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February 12, 2012 – Comments (0)

It sounds risky if you call it "stock tips", much better if you call it an "analysis", and it is always excusable, and ended by telling you to "do your own due diligence".

Sadly it is the car salesmen and politicians and lawyers that have worse reputations than "advisors". 

But with the growth of the internet and the Google search engine (for me it is Google) investment advice history is at your fingertips. For example Kiplingers archives can be read online. From a 1995 article entitled 'Should You Buy (or Sell) Automobile Stocks' we have this advice from Kent Simons of the Neuberger and Berman Guardian fund; you shouldn't consider auto stocks a buy and hold forever "To me a buy and hold is Fannie Mae" says Simons "The auto stocks are 'buy and keep your eyes on them.'" http://books.google.com/books?id=5wYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=1995+gm+stock+investment&source=bl&ots=2LH75dSaoC&sig=TMTJf02Av7_5per321i4kD5zjy0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=TF84T87UHsrt0gGAmK3jAg&ved=0CIEBEOgBMAk4jAE#v=onepage&q=1995%20gm%20stock%20investment&f=false 

Here's an example of "keeping your eyes" on a car company. http://www.valueinvestigator.com/datavaluevault/gm_.pdf and worth every second of reading as union givebacks, pay cuts, improved offerings and quality turn a car company into an ever improving investment opportunity. The third paragraph of the Oct 2007 update is excellent.

I enjoy taking advantage of todays historical opportunity to review history, every chance I get.

Best wishes,

Steven 

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