Premium Automakers Set To Outperform

Though many automakers continue to underperform, premium brands such as Audi and BMW are surging ahead. While BMI has recently closed our bullish key market view on Daimler, we believe that the world's elite carmakers will continue to perform well in 2014, helped by solid demand in developed markets, a rising Asian middle class with an taste for luxury automobiles, and high profit margins. This outperformance is likely to continue over the medium term.  This week's podcast features Nathan Hayes, an analyst with our automotive research team.