The above is Tesla’s stock price since its IPO in 2010. On its first day it closed at $3.84 and was relatively flat until earlier this year at which point it shot up closing at$661.77 on December 24. If you invested $1,000 at the IPO that would be worth over$172,000. I’m one of those unlucky fools that purchased Tesla early - in 2011 - but then sold it in 2015. My $1,148.20 investment resulted in a pre-tax profit of$7,691.26. A nice gain until you consider what could have been.