NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Unless you're a market timer with exceptional day-trading skills, your chances of making money with Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) are diminishing faster than a Wisconsin State Trooper can say, "Impressive car, but I'm issuing you a speeding violation."You can see my last two Tesla articles here and here. The main takeaway is that Tesla isn't making money selling electric cars.
If you are seeking excitement, like a passenger on a flight to Vegas, you will surely find it with Tesla. But if you're a serious long-term investor, you're probably more interested in Ford Motor (F), or GM. The choice is yours, and as an active day trader I understand money can be made long or short with Tesla as a day trade and/or swing trade. My investor caution isn't directed at short-term "hit and run" traders because they rely on up-to-the-second market information to coordinate their positions. The person who needs to take a step back and watch the share price momentum is the investor. Unless you have seen this movie before you may not fully understand the dynamics of a short squeeze. Momentum traders recognize that euphoria can switch to panic in a split second. It's the primary reason Tesla whipsaws so quickly.