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Companies

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Why Slumping Auto Sales May Not Say What You Think They Say / Companies / US Auto's

By: F_F_Wiley

July auto sales (released today and charted below) remained weak and should trigger a few recession forecasts. In fact, over the past few months we’ve read about half a dozen commentaries linking the recent plunge in auto sales to an imminent recession. And we understand the reasoning, but we’ve yet to buy into it.

We agree that car sellers face a degree of demand saturation while potential buyers suffer from credit saturation, or at least that’s what the data seem to show. We also agree that the saturation twins tend to be late-cycle indicators. But we’d like to add another possible explanation for slowing auto sales, one that yields a different conclusion about recession risks.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Perfect Stock Market Crash Indicator Is Flashing Red / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: John_Rubino

What’s the last big toy you buy when things have been good for a really long time and you already have all the other toys? An RV, of course. A dubious thing to own if you already have a house, but when the good times seem likely to roll on forever, why the hell not?

And what’s the first thing you sell when you lose your job and your stocks are tanking? That very same RV. Which makes new RV sales a useful indicator of our place in the business cycle.

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Companies

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The US Auto Industry is About to Drive Off a Cliff - Again! / Companies / US Auto's

By: Gordon_T_Long

In the fall of 2015 we released a video study entitled: "The Coming Global Auto Abyss - Too Much Supply, Too Many Brands; Combine with Too Much Credit!". We concluded that low interest rate monetary policy for the auto industry was like handing crack cocaine to a drug addict. The auto industry would rapidly and irresponsibly abuse it, to such an extent that it would once again 'spin out' and careen back to what can only be termed the Washington 'substance abuse center'. Whether mis-management or clever strategy we are unfortunately being proven right and are now witnessing the reality.

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Companies

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Save the Environment and Your Retirement: Sell Tesla / Companies / US Auto's

By: Michael_Pento

The stock price of Tesla Motors (TSLA) has soared along with the recent announcement that pre-orders (i.e. a fully-refundable $1k deposit) for its Model 3 are approaching 400,000 units. The Model 3 is purported to sell eventually for an estimated $35,000; and is Silicon Valley's inexpensive electric vehicle (EV) offering that appears to be affordable for everyone; except Tesla that is.

After all, Tesla loses more than $4,000 on each of its high-end Model S electric sedans; and that model's cost is between $70 and $108k. With margins like that one has to assume a $35k Model 3 can't be the answer to solving Tesla's red ink.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch Of Tesla Model 3 / Companies / US Auto's

By: OilPrice_Com

The unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium—our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.

Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle. In one week alone, Tesla has racked up around $14 billion in implied future sales, making it the “biggest one-week launch of any product ever.” (And if you think the “implied future sales” negates the news, think again: Each order requires a $1,000 refundable deposit.)

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Politics

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tesla Motors - U.S. Congress Has Created a New Tax Credit…at Your Expense / Politics / US Auto's

By: Rodney_Johnson

This year, tax day arrives soon after Tesla Motors unveiled the affordable Model 3.

Well, maybe affordable isn’t the right word. With a base price of $35,000, it’s more expensive than the entry level Mercedes, but it’s also less than half the cost of the vaunted Tesla Model S, which starts at $76,000.

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Companies

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Investors Watch Out For The Auto Industry… / Companies / US Auto's

By: Harry_Dent

If you’re looking into buying your dream car in the next few months – think twice!

At the bottom of the stock crash in early 2009, I bought a dream car – a 2008 Maserati GranTurismo – at 22% off. I got the manufacturing margin and the dealer margin completely taken off. Six months earlier, I would’ve paid a slight premium. Instead, I got a discount.

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Companies

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Volkswagen - The Ultimate Insult / Companies / US Auto's

By: Rodney_Johnson

Ten years ago an airline ran a television ad showing weary business travelers, asking the question: “Why do they do it?” Eventually one of the travelers looks up and says: “For the miles!”

At the time, I was part of the bleary-eyed crowd of travelers. I racked up tons of miles, mostly on American Airlines, hopping from one speaking engagement to another, along with conferences and general business meetings.

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Companies

Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to Trade Volkswagen Stock Now / Companies / US Auto's

By: ...

MoneyMorning.com Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: When I started Total Wealth I promised that I would give you a blend of tips, tactics, and specific trading ideas to help you maximize your wealth based on the events of the day.

Today I’m going to keep that promise with a look at how to trade beleaguered VW right now, using a brand new Total Wealth Tactic I think you’re going to love.

What I like about this trade is that it’s easy to understand and even easier to implement.

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Companies

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Take Advantage of Record-High Auto Sales… Before This Bubble Bursts / Companies / US Auto's

By: ...

Peter Krauth writes: Based on car sales in the first half of 2015, we're on pace to beat the 17.4 million vehicles sold back in 2000.

But there's a troubling flip side to that retail boost to the economy…

You see, relatively low borrowing costs and a sympathetic bond market have helped push total U.S. auto debt to $1.01 trillion – the highest level ever.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in This Latest Yesla Technology / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Michael A. Robinson writes: It’s not often a so-called financial writer so blatantly misreads a key tenet of the technology business.

But that’s just what I saw in a piece I came across a couple of weeks ago.

Offering his take on Tesla’s announcement that its new Model S sedans would feature some “self-driving” technology, the columnist bemoaned the vehicle’s high price. He worried that “America’s wealth gap will spread to the highways,” leaving regular folks behind.

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Companies

Friday, March 27, 2015

Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry / Companies / US Auto's

By: OilPrice_Com

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer.

The F 015 'Luxury in Motion' concept car unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year is completely self-driving but still has a steering wheel and brake if you want to swivel around and drive it manually.
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Companies

Sunday, February 22, 2015

U.S. Auto Makers Subprimed for a Fall / Companies / US Auto's

By: EWI

With gas prices tumbling and car sales surging in December, analysts expect total vehicle sales to rise to 17 million units in 2015, close to the 17.3 million record in 2000. But a closer look reveals that this presumed "pocket of strength" is actually another deflationary sinkhole.

A big clue to this potential is the source of much of the industry's recent sales surge: debt.

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Companies

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Why the 'Big Money' Still Believes in Auto Stocks / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Michael E. Lewitt writes: U.S. auto sales were up big in 2014 and are expected to stay strong in 2015:

Oil prices have collapsed and are expected to stay low, fueling demand for pickup trucks, SUVs and RVs…

The average age of the U.S. auto fleet is at a record high 11.4 years while the average age of a full-size pickup truck is an even older 12.5 years according to industry analysts Polk….

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Currencies

Friday, December 26, 2014

2015 Could Be Ford's Best Year Ever / Currencies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

William Patalon writes: I've always been a "car guy."

Back in my high-school, college, and twentysomething years, the term was "motorhead."

I liked to soup up cars, did a bit of drag racing, and restored several antiques and classics with my Dad.

So I know cars.

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Companies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crude Oil Price Drop Signals the End for Tesla Motors? / Companies / US Auto's

By: DailyGainsLetter

George Leong writes: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) is currently running into a traffic jam on the chart, having declined 27% since trading at $291.42 on September 4. But I see this kind of move in a stock like this as a possible investment opportunity.

Now we are hearing market watchers saying Tesla is dead money as long as oil and gasoline prices stay low. The problem I see with this argument is that it ties the value of Tesla to the direction of oil. While the lower oil prices may hurt Tesla as an investment opportunity, I’m not convinced.

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Companies

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Are U.S. Cars About to Crash? / Companies / US Auto's

By: John_Rubino

New car sales have been one of the bright spots of the US recovery. And they’re still at it:

September U.S. auto sales to rise 10 percent: JD Power, LMC

(Reuters) – Strong demand drove U.S. new car and truck sales 10 percent higher in September, adding momentum to the industry’s best August in more than a decade, consultants LMC Automotive and J.D. Power said on Thursday.

Sales rose to 1.248 million new vehicles, or a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 16.5 million vehicles. This follows a 17.5 million annualized rate in August.

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Companies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why Tesla Stock Price Will Double in the Next 12 Months / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: I believe Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock will double within the next 12 months.

Bold? You bet. I know it's not a popular opinion. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the disdain for TSLA's bull run is only surpassed by the herd's disdain for the overall bull market itself.

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Companies

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Why GM’s Auto Recalls Are Worse Than You Think / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Michael A. Robinson writes: I can still remember driving around as a kid in my dad’s Chevrolet sedan, one with tail fins. Later, we had a Pontiac Ventura, and my mom drove a Chevrolet Malibu.

My first car in high school was a 1966 Pontiac Le Mans that I rebuilt myself. And my brother drove a Pontiac Firebird - all General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) cars.

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Companies

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Frank_Holmes

 “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

That’s according to Elon Musk, CEO of electric automaker Tesla Motors Inc., which we own in our All American Equity (GBTFX) and Holmes Macros Trends (MEGAX) Funds.

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Companies

Friday, June 06, 2014

With Toyota Gone, California's Loss Is Our Gain / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Michael A. Robinson writes: It's almost impossible to overstate the significance California has played in making Toyota Motor Corp. (ADR) (NYSE: TM) a U.S. success.

The Japanese firm set up its headquarters in Hollywood back in 1957. It used its surging popularity in this car-crazy, trendsetting state to become not just a major American nameplate but a dominant global brand.

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Companies

Monday, May 26, 2014

Should GM Be Recalled From Your Stocks Portfolio? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Investment_U

Tom Sandford writes: It seems General Motors (NYSE: GM) just can’t get a break these days.

Unfortunately, the only breaks that have come GM’s way lately have been in the cars themselves, as the reformed industry giant struggles to stay profitable in the midst of a public relations firestorm.

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Companies

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tesla Soon to Be the Biggest U.S. Automaker? / Companies / US Auto's

By: DailyGainsLetter

George Leong writes: Every time I drive my SUV, especially when I have to fill up the tank with premium gas, I quiver and think about downsizing to a smaller gas-efficient vehicle or some sort of hybrid.

I remember back more than a decade ago when Canadian upstart Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ/BLDP) was all the rage on Wall Street, with traders driving up the stock price to above $100.00 in early 2000 on anticipation the company could develop the first hydrogen-powered cell for vehicles. Of course, as my stock analysis indicates, that failed, as Ballard was unable to develop a battery small enough to power the everyday car. The rest is history. Ballard is still hanging around, but it’s a non-factor in the alternative power sector for vehicles, based on my stock analysis.

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Companies

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Secret to Unlocking Huge Auto-Tech Stocks Profits / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Michael A. Robinson writes: As a tech investor, I pay a lot of attention to the key trends reshaping our world and setting us up for massive gains.

I've also found that sometimes you can boil down great investment opportunities into a number. In this case its 11.4...the average age of a car on U.S. roads today.

Compared with the new connected car, that's like driving something out of the Flintstones.

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Companies

Monday, January 20, 2014

High Car Loan Delinquencies Suggest Solid 2014 Sales for Automakers? / Companies / US Auto's

By: DailyGainsLetter

John Paul Whitefoot writes: We expect American consumers to do a lot in this country; not least of which is to be the nation’s economic engine, after all, 70% of our gross domestic product (GDP) comes from consumer spending.

After years of strong stock market gains, America is still being bogged down with stagnant wages, high unemployment, and near-record-high food stamp usage—not the best formula for a nation that relies on consumers to spend, spend, spend. However, it is also contingent upon us being able to continually pay our bills. It’s the ebb and flow of consumerism.

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Companies

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Why Are U.S. Car Sales Down So Much? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Profit_Confidential

Michael Lombardi writes: All of a sudden, auto sales are declining…

Auto sales in the U.S. economy declined to an annual rate of 15.4 million units in December. In November, this number stood at 16.41 million units—a decline of more than six percent. (Source: Motor Intelligence, January 3, 2014.) Analysts were caught off guard by the decline in December auto sales; they were expecting an increase!

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Companies

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tesla Motors - What's Next? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Kyle Anderson writes: Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) has seen a meteoric rise of 410% since the start of 2013, and the electric automaker is set to announce its third-quarter earnings tomorrow (Tuesday) after market close. TSLA climbed 8% today to $175.18 ahead of the report.

Analysts predict earnings of $0.11 per share for the electric automobile manufacturer. The California-based company suffered an earnings loss of $0.92 per share in the third quarter of 2012.

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Companies

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tesla Motar: Where Retail Investors Rushing in and Nest Eggs Cracking / Companies / US Auto's

By: EconMatters

Every year there seems to be a few momentum stocks defying logic, reality while bleeding all shorts getting in the way.  This year, Tesla Motor (Nasdaq: TSLA) is one such stock which hit $188.64 on Friday, Sept. 26. We are talking about a $35ish stock just on Jan. 2, 2013, and the company only reported its FIRST EVER profitable quarter in May.  Goldman Sachs (GS) did do a reality check on Tesla's margin in July, and the stock did go down by $18.21 in one day on July 15.

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Companies

Friday, September 06, 2013

Are U.S. Auto Stocks a Buy Now? / Companies / US Auto's

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: When it comes to buying stocks, it’s important to know how each market sector is performing globally. Because we live in an internationally interconnected world, the events in one economic area can certainly affect a strategy when it comes to buying stocks.

One market sector that has been on fire in America is car sales. We all know that the low-interest-rate environment is now creating an extremely strong automotive market sector, driving the stock of many carmakers significantly higher.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tesla Motors 2012 Q4 Report Shenanigans / Companies / US Auto's

By: Submissions

Richard Moyer writes: These days, I await Tesla Motor’s quarterly reports with grim anticipation. I am always guaranteed some unexpected bit of creative accounting, employed to paint a brighter picture than reality would normally provide.

Q4 was no different, offering a rosy picture of 2750 vehicles rolling off the production line, with a Q1 2013 profit just around the corner. The revenue from automobile sales and cost of revenue were balanced, showing a sliver of a profit before R&D and administrative costs.

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Companies

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Electric Vehicles to Charge Up as Crude Oil Rises / Companies / US Auto's

By: InvestmentContrarian

George Leong writes: With the outlook for the U.S. and global economies looking more encouraging, we have seen a corresponding upward push by oil prices on the chart.

An issue for us is that oil prices continue to be largely dictated by the folks in the Middle East, namely the 11-member oil cartel Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Companies (OPEC). At this time, OPEC feels oil prices of $100.00 a barrel are reasonable, and $80.00 is viewed as the low point that is acceptable for oil prices. This might be fine with OPEC, as it adds to their rich coffers; but with the average price of gasoline at $3.54 a gallon, consumers aren’t happy with these high oil prices. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration web site, last accessed February 8, 2013.)

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Companies

Friday, September 07, 2012

U.S. Subprime Auto Nation / Companies / US Auto's

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHave you heard the news? Auto sales are booming. Total sales for the month of August were 1,285,202 vehicles, according to Autodata Corp, the highest monthly sales figure for any August since 2007, when 1.47 million autos were sold in the United States. Year to date auto sales have totaled 9.7 million and are on track to reach 14.5 million. Between 2006 and 2007, auto sales ranged between 16 million and 18 million. They crashed below 10 million in 2009. The Keynesians running our government have pulled out all the stops to restart this engine of consumer spending. First they wasted $3 billion of taxpayer funds on the Cash for Clunkers debacle. Almost 700,000 perfectly good cars were destroyed in order to keep union workers happy.  This Keynesian brain fart distorted the used car market for two years, raising prices for cars needed by the working poor. After that miserable failure, they realized the true secret to selling vehicles is to give them away to anyone that can scratch an X on a loan document, with 0% interest for 60 months, financed by Federal government controlled banking interests. Add in some massive channel stuffing and presto!!! - You’ve got an auto sales boom.

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Companies

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Is Tata Motors the New GM? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleG.S. Early writes: As far as prestigious SUVs go, the Land Rover badge has been a mainstay in the road-less hinterlands for decades.

Yet it has taken years for someone to actually get the formula right. BMW tried. Then Ford.

But neither one of them could quite get it.

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Commodities

Friday, March 02, 2012

High Voltage Oil Saving - Last Chance For The Electric Car / Commodities / US Auto's

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhether its the French-Japanese Nissan Leaf or the all American Chevrolet Volt, Chinese-American BYD and India's Reva, small scale producers of all-electric vehicles in other countries, and the infant industry's derived service providers like Israeli majority owned Better Place, times are very hard. Sales are in no way "exploding" and the reasons are starkly clear.

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Politics

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Electric Car Fairy Stories / Politics / US Auto's

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleErnst & Young reports, October 3, that 52% of its market analyst respondents think Europe will be the first mass market for electric vehicles, by 2022, while 39% say that dubious honour will go to China. Many are uncertain on the USA's rank in the EV boom, and often place the prospective US market  lower than Europe, China and Japan. About 37 % of Ernst & Young's respondents think that Japan, with its $12.7 trillion sovereign debt (but only $9 trillion according to the CIA) will strive to find new ways to drive up its debt with massive state subsidies to electric car builders, buyers, battery suppliers and all-comers to the EV spending party.

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Commodities

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Electric Car Fantasy And The Real World / Commodities / US Auto's

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA CAREFUL AVOIDANCE OF REALITY
With a few clicks on a touchpad or mouse we can align a forest of nice arguments and reasons for the coming all-electric car fleets of the consumer world, usually starting and ending with the threat of $200-a-barrel oil but also including Al Gore's touching calls for protecting polar bears from global warming. We can also find that both oil exporting Norway and Saudi Arabia have elites who take a major interest in electric car investing, or at least in-and-out financial plays, but in the Norwegian case its elites also continue to defend the national sport of hunting and killing whales, while worrying in public about polar bears and the "possible 7 metre rise" in world sea levels that burning Norwegian oil might cause, by about 2075.

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Companies

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Electric Car Nightmare / Companies / US Auto's

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElectric car and low carbon energy boomers from Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan and Dan Akerson of GM, to Sir Richard Branson, Al Gore, James Lovelock, Stewart Brand and a host of other promoters of the politically correct future never lose a chance preaching massive numbers of all electric cars in the national car fleets of every developed country by around 2020.

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Companies

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

U.S. Auto Sales Decline, Details Point to More Than Reduced Supply of Japanese Cars / Companies / US Auto's

By: Asha_Bangalore

Sales of autos fell to an annual rate of 11.45 million units in June from 11.79 million units in May. In the second quarter, auto sales dropped at an annual rate of 25.3% after a nearly 25% jump in the first quarter. The bulk of the decline in auto sales was not from a reduction in supply of autos due to the natural disaster in Japan but also a weakness in sales.

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Companies

Monday, June 06, 2011

U.S. Automakers Throttle Past Japan Quake Supply Chain Problems, While Others Stall / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: While Japan's March 11 earthquake did not damage the global supply chain as badly as initially feared, the world's automakers - particularly those based in Japan - have faced a tougher road to recovery.

Thanks to a smaller reliance on Japanese parts and a quick response to the crisis, U.S. automakers have weathered the disruption to their supply chains well, with minimal impact on production.

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Companies

Thursday, May 19, 2011

GM Versus Ford / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

I am on the sidelines on Ford (F), preferring to be long the pattern that has been carved out by General Motors (GM) during the past three weeks. For F to get any upside traction, it must climb above its May declining rally tops line, now at 15.22.

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Companies

Monday, May 16, 2011

GM Approaching Key Resistance / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

A very positive article in Barron's over the weekend has goosed General Motors (GM) a bit this morning, which is climbing towards a confrontation with key near-term resistance at 31.55/60.

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Companies

Friday, May 06, 2011

GM and Ford Bullish Chart Patterns / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Last week we discussed for subscribers the patterns unfolding in Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). With regard to Ford, we noted that the current outlook could press the stock into the 15.20-14.80 buy window, ahead of a powerful rally that should propel Ford through key resistance at 16.00-16.50 on the way to 18.00.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, February 28, 2011

Booming Global Auto Market Good For Many / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePerhaps no industry has experienced a stronger recovery from the depths of the recession than the global automobile industry. Around the world, cars are rolling off the lot at a pace not seen in years. Global car ownership is expected to rise 17 percent over the next five years, according to data from J.D. Power.

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Companies

Friday, February 18, 2011

Stock Price Recovery Rallies for GM, Ford / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) present very different near-term chart structures, with GM exhibiting a more constructive near term pattern than Ford. Nonetheless, both names are in different phases of recovery rallies off of their early February lows.

Reviewing the 60-minute comparison chart on both, we see that Ford's Jan double-top at 18.97 and 18.88 ended the upleg off of the June 29 low at 9.75. Ford has come off the Feb 3 low at 15.10 and is flagging in the mid-15 range.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Stop-Start Auto Boom is Here / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA new boom has been born. It has everything we look for in an emerging trend.
Its benefits significantly outweigh its costs to users.

It’s already proven. It works and the technology has already established a beachhead in some rapidly recovering market.

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Companies

Thursday, December 23, 2010

China Auto Market Will Continue to Drive Sales for Western Manufacturers in 2011 / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: The world's largest carmakers, including Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE ADR: TM), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Volkswagen AG, expect China's red-hot economy to keep auto sales rolling at a record pace in 2011, making it the third year in a row the Red Dragon will top the U.S. in car sales.

China's vehicle sales jumped 46% in 2009, dethroning the United States as the world's largest auto market and ending more than a century of American dominance that started with the Model T Ford.

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Economics

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Auto Sales Held Steady in November / Economics / US Auto's

By: Asha_Bangalore

Sales of autos held steady in November at an annual rate of 12.26, which supports expectations of growth in consumer spending in the fourth quarter, close to the 2.8% increase seen in the third quarter.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Charts Analysis Focus on U.S. Auto Makers, Ford, Toyota and Honda / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn our Webinar last night we reviewed some of the automakers, beginning with Ford (F), which is a beautiful chart.

Since the beginning of last year Ford has emerged out of the bottom of a head and shoulders pattern that has taken it from around 1 1/2 to 17 1/2. Would I buy it here (Monday’s close at 16.06)?

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stock Market Analysts and Insiders Wave Caution Flags After $20 Billion GM IPO / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) yesterday (Thursday) raised $20.1 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) that moves the company closer to paying back the taxpayer funds it received in a bailout last year.

However, GM's journey doesn't end there. Even after all of the IPO money changes hands, the company will still owe the federal government more than $26 billion. And the challenges that drove the company into bankruptcy to begin with – union payouts, tougher competition, and higher gas prices – are still relevant.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why GM is a Buy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Barnes writes: If you are one of the millions of retail investors who found themselves totally out of luck on the General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) initial public stock offering, don't fret.

Although the GM IPO is over, the profit opportunity has just begun.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

GM’s $10.6 Billion IPO Could be an Enticing Opportunity For Investors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: General Motors in an initial public offering (IPO) this month will price its shares at a level that could regenerate investor interest, and even throw off generous returns over time.

At least that's the hope of the U.S. government, which is likely to see its taxpayer-owned stake fall to less than the symbolically important 50% level when it sells approximately $7 billion of its shares in the IPO.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Takes Pole Position Among Automakers / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) yesterday (Tuesday) furthered its lead among U.S. automakers, reporting record-breaking third-quarter profits.

The world's most profitable automaker reported record third-quarter net income of $1.69 billion, up 68% over the same period a year ago. The company also said it is paying down debt faster than planned as new models boost its U.S. market share.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Future Market for Alternative Cars / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTesla became the first American automaker to go public since 1956 today as shares began trading under the ticker TSLA on the Nasdaq. With its most expensive car selling for more than $100k, Tesla is looking to strike a chord with wealthy yet environmentally conscious car buyers. Later this year, Chevrolet hopes its Volt (a price tag about half the size of the Tesla Roadster) will become the first electric car for the masses.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

General Motors Moving Slowly On the Road to Recovery / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: General Motors Corp. just logged its first quarterly profit since 2007. The company also claims to have paid back its government loans "in full," and is rumored to be interested in buying back its financing arm.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Buying Opportunity in Ford? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Today's spike low at 12.34 in Ford (NYSE: F) looked and felt like near-term panic liquidation, which sometimes creates meaningful buying conditions. Thus far, since the opening hour of trading, such a scenario appears to be developing -- that F completed a significant correction from its 3/18 high at 14.54 into the 12.34 low (-15%).

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ford Motor Company Is Ready to Haul In a Fortune for Investors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHoracio R. Marquez writes: Last week the Money Map team got together at the Baltimore Marriott and had a two-day conclave to discuss the market and what we can do to better serve you. We had many productive exchanges about our market views, preferred ways to profit, and other important issues.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breakout in Automaker Ford / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Ford (NYSE: F) has followed a very bullish script of late, as it coiled from its Nov 18 high at 9.14 into yesterday’s upside breakout that has triggered upside follow-through to 9.53 so far, perhaps on the way to my next optimal trading zone at 9.70 to 10.00. At this juncture, a break below 9.30 will begin to indicate that the upside thrust is a bit exhausted.

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Companies

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Natural Gas Vehicles vs Electric Vehicles / Companies / US Auto's

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf we have more natural gas than we can currently use; if natural gas vehicles use a proven technology; and if we have developed natural gas pipelines that lose less energy than high tension electric transmission lines; why do we seek electric vehicles when the technology is not developed for distance travel, when electric power losses over long distance transmission are substantial, and when we do not have the electric production or transmission capacity to supply a major conversion from gasoline to electric vehicles?

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Putin Mad at General Motors European Opel Sale U-Turn / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

Russian Prime minister Vladimir Putin promised that he would take into consideration GM’s negligence, after the US corporation took an U-turn in the sale of German car maker giant to the consortium of Russia’s Sberbank and Canada’s Magna.

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Companies

Friday, November 06, 2009

GE Explodes to the Upside / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Wow... General Electric (NYSE: GE) has exploded to the upside this morning after being upgraded by a couple of high profile research departments on the Street. From my perspective, this morning’s up-gap and upside continuation confirms the low of the 17-week cycle and the start of a new cycle, the first half of which should propel the stock higher off of this week’s low at 14.15. The initial optimal target is 16.20/40. My optimal pullback buy zones are 14.90 and 14.60.

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Companies

Friday, November 06, 2009

Has Asia Dethroned Detroit as the Auto Sector Leader? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Back in May I recommended that readers should buy shares in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on the grounds that the U.S. carmaker would gain market share from the bankrupt General Motors Corp. (OTC: MTLQQ) and Chrysler Group LLC. Ford’s third-quarter profit and healthy October sales growth show I called that one right. One doesn’t like to blow one’s own trumpet excessively, but if you’d followed my advice in May, you would today be sitting on a profit of nearly 50%.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Ford on the Move on Positive Earnings Numbers / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's very postive earnings and revenue news on Ford (NYSE: F) goosed the stock from around 7.00 to as high at 7.84 so far (+12 prior to the pullback to 7.57. Without diminishing either the report or the upside reaction, let's notice that today's upmove has NOT hurdled important resistance at the prior rally peak of 7.98 (10/21 high, at least not yet.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Near-Term Rally Peak for Automaker Ford / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

My near and intermediate term work are warning me that Ford (NYSE: F) hit a significant near-term rally peak at 7.98 on 10/21, which ended the upleg from the 10/02 low at 6.61. If my workproves correct, then F should correct into the 7.40/20 area in the upcoming days, where it will test important support, in particular, against the Mar.-Oct. up trendline.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Ford Motoring! / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Ford (F) is up substantially this morning on rumors floating around that one of the rating agencies is about to upgrade the company's credit rating, which could save Ford billions of dollars in refinancing costs in the upcoming months. Looking at the daily chart, to trigger upside acceleration F has to hurdle 7.40, which should propel prices above 7.60 on the way towards 8.50. We added it to our model portfolio last week at 7.09. Only a decline that breaks the October low at 6.61 will compromise the current positive technical set-up.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Investors Could Make a Fortune in the Hybrid Electric Car Market / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s the single best way to make a fortune investing.

It works in any market too.

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Politics

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lessons from the Humbling of General Motors / Politics / US Auto's

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSam Gindin writes: Of all 20th century industries, it was the auto sector that best captured the sway of capitalism and the rise of American dominance. The assembly line showed off capitalism’s remarkable productive potential and the automobile flaunted capitalism’s consumerist possibilities. At mid-century, with Europe and Japan emerging from the devastation of war, 80% of the world’s cars travelled on North America roads. Pursuing the United States model became a common aspiration across the developed capitalist countries.

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Companies

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ford: Playing Its Last Hand? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAn article from the Huffington Post on June 24, 2009 claims that Ford is "secretly" in talks to sell Volvo. 

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Companies

Friday, June 12, 2009

Phoenix of Renewable Energy Out of the Ashes of General Motors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Ellen Brown writes: It may be prophetic that among the brands GM chose to kill was the Pontiac Firebird, a classic hot car of the 1960s sporting the fabled Phoenix on its hood. In mythology, the Phoenix was a colorful bird that incinerated itself in its nest, then rose from the ashes as its own offspring. GM too, says Michael Moore, could be reborn as something else. In a June 1 eulogy of sorts, he wrote:

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Politics

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Money System Triggered the Bankruptcy of General Motors / Politics / US Auto's

By: Global_Research

Arian Nevin writes: Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThomas Friedman believes G.M. is a “giant wealth-destruction machine.” He’s dead wrong. General Motors was, is and will be a giant wealth-production machine. Industry produces wealth, and G.M. is the victim of an unsound money system.

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Politics

Friday, June 05, 2009

Making Sense of a U.S. Owned General Motors / Politics / US Auto's

By: Global_Research

Shamus Cooke writes: Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNow that the United States owns General Motors, many are asking, “What’s in it for taxpayers?” This is an extremely good question, considering that taxpayers may spend up to $100 billion [!] towards a company that’s currently worth around $450 million. (Wall Street Journal, 6/02/09)

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Politics

Friday, June 05, 2009

Why GM Really went Bankrupt, When They Could Have Been the World's Leading Car Company! / Politics / US Auto's

By: Kevin_Geary

GM is bankrupt, and yet it could have now been the world's leading car company, way ahead of any competition. It had a world-beating, world-leading, unique, battery-operated car called the EV-1. It got 140 miles on a single charge! And yet it deliberately destroyed its own invention!

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Companies

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Russia Becomes Co-owner of German Car Giant Opel / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

The Russian government did not take a direct part in the deal between Russia’s Sberbank, Canada’s Magna and USA’s General Motors to purchase a shareholding of German car-maker Opel. However, Prime Minister Putin hopes that the deal will fit into the strategy of Russia’s car industry development, Itar-Tass news agency reports. Putin welcomed the participation of one of Russia’s largest state-run banks, Sberbank, in the deal.

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Companies

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Stock Markets Cheer GM's Inglorious Conclusion / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt long last GM has gone bankrupt and was booted from the DOW along with Citigroup. The world did not end as former CEO Wagoner suggested would happen. Indeed the markets seemed to be cheering the news. Let's take a look at some headlines.

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Politics

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Grand Theft Auto Bankruptcy of General Motors / Politics / US Auto's

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreg Palast writes: Screw the autoworkers.

They may be crying about General Motors' bankruptcy today. But dumping 40,000 of the last 60,000 union jobs into a mass grave won't spoil Jamie Dimon's day.

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Politics

Monday, June 01, 2009

Goodbye GM / Politics / US Auto's

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael Moore writes: I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 01, 2009

GM RIP, NOT Too Big to Fail / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: PaddyPowerTrader

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the Irish Bank Holiday, it’s a quick one today. Today sees the once-great General Motors humbly applying for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It must have been a hard weekend as the clock ticked towards the June 1 government deadline to restructure. The company plan to name turnaround executive Al Koch to serve as its chief restructuring officer to help the company through bankruptcy protection. GM has already has received about £12.5 billion in government loans and could get nearly £19 billion more to make it through what is expected to be a 60 to 90-day reorganisation in bankruptcy court.

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Companies

Monday, May 18, 2009

U.S. AutoMakers, Chrysler, GM Slash Dealerships / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWilliam Patalon III writes: Just days after Chrysler LLC said it would be cutting one quarter of its auto dealerships, 1,100 General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) dealerships have reportedly been told not to expect a relationship with the embattled U.S. carmaker after October 2010.

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Companies

Friday, May 01, 2009

General Motors Becomes Government Motors: Only the Beginning / Companies / US Auto's

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWilliam L. Anderson writes: The news that Chrysler is going to file for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a small dose of reality in a cycle of Alice-in-Wonderland reports that have been filtering from Washington over the "restructuring" of the American automobile industry. Unfortunately, even a real-live bankruptcy is going to be so politicized that the outcome will be pretty much what the Obama administration has been demanding all along: a government-union partnership of domestic automobile companies.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Liquidate General Motors / Companies / US Auto's

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGeneral Motors and the U.S. government have several characteristics in common. Both are unwieldy behemoths which have become debt-laden, wealth-destruction machines. Their workers are overpaid and under-productive (for Federal employees, counterproductive is a more apt description). Foolish creditors have kept these monstrosities afloat and will eventually end up regretting ever having lent these debt addicts a dime. Yet, each one is a public-relations machine preaching to the citizenry that it is indispensable.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

GM Bankruptcy Feared Imminent as Shares Slump / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

Shares in General Motors Corp slumped more than 17 percent in Frankfurt on Tuesday amid growing concern the automaker might file for bankruptcy.

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Companies

Saturday, April 04, 2009

GM's Opel to be Rescued by the Russians / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

Auto giant General Motors Corp which includes its German unit Opel is on the brink of bankruptcy. Some experts say that GM may become bankrupt already in May.

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Companies

Thursday, April 02, 2009

General Motors has Two Months Left Before Bankruptcy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

The White House keeps the promise to wait for another plan to reorganize General Motors until June of this year. However, it seems that the US government already has a solution for the problems of the automaker. President Obama believes that an efficient bankruptcy would be the most desirable alternative for GM, Bloomberg reports. Many officials of Obama's administration also believe that a quick and surgical bankruptcy of the huge corporation is inevitable.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Slow Death of General Motors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: U.S. President Barack Obama's firing of General Motors Corp. ( GM ) Chief Executive Officer G. Richard Wagoner Jr. may be the beginning of the final act of a long and sad drama - the slow death of GM. The company nameplate may soldier on in some form, but it seems increasingly likely that unless Ford Motor Co. ( F ) can forever avoid government intervention, the once-unique capabilities of the U.S. automotive industry will be forever lost.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

GM Leads the Way with a 53% Auto Sales Plunge / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Congratulations of sorts go to GM for its industry leading sales effort. Please consider GM's 53% U.S. Sales Decline Leads Industry's February Plunge .
General Motors Corp., surviving with federal loans, said its February U.S. sales plummeted 53 percent as the recession pushed industrywide purchases toward the lowest in almost three decades.

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Companies

Thursday, February 26, 2009

As General Motors Goes, So Goes the Nation / Companies / US Auto's

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGeneral Motors was founded in 1908 in Flint , Michigan and grew to be the largest corporation in the world. Its market capitalization reached $50 billion in 2000. In the past week its market capitalization dropped below $1 billion to levels last seen during the 1920's. The story of General Motors is the story of America . In 1953, at the peak of its dominance, its President Charles Wilson declared before Congress that what was good for the country was good for GM and vice versa. Its rise to power and decline towards insolvency parallel the rise and fall of the Great American Republic.

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Companies

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Time to Bottom Fish U.S. or Asian Automakers Stocks? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTony Sagami writes: The government has spent so much and bailed out so many businesses that the news of the $17.4 billion bailout of General Motors and Chrysler failed to surprise many people.

The only surprise to me was that Ford didn't take any government money because they said they have access to enough credit for the time being. You watch; it won't be long before Ford is looking for a handout, too.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

U.S. Fed Destined To Become World's Largest Auto Dealership / Stock-Markets / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNot content with merely throwing money at the automakers, the Fed has new plans to become the world's largest auto dealership. Details of the plan were buried in this announcement: Fed Opens TALF Loans to All Borrowers, Extends Term .

The Federal Reserve revised its $200 billion program aimed at reviving credit to consumers and small businesses, extending the term of loans to three years from one year.

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Companies

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

U.S. Auto's $30 Billion Bailout Plan / Companies / US Auto's

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThirty Billion Dollars is a huge amount of money, but it translates into less than $100 per US person--- a small price that we should all be willing to pay to give the Automobile Industry time to restructure itself and to save a few million jobs.

Give them the green, but have them pay it back in a more economy and environment friendly manner. Here's the deal:

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Companies

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Congress Votes to Bailout Big Three Automakers with $15 Billion Cash Injection / Companies / US Auto's

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday, Congress signaled its intention to use $15 billion in public money to bail out the "Big Three" automakers with a so-called "bridging" loan. You would think that after becoming a major issue during the presidential campaign, politicians would have become wary of "bridges to nowhere."

GM, Chrysler and Ford are all operating at losses. They have failed business models. Sadly, they do not employ people in a profit-making enterprise. Rather, they "misemploy" people to manufacture losses, and have been doing so for decades.

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Companies

Monday, December 08, 2008

Analysis of the Big 3 Automakers Business Plans / Companies / US Auto's

By: David_Urban

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week the Big 3 automakers returned to Detroit in hybrid vehicles armed with business plans ready to appeal for billions in federal aid aimed at helping them through the ongoing recession and credit crunch.

A summary of the three plans follows with some comments.

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Politics

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Bailing Out the U.S. Auto Industry / Politics / US Auto's

By: Walter_Brasch

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCongress should bend over, dig into the public coffers once again, and give the auto industry everything it wants—even though 61 percent of Americans oppose a bailout, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll.

A couple of weeks ago, CEOs from GM, Ford, and Chrysler, known collectively as the Big 3, revved up their corporate jets' engines, dropped in on the Senate, and testified that without a $25 billion bailout western civilization would collapse.

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Companies

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stock Markets Crash to New Lows as Congress Says No to Auto Bailout / Companies / US Auto's

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStock Markets crashed in the last hour following law makers saying NO to the $25 billion bailout requested by the big three US Auto corporations, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, as the once thought of too big to fail are increasingly teetering at the brink of bankruptcy as law makers on capital Hill (Nancy Pelosi) had been seeking to allocate part of the $700 billion bank bailout funds at the auto industry so as to prevent bankruptcy and mass unemployment as a chain reaction hits suppliers that would impact on nearly 4 million US Jobs. Given the magnitude of the debts and losses of the big three, the initial estimates of $25 billion would soon have mushroomed to over $100 billion.

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Companies

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

U.S. Auto Makers Driven towards Bankruptcy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mark_OByrne

As auto manufacturers across the globe go to their respective governments, carrying empty fuel tanks hoping for a bail out, the shine has definitely dulled on platinum and palladium.  Tumbling car sales in North America and Europe have contributed to a dramatic shift in investor sentiment towards these metals, which play a vital role in diesel and petrol catalysts in reducing emissions. Johnson Matthey said it expected demand from carmakers in North America for platinum to dip by 36% this year and palladium by 20%. This news coincides with Republican Senators in the US attacking carmaker's pleas for another $25bn bail out on top of the $25bn already in place for the big three US manufacturers.

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Companies

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Ramifications of Bankruptcy at GM, Ford, and Chrysler / Companies / US Auto's

By: David_Urban

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch is being made in the press about the financial problems at GM, Ford, and Chrysler. For a number of years, the US automakers were the backbone of the US economy, providing jobs and products that were part of the rise of the middle class not just in this country, but abroad. A car was looked upon as a status symbol and along with the national highway system allowed Americans the freedom to travel and a symbol of wealth and stature.

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Companies

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stop Bailout Madness as Congress Targets Ailing Auto Dinosaurs / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEnough is enough. Congress is about to waste more money attempting to prop up ailing dinosaurs GM and Ford. We need to do something about this and we will. Please read this and act. First let's go over the background information.

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Companies

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

U.S. Autos Seek Bailout Cash to Prevent Bankruptcy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe big three US motor companies Ford, General Motors and Chrysler once thought of too big to fail are increasingly teetering at the brink of bankruptcy. Increasingly law makers on capital Hill (Nancy Pelosi) are seeking to allocate part of the $700 billion bank bailout funds at the auto industry so as to prevent bankruptcy and mass unemployment as a chain reaction hits suppliers that would impact on nearly 4 million US Jobs. Given the magnitude of the debts and losses of the big three, the initial estimates of $25 billion would soon mushroom to over $100 billion should the bailout go ahead.

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Companies

Sunday, October 26, 2008

GE Needs Fed Bailout To Finance Operations; Dividend At Risk / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGE is struggling to get short term financing at a price it wants to pay. So what does GE do? The answer is twofold:

1) Borrow from the Commercial Paper Funding Facility

2) Pretend this is a good thing.

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Companies

Thursday, September 04, 2008

GM, Ford, Chrysler on Sales Collapse Risk Bankruptcy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Wall Street Journal is reporting Auto Sales Tumble, But Industry Sees Signs of Hope .
Sales of cars and light trucks fell 15.5% to 1.25 million last month, down from 1.48 million a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp. The closely watched seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate was 13.7 million vehicles, up from 12.55 million in July, but down from 16.3 million in August 2007, Autodata said.

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Companies

Thursday, July 24, 2008

US Auto Industry in Meltdown as Ford Loses Record $8.7 Billion / Companies / US Auto's

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Ford motor companies stock price fell sharply by more than 10% following news of a worse than expected second quarter record loss of $8.7 billion, this follows a first quarter profit of $100 million. Ford has been witnessing a near meltdown in sales from a year earlier with auto sales down 28%, and truck sales down 36%, as following the surge in gas prices the once profitable SUV's have now become a liability by clogging up dealer forecourts with unsold inventory and thus contributing to the sales meltdown.

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Companies

Thursday, July 17, 2008

General Motors and Ford Increasing Probability of Permanent Meltdown / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Stathis

The recent Merrill (MER) research report on General Motors (GM) should not be treated with any urgency, although I agree with the overall assessment of a potential bankruptcy. But I would also add Ford (F) into that picture. As you will recall, we heard the same thing from analysts less than three years ago only to see GM's share price more than double over the ensuing two years.

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Companies

Saturday, July 05, 2008

US Auto Makers Feel the Heat of High Gas Prices  / Companies / US Auto's

By: Salman_Khan

The Sport Utility Vehicle has been an American icon ever since it was born into mass popularity during the days of World War II when the American WillysJeep was introduced in the US car market. Vehicle buyers were drawn to their large cabins, higher ride height, and perceived safety. Additionally, full-size SUVs have greater towing capabilities than conventional cars, and can haul trailers, campers and boats. SUVs had the added benefit that they could carry more passengers than a pick-up truck. Finally, a perception of social wealth SUV owners grew.

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Companies

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Can Battery Technology Save General Motors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe saga at GM continues. On Monday I spoke of GM's Ridiculous Bluff to raise prices on the 2009 line of autos.

GM and GMAC were in the news again on Tuesday on cash burning concerns. Let's take a look. Bloomberg is reporting GMAC's $60 Billion Deal Loses Traction as Cash Burns .

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Companies

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

General Motors Ridiculous Bluff / Companies / US Auto's

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGM needs some poker playing lessons. The first rule of bluffing is that it's important that not everyone else at the table not know it's a bluff.

The Kansas City Star is reporting GM to raise prices on 2009 models, cut production .
General Motors Corp. told dealers Monday it plans to raise prices on 2009 models by an average of 3.5 percent despite a tough market that is forcing the automaker to cut production and discount its 2008 models.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

United Auto Workers (UAW) Sellout at GM and Chrysler / Companies / US Auto's

By: Stephen_Lendman

The September and October United Auto Workers (UAW) GM and Chrysler agreements are just the latest examples of union leadership surrender and betrayal. It's an ominous sign of labor's plight and clear indication of what's ahead - more for business, less for workers, and no relief in sight with union bosses out for themselves and more allied with business and imperial interests than their own rank and file.

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Economics

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Seven Plus Year Super Cycle Recession In US Auto Sales Continues / Economics / US Auto's

By: Bob_Bronson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAuto sales have been in a continuous recession for the past seven years. They never fully recovered from the last recession, and thus never entered an expansion stage, and they have been declining sharply for the past 22 months since their Jul '05 peak (on a rolling 12-month cumulative basis). Read full article... Read full article...

 


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Thursday, August 02, 2007

US Car Sales Slump - Perhaps Detroit Would Welcome A Strike? / Companies / US Auto's

By: Paul_L_Kasriel

Despite hefty incentives, light motor vehicle sales in July were down month-to-month for the seventh consecutive time this year. Sales crept along at an annual pace of only 15.54 million units. Excluding Katrina-dampened September 2005, this was the weakest monthly sales rate since June 2004. In the first seven months of 2007, light motor vehicle sales are down an annualized 12.03% -- the weakest July-over-December sales rate since 2003 (see table below).

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Companies

Monday, June 04, 2007

Ford US Motor Sales Continue Drop / Companies / US Auto's

By: Submissions

This season would probably be the end of Ford Motor Company's 76-year domination as the second-biggest seller of vehicles in the United States.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

104 Years of Ford Motoring Going Down the Drain / Companies / US Auto's

By: Submissions

After years of being one of the largest and most renowned automaker, it seems like Ford the major stockholder of Mazda the manufacturer of Mazda cornering light is finally at its brink. It is no secret that Ford has been facing financial problems for years now brought about by products that failed to sell well in the market not to mention the frequent changes in the management stature.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

American Auto Industry - Driven to Fudge the Numbers / Companies / US Auto's

By: Rob_Kirby

Much has been written lately regarding the woes of the North American Auto Industry and why they seemingly cannot compete.

Reasons proffered as to why the North American auto industry has fallen upon such hard times run the gamut from quality issues to aging work forces to greedy unions.

One of the less talked about or ignored issues that has greatly impacted the plight of the auto industry is the misreporting of inflation - thanks to financial shenanigans by Central Bankers like the Federal Reserve.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Demise of the American Auto Industry and the Rise of Toyota - Quality vs Quantity / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_and_Markets

When Elisabeth and I lived in Japan many years ago, the tender loving care of our host family, the Kondos, is a memory we will always cherish. So right now, we're delighted to have the chance to reciprocate while we host the next generations of Kondos at our home here in Florida.

The Demise of the American Auto Industry and the Rise of Toyota - Quality vs Quantity

In a moment, I'll show you how their story may intersect with yours — and with America's as a whole. But first, I want to tell you about one of the most sweeping megatrends of our time:

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