Yahoo Finance (admittedly not the most reputable) is now estimating that Tesla shorts have so far suffered 3 Billion in losses over the last 3 days. Those are real losses not just stock up and downs. So that might be 15 billion so far in losing against Tesla. Maybe the rest of it will go up in smoke soon. And soon we will see it with a higher stock value than GM, which absolutely should be the case. Here is a good recap of why it should be the case: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/11/advantage-tesla/ Also for the layoffs note that none of those are coming from the the production associates but from salaried positions. Not also the supposed reason is redundancy that came with fast growth and proving profitability to catalyze grown in EVs. Also most interesting is the stated desire to further flatten the company.