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Author: putnid Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 287  
Subject: Re: Autos: Who owns? Who may buy? Date: 5/7/2012 7:45 PM
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At 63 yo, I can remember the U.S. going from two-lane to 4+ lane highways. For years, common comments when my wife and I drive any distance are, “when did this become 4 lanes?” or “Lets’ take the old route.” The gradual build-out of those roadways will require a lot of trucks ... another of Tata’s product lines. - Sails

Your comment made me smile. Being only two years younger than you, I too remember the tectonic shift from from two lane roads to Interstates. The entire Nation was transformed. As a motorcyclist, I still prefer traveling on the old "US" routes such as the Lincoln Highway, the Great River Road, Dixie Highway and Route 66. I end up passing through a whole lotta towns that "time forgot."

The developing world is going through a similar transformation. I agree this is a net positive for Tata Motors. I believe the company has a bright future, but I expect a roller-coaster ride.

I also agree that I'd like to see the company remain under Tata family control. I did some consulting work for the family (in the steel business) years ago. The management impressed. Truth be told, my experience led me to invest in Tata Motors. Tata family management understands business.

Truth be told, I sold most of my TTM shares when the price went north of $28. I have "swing-traded" shares of the company in the past. I hope to buy back all sold shares at prices south of $26. If past is prologue, I'll have that opportunity sometime this year. If the shares continue to climb in value, then I'll have made a serious mistake.
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