Dueling Fools

Dueling Fools

GM Tough
General Motors Price (10/12/99): $66

October 13, 1999

Duelists, start your engines! This week we take a look under the hood of General Motors (NYSE: GM). Is it a well-tuned value stock or a troubled automaker? Not all Fools seem to agree.

Paul Larson (TMF Parlay) is bullish. In his rookie Duel, Richard McCaffery (TMF Gibson) is bearish. So get revved up, we're motoring this week.

Who will take the checkered flag? You get to snap the photo finish with your vote. And speaking of pictures, don't forget to check out our freeze-frame of the flashy Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK) Duel Flashback.

You Get to Vote!

Once you've read the arguments and the rebuttals, it's your time to cast your vote. We'll tabulate results each week and revisit them from time to time to see whether you were right! As always, we invite you to join us in the Dueling Fools Message board to continue the duel.

[Any suggestions, comments, praise, or flames, please send them along to the Dueling Fools Team.]

The Bull...
At today's prices I think GM's stock represents a good value. GM is not exactly a growth company, but mature companies can make for good investments, too. They can make for especially good investments when the price is right, which appears to be the case with General Motors.
The Bear...
It's easy being the bear on a company that sells a commodity product, can't raise prices, faces a worldwide supply glut, and operates in an industry requiring enormous cash.

Results for last week's Dave & Buster's Duel

Answer Percentage
I can't make up my mind


TMF Edible's Bull argument


TMF Max's Bear argument


They were both excellent


They were both lame