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Recovery May Rev New Car Sales

Historically, the average car on a US road has been a little more than 8 years old[1]. But the recession forced more drivers to stay behind the wheels of their aging cars. As new vehicle sales dropped by more than one-third to 10.4 million in 2009[2], the average age of cars grew to a record 10.8 years. As existing cars age and maintenance costs rise, consumers may actually find it cheaper to replace them with newer models. During the last recession, automakers and their suppliers cut their manufacturing capacity, offering a potential benefit if consumer demand returned. In 2013, worldwide vehicle sales rose 5.2% from prior year, supported by a 13% increase in North America[3]. This motif provides exposure to companies that make cars, auto parts and related components that could be in need as more consumers swap their old car keys for new ones. See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
33.5% Interiors 20.4%
11.8% Gentex Corporation GNTX 9.2%
9.4% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
7.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
2.0% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
1.9% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
1.4% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8x 88.8%
29.6% Diversified 26.0%
9.6% Magna International Inc MGA 34.3%
9.5% 8xxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
5.3% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
2.3% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8x 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
1.6% 8xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
1.2% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8 8xx 88.8%
17.8% Auto Manufacturers 38.7%
8.9% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
8.8% 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
15.6% Powertrain Systems 6.0%
10.9% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 25.5%
2.2% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
1.8% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8 8xx 88.8%
0.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xxxxx 8xx 88.8%
2.0% Drivetrain systems 35.1%
2.0% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
1.6% Body Structures 33.0%
1.6% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
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