SHOCKING Stock Chart of the Day: First Solar’s All-Time Chart

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) was THE best performing stock in 2007. Oh, how times change.

Here’s a look at how FSLR has gone up in flames in the past 12 months:

This is a great look at how highly speculative, nascent industries don’t always live up to expectations. Yes, solar is the future of energy. However, the build-out could be another 50 years at this pace and with strong opposition by some of the wealthiest companies in the world such as Exxon (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX).

Now, let’s zoom out to see the pain of riding a full gravitational round-trip via a stock:

The future is unknown, and stocks are a bet on the future. Without a comprehensive investing framework to eliminate risk and maximize reward, your portfolio will have a lot of First Solar type investments.

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