The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Daniel Gross, author of the new book Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline and the Rise of a New Economy. While many investors focus on economic statistics like unemployment numbers and GDP, there are other factors just as crucial to gauging the health of the U.S. economy. In this audio segment, Gross shares why he watches auto sales and describes why monthly numbers from automakers like Ford and GM are more important than you think.

ExxonMobil and PepsiCo are two of the companies in The Motley Fool's report featuring some of the biggest and best-known brand names in global business. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks," and you can get access it to it right now at no cost. Simply click here -- it's free.

At the time this article was published Chris Hill owns no shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Ford and General Motors and creating a synthetic long position in Ford. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Goal Setting

Want to succeed? Then you need goals!

View Course »

Understanding Stock Market Indexes

What does it mean when people say "the market is up 2%"?

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum