Originally Posted by ER_Hopeful
My timeframe will be 5-10 years.
I have a similar 10k and similar timeframe. One that I have been thinking about is Tesla. I would think you'll either lose it or do very well. Disclaimer: I am not an financial adviser nor do I own that stock.
What got me thinking about this was a visit to a Tesla store. Inside they had the basic frame without the cover. What struck me is how very simple that car actually is. You can see an example here.
Basically a bit of steering in the front, an electric motor in the back, and some batteries in the middle. The motor looks like one of the little ones I played with as a kid.
Now - I'm not a car guy at all, but where are all those things I don't understand when I look under my car's hood? Pistons, spark plugs, fuel injectors, timing belts, etc. You know - all the things that break and need maintenance and all that. I was impressed.
Of course, that has no bearing on how the company and their stock will fare.