Has the Tide Finally Turned for Automakers?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how automakers are highly cyclical. With rough news from floods in Thailand, a weak economy, and a rising yen (for the Japanese automakers), will the tide ever turn in automakers' favor?

Editor's note: In the video, Andrew meant to state that Honda's incentives decreased by 14% in November.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner owns no shares of the companies mentioned here. Brendan Byrnes and The Motley Fool own shares of Ford.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of General Motors and Ford. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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