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  1. Ford Invests Millions in Indian Car-Rental Zoomcar (F)

    August 25, 2016
    We can predict Ford’s Smart Mobility LLC investment arm formed this March to continue to invest heavily in emerging transportation ...
  2. Top 5 Automobile Stocks of 2016

    August 23, 2016
    Low rates, cheap gas, available credit and an improving economy should drive sales for these five industry leaders in 2 ...
  3. Ford Explorer Top SUV Among Generation Xers (F)

    August 18, 2016
    Ford's Ford Explorer is resonating with wealthy Generation-Xers according to a new survey from MartizCx.
  4. Ford Acquires SAIPS for Self-Driving Auto Plan (F)

    August 17, 2016
    On the longer horizon for Ford is a transformation into what CEO Mark Fields calls a "mobility company" rather than its traditional ...
  5. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    August 17, 2016
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  6. 8 Stocks for Active Traders (VRX,FCX,F,BAC,SIRI)

    August 10, 2016
    These eight stocks have the potential to deliver significant returns in a short period of time.
  7. Mercedes-Benz Bucks Poor Auto Sales Trend in July

    August 3, 2016
    Luxury sedans drive record monthly sales for the auto maker, contrary to industry trend toward pickups and SUVs
  8. Nissan Tops Honda for Fastest Sales Growth in U.S.

    August 2, 2016
    It looks like the ghosts of Nissan's (NASDAQOTH: NSANY) past are indeed in its past. According to Industry Week, the Japanese ...
  9. Pokemon Go Threatens Facebook's Future: Left (F)

    August 1, 2016
    Short seller Andrew Left says the game's success is a sign that Facebook may not dominate the mobile ecosystem in the future. ...
  10. Ford's Q2 Profit Falls 9% on Weak China Sales (F)

    July 28, 2016
    The Detroit-based automaker spooked investors by hinting that U.S. auto sales could be slowing down, sending its shares tumbling ...
  11. U.S. Automakers on the Mend After Upbeat GM Earnings

    July 21, 2016
    GM is gaining ground after a surprisingly strong second quarter earnings report and could now enter a new uptrend.
  12. Fiat, GM and Ford Benefit From Canada Sales (FCAU, GM)

    July 6, 2016
    The Detroit automakers benefited from increased Canadians sales, and analysts predict that the remainder of 2016 can prove ...
  13. All Three U.S Car Makers See Canadian Sales Grow (F, GM)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler were all able to post increased sales in Canada for the month of June.
  14. GM Climbs Despite Weak June Auto Sales (GM, F)

    July 5, 2016
    A 1.6% decline in June auto sales didn't keep shares of General Motors from moving more than 2% higher Friday.
  15. Ford Stock Drives Higher on June Auto Sales (F)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford reported June U.S. auto sales that suggest the automaker is not losing ground to competitors to the extent investors ...
  16. General Motors Share Hurt By Lack Of Trucks, SUVs (GM)

    June 30, 2016
    General Motors could see its market share in the U.S. erode as it reels from lack of supply for trucks and SUVs.
  17. Ford Faces Calls For Compensation From Indonesian Dealers (F)

    June 27, 2016
    Indonesian car dealers are crying afoul about the carmaker's decision to exit the market.
  18. Kia Top-rated Car in J.D. Power's Car Quality Survey

    June 24, 2016
    Kia Motors scored the highest in J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study, while three U.S. car makers improved.
  19. Best Stocks for a No Brexit Vote (IVZ,PRAH,PPL,F)

    June 6, 2016
    These six stocks might rally on a no vote for Brexit.
  20. Ford's May Auto Sales Miss (F)

    June 2, 2016
    The auto giant said it sold 235,997 vehicles in May, marking a 6% decline year-over-year and missing analysts' estimates. ...
  21. Consumer Spending Posts Largest Gain Since 2009

    May 31, 2016
    U.S. consumer spending, which accounts for over two-thirds of economic activity, rose by 1.0% in April, the largest month-over-month ...
  22. AT&T Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (T)

    May 23, 2016
    Discover why AT&T is a global leader in communication and how networking with its top five key customers helps keep the company ...
  23. Tesla Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TSLA)

    May 23, 2016
    Learn why Tesla’s capital structure may be working against its ability to continue to raise funds for its electric vehicle ...
  24. Auto ETFs vs. Stocks: Which is Best? (CARZ,F,GM)

    May 20, 2016
    Low interest rates and declining fuel prices is good news for the auto industry. Is an auto ETF a good idea or are individual ...
  25. Uber Is Testing a Self-Driving Hybrid Ford Fusion (F)

    May 20, 2016
    Uber announced Thursday that it is testing a self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid.
  26. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (F)

    May 20, 2016
    Discover which companies Ford relies on as its most important customers to help the iconic company remain the top-selling ...
  27. Ford Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (F)

    May 17, 2016
    Learn where Ford is on its road to financial recovery, and how the company's capital structure contributes to the risk profile ...
  28. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Tesla's Competitive Advantage? ...

    May 16, 2016
    Discover the factors of success for Tesla and how its first mover strategy has led to its success as a pioneer in the electronic ...
  29. Pivotal Raises Over $650M in Funding Round Led by Ford

    May 13, 2016
    The tech startup helping traditional organizations transform into digital companies, received investment from partner Ford ...
  30. GM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    May 12, 2016
    Learn why GM's enterprise value increased, and get an update on the company's capital structure, including equity and debt ...
  31. Detroit and Silicon Valley Working to Make Self-driving Cars ...

    May 11, 2016
    A new Detroit-Silicon Valley partnership signifies efforts by all in the auto industry, both traditional and tech-innovation-based ...
  32. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 8, 2016
    Take a brief look at a handful of General Motors customers, including dealership groups in Canada, Australia and the United ...
  33. Alphabet's Self-Driving Car to be Built by...Fiat?

    May 3, 2016
    Self driving cars are the future, and a rumored Fiat/Alphabet partnership could pay off for both firms.
  34. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Driverless Car Revolution (CARZ, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Take a look at some ETFs that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to companies in the forefront of developing driverless ...
  35. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (F)

    April 29, 2016
    Find out which suppliers generate a large percentage of their revenues from the Ford Motor Company and what makes their relationship ...
  36. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    April 29, 2016
    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  37. Ford Challenges Tesla with Long-Range Electric Car (F, TSLA)

    April 28, 2016
    CEO Mark Fields announced that Ford Motor Co. would introduce an all-electric vehicle with a range of 200 miles, putting ...
  38. Ford Has Best Q1 Since 1903 (F)

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of Ford Motor Company are driving 3% higher in the pre-market session Thursday and investors may want to call shotgun.
  39. Global Consumer Durables: 5 Key Industry Players (VLKAY, TM)

    April 26, 2016
    Learn how the consumer durables industry is dominated by auto manufacturers and which German carmaker finally became the ...
  40. Why Ford Spent $200K On a Tesla (F, TSLA)

    April 25, 2016
    There's no shame in appreciating the handiwork of a competitor, even it Ford is willing to absorb some sticker shock. Call ...
  41. Chrysler And Ford Earnings: Following In GM's Footsteps?

    April 24, 2016
    Upcoming earnings highlights include the latest results from two automaker giants. Wall Street analysts are looking for ...
  42. U.S. Automakers Unattractive at Current Levels (GM, F)

    April 22, 2016
    There's no compelling reason to own Ford Motors nor General Motors at this time.
  43. 5 Ways Tata Motors Plans to Boost Market Share Next Year (TTM)

    April 17, 2016
    Look at the top five things that Indian automobile company Tata Motors is doing to increase market share in 2016 in terms ...
  44. BMW Enters the Ride-Sharing Market (F, GM)

    April 13, 2016
    BMW re-enters the car sharing space with its launch of ReachNow.
  45. Ford Gains Traction in China, but Stock Reverses (F)

    April 8, 2016
    Ford's China sales results weren't celebrated Thursday, and they will matter when the company reports first-quarter earnings ...
  46. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    April 4, 2016
    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  47. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    March 15, 2016
    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  48. 5 Predictions for Virtual Reality in 2016 (F, SNE)

    March 13, 2016
    Discover the top five predictions for virtual reality (VR) in 2016, and why this is the year that it may finally get a mainstream ...
  49. Wait on Buying a Pickup (F, GMC)

    March 11, 2016
    Used car prices are dropping everywhere. But if you're in the market for a pickup truck, a good bargain is less of a guarantee ...
  50. Ford Drives Higher Despite F-150 Investigation (F)

    March 7, 2016
    The century-old company will survive this investigation and make consumers whole --that's not an issue. But can F stock still ...
  51. Ford Vs. Dodge: Comparing Under the Hood (F, FCAU)

    March 4, 2016
    Explore the recent financial performance of Ford Motor Company and Dodge's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, comparing growth, ...
  52. Is Ford's Emoji Marketing Method Successful? (F)

    March 4, 2016
    Learn how Ford used emoji-based marketing to promote its 2015 Focus model, and find out about the performance of the campaign ...
  53. India's $4 iPhone (AAPL, F)

    February 19, 2016
    Ringing Bells, an Indian startup, has come out with a $4 smartphone reminiscent – very reminiscent – of the iPhone. Too good ...
  54. Ford's 4 Key Financial Ratios (F)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about Ford Motor Company and how to analyze its business using financial ratios that help assess leverage, operations ...
  55. Consumers: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

    February 12, 2016
    U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% in January, the Commerce Department announced Friday, better than consensus expectations of ...
  56. Regulators to Google: Robot You Can Drive My Car (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has helped resolve these concerns. In a letter to Alphabet's core ...
  57. Ford's Earnings Boosted by Truck Sales

    January 28, 2016
    Despite the solid earnings results and improved guidance, Ford shares are down, suggesting investors couldn't care less about ...
  58. 3 Consumer Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (AAPL, CALM)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about the current environment facing consumer stocks and where to search for yield and capital gains within the consumer ...
  59. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
  60. Automaker Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 13, 2016
    Auto sales have been on fire, but auto stocks have not. What is 2016 likely to hold?
  61. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  62. Ford Vs. Chevy: Comparing Business Models and Strategies (F, ...

    December 30, 2015
    Learn about how the business models of Ford and General Motors compare, including market share, recent performance and brand ...
  63. A Self-Driving Car Made by Google and Ford

    December 22, 2015
    According to reports, technology behemoth Alphabet Inc. is said to be in talks with automobile company Ford Motor Co. to ...
  64. Analyzing Ford's Return on Equity (ROE)

    December 10, 2015
    Understand how to interpret Ford's recent return on equity (ROE) ratios, what they tell you about Ford's performance and ...
  65. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  66. Replacing Steel With Aluminum: Inside Ford's New Deal with Alcoa

    October 20, 2015
    Take a look at the new joint development deal between Ford Motor Company and its supplier, Alcoa Inc., to see what's in it ...
  67. Top 5 Companies Owned by Ford

    October 13, 2015
    Discover some of Ford Motor Company's most important subsidiaries and joint ventures, and learn more about what they do to ...
  68. 25 Tactical Trades Goldman Sachs Is Watching Amid Earnings Season

    October 8, 2015
    John Marshall of Goldman Sachs identified the 25 most "out-of-consensus opportunities" ahead of earnings season. Marshall ...
  69. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM

    October 7, 2015
    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  70. Digital Advertising Is The Future, But Why? (ZNGA, GOOG)

    September 28, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  71. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    August 21, 2015
    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  72. What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    August 21, 2015
    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  73. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  74. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In (F, GOOG)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  75. Chinese Auto Stocks: Hot or Not? (F, TM)

    August 11, 2015
    The Chinese auto market offers a lot of potential, but is it worth placing a bet now?
  76. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt (RSHCQ, GM)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  77. Honda Notches Best July Sales Ever (HMC, F)

    August 7, 2015
    Honda Motors (NYSE: HMC) set a new record for car sales in July, moving more than 146,000 vehicles off dealer lots in the ...
  78. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  79. Can Mobileye Revolutionize The Car Industry?

    July 28, 2015
    Cars are evolving into vehicles connected to the ecosystem around us. With its ability to sense and detect objects around ...
  80. Barclays Downgrades Auto Sector To 'Negative,' But Reiterates ...

    July 16, 2015
    In a report published Thursday, Barclays analyst Brian Johnson downgrade the entire U.S. Autos and Auto Parts sector to ...
  81. Ford Looks Overseas to Gain Competitive Edge

    July 14, 2015
    High labor costs are making it difficult for Ford (NYSE: F) to profitably make small cars in the U.S., causing the automaker ...
  82. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    June 19, 2015
    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  83. 3 Reasons Plug Power Stock Could Rise

    June 10, 2015
    Alternative energy production has come a long way in the past decade, with several different technologies vying for legitimacy ...
  84. Who are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCAU) main suppliers?

    May 28, 2015
    Learn about some of the most notable suppliers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA, the seventh-largest car manufacturer ...
  85. Who are Ford's (F) main suppliers?

    May 27, 2015
    Explore the history and current operations of Ford Motor Co. and discover some of its primary global parts suppliers.
  86. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    May 15, 2015
    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  87. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    May 15, 2015
    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  88. Trends And Growth In The Digital Advertising Industry

    May 8, 2015
    The rapidly expanding digital advertising industry is leading a shift towards content and demanding forced innovation.
  89. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks (F, FITB)

    May 4, 2015
    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  90. How the UK Makes Money

    April 29, 2015
    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  91. The 3 Most influential Companies Of The Decade

    April 24, 2015
    These three companies may be the most influential of the decade.
  92. Fundamentals Of How Canada Makes Its Money

    April 23, 2015
    In terms of industry, Canada is best known for oil and gas production, but the second largest country in the world has quite ...
  93. How To Best Analyze Relative Strength

    April 21, 2015
    Relative strength indicators measure performance between similar instruments, uncovering opportunities that can translate ...
  94. What are the most popular companies in the automotive sector ...

    April 2, 2015
    Learn about the largest global automobile manufacturers, including the most popular automakers by sales volume and companies ...
  95. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    March 24, 2015
    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  96. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    March 18, 2015
    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  97. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry (GM, F)

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  98. How Do Recalls Affect A Company?

    January 8, 2015
    A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, ...
  99. This American Car Maker Has 35% Upside Potential

    November 6, 2014
  100. Kaizen: An American Idea Gets A Japanese Makeover

    September 24, 2014
    This manufacturing philosophy – made famous by the likes of Toyota – had its start in postwar Japan with an American statistician.
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