Is GM Really an "American" Company?

In many ways it seems like a silly question: Of course General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) is an American company. GM's headquarters is here, it has massive manufacturing and design operations here, and brands like Chevrolet and Cadillac are about as American as brands get.

But from an investing perspective, is that really the right way to think about GM nowadays? In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at the increasing importance of GM's non-U.S. operations – and at why anyone considering an investment in GM needs to take much more than the American market into account.

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  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 11:01 AM, AcuraT wrote:

    Again, is this that insightful? What car company is not investing in China? Volkswagen is. Ford is. Volvo (now owned by the Chinese) is. Just about everyone is who is not named Chrysler (Chrysler is more concerned about having enough to invest in the USA and Europe right now with its hemmoraging Fiat ownership).

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 11:43 AM, oldoldold wrote:

    Is GM an American Company? Where is Standard Oil Today? It is a constantly changing world as we become global. Remember the joke GM is now Government Motors?

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 12:00 PM, americnhrlygrl wrote:

    oldoldold, when are you people going to accept the fact that even though Ford didn't need Government money. They did take it.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 1:05 PM, Warlocker wrote:

    umm, americnhrlygrl, you're wrong. Ford didn't take a dime. Do some searching, plenty of proof out there. GM Exec also admitted to making subpar cars, which anyone with half a brain already knew anyways.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:11 PM, holland1992 wrote:

    sorry warlocker you are the one that is wrong, Ford borrowed billions from the government and hasn't paid it back yet. plenty of proof out there, just look up Ford and government loan.

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