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Here We Go Again: Riding The Detroit Wave.


Are you sitting down? If you have the stomach for it, and have some mad money, you could have been making a tidy some to make up for 401k fund losses betting on Ford and GM.

Ford and GM? Detroit automakers?

Consider that GM was trading at $10.29 on July 3. Today, it’s $15.86. The fact is that GM at $10 a share was, and is crazy. Warren Buffet said a few months ago that buying GM at $22 was a good move because its breakup value was over $40 billion. It’s market cap was around $10b. Do the math for people who backed the truck up on GM shares at $10.29 a share. GM’s own dealer council just bought over $1 million in GM shares, trying to send a message to everyone that is investing in the automaker.

Ford? On July 11, Ford share had dropped to $4.45. Today, it’s $6.18. Kirk Kerkorian recently paid $8 per share. If Kerkorian just paid $8, and it dropped to below $5…I’m not a stock picker journalist…but I say back the truck up.

I know…this is day trading stuff. But when you see century old industrial icons with as much product on the road as they have, these market caps of less than $10 billion just don’t make sense.

And some daring investors are making truckloads of profit.


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