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Musk v. SEC Isn't Impacting Tesla Stock Yet -- Here's When it Will

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If the SEC wants Musk to be ordered out of his position as CEO (he's no longer chairman), that could be an issue for Tesla, as the wild and rebellious Musk -- whom TheStreet had a front row seat to observe on Thursday April 4, 2019, at the U.S. southern District Court of New York Thursday -- is Tesla's main visionary.

So far, Musk's spat with the SEC is only Musk's liability, not Tesla's. 

While he's caused Tesla serious headache, he's also very responsible for its premium Tesla makes and brand recognition. While some want to see him removed as CEO, others argued, when Musk falsely tweeted Tesla was being taken private, he'd need to stay at the helm to help the company innovate.  

The World's First 5G Smartphone

Elsewhere, yes, Samsung (SSNLF) , RealMoney's stock of the day, is making 5G capable smartphones, as will Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report at some point. But as Apple takes its time on making such a device, and Samsung shares potentially stay pressured in the wake of weakening chip demand (Samsung has a big chip business).

Related. Samsung Stock Slips as Profits Forecast Falls to Lowest Level in Years

Here's another strategy to get exposed to the growth of the 5G market:

Consider buying the chipmakers best positioned to take market share selling to 5G device markers. Those could be, as RealMoney's Kevin Curran points out, Skyworks solutions (SWKS) - Get Skyworks Solutions Inc. Report , Xilinx  (XLNX) - Get Xilinx Inc. Report  and even Cisco (CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems Inc. Report , a non semiconductor, which can provide the networking hardware necessary to power 5G. 

Let's get away from the serious tech hardware stuff for a second. See why Constellation Brands shares are falling off some here: Constellation Brands Stock Can Still Run Despite Downgrade

Plus, while Lyft (LYFT) - Get Lyft Inc. Report has fallen below its IPO price, the short-sellers are still out there betting against the stock. Read.Short-Seller Says Only Amateurs Would Bet Against Lyft.

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