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Category Archives: Auto Sales

Auto Sales Jump as Hurricane Replacement Continues: Ford Sees “Plateau”

themaven.net / by Mike Mish Shedlock / Nov 1, 2017 Ford, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan reported monthly gains in the U.S., setting the stage for a strong industry finish in 2017. Economists misinterpret this hurricane-related impact with actual, ongoing strength. The Wall Street Journal reports Auto Sales Continued Hot Streak in October. Ford Motor Co. was the lone […]

100 Billion Dollar Babies

While there is no official measurement of a market bubble, Gadlfy's Stephen Gandel notes that one could be the speed and force of the rise. Dot-com stocks rose 680% from the beginning of 1996 to the end of March 2000. Bitcoin has risen over 800% in the past year alone, to $6,300 at its peak […]

Jim Rickards Warns “QT1 Will Lead To QE4”

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, There are only three members of the Board of Governors who matter: Janet Yellen, Stan Fischer and Lael Brainard. There is only one Regional Reserve Bank President who matters: Bill Dudley of New York. Yellen, Fischer, Brainard and Dudley are the “Big Four.” They are the only […]

Graphic Anatomy of a Stock Market Crash: 1929 stock market crash, dot-com, and Great Recession

The 1929 stock market crash became the benchmark to which all other market crashes have been compared. The following graphs of the crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, the dot-com crash, and the stock market crash during the Great Recession show several interesting similarities in the anatomy of the world’s greatest financial […]

This One Chart Perfectly Explains Why The Auto Market Is Doomed

Earlier today Bloomberg posted the following chart comparing new vehicle sales in the United States to scrappage rates of old clunkers.  Now, what should immediately catch your eye (even without the huge red circle we felt compelled to add), is the fact that new car sales have been massively outstripping scrappage rates for the past […]

Crashing Auto Sales Reflect Onset Of Debt Armageddon

investmentresearchdynamics.com / Dave Kranzler / August 2, 2017 July auto sales was a blood-bath for U.S auto makers.  The SAAR (Seasonally ManipulatedAdjusted Annualized Rate) metric – aka “statistical vomit” –  presented a slight increase for July over June (16.7 SAAR vs 16.5 SAAR).   But the statisticians can’t hide the truth.  GM’s total sales plunged 15% YoY […]

Carmageddon: Ford & GM Sales Tank Despite Record July Incentive Spending

It was hard to find a bright spot for auto investors in July’s auto sales figures released earlier today with GM down 15% YoY, Ford off 7% and Chrysler down 11%. The companies blamed the drops on lower fleet sales but GM’s retail sales also fell 14.4% from July 2016.  Meanwhile, Ford and Fiat Chrysler […]

Crude Crashes, Bonds Bid, & Trannies Turmoil But VIX Vanquished To 9 Handle Again

With oil crashing, 'hard' economic data slumping, political chaos ahead of the debt ceiling debacle, and The Fed about to embark on something no central bank has ever done (let alone done successfully), it should be no surprise that earnings expectations are being ramped exponentially higher and The Dow (thanks in large part to Boeing […]

‘Detroit 3’ June Auto Sales Crash 6% YoY…Just Enough To Spark A Massive Equity Buying Binge

GM's inventory has officially hit a 10-year high. 980,454 units in stock (a 105-day supply) as of June 30, the most since June 2007. — Nick Bunkley (@nickbunkley) July 3, 2017 zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 3, 2017 3:35 PM It seems that “Big 3” auto sales for the month of June managed to hit a sweet spot […]

GM Reports Record “Channel Stuffing”: Dealer Auto Inventory Highest Since June 2007

As we await all US carmakers to report June auto sales, we remind readers that when we discussed last month’s disappointing monthly car sales report, which badly missed expectations showing the fifth consecutive month of declining auto sales – the first time this has happened since July 2009 –  with domestic light vehicle auto sales […]