The SEC may have set a dangerous precedent in settling with Musk and allowing him to remain CEO. Musk and Tesla will also pay a monetary fine and add more independence to the boardroom as a result of the entrepreneur’s alleged market-manipulating behavior conducted through Twitter. We don’t think Tesla, a company with just $50 billion market capitalization and makes no money, is too big to fail. Musk’s settlement with the SEC is a sweetheart deal, and one that now has the stock soaring.
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