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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Might the US Auto Industry Benefit from the Weakening US Dollar?

    The recent weakness in the US dollar is positive for US-based automobile companies (VCR) like Ford (F), General Motors (GM), and Tesla Motors (TSLA).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How General Motors Is Playing the Luxury Car Market

    GM hopes to capture a 10% share of the luxury car space. Currently, the company holds a 3.4% share in the global luxury market.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ferrari Got Its Start

    Ferrari (RACE) is one of the most prestigious brands in the automobile industry. The Italian racing and sports car manufacturer entered the business in 1947.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ferrari’s Cash Flow Cycle Impacts Profitability

    For the last three years, Ferrari (RACE) has been reporting gradual progress in EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Climate Change Risks: Look Beyond the Obvious

    When it comes to climate change risks, investors should look beyond the obvious sectors like fossil fuel and utilities. The VW (VLKAY) scandal has only reaffirmed this.

    By Ewen Cameron Watt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Up in November: Will ECB Boost Stimulus?

    In line with the flash estimate, the Eurozone manufacturing PMI rose to 52.8 in November 2015, up 0.5 points from the 52.3 reading in October.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Depreciating Euro Has Affected Ferrari’s Profitability

    Since its first day of trading on October 21 on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), Ferrari (RACE) has fallen by ~10% to $46.62.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Did GM Maintain the Right Balance between Retail and Fleet Sales in August?

    In August 2016, General Motors sold more than 256,000 total vehicles in the United States, which was about 5% lower than its sales in August 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove General Motors’ US Sales Down in July 2017?

    In July 2017, GM’s total US vehicle sales stood at 226,107 vehicle units, about 15.4% lower than its July 2016 sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ferrari Manages to Remain Profitable

    By focusing on extraordinary vehicle design and exclusivity, Ferrari is able to sell luxury cars with high-profit margins to end consumers.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Geopolitical Issues Are Affecting the Market: FEZ Falls 1.0%

    The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ), which tracks the performances of European equities, fell 1.0% on November 13 and closed at $35.19.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can European Indexes Rally in the Current Global Turmoil?

    In the current global scenario, the possibility of further devaluation of the Chinese yuan is a major concern for global equity markets. The Chinese PMI data released on January 31, 2016, indicated a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Here’s What Drove Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q17 Profit Margins

    FCAU’s margins continued to expand on a year-over-year basis in 2Q17—for the fifth quarter in a row.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Does Ford Credit’s Improving Performance Mean for Investors?

    Ford Credit is the financial services arm of Ford Motor Company (F). It offers a range of automotive financing products to its customers and dealers.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Importance of Limited Edition Cars for Ferrari?

    Ferrari has also been engaged in producing limited editions of supercars since the beginning of the company.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Stocks and Mutual Funds: Don’t Go Overboard

    European stocks (VLKAY) (RENX) (RBS), like others across the world, have been whiplashed by volatility so far 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Société Générale Fell 5.8% and Became FEZ’s Biggest Loser

    On Friday, January 15, 2016, Société Générale stock fell 5.8%, putting it at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    What Do August Auto Lease Penetration Data Suggest?

    According to data compiled by Edmunds.com, the lease penetration rate in the US auto market in August 2016 was 29.7% compared to 28.2% in August 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Harley-Davidson’s Financial Services Complement Its Core Business

    Under its retail financial services, Harley-Davidson Financial Services primarily provides installment lending for the purchase of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ferrari Has Its Own Space in the Luxury Supercar Segment

    Ferrari (RACE) is considered a symbol of power, speed, and passion by many motorsport enthusiasts. There are only a few key market players in the luxury supercar segment.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove GM’s Lower US Sales in January?

    In January 2017, General Motors’s retail vehicle sales stood at 155,010, down 4.9% compared to its retail sales in January 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Much-Needed Step towards an Eco-Friendly Ferrari

    Ferrari (RACE) launched its ambitious first hybrid, LaFerrari, in 2013.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Toyota Financial Services’ Revenues Fall in 2017?

    In the fiscal year ended March 2017, net revenues of TFS stood at 1.8 trillion Japanese yen (JPY), about 3.8% lower than its revenues in fiscal 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford Credit’s Performance in 2017

    In 1Q17, Ford Credit’s net receivables were at $133 billion—6% higher than $126 billion in the same quarter of the previous year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is General Motors Positioned to Tackle the Chinese Slowdown?

    The Chinese slowdown is a concern for Ford and Volkswagen. GM’s vehicle sales in Tier-1 Chinese cities fell by 11% year-over-year in the first half of 2015.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Auto Tariffs: Did Trump Make a Deadline Blunder?

    Last week, the deadline for President Trump’s auto tariffs on European and Japanese cars arrived without a decision. What does this mean for the industry?

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Consumer

    Auto Tariffs: Will a Delay by Trump Revive the Industry?

    In May, President Trump announced auto tariffs on EU- and Japan-made vehicles. The tariffs were scheduled to come into effect today.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could the Ford Mach-E Crash Tesla’s Party?

    The battle for electric vehicle market dominance is finally getting interesting. The Ford Mach-E’s unveiling is scheduled for next weekend, on November 17.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tesla and Volkswagen Go Head-to-Head in China?

    Tesla has just begun trial production of the Model 3 at its Shanghai Gigafactory 3. However, it’s set to face stiff competition from Volkswagen.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tesla Prices in China Will Eventually Come Down

    The trade war is taking a toll across sectors and geographies. US automakers, including Tesla, are one such sector—and they’re feeling twice the heat.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    What Helped Fiat Chrysler Expand Its Profit Margin in Q3 2018?

    A couple of years quarters ago, FCAU had a bad reputation for having the lowest profit margins among legacy automakers (FXD).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Boosted Toyota’s Financial Services Profits in Fiscal 2018?

    The positive trend in the company’s financials was mainly the result of favorable currency movements, cost-reduction efforts, and stable sales volume.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Boosted Toyota’s Fiscal 2018 Revenue?

    In 2017, Toyota Motor (TM) was the third-largest automaker by volume in the world after Renault-Nissan Alliance and Volkswagen (VLKAY).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Japanese Automakers’ Chinese Sales Fell in February 2018

    In February 2018, Toyota Motor (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a year-over-year (or YoY) fall of 6.3% in its Chinese sales to ~77,000 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Were GM’s Brand-Wise Chinese Sales in February 2018?

    China is one of the most important growth markets for General Motors (GM) among all its international business operations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Did GM Financial Company Perform in 4Q17?

    In 4Q17, GM Financial reported revenues of $3.3 billion, about 26.9% higher than its revenues of $2.6 billion in the same quarter of the previous year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    A Look at GM’s 4Q17 Performance in Key International Markets

    China is one of the key potential growth markets for General Motors among all its international business operations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Here’s How Ferrari Gained Strength in the UK and Asia in 2017

    In the Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China) region, Ferrari’s 2017 shipments stood at 1,233 vehicle units compared to 1,098 units shipped in 2016, up 12.0% YoY.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why Couldn’t Ford Perform Well in Europe in 4Q17?

    The company’s revenues from its largest market rose, but it couldn’t manage to post a stronger profitability from the region in the fourth quarter last year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Analysts Recommend for Foreign Automakers

    According to data compiled by Reuters, 44% of the 23 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) gave it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Brands Helped GM Boost Its Chinese Sales in 2017?

    China is one of the key growth markets for General Motors (GM) among all its international business operations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Motors Posted Solid Chinese Sales Gains in December 2017

    In this article, we’ll find out how the Chinese sales of the largest US auto company, General Motors (GM), shook out in December 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How GM Raised Its Bets on Autonomous Vehicles in 2017

    In June 2017, General Motors revealed that it had produced 130 units of its Chevrolet Bolt next-generation autonomous vehicles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at General Motors’ 2017 Sales in Its Key Markets

    In the first 11 months of 2017, General Motors sold ~1.4 million units of Chevrolet brand vehicles to retail customers, down 0.9% year-over-year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analyst Ratings on Foreign Automakers after November US Sales

    According to data compiled by Reuters, 40% of the 25 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) gave it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Basic Materials

    An Overview of the Platinum and Palladium Markets in 2017

    In September 2017, palladium prices overtook the price of platinum.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Views on Foreign Automakers, Post-October Results

    Analysts on foreign auto giants According to data compiled by Reuters, 40% of the 25 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) have recommended “buy.” In comparison, about 39% and 41% of the analysts covering Toyota Motor (TM) and Honda Motor (HMC) have recommended “buy.” Currently, Toyota and Honda are covered by 23 and 22 analysts, respectively. Consensus price […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    A Look at Ford Credit Company’s 3Q17 Performance

    Ford Credit’s 3Q17 pretax profits rose 6.0% to $600.0 million compared to $567.0 million in 3Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Financial Services Complement Ford’s Automotive Business

    Ford’s major business is automobile and auto parts manufacturing, but it’s also involved in the financial services business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    GM’s US Sales Rose for 2nd Consecutive Month in September 2017

    Consistent demand for Ford’s F-Series Super Duty truck continued to drive its truck segment sales higher.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Toyota Is 5th on Our Top 5 Auto Stocks List

    About 38.0% of analysts covering Toyota Motor have recommended a “buy” for the stock. Another 50.0% were cautious and suggested a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Japanese Automakers’ in China: Comparing August Sales

    In August 2017, Toyota reported a YoY (year-over-year) rise of about 13.2% in its China sales, which reached nearly 109,000 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside GM’s Chinese Market Sales Growth in August

    In August 2017, General Motor’s (GM) total Chinese retail vehicle sales reached ~328,000 vehicle units, or 11.9% higher than its sales of in August 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analysts’ Views on Foreign Automakers after August US Sales Data

    According to data compiled by Reuters, 46.0% of the 26 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) gave it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why General Motors’ US Sales Surged in August 2017

    In August 2017, GM’s total US vehicle sales were 275,552 vehicle units, which was 7.5% higher than sales in August 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Comparing Mainstream Automakers’ 2Q17 Profit Margins

    In 2Q17, General Motors’ (GM) adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) stood at 3.7 billion. The company’s EBIT margin was 10.0% for the quarter.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Global Automakers’ 2Q17 Performance in China

    In 2Q17, General Motors’ sales volume in China rose 1.6% to ~852,000 units due to higher demand for Baojun and Cadillac brand vehicles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Inside GM’s 2Q17 Performance in Key Non-US Markets

    In 2Q17, GM reported consolidated sales of more than 852,000 million vehicle units in China, which was up 1.6% from its vehicle sales in 2Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Volkswagen Is Partnering with NVIDIA

    Volkswagen (VLKAY) is teaming up with NVIDIA to increase its use of AI and deep learning technologies outside autonomous cars.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Toyota’s Fiscal 2017 Revenues Fell

    In the calendar year 2016, Toyota (TM) stood as the second-largest automaker by volume in the world after Volkswagen (VLKAY).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Fund Managers

    What’s the Sector Composition of the Scout International Fund?

    The Scout International Fund invests in established companies that are either headquartered outside the US or whose main business is carried out internationally.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Changing Global Corporate Landscape

    The global corporate landscape has changed drastically from what it used to be. US consumers have no qualms about using foreign products.

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    Consumer

    Analyzing Ferrari’s Valuation Multiples ahead of 2Q16 Earnings

    As of July 18, 2016, Ferrari’s (RACE) forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple is 11.1x. Ferrari’s forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple is trading at 20.2x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Disastrous for Franklin Mutual European Fund This Year

    The Franklin Mutual European Fund Class A (TEMIX) has fallen 6.5% YTD (year-to-date). Why?

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Sets Uber’s Business Model Apart?

    In addition to connecting drivers and customers, Uber’s application calculates the charges that a customer needs to pay at the end of the trip.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Gett Benefiting from Uber’s Surge Pricing?

    Uber charges higher fares through its surge pricing feature when the demand for rides is high.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Daimler Expanding Its Car-Sharing Business?

    In this part, we’ll explore how car2go is helping Daimler expand its presence in the car-sharing business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Zipcar’s Business Model

    Founded in 2000, Zipcar was one of the car-sharing industry’s early entrants.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Automakers Jumping into the Car-Sharing Business?

    In the last few years, the car-sharing business has grown at a fast pace.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should Automakers Be Afraid of the Growing Car-Sharing Industry?

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the car-sharing industry and its future growth potential.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overview: The Beginning of Honda Motor Company

    Honda Motor Company (HMC) is the second-largest Japanese automaker after Toyota and the world’s largest internal combustion engine manufacturer by volume. This series will help auto investors to become familiar with the key aspects of Honda’s business before investing in its stock and ADRs.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Toyota’s Financial Services Segment and Its Automotive Business

    In the last five fiscal years, Toyota’s Financial Services’s revenues have grown by 73%. Rising revenues for the TFS segment reflects optimism in Toyota’s overall sales pattern.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Toyota Became the World’s Largest Automaker

    Toyota established its US headquarters in 1982. It expanded into luxury cars in the 1980s, pickup trucks in the 1990s, and hybrids in the 2000s.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overview: All You Need to Know about Toyota Motor Corporation

    In 2015, Toyota ranked 11th on Forbes’s list of the world’s largest companies. This ranking was based on a composite score of the revenues, profits, assets, and market value of various companies.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Inside Toyota Financial Services in Fiscal 2016

    In fiscal 2016, Toyota Financial Services net revenues stood at 1.9 trillion Japanese yen, or about ~$17.4 billion—14.2% higher than in fiscal 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Toyota’s Fiscal 2016 Revenues Rise and Fall at the Same Time?

    In fiscal 2016 Toyota’s consolidated vehicle sales stood at 8.68 million units, which is 3.2% lower than 8.97 million units in fiscal 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    GM Financial’s Strong Performance: What It Means to Investors

    General Motors provides a variety of financing services through GM Financial. In this part of the series, we’ll see how the financial services arm performed in 1Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Early History of Harley-Davidson: The Motorcycle Pioneer

    Harley-Davidson has become a synonym for power, passion, and class among motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Competition in Car-Sharing: A Different Kind of Car Race for GM

    Car2go is the largest car-sharing service provider in the world. It could be seen as the biggest competition for GM’s ambitious car-sharing program, along with Uber and Zipcar.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Motors Continues to Rule the Chinese Auto Market

    In 2015, GM remained at the top in the Chinese auto market, with the largest market share of 14.9%. This was higher than its share of 14.7% in 2014.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Brands Under General Motors’ Umbrella

    Cadillac is the most popular luxury car brand in General Motors’ portfolio. It was established with the foundation of the Cadillac Automobile Company.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do General Motors’ Margins Look?

    In 2015, General Motors reported a gross margin of 15.8%, higher than its closest competitor Ford, which posted a gross margin of 15.4% for the same period.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Motors and the Growing Global Car-Sharing Business

    General Motors (GM) is the first mainstream US automaker to enter the car-sharing business, ahead of its direct competitor, Ford Motor Company (F).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is General Motors’ Global Market Share Falling?

    In recent years, General Motors’ global market share has been falling. In 2015, its global market share stood at 11.2% against 11.5% two years ago.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How GM Helps Customers Buy Vehicles through GM Financial

    To encourage people to purchase its vehicles, General Motors provides automotive financing services through GM Financial Company.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Geographical Markets for General Motors

    Since General Motors’ beginning, North America has been its most important market. North America alone accounted for ~70% of GM’s total revenues in 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford’s Product Mix Is Reflected in Its Gross and Earnings Margins

    In 2015, Ford reported a gross margin of 15.4%. This was marginally lower than its competitor General Motors (GM), which reported a gross margin of 15.8%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Ford’s Global Market Share Fallen in the Last Decade?

    Ford’s market share fell from 11.1% in 2005 to ~7% in 2015, mostly due to competition outside North America and strength in the commercial vehicle segment.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Motors: The Beginning of the US Auto Giant

    General Motors (GM) is the largest American automaker. The company was founded in the year 1908 by William C. Durant.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford Is Shifting Gears on Its Target Markets

    North America and Europe are two important geographic regions for Ford Motor Company. The US accounts for more than half of Ford’s total revenues.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Ford Motor Company’s Humble Beginnings

    Being born and raised in a farmer family, Henry Ford had the vision to produce a vehicle for the masses. This encouraged him to produce the Model T.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    A Glance at General Motors’ Recent Developments

    At the end of 3Q15, debt formed 54.4% of General Motors’ (GM) capital structure. This is far less than its peers Ford, Volkswagen, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ferrari’s Margins Are Expected to Expand in 2016 and 2017

    Analysts estimated Ferrari’s net profit margins to expand in 2016 to 10.9%. The market expects its net profit margins to have expanded to 10.2% in 2015.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Eased in January

    In-line with the flash estimate, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing manufacturers’ index) stood at 52.3 in January 2016.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Ferrari’s Leverage Condition

    In 2014, Ferrari (RACE) reported a total debt of 510 million euros against 318 million euros in 2013, an increase of nearly 61%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Volkswagen Drove the Columbia European Equity Fund off Road in 2015

    The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A (AXEAX) fell 1.5% in December 2015 from the previous month.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ferrari Manufactures Its Luxury Cars

    Ferrari (RACE) owns two manufacturing units in Italy: one in Maranello and one in Modena.

    By Jitendra Parashar
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Volkswagen and Barclays Take a Toll on AXEAX Year-to-Date in 2015

    Detractors such as Barclays and Volkswagen, among others, were the main reason AXEAX returned a below-average performance for YTD November 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Oil and Gas Industry Pushed FEZ Up

    The oil and gas industry provided the highest positive return of 0.8% on December 22, 2015. Oil prices rose yesterday. They paused the downtrend.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s the Eurozone’s Growth Forecast for 2016?

    The EU’s major economies like France (EWQ), Germany (EWG), and the United Kingdom (EWU) could witness a growth rate of 1% or more than in 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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