrained by steep competition with UPS, DHL and FedEx and limited space in the hold. However, it’s now a priority for airlines to stem losses by transporting cargo, including healthcare equipment, seafood, and smartphones. It’s not a lasting solution to rock-bottom share prices, but it’s a stop loss. American Airlines is flying 140 cargo loads per week. Virgin never did any cargo, but now it does 70 per week. Is this more positive for airline stocks than it is negative for delivery stocks?