What did David Gardner and his Rule Breakers team see in Tesla back in 2011?
Back in 2011, Tesla Motors had produced a very modest 1,800 of its plug-in, zero-emission vehicles. Its cars were targeted exclusively at wealthy consumers, the company was not far removed from significant questions about its future, and it wasn't profitable.
Still, Motley Fool Rule Breakers advisor David Gardner recommended members purchase shares of the exciting yet unproven company.
Since then, Tesla stock has soared 8,924%.
What did David and his team see in the stock that made it worthy of a recommendation? In short, it showed the 6 Signs of a Rule Breaker that they seek, including "Top dog and first mover in an important, emerging industry," and "Sustainable advantage gained through business momentum, patent protection, visionary leadership, or inept competitors."
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