Coming up Roses

As of yesterday, pretty much everything we’ve been talking about over the last month blossomed. We were looking for the S&P 500 to take a run at 4100. It did even better, closing yesterday at 4179. We were looking for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to make a convincing move above $100 that would carry it up to $110. Amazon finished yesterday at $112.91.

Ford’s Big Mistake

Iconic American carmaker Ford just made a big mistake. In an effort to get around supply constraints for nickel and cobalt for electric car batteries, Ford decided to use lithium iron phosphate batteries for all of its electric F-150 Lightning trucks.

The Case for Rivian Automotive

There’s nothing sexy about delivery vans (though I will admit that I really like those Mercedes Sprinters). But the numbers that can be generated from supplying vehicles to massive delivery fleets like what FedEX, UPS and even the USPS operates are very seductive. And so it’s an attractive market for EV makers.