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  1. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  2. This Could be the Major Investment Theme of 2013

    January 2, 2013
    As investors stepped away from their computers during the holidays, they may have failed to notice an absolutely stunning ...
  3. The Treasury Bails On General Motors

    December 24, 2012
    GM announced December 19 that it's selling its remaining 500 million shares of GM within 15 months. The government's loss ...
  4. This Stock Could Get DESTROYED by Ford, GM and Volkswagen

    December 12, 2012
    In part one of my look at Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA), I took note of the company's award-winning new sedan, impressive engineering ...
  5. Should You Invest In Starbucks Or Arkansas Best?

    November 2, 2012
    As long as its management continues to stay solid, and its employers remember to treat its employees right and deliver a ...
  6. The Market's Next BIG Turnaround Story

    November 1, 2012
    If you've ever wanted to invest in the early stages of a corporate turnaround, read on. Three of the companies below have ...
  7. Ford Third Quarter Earnings

    October 30, 2012
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 30, 2012. Ford is an automaker that ...
  8. Is Ford Breaking Out?

    September 20, 2012
    New York, September 20th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) closed the session at $10.59 just above ...
  9. Washed Out Expectations May Help Maxwell From Here

    September 5, 2012
    Reduced expectations may be Maxwell's best friend.
  10. Ford Motor Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    July 23, 2012
    Ford Motor (NYSE:F) will release its second quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Analysts have become increasingly ...
  11. Bull Vs. Bear: Major Automakers Face A Tough Road Ahead

    July 9, 2012
    The auto industry remains intensely competitive and deeply cyclical. The major automakers should expect to face substantial ...
  12. Value In Car Parts And Services

    June 26, 2012
    While the automotive industry is known for its cyclical ups and downs, the auto parts industry has been a very attractive ...
  13. China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    June 4, 2012
    With China's growth stalling, the country has begun plans for new stimulus measures. The first of which is a program to spur ...
  14. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  15. Ford not Junk Anymore

    May 23, 2012
    Ford's credit rating has been raised from Ba2 to Baa3 by Moody's, the second ratings agency to restore the Detroit car maker's ...
  16. Advance Auto Parts Still Top Notch

    May 22, 2012
    The sell-off has made shares in Advance Auto very attractive again. Even assuming the company's guidance is accurate at $68 ...
  17. Could BorgWarner's High-Quality Miss Be An Opportunity?

    May 1, 2012
    BorgWarner has broadened its customer base and may be the most promising seller of passenger vehicle parts, but the undervaluation ...
  18. OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    April 23, 2012
    With manufacturing returning to U.S. shores, the industrial real estate sector could finally be turning a corner. Betting ...
  19. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  20. Own The Barron's 30

    March 30, 2012
    On March 24, Barron's profiled 30 of the world's best CEOs. To invest in all of the Barron's 30, it's almost easier to buy ...
  21. Buy This ETF - It's In The KNOW

    March 23, 2012
    The Direxion fund tracks companies in the S&amp;P 1500. Best of all, it's all-cap so size isn't a constraint.
  22. Auto Stocks: Will Electric Cars Ever Gain Traction?

    March 22, 2012
    The Obama administration has been pushing to get 1 million battery-powered vehicles on the road by 2015.
  23. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  24. Time To Turn The Ignition?

    February 17, 2012
    Companies like Ford and GM have weathered competition from foreign rivals and to this day remain an important part of gauging ...
  25. Strattec Security Looks To Lock-In Potential

    February 7, 2012
    While Strattec's margins have dropped significantly since its height in 2004, the company is showing signs of growth.
  26. Is The Auto Industry On The Rebound?

    January 3, 2012
    Ford reinstated its dividend, but does that mean the Big Three of the auto industry are back?
  27. Avoid Investing In Hogs This Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2011
    Is the ride over for Harley-Davidson investors?
  28. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  29. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  30. CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    October 18, 2011
    There are currently two auto exchange-traded funds avaialble for investors, but the soft auto market creates concerns over ...
  31. Why GM's Not A Value Trap

    September 28, 2011
    GM's P/E ratio is less than five right now. That's value trap territory. I'll look at why it's not.
  32. 3 Reasons To Own Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

    September 15, 2011
    Despite a global economy that is still sick, I'll look at three reasons Royal Caribbean is worth buying right now.
  33. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  34. Bonds That Look Better Than Treasuries

    August 14, 2011
    Instability in the political and economic spheres has meant a shift from Treasuries to corporate bonds in recent weeks, writes ...
  35. Tata Motors Is Ready To Drive Off

    July 18, 2011
    India's Tata Motors appears to have snagged a great buy in Jaguar/Land Rover and now is poised to take global market share.
  36. Industrial Softness Spreading Out

    June 21, 2011
    Guidance among the companies that feed heavy industry confirms a slowdown. Are naysaysers of the U.S economy right?
  37. George Soros Bets On Visteon

    June 9, 2011
    Learn why investors should join in on George Soros' $133 million investment in Visteon.
  38. 3 Reasons Why GM Is Better Than Ford

    May 16, 2011
    GM CEO Daniel Akerson bought $1 million in stock on the open market May 11. That's just one of three reasons why GM is a ...
  39. Can China Yuchai Rev Up Your Portfolio?

    April 1, 2011
    China Yuchai is risky, but maybe too cheap to ignore as a play on China's industrial expansion.
  40. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  41. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    February 23, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  42. Toyota Profit Falls, Outlook Rises

    February 11, 2011
    Toyota had a rough third quarter where sales and profits fell, but investors liked the improved outlook for the automaker.
  43. EV Tech Moves Ahead

    January 11, 2011
    Ford unveiled its new fully-electric Focus. Will the new EV have much impact on the auto industry?
  44. Powering Up With Fuel Cells

    December 22, 2010
    Moving past the hype of finding cleaner and renewable sources of energy, fuel cells are once again returning to the forefront ...
  45. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  46. After The GM IPO

    November 30, 2010
    Now that the General Motors IPO buzz has settled, investors might want to take a deeper look at the new GM.
  47. Are Auto Parts Makers Really Back In Business?

    November 19, 2010
    Did the auto parts maker stocks really deserve to rally side-by-side with auto manufacturers? Conventional wisdom says yes, ...
  48. Honda Sales And Profits Surge

    November 3, 2010
    Honda's sales and profits soared in its second quarter, and the company raised its full-year outlook.
  49. Highest Trading Stocks

    October 28, 2010
    These stocks have the highest trading volume on the market. But does heavy trading equate to success for these companies?
  50. 3 Stocks Getting Upgrades Before Earnings Season

    October 6, 2010
    These three companies bring great momentum and higher price targets into fourth quarter reporting.
  51. 4 Stocks With Impressive Earnings Yields

    October 6, 2010
    An in-depth look at four caps with impressive earnings yields.
  52. Is The New General Motors Really New?

    August 26, 2010
    Although General Motors is in better financial shape, it will still have to come out with car models that the public wants ...
  53. Advance Auto Parts Continues A Winning Formula

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  54. Steel Slowdown For Real, Or Just Sandbagging?

    July 29, 2010
    None of the steelmakers are looking for a great second half, but is this part of a larger problem?
  55. Executive Compensation Gone Mad

    June 16, 2010
    S&amp;P 500 companies now pay millions to CEOs for supplemental executive retirement plans.
  56. Keep An Eye On Biobutanol

    May 18, 2010
    Could biobutanol ultimately supplant ethanol as the biorenewable fuel of choice?
  57. Is Ford Overpriced?

    April 29, 2010
    After a long run up, is Ford still a strong buy?
  58. Spin Control

    March 22, 2010
    Politicians are known for spin control, but public companies also try to shed the best light on results by using nuanced ...
  59. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  60. Systems Check At Automotive Safety Providers

    February 19, 2010
    Automotive safety suppliers can benefit from the shadow cast by Toyota's recalls.
  61. Automaker Roundup: The Good, Bad And Untold

    February 8, 2010
    The dust is starting to settle for the automaker industry. Where are all of the chips falling?
  62. Honeywell's Free Cash Flow Conversion

    February 2, 2010
    Honeywell's high level of free cash flow makes the stock as sweet as its name.
  63. The Best Stocks Of 2009

    January 4, 2010
    Investors who owned the best performing S&amp;P 500 stocks were richly rewarded in 2009.
  64. Four Interesting Minority Investments

    November 16, 2009
    Minority interests can be great investments, but you have to do a little digging to find ones worth looking at.
  65. Are Automakers Getting In Gear?

    November 13, 2009
    Toyota and Ford recently reported encouraging earnings news, along with better outlooks. Are these improvements sustainable?
  66. Defined-Contribution Plans And The 11-K

    October 8, 2009
    Defined contribution plans are an important part of American retirement savings.
  67. Profit Using High And Low Turnover Funds

    September 24, 2009
    We look at the top five holdings for two of the best large growth funds over the last five years.
  68. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Alternative

    September 11, 2009
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by financial and automotive ...
  69. 4 Stocks The Money Managers Love

    September 7, 2009
    Now that mutual funds have filed their holdings with the SEC, we take a look at some money-manager favorites.
  70. 4 Dynamic Consumer Goods Stocks

    August 11, 2009
    4 of the top performing consumer goods stocks.
  71. Daimler Joins The Auto Horror Show

    May 4, 2009
    Daimler reported a massive loss for the quarter, joining in the parade of the automakers' earnings carnage.
  72. Global Investing Made Easy

    April 8, 2009
    Investing in the most valuable American brands operating globally has paid dividends this decade.
  73. Debt Exchanges Are The Latest Push

    April 3, 2009
    Many companies are trying to cut debt levels by exchanging existing debt for a combination of new debt, cash and stock.
  74. Toyota Adds To Auto Woes

    March 30, 2009
    With Toyota about to announce its first annual loss, investors are wondering when the auto industry will turn itself around. ...
  75. 5 Cheap Stocks Based On Price-To-Sales

    March 24, 2009
    P/S can be a better valuation tool than P/E during a recession, but it's not a sure thing.
  76. Are Dual-Class Stocks Good For Your Portfolio?

    February 2, 2009
    A look at this controversial share structure using several well-known examples.
  77. Five Reasons To Look At Canon

    January 21, 2009
    These reasons may make Canon an attractive stock to add to your portfolio.
  78. Executives Take Pay Cuts For The Team

    January 15, 2009
    Upper management salary cuts do not guarantee future performance, but they do indicate how the right team can add value during ...
  79. Is Darwinism Dead?

    December 19, 2008
    Is government intervention messing with nature's cycle of life?
  80. Will Ford Go The Way Of The Edsel?

    November 10, 2008
    Ford's Q3 was even more dismal than expected with the company facing still weaker sales and burning through cash.
  81. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this key industrial metal.
  82. Cash Is King Once More

    October 13, 2008
    Companies with a heavy dependence asset-backed commercial paper are doomed if investors get cold feet. Learn which companies ...
  83. Boss Holdings - A Stock Benjamin Graham Would Love

    October 6, 2008
    Boss Holdings is selling for less than net current asset value - something Benjamin Graham would appreciate.
  84. GM Stall Creates Industry Bottleneck

    September 3, 2008
    As GM goes so too goes the auto parts industry. Learn which auto part suppliers could feel the brunt of GM's pain.
  85. Banking On Islamic Finance

    June 2, 2008
    With a torrent of petrodollars now hitting the Middle East, global banks could see rising profits from their Islamic banking ...
  86. Strangely, Ford's 'Buy High, Sell Low' Strategy Could Work

    March 27, 2008
    Ford unloaded its Jaguar and Land Rover lines on Tata Motors, getting a fraction of what it paid for them. How can his be ...
  87. Banking On India's Continued Growth (IBN)

    October 9, 2007
    India's booming economy should keep loan growth strong for its second largest bank, ICICI.
  88. One Thousand Reasons To Reconsider GM?

    September 5, 2007
    The U.S. auto maker's $1,000 incentive plan sparked sales. However, gimmicks aside, it's quality that drives long-term success.
  89. General Motors: For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2006
    Is GM ready to drive over the competition?
  90. A+ or F? What Makes for a Good Value Stock Pick...

    January 17, 2006
    Trading near 20-year lows, is Ford a good value stock pick?
  91. Our View on Stock Options

    August 11, 2005
    In this piece, David Harper wades deep into the option expensing ruling and what this really means to investors.
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