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  • Ford: Last Year's Sales And This Year's Expectations [View article]
    I can never understand why people think " a pullback" is necessary before the stock can go up again ( please don't insult me by saying nothing goes straight up , I know that ) Stocks do level off , consolidate etc , but if the product is right ( and the auto industry is product driven) then there should be no reason F will not show substantial gains . Remember F was not able to iniitally produce enough Fusions , C Max might actually be better than Prius , Escape , F 150 etc , wow . As to Europe, their largest market, G.B . is ok , Germany not horrible and Russia ( perhaps Europes largest market in the near future ) coming on strong .
    Oh by the way , look at China , just beginning for F . In 2011 , I think F hit 19 +, Yes, Europe added to profitability that year , but U.S. sales were nowhere near what they will be in 2013 . China almost non - existant, o.k. no need to go on , F should trade at 22 sometime in 2013 . No , I am not a F employee , but I am long F
    Jan 9 07:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford's December Sales Exceed Expectations; Company Remains Positive On 2013 [View article]
    One further thought, Cramer got off the F bandwagon some time ago , this is the same guy who thought Dystra was one of the best stock guys he ever met , said Dystra rarely lost on a stock pick , well Dystra never sold any of his losers .
    Jan 4 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford's December Sales Exceed Expectations; Company Remains Positive On 2013 [View article]
    Fusion and Escape should be a great help to sales in Jan. and Feb. , C Max should come on strong , I predicted in Sept. F would be at $13 by Dec . ( a small pat on the back for me ) Now , I am predicting $18 by end of July , If I am right , A larger pat on the back is due .
    Jan 4 02:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Automobile industry analysts in China expect the market for vehicles to only grow between 5% and 10% in 2013 with a slowing economy and higher fuel costs still a drag on demand. Initiatives by local governments to curb car sales in an effort to ease traffic concerns could also stall the ambitious plans of General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) in the nation, while Japaneses automakers (NSANY.OB, HMC, TM) have even larger concerns with a public backlash due to a territorial dispute still a major factor. [View news story]
    Tdot , put your money into .01 CD,S
    Jan 4 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Automobile industry analysts in China expect the market for vehicles to only grow between 5% and 10% in 2013 with a slowing economy and higher fuel costs still a drag on demand. Initiatives by local governments to curb car sales in an effort to ease traffic concerns could also stall the ambitious plans of General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) in the nation, while Japaneses automakers (NSANY.OB, HMC, TM) have even larger concerns with a public backlash due to a territorial dispute still a major factor. [View news story]
    I always wonder why 5% to 10% growth is such a bad deal . Also , if the Japanese automakers will suffer to a larger degree isn't this a positive sign for companies such as Ford ? ( perhaps you should look at Ford's Oct. and Nov. increases ). I am long F . I also wonder what happened to all the wise investors who liked F but were waiting for it to drop to the $8.00 range before jumping in. It still might go back down, nothing is for sure except if you are holding an ace and a 10 at a blackjack table , there is a chance you might not win , but for sure you will not lose the hand .
    Jan 4 08:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Improved Quarterly Results A False Dawn For Ford? [View article]
    I think your article is quite good. Yes , one could find fault in a portion of it , but the big picture is what an investor should focus on . Wrong E.P.A. if indeed wrong must be corrected promptly . The engine problems have to be acknowledged and resolved, all of what I am confident will be done with little harm . China sales increases are dramatic ( I know we are starting from a low base ) . Russia which is given little consideration has the possibility of large profit contributions . Look at the U. K., F is doing quite well . U. S. on -hand inventory is correct , except for Fusion which currently is less than one week . For all you "nay sayers " put your money in a C. D. and be sure of your less than 1 % return
    Dec 9 12:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F), GM (GM) and Chrysler are in a bit of a bind. Their inventories have piled up as output at their Japanese rivals recovers from the earthquake last year. To regain lost market share, Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and co have been offering buyers deep incentives, an approach that has caused the Detroit Three big trouble in the past and which they're trying to avoid now. [View news story]
    Check on F inventory, they do not have an oversupply and in fact cannot produce the new Fusion fast enough. The same is not true for G.M. as they do have an oversupply . You should not be making blanket comments without proper research .
    Dec 5 06:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Investors In For A Pleasant Ride [View article]
    You could also have purchased F in the 9's this year . Funny how you guy's alway's pick worst case to make your point .
    Nov 25 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Investors In For A Pleasant Ride [View article]
    Ryandan , Put your money in the bank and collect your 0.01 interest. In the next 4 years your $1000 will be worth $1040 . Take the family out for a night on the town .
    Nov 21 08:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F) plans to build its new Transit Connect Wagon in Spain due to a lack of manufacturing capacity in North America. The decision appears to be based on simple math. According to Ford VP Jim Tetreault, the automaker is already operating at 114% in North America. [View news story]
    Anyone have any idea regarding costs of producing in Europe and exporting to U.S. If in line great opportunity to use under utilized Europe facilities and cut into losses .
    Nov 14 07:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Ford Stock Should Rally Very Soon [View article]
    I am sure you are wrongly adding Ford Credit debt to the equation . Which % of this debt is non - performing ? Your assumption about debt is wrong , your assumption that F should be much higher is correct . When supply constraints are addressed look at Fusion and C Max sales to increase dramatically .
    Nov 11 10:46 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F) October U.S. sales: +0.4% to 168,456 vehicles, below the estimates of analysts calling for a 3.5% gain. Passenger car sales were up 1.9% to 50,960: Fusion -29.9% to 12,690, Focus +47.9% to 18,320, Mustang +8.8%% to 5,328. Utilities +1.9% to 49,665 and Trucks -1.8% to 67,831. (PR[View news story]
    Fusion down 29 % , customers will start buying new improved model which hit showrooms late Oct. , hope F has a strong ad campaign . C Max should also be part of the new campaign .
    Nov 1 10:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Remains A Buy On Decisive European Restructuring [View article]
    Good article , how do you think the C Max will do in the U.S. ? Fusion should be great .
    Oct 28 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Is Profitability At Stake? [View article]
    Good thinking Smalls , Also , don't forget about Russia . Oh yes , what about the new Fusion and C Max Wow
    Oct 22 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The iPad Mini Will Benefit Apple's Gross Margins [View article]
    10 - 20 years from now , are you serious , no one really knows 10 - 20 days from now . Truly foolish comments
    Oct 19 08:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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