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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
74.4% Auto Manufacturers 15.1%
19.4% Honda Motor Co. Ltd. ADR Representing 2 Ord Shs HMC 21.3%
17.8% Toyota Motor Corp ADR (Sponsord) repr 2 Shs of Com TM 27.4%
14.7% General Motors Co. GM 6.0%
11.7% Ford Motor Co. (DE) F 8.4%
7.2% Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 4.5%
2.7% Tata Motors Ltd. ADS TTM 26.2%
1.0% Ferrari NV (New) RACE --
11.5% Interiors 3.1%
5.0% Gentex Corp. GNTX 6.4%
4.5% Autoliv Inc. ALV 4.3%
1.1% Lear Corp. LEA 2.9%
0.8% Gentherm Inc THRM 30.8%
5.4% Diversified 6.9%
2.7% Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. CPS 27.2%
1.6% Delphi Automotive Plc DLPH 13.2%
1.1% Magna International Inc MGA 15.0%
3.7% Tires 46.8%
3.7% Superior Industries Intl. SUP 46.8%
3.1% Powertrain Systems 28.2%
1.1% Tenneco TEN 9.9%
1.0% BorgWarner Inc. BWA 39.9%
1.0% American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. AXL 36.5%
1.0% Body Structures 11.2%
1.0% Tower International Inc TOWR 11.2%
1.0% Drivetrain systems 39.9%
1.0% Dana Holding Corp DAN 39.9%

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