Is it too late to buy Tesla?

Investors buying shares of the electric car maker now need the proper timeline and temperament.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 31, 2013 2:09PM
When Tesla (TSLA) delivered the first Model S last June, the company had a lot of detractors. But after several prestigious awards, a paper profit, and a commitment to an extensive charging network, Elon Musk and his company have answered most of the bearish concerns.
 
If you waited for these issues to be resolved, however, you've missed a triple in just the past two months. Is it too late buy the stock?
 
Like all investments, you should make sure your original thesis is still intact, have at least a three- to five-year time horizon, and don't have too much riding on any one stock. Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore has more on Tesla in this video report.
 Traffic copyright Pixtal, SuperStockTesla has been an incredible stock for shareholders this year, soaring more than 200% in just a few months. 

But, as good as Tesla is, we like one stock better. Our Chief Investment Officer is calling it: The Motley Fool's Top Stock of 2013, and you can uncover his exclusive pick for FREE! Just click here now to reveal his favorite company of the year.

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