After being bailed out a few years ago, GM thinks it's ready to be on its own. Specifically, it wants the government to sell its remaining 26.5% stake, partially back to GM and partially to the public.

Since a sale at current prices would lock in a loss, the government isn't eager to sell shares right now.

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Anand Chokkavelu breaks down whether the government will profit from its patience.

Regardless of what you think about GM's stock, profiting from our increasingly global economy can be as easy as investing in your own backyard. Our free report "3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World" shows you how. Click here to get your free copy before it's gone.