TM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Toyota Suffers 5.6% Drop in June Auto Sales (TM)

    July 5, 2016
    Toyota, whose June sales declined 5.6%, was one of the worst performers among the major auto manufacturers.
  2. Tata Motors May Reduce UK Investment on Brexit (TM, TTM)

    June 24, 2016
    Asian and Japanese car makers could curb their investments in the U.K. in light of the vote to exit the European Union.
  3. Brexit Could Hurt Auto Sales (TM, TTM)

    June 21, 2016
    A U.K. exit from the European Union could hurt auto sales both in the U.K. and abroad, according to the Society of Motor ...
  4. Tesla Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (TSLA)

    May 20, 2016
    Discover more information about five key customers for Tesla's electric automotive parts and energy storage batteries that ...
  5. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    May 4, 2016
    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. The 5 Largest Japan ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover several of the largest Japan ETFs, as measured by assets under management, and learn about the investment exposure ...
  8. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Winning Assets (FJP, HEWJ)

    April 26, 2016
    Learn about the factors currently affecting the Japanese economy, and discover which Japan-focused ETFs are drawing the most ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. ARTIX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 21, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Artisan International Fund, and examine how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  11. Best Buy Geek Squad Going Green With Toyota

    April 12, 2016
    For years, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) had a signature look for its mobile technology support outfit, the Geek Squad. The crew ...
  12. VTIAX: Vanguard International Stock Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 10, 2016
    Explore the five largest holdings of the hedge fund VTIAX. Find out how much of the fund is exposed to each position and ...
  13. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Japanese Equity ETFs (DBJP, DXJR)

    April 7, 2016
    Obtain an overview of the three ETFs that offer the highest dividend yields for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio ...
  14. The Market In 5 Minutes: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    April 5, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  15. Toyota Joining the Competition with a New Compact Crossover (TM)

    April 4, 2016
    Learn about the Toyota C-HR, how it was developed from a concept car, its launch at the Geneva Motor Show and how it will ...
  16. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of General Motors Stock (GM, TM)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover which mutual funds own the largest positions in General Motors, and learn about the investment style and strategy ...
  17. 5 Popular U.S. Equity ETFs for 2016 (SPY, AAPL)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover 5 ETFs that investors might use to obtain exposure to portions of the U.S. stock market.
  18. 5 Popular Japan ETFs in 2016 (EWJ, BLK)

    March 15, 2016
    Learn the top five popular picks for investment in Japan through exchange-traded funds that focus on different aspects of ...
  19. A Look at Toyota's Flying Car Patent: Will it Become Reality?

    March 5, 2016
    Learn about the flying car industry and specifically at Toyota's filing for a patent for a car with stackable wings. Are ...
  20. Analyzing Toyota's Return on Equity (ROE)

    February 21, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity of Toyota Motor Corporation and understand how the company's net margin has driven its ROE up ...
  21. Toyota's 4 Key Financial Ratios (TM)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about important financial ratios for Toyota Motor Corporation that are crucial in evaluating the company's business ...
  22. How Toyota Succeeds at Home and Abroad (TM)

    February 14, 2016
    Japan's biggest car manufacturer is also one of North America's biggest, delighting shareholders with its high profit margins.
  23. 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?
  24. VXUS: Vanguard International Stock ETF

    December 27, 2015
    Discover how the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is managed, and learn which investors may find it suitable as part ...
  25. VEA: Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF

    December 26, 2015
    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  26. Toyota Stock: A Dividend Analysis (TM)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn about Toyota Motor Corporation, its dividend policy, its historic dividend yield in comparison to the company's competitors ...
  27. 2 Ways Toyota and BMW Work Together (TM)

    October 15, 2015
    Discover what the intellectual collaboration between two of the world's leading automakers, Toyota and BMW, means for the ...
  28. The Best Sports Car for Investors (FCAU, VLKAY)

    September 23, 2015
    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  29. How GM Keeps on Truckin'

    August 19, 2015
    Following a giant bailout and a giant IPO, the new GM is carried by sales of its giant trucks. But is it profitable?
  30. If You Had Invested Right After Tesla's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have if you invested in Tesla Motors Incorporated right after its initial public offering, ...
  31. Is it Time to Invest in Green Bonds?

    August 11, 2015
    Green bonds have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate, but is it too early to invest?
  32. 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?
  33. The Top 5 ETFs For Investing in Japan (HEWJ, EWJ)

    August 5, 2015
    Look at a list of some of the best Japan ETFs in today's market, and how investors can use hedged or leveraged ETFs to mitigate ...
  34. Toyota Posts Record Quarterly Profit in Q1 (TM)

    August 4, 2015
    For Toyota (NYSE: TM), its fiscal 2016 first quarter was one to remember. The vehicle giant recorded the highest quarterly ...
  35. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    June 30, 2015
    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  36. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    June 9, 2015
    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. How Lean Six Sigma Works

    May 13, 2015
    Based on both lean management and Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma helps companies create a management system that promotes perfection ...
  40. Invest in Japan with this ETF (DXJ, TM)

    April 24, 2015
    The Japanese stock market has been front and center in the minds of many international traders over the past few weeks — ...
  41. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    April 16, 2015
    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  42. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car (TSLA, TM)

    April 15, 2015
    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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, ...
  47. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  48. Who are Tesla's (TSLA) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Learn about Tesla Motors' competitors, some of which are over a century old and others that are much younger. Find out about ...
  49. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  50. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  51. 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.
  52. ETF Plays For A Surging Greenback

    January 27, 2014
    After years of declines, the U.S. dollar has regained its mojo. More importantly, those gains should continue throughout ...
  53. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    May 16, 2013
    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. A Rare Opportunity In Rare Earth Metals

    July 6, 2010
    The biggest bull market may be in rare earth minerals. Find out why you should be investing in elements you may never have ...
  57. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  58. Hybrid Battery Plays

    February 11, 2010
    With energy conservation and efficiency becoming a top priority, the shift to more hybrid vehicles is almost assured.
  59. 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.
  60. The Short Side Of EAFE

    July 30, 2008
    European, Asian and Far East markets are supposed to rise when U.S. markets fall, but not lately. Does going international ...
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