Saudi Interest in Tesla Could Help 'KSA' ETF

Hence, Musk’s two words of “funding secured” in the tweet was not as cryptic as Wall Street analysts thought with many positing exactly where this source or sources of funds would originate or if there was even any actual capital secured that will allow Musk’s privatization play to come to fruition. With a price of $420 per share as referenced in last week’s tweet, it would effectively bring Tesla’s market value to $71 billion.

Related: Elon Musk: Tesla Going Private is ‘Best Path Forward’

In the meantime, KSA could be in play if ongoing talks with the Saudis and Musk allow the wealth fund to acquire an even larger stake in Tesla than originally anticipated. KSA has been having a tremendous year, gaining 20.94% year-to-date based on Yahoo! Finance performance numbers.

Looking at the YTD chart, KSA has crossed below its 50-day moving average, which could allow the ETF to gain should talks with Tesla progress and a deal solidifies that gives the Saudi Arabia investment fund a sizeable stake in the automaker. Nonetheless, KSA is still outperforming its more general emerging markets ETF peer, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), by a wide margin.

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