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  1. 2 Ways Toyota and BMW Work Together

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

    September 23, 2015
    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  3. 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?
  4. 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, ...
  5. 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?
  6. Chinese Auto Stocks: Hot or Not?

    August 11, 2015
    The Chinese auto market offers a lot of potential, but is it worth placing a bet now?
  7. The Top 5 ETFs For Investing in Japan

    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 ...
  8. Toyota Posts Record Quarterly Profit in Q1

    August 4, 2015
    For Toyota (NYSE: TM), its fiscal 2016 first quarter was one to remember. The vehicle giant recorded the highest quarterly ...
  9. ETF Analysis: Vanguard International Stock

    August 3, 2015
    Discover how the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is managed, and learn which investors may find it suitable as part ...
  10. ETF Analysis: Vanguard MSCI EAFE

    July 30, 2015
    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Invest in Japan with this ETF

    April 24, 2015
    The Japanese stock market has been front and center in the minds of many international traders over the past few weeks — ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    April 15, 2015
    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  22. 4 Stocks To Benefit From European Quantitative Easing

    January 29, 2015
    I’ll share a secret with you. My academic background isn’t finance. Originally, I was trained as a historian and in my professional ...
  23. 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, ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

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

    November 25, 2014
  28. 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.
  29. These Companies Will Revolutionize The Electronic's Inudstry ...

    September 18, 2014
    Although the hottest car company of the 21st century made him famous, electrical engineer Nicola Tesla may also soon be as ...
  30. Why You Should Buy An American Car

    May 27, 2014
    The traditional argument for buying an American-made automobile has been patriotic. Support your country and its workers ...
  31. Covered Calls 101: How To Check Your Potential Return

    February 11, 2014
    When setting up a covered call trade, it is important to estimate ahead of time what that trade is likely to return. Not ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Tesla Earnings Preview: Still In The Black? (TSLA)

    November 2, 2013
    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), which is run and was co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is scheduled to report its third-quarter ...
  34. 3 Markets on the Stampede

    June 7, 2013
    Successful Investing's Doug Fabian points out three markets that appear to have started new bull runs.Doug, there are ...
  35. General Motors Hits $33: Where To From Here?

    May 21, 2013
    While business seems reasonably strong in Detroit, there's no guarantee it will stay that way. Is GM a momentum play or should ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Bull vs. Bear: Should You Buy This Rare Earth Miner?

    February 13, 2013
    Editor's Note: Here at StreetAuthority, we've been talking about the best way to profit from critical elements that are in ...
  38. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Toyota Motor Corporation, ...

    December 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.8% and the Dow is trading up 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  39. Toyota Motor Corporation Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers ...

    November 15, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow is down 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  40. Wal-Mart and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on November 15, 2012

    November 15, 2012
    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has declined 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3%; and the Dow ...
  41. Toyota Motor Corporation Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers ...

    September 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 0.8%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.7% and the Dow is trading down 0.7%, marking a bad morning for ...
  42. Washed Out Expectations May Help Maxwell From Here

    September 5, 2012
    Reduced expectations may be Maxwell's best friend.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Rockwood Has Its Risks, But Also Some Apparent Value

    May 31, 2012
    Rockwood has economic risks, but offers real growth opporunities in higher-value lithium and ceramics.
  46. 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.
  47. Maxwell Offers Energy Tech With A Real Model

    March 15, 2012
    Maxwell is profitable today, but much of its future lies in the development of minor markets that may never become significant.
  48. 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 ...
  49. Exxon Mobil's Outlook On Energy Demand

    December 12, 2011
    Exxon Mobil released the company's annual outlook on long-term supply and demand changes for energy, and it is predicting ...
  50. 6 Stocks At 52-Week Lows

    November 24, 2011
    Are these companies on a downward spiral or gearing up for a rebound?
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Big 3 In Lithium Hitting Highs

    July 11, 2011
    Lithium stocks are outperforming as battery companies continue to struggle with sales and expenses.
  55. George Soros Bets On Visteon

    June 9, 2011
    Learn why investors should join in on George Soros' $133 million investment in Visteon.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 4 Low Price-To-Book Bargains

    October 25, 2010
    These stocks' low P/B ratios may show their potential for generating excess returns.
  61. Industry Plays For Electric Vehicles

    October 18, 2010
    As oil makes its way back to the $100 a barrel mark, interest in electric and hybrid vehicles is returning.
  62. Advance Auto Parts Continues A Winning Formula

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  63. 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 ...
  64. Battery-Powered Car Stocks Gaining Momentum

    June 30, 2010
    With Tesla's new IPO the battery-powered car is gaining hype and momentum. Should you get on board, or take a peek under ...
  65. Is Ford Overpriced?

    April 29, 2010
    After a long run up, is Ford still a strong buy?
  66. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  67. Systems Check At Automotive Safety Providers

    February 19, 2010
    Automotive safety suppliers can benefit from the shadow cast by Toyota's recalls.
  68. Hybrid Battery Plays

    February 11, 2010
    With energy conservation and efficiency becoming a top priority, the shift to more hybrid vehicles is almost assured.
  69. 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?
  70. Are Automakers Getting In Gear?

    November 13, 2009
    Toyota and Ford recently reported encouraging earnings news, along with better outlooks. Are these improvements sustainable?
  71. 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.
  72. The Great American Deleveraging Begins

    May 6, 2009
    Though deleveraging can be seen by investors as dilution, it can greatly improve a company's balance sheet. We go over some ...
  73. 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.
  74. Avoid Unions At All Costs

    April 24, 2009
    Misinformation thrown about in the auto bailout is a clear sign for investors to avoid companies with significantly unionized ...
  75. The Yacktman Funds Roll On

    April 8, 2009
    The Yacktman Funds have adhered to a value philosophy and been rewarded by many years of outperforming its benchmark.
  76. 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. ...
  77. Five Reasons To Look At Canon

    January 21, 2009
    These reasons may make Canon an attractive stock to add to your portfolio.
  78. 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.
  79. Swiss Power Company ABB Flickers

    October 28, 2008
    ABB has been hammered on worries about the global economy. It's a good play for the long-term, but today's buyers need a ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Hydrogen Fuels Honda

    June 20, 2008
    Honda has just unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity. The celebrity push is on, but will the public buy ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. General Motors: For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2006
    Is GM ready to drive over the competition?
  86. 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?
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