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Recovery May Rev New Car Sales

Historically, the average car on a US road has been a little more than 8 years old[1]. But the recession forced more drivers to stay behind the wheels of their aging cars. As new vehicle sales dropped by more than one-third to 10.4 million in 2009[2], the average age of cars grew to a record 10.8 years. As existing cars age and maintenance costs rise, consumers may actually find it cheaper to replace them with newer models. During the last recession, automakers and their suppliers cut their manufacturing capacity, offering a potential benefit if consumer demand returned. In 2013, worldwide vehicle sales rose 5.2% from prior year, supported by a 13% increase in North America[3]. This motif provides exposure to companies that make cars, auto parts and related components that could be in need as more consumers swap their old car keys for new ones. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
70.8% Auto Manufacturers 0.1%
25.3% Honda Motor Co. Ltd. ADS HMC 6.8%
24.8% Toyota Motor Corp. ADS TM 8.9%
10.3% General Motors GM 8.7%
5.2% Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 22.1%
4.2% Tata Motors Ltd. ADS TTM 16.2%
1.0% Ford Motor Co. F 10.5%
15.6% Interiors 13.0%
8.6% Autoliv Inc. ALV 10.7%
3.5% Gentex Corp. GNTX 13.1%
1.4% Gentherm Inc THRM 21.4%
1.1% Lear Corp. LEA 25.8%
1.0% Visteon Corp. VC 7.7%
7.5% Diversified 16.2%
4.4% Delphi Automotive PLC DLPH 24.7%
1.2% Magna International Inc MGA 7.9%
1.1% Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. CPS 4.0%
0.8% Strattec Security Corp. STRT 9.9%
4.0% Powertrain Systems 13.4%
1.2% American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. AXL 9.1%
1.1% Tenneco TEN 14.8%
1.0% BorgWarner Inc. BWA 12.7%
0.8% Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp FDML 46.1%
1.1% Body Structures 25.2%
1.1% Tower International TOWR 25.2%
0.9% Tires 9.4%
0.9% Superior Industries International Inc. SUP 9.4%