AD #2106 – Intel Makes Automotive U-Turn, EVs Won’t Turn Profit Anytime Soon, Used Sales Set to Explode in China

May 10th, 2017 at 11:56am

Runtime: 7:42

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- Heat Turned Up on Ford’s CEO
- Ford’s Aging Lineup
- Intel Makes Automotive U-Turn
- VW to Make Own Battery Cells
- EVs Won’t Turn Profit Anytime Soon
- Used Car Sales Set to Explode in China
- Unique Classic Car Show

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11 Comments to “AD #2106 – Intel Makes Automotive U-Turn, EVs Won’t Turn Profit Anytime Soon, Used Sales Set to Explode in China”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I really wish the Wall Street jerks would just let car companies, uh, build cars. Stock prices have no relationship to anything real, as Tesla vs Ford vs GM attest. What is going on here?

  2. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Nice commentary on the Wall Street versus traditional automakers relationship Sean; wonder if the animosity goes both ways with the automakers critical of the Wall Street ‘guys’? They certainly have a right to be.

  3. Drew Says:

    On one hand, Wall Strret has the attention span of a 2-year old… so they don’t value industries that are capital intensive with long product gestations. On the other hand, they have the dreams of 5-year olds with Sugar Plum Ferries Dancing In Their Heads… making long term bets on start-ups with fantasy business plans. Bottom line, no rewards for smoke stack industries.

    The truth about the movie The Wolf of Wall Street is that Wall Street makes one on transactions, and makes more money when the market is volatile.

  4. MJBTV Says:

    Tesla makes as profit 27% on every car they produce. So to say no one makes a profit on electric cars is wrong.

  5. Ed Says:

    Ford has made its own bed with its special series of stock. Unlike many other companies, only the family holds voting shares. So the majority of stockholders have no recourse. This is the way the voting shareholders get to stiffarm anyone outside who happens to be stupid enough to buy those shares.

  6. joe Says:

    VW talks like they are the experts on batteries and EV’s in general. I’m afraid they don’t know any better than the other auto makers.

  7. RickW Says:

    @#4, Ed,
    I wish I was stupid enough to buy a boat load of Ford stock when it was at around $1.00 per share back during the last recession / depression.
    If I remember correctly their shares tanked back in ’07 or ’08.
    I remember a friend telling me he was going to buy all the shares he could afford at that time and it turned out to be great move for him. He ended up being the one that made a boat load of money on those shares.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6, Rick
    I wasn’t so lucky. I bought some Ford stock in about 2002, when it looked like a good deal at $10. Now, 15 years later it’s at 11. I’m glad I don’t have a lot of it.

    At least it has paid a small dividend most of the time I’ve had it.

  9. Drew Says:

    Ah, but At today’s stock prices, Ford’s dividend represents a good rate of return.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Yep, it’s $.60/year, about 5.5%, a lot better than bank CD’s now.

  11. Ziggy Says:

    I wish I had bought a bunch of Chrysler stock right before Iacocca saved them from going under, I’d be retired and living on some island sipping a fancy drink with an umbrella in it and typing this on a laptop sitting in a lounge chair on a beach instead of in a cube in a faceless office building. Next time!