The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, along with Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss Toyota, which recently released its full-year fiscal projections. The company expects to see net profit decline by 54%, and it may cede its No. 1 global automaker title to GM next year. This is due to a combination of factors, chief among them being the strength of the yen.

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