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That New Car Smell

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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
72.3% Auto Manufacturers 1.8%
26.9% Honda Motor Co. Ltd. ADS HMC 12.3%
25.5% Toyota Motor Corp. ADS TM 10.4%
10.0% General Motors GM 3.5%
5.1% Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 15.3%
3.8% Tata Motors Ltd. ADS TTM 26.1%
1.0% Ford Motor Co. F 9.5%
14.7% Interiors 8.3%
8.0% Autoliv Inc. ALV 5.1%
3.5% Gentex Corp. GNTX 13.1%
1.3% Gentherm Inc THRM 19.3%
1.0% Lear Corp. LEA 9.0%
1.0% Visteon Corp. VC 2.6%
7.2% Diversified 10.3%
4.1% Delphi Automotive PLC DLPH 17.6%
1.1% Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. CPS 5.8%
1.1% Magna International Inc MGA 1.5%
0.8% Strattec Security Corp. STRT 8.8%
3.8% Powertrain Systems 13.3%
1.1% American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. AXL 11.8%
0.9% Tenneco TEN 23.3%
0.9% BorgWarner Inc. BWA 18.0%
0.8% Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp FDML 31.8%
1.1% Body Structures 27.2%
1.1% Tower International TOWR 27.2%
0.9% Tires 13.3%