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3 Reasons to Buy General Motors Today

General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) became one of America's most unpopular companies in the wake of its $49.5 billion taxpayer-funded bailout. But there are more and more signs that GM is following in Ford's (NYSE: F  ) footsteps and becoming a great turnaround story. In this video, Motley Fool contributor John Rosevear lists three good reasons to consider buying GM now, and goes into detail about the current state of GM's push to become a top global contender.

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  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 1:55 PM, AmericanFirst wrote:


    I wonder if your three reasons to buy will resonate with the:

    -bondholders/creditors that were fleeced per Obamaruptcy.

    -GM stockholders that were snubbed in favor of the UAW receiving approx. 17% of the "new GM"

    - the 2,000 GM Dealers that were closed, some family legacies per Obamaruptcy

    - Public perception, after GM was advantaged with $100B in bailout funding/tax benefits for approx. $13B actual "out of pocket " cost.

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 2:49 PM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @AmericanFirst: As you'll see if you poke around the Fool's archives, I've been writing about GM for several years. I'm very very aware of the hard feelings left in the wake of GM's bailout.

    But the company is under new management now. It's doing more and more good things, and its profits should show big improvement over the next few years. Even if the folks who are still nursing hard feelings never buy another GM product, there are plenty of folks who will -- if those products are top-notch. And increasingly, they are.

    And I don't think your reasons -- which are real -- will resonate much with the institutional money managers who drive the market for stocks like this one. They'll see growing profits and management that appears to be on the ball, and they'll buy the stock. And it'll go up.

    Long story short, I hear you, but I still think the stock is a buy.

    Thanks for reading (and watching).

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 3:26 PM, Jason87467 wrote:

    If the bankruptcy had not ended like many are complaining, it would have been everyone's pockets who'd been fleeced. Think of the unemployment benefits, the Guaranteed Pension fund which the government would have to provide, the parts manufacturers going out of business and even Ford might have gone under. Anyone complaining should have their head examine!

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 7:29 PM, AmericanFirst wrote:


    I'm sorry, your comments are only talking points. You are not omnescient. Your comments are nothing but speculative. As you know GM was not given the option to experience a true bankruptcy proceeding. You speculate that GM would have been desolved, there would have been other options, which we will never know the result, because the gov. thought they knew best.

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