Please consider this as nothing more than a personal observation...from my tiny corner of SW Ohio.
The Temp this morning was a coffee chilling 11 degrees. That couples with yesterday's 13 degrees. I happened to be in Wal-Mart an hour ago and noticed that the car battery display only held 5 batteries...interesting. Next stop was Pep Boys for my daughter's car (dang water pump) and asked the guys how batteries were selling. Answer? Very well...better than last year.
On my commute to work, I passed five cars on the side of the road for one reason or another...pretty common sight for the first true cold snap of the year.
Bottom line? I think things are looking up for XIDE. At least for the next 6 months.