Better Buy: Ford vs. General Motors


Many investors are aware that the domestic automakers are startlingly cheap today, but the real question is, which one is a better buy for your money?

General Motors looks cheaper by a hair, but Ford doesn't have the same overhang of government ownership as GM, and its management has demonstrated a high level of competence in navigating rough waters.

As a shareholder of both companies, Austin says in the following video that he thinks both are a buy, but that General Motors may be a better place for new money today.

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