Tesla Gains on CPI Surprise as Musk Tweets He’s “Thinking of” Quitting Jobs

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Tesla stock (NASDAQ:TSLA) traded 1.2% higher in Friday’s premarket. dragged up by the broader market after previously drifting lower on the back of the latest CEO Elon Musk’s latest Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) foray.

Musk floated the possibility of standing down as CEO, tweeting: “Thinking of quitting my jobs and becoming an influencer full-time wdyt.”

The last four letters standing for ‘what do you think?’

Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, leads brain-chip startup Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company. It wasn’t immediately clear if Musk was being serious, or whether he was referring to any of his roles in particular.

In the past he has frequently used the Twitter platform either provocatively or with tongue in cheek. Two months ago, Musk dressed up the obligatory payment of a tax bill as dependent on a poll of his Twitter followers.

He has since sold nearly $10 billion of Tesla stock, but remains comfortably its largest shareholder.

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