The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner and industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

Ford posted January auto sales that were below some analysts expectations. Still, the company sold 7.3% more cars this January than last, and the outlook for the full year remains bright. Brendan touches on what these sales numbers mean for Ford and its competitors.

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