Jupiter's Clunie: James Anderson Should Sell Tesla

James Clunie, manager of the Bronze-rated Jupiter Absolute Return fund, explains why he's shorting Tesla, alongside a third of Scottish Mortgage's listed stock portfolio

David Brenchley 29 March, 2019 | 11:47AM
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The evidence against an investment case for Tesla (TSLA) is “overwhelming” and should, eventually, lead Baillie Gifford’s James Anderson to significantly reduce his weighting to the electric car maker, according to Jupiter’s James Clunie.

Tesla currently accounts for around 6% of Anderson’s Morningstar Gold-rated Scottish Mortgage (SMT) and has done wonders for the ever-popular trust’s stellar performance over recent years. It's also owned - and has been backed - by other Baillie Gifford fund managers.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Amazon.com Inc3,409.02 USD0.00Rating
Jupiter Absolute Return I Acc43.08 GBP1.09Rating
Netflix Inc628.29 USD0.00Rating
NIO Inc ADR37.71 USD0.00
Scottish Mortgage Ord1,437.59 GBP0.78Rating
Tesla Inc843.03 USD0.00Rating
Wayfair Inc Class A239.77 USD0.00Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk