This thread is inspired by a similar one on the Tesla Motors Club forum. Anyone on here buying shares of Tesla? (TSLA) If so, what are your reasons? I owned 100 shares until recently. I bought 50 shares on each of two different occasions, and this morning I got another 25 when the price dropped to 35 and a limit order I had in executed. I believe Tesla is a solid company with a good product, good management, and good prospects for success. I believe the stock will go up once the Model S goes into production, baring significant problems with the car, which I think is unlikely. But speculating on any given company is always risky. Any number of things could go wrong. An unforeseen disaster, or another company might just win out in the end. So I never put a significant amount of money into any individual stock issue. My real investments are funds and bonds, both highly diversified. But just as I bought 12 shares of Toyota shortly after buying my Prius, because I like the car, and 100 shares of Panasonic because they made the battery, and I wanted to feel like I was a part owner of the company that made such a great car, so also I wanted to be a part of Tesla as an owner because I think my Tesla Roadster is the coolest thing on the road. So my shares are not really an investment, but more a feel-good possession. Not like a car that you can drive or a music CD that you can listen to, or a painting on my wall that I can enjoy every day as I look at it. But still something it feels nice to have because it means I am a part owner of a company I like. I'll probably never sell my shares, unless something happens to make me mad at the company (they change their focus, or I have trouble with my Roadster). And I'll probably never own more than 200 shares, and that only if the price goes down a few more points before the S goes into production. I just think it's a cool company, and I really like driving my car. So, anyone else own TSLA?