Musk’s Game Changing Hyperloop Is Closer to Reality

If it gets built, the Hyperloop could be very profitable, if railroad revenues are anything to go by: Union Pacific’s TTM revenue increased by nearly $2 billion between September 2013 and September 2014.

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Some Predictions for 2015

PayPal will start disrupting the financial services industry as soon as it gets spun off by eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY). Expect PayPal to unveil its version of Apple Pay in the form of a souped-up Venmo and enter the banking industry, possibly by buying a bank.

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Natural Gas Prices Collapse

Nor was Chesapeake alone in growing revenues. EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) reported a TTM revenue of $13.75 billion in September 2013 that grew to $17.14 billion in September 2014, another increase of nearly $4 billion. Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) reported an even bigger increase. Its TTM revenue grew from $10.35 billion in September 2013 to $16.2 billion in September 2014, an increase of nearly $6 billion.

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Is Musk Ignoring Important Revenue Streams at the Tesla Superchargers?

The Superchargers seem to violate one of the basic rules of business and investment as outlined by Benjamin Graham: Don’t lose money! Graham, as value investors know, once famously said that “don’t lose money” was Rule #1 for investors; Rule #2 was see Rule #1. The Superchargers don’t make money—they cost money—and the disturbing thing is that they could make money.

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Questions Musk Needs to Answer about the Tesla Superchargers

Mr. Musk has some real explaining to do about the Superchargers. How is constructing infrastructure that does not seem to generate any revenue and costs money to operate supposed to help his company? Investors deserve some answers here, Elon.

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How Lower Gasoline Prices Could Affect Big Retail

Energy is not the only industry that would be disrupted by falling oil and gas prices. The effect of cheaper gasoline on big retail could be just as profound and wide ranging.

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Toyota Is Close to Mass Marketing Zero Emission Fuel Cell Vehicle

To add another nail to Tesla’s coffin, Toyota’s fuel cell technology is demonstrating some superior performance to Tesla’s Model S. The Tesla website indicates that the range of the Model S series on a charge of electricity is 275 miles; the range of the Mirai on a tank of hydrogen is 300 miles, according to Toyota’s claims.

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Is Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan a Tesla Killer?

The Mirai, which will go on sale in the U.S. next year, will cost between $57,500 and $69,000 depending on the news source you believe, which is quite a bit cheaper than Tesla, where prices start at $101,000. It sounds as if Toyota’s no-emission vehicle is already cheaper than Tesla’s, and it could get cheaper.

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Lockheed-Martin is working on Compact Fusion

The device would put both the coal and traditional nuclear power out of business fast if it works. Lockheed Martin’s engineers claim that the fusion reactor would be one million times more powerful than any chemical reaction and three to four times more powerful than fission, yet it would not create any pollution.

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