I'm not a speculative trader and generally believe in the tried-and-true methods of dollar cost averaging, diversification and the like. But with Telsa ($TSLA) and SolarCity ($SCTY) I opened a small trading account (eTrade) and have been buying when I feel the price is good. Its all emotion and gut and not the way you should generally invest Both stocks swing quite a bit and as usual with timing my timing has been hit or miss. For my 2 years with Tesla I'm only up 2%. SolarCity up 11%, but I just started with them recently when they took a beating and dropped below $19. Since I'm new to individual stock investing and focussed on Tesla and SolarCity i'd love to hear how other people are speculating on these stocks and the strategies and results.