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  1. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    February 26, 2015
    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  2. The 5 Best Fortune 500 Mentorship Programs

    February 23, 2015
    These top Fortune 500 companies offer mentorship programs to recent graduates.
  3. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  4. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need To Sell Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  5. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need to Consider Selling Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  6. This 3.5%-Yielding Blue Chip Is In Store For A Big Rebound

    January 30, 2015
    There are two technical directives battling for the fortunes of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) right now. The first says to never ...
  7. A Look At The Most Anticipated IPOs Of 2015

    January 29, 2015
    An old investing maxim suggests that "as goes January, so goes the year." And when you consider that the major indices wobbled ...
  8. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  9. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
  10. Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  11. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    May 21, 2014
    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a ...
  12. Making A Case For Long Bonds

    May 12, 2014
    The rising rates everyone expects this year have yet to arrive. In fact, some evidence points to low rates for a longer time ...
  13. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to ...
  14. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  15. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  16. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  17. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  18. When Will The Pain End For Caterpillar?

    October 23, 2013
    Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year. We'll take ...
  19. Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    August 28, 2013
    Joy Global seems undervalued on a long-term basis, but the near term is still looking pretty scary
  20. Deere May Be Getting Too Little Credit

    August 15, 2013
    Investors are so worried about potential declines in 2014, Deere's stock is slipping into long-term value territory.
  21. Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    August 7, 2013
    Parker Hannifin's disappointing fourth quarter may have investors re-examining their expectations for a big industrial rebound. ...
  22. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  23. Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    July 11, 2013
    Komatsu is still waiting for the recovery in construction, but valuation looks appealing for a technology/automation leader.
  24. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  25. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  26. Even With Steady Guidance, Titan Machinery Has A Lot To Prove

    June 6, 2013
    Titan needs to come through with a strong second quarter after this weak start to the year.
  27. Joy Global's Quality Not The Issue, But The Mining Capex Recovery ...

    May 30, 2013
    Joy Global is holding up well in this cyclical rough patch.
  28. Investors Already Thinking Recovery For Cummins

    May 15, 2013
    Cummins is still bottoming, but the Street is already thinking recovery
  29. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  30. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  31. Conglomerate Stocks Looking Good, Or Are They?

    January 23, 2013
    Conglomerate stocks are performing very well overall, but how they will perform in the future is the primary concern. As ...
  32. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  33. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big Moves ...

    December 21, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 2%, the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9% and the Dow has declined 1.4%. The ...
  34. Joy Global And The Coal Conundrum

    December 14, 2012
    Joy Global will survive the downturn, but the timing of the recovery is still a big unknown
  35. Westport Is Still All About Tomorrow

    November 9, 2012
    Disappointing revenue today means almost nothing for Westport's long-term value.
  36. GE's Results Reflect An Industrial Slowdown, But Valuation Isn't ...

    October 23, 2012
    GE may have disappointed, but the company and its stock are both in good shape today.
  37. Caterpillar's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    October 22, 2012
    Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 22, 2012. Caterpillar offers construction ...
  38. How China's Economy Could Spell Trouble for America

    October 17, 2012
    Every September, the world's top thinkers get together in support of President Bill Clinton's "Clinton Global Initiative," ...
  39. Machinery Markets Catch Cold; Titan Gets The Flu

    September 28, 2012
    Titan has above-average risk, but could offer excellent exposure to an off-road commercial vehicle rebound.
  40. If Modine Manufacturing Can Turn It Around, The Rewards Could ...

    September 27, 2012
    investors have to balance the rewards of a much better Modine with the risks that the company will continue to muddle along, ...
  41. Autodesk's Growth Problems Go Front-And-Center

    August 27, 2012
    Autodesk's miss only intensifies the growth problem. The company may look undervalued on the basis of its long-term free ...
  42. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  43. Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  44. Navistar Changes Gear With Its Engine Program

    July 6, 2012
    Navistar accepts reality and changes its emissions control technology.
  45. Do Nike's Earnings Have Broader Meaning On China?

    July 4, 2012
    Nike's disappointing futures have investors worrying more than ever about China. Long term, Nike could be healthy, but don't ...
  46. According To Siemens, An Industrial Rebound May Not Be Around ...

    July 3, 2012
    Investors who can live with the risk of taking a 20-30% paper loss in the short run may be willing to buy Siemens' stocks ...
  47. The Most Overbought Dow Stocks

    July 3, 2012
    Despite large first-quarter gains, two big Dow stocks show strong monthly chart formations and are worthy of new buying. ...
  48. Is Clarcor's Business Slipping Away?

    June 26, 2012
    Clarcor is a well-run business and the filtration business is a good one to be in, but the growth potential doesn't seem ...
  49. Is Titan Machinery Overpaying For Growth?

    June 11, 2012
    Titan may be too aggressive in acquiring dealerships and spending too much of its cash expanding during the waning days of ...
  50. For Joy Global, It's No Longer "If" Or "When" But, "How Long?"

    June 1, 2012
    With the slowdown in mining equipment, Joy Global may lag for a while.
  51. AGCO Green With Profits

    May 3, 2012
    Overall agricultural equipment demand should remain fundamentally stronger going forward.
  52. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  53. OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    April 23, 2012
    With manufacturing returning to U.S. shores, the industrial real estate sector could finally be turning a corner. Betting ...
  54. Should Investors Brake For SORL Auto Parts?

    April 4, 2012
    American investors' indiscriminate obsession with all things China is long past. SORL has been all but left for dead, but ...
  55. 8 Ways to Grab Emerging-Market Growth

    March 31, 2012
    RDM Financial CEO Ron Weiner explains why he advises individuals to use ETFs and mutual funds for emerging-world exposure. ...
  56. Alpha Dogs Of The Dow

    March 28, 2012
    We tell you about the Dow's first quarter outperformers.
  57. The Job Market Hurts Companies, Too

    March 22, 2012
    While unemployment plagues workers, it is also a problem for companies who can't find skilled workers for the jobs they have.
  58. Commercial Vehicle Group Is Priced To Move

    March 5, 2012
    Commercial is generating huge gains in revenues and earnings, yet its stock trades below its 2004 IPO price of $13 a share.
  59. Titan More Than Just Going Along For The Ride

    February 28, 2012
    While Titan's shares will likely be volatile, the company offers multiple potential sources of new growth.
  60. Towers Watson Merger Continues To Pay Dividends

    February 14, 2012
    Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt merged in January 2010. Business is well and it's not to late to get on board.
  61. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  62. Strong U.S. Jobs Growth: Will These Profitable Companies Benefit?

    January 9, 2012
    With a rebounding U.S. job market, the economy might be rebounding faster than initially expected.
  63. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  64. Valmont Industries: Diversification Will Pay Off

    November 29, 2011
    Valmont's diversified revenue streams will eventually pay dividends. Here's why.
  65. A Backdoor Into Asia's Emerging Markets

    November 8, 2011
    Japan’s recent expansion as a major exporter to Asian markets could be its saving grace.
  66. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  67. Eaton – Well-Balanced, But Forever A Bridesmaid?

    October 27, 2011
    Eaton gets relatively less respect than it should, but that could make it a value for patient investors.
  68. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector.
  69. Clarcor's Growth Story A Little Gummed Up

    September 16, 2011
    Do Clarcor's growth problems prove that the filtration sector has slowed down?
  70. FuelCell Energy – Is The Corner In Sight?

    September 14, 2011
    FuelCell makes its first ever gross profit, but real success is still far away.
  71. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  72. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  73. Bonds That Look Better Than Treasuries

    August 14, 2011
    Instability in the political and economic spheres has meant a shift from Treasuries to corporate bonds in recent weeks, writes ...
  74. Digging Into A Joy Global Rumor

    July 18, 2011
    A rumored deal for IMM would make a lot of sense for Joy Global.
  75. CNH Global Drives Higher

    June 20, 2011
    CNH Global continues to benefit from a booming agricultural industry. Here are some of the reasons why it's a good time to ...
  76. 4 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    May 11, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  77. Embracing Tech With Israel

    April 13, 2011
    Israel is an emerging tech giant that could give the U.S. a run for its money, in the near future.
  78. Can China Yuchai Rev Up Your Portfolio?

    April 1, 2011
    China Yuchai is risky, but maybe too cheap to ignore as a play on China's industrial expansion.
  79. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  80. Cummins Cannot Outrun Expectations

    February 3, 2011
    Cummins is hitting on all cylinders but analysts already expected that.
  81. Large Cap Agriculture Stocks For 2011 (MON, DE, CAT, BG)

    January 7, 2011
    Agriculture stocks have long been ignored by casual investors - but that may soon change.
  82. Betting on Commercial Real Estate

    December 30, 2010
    The housing market may still be in serious trouble, but there are areas of that industry that still have the potential to ...
  83. Joy Global A Mix Of Performance And Scarcity

    December 16, 2010
    Joy Global is coupling a rosy outlook with scarcity into a richly-valued stock.
  84. Long-Term Option Plays

    December 15, 2010
    Investing in long-term call options can lead to a huge payoff if they are used right.
  85. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  86. Deere Benefits From Strong Farming

    November 25, 2010
    Deere's dominance in farming equipment sales and service should benefit the company well in 2011.
  87. Playing The Mining-Equipment Market

    November 18, 2010
    By betting on the equipment makers, investors can profit independently of the individual movements in materials pricing.
  88. Caterpillar's Bullish Bet On Mining

    November 18, 2010
    Due to Caterpillar's recent acquisition of Bucyrus, it's apparent that the company feels optimistic about the future of the ...
  89. Caterpillar Now A Miner Major

    November 17, 2010
    Caterpillar makes a multi-billion dollar bet on the growth of mining.
  90. Top Performing Dow Stocks This Year

    November 12, 2010
    Hunting for stock treasures doesn't mean looking beyond the biggest, most well-known names in American industry.
  91. Johnson And Johnson Resilient Despite Recalls

    October 22, 2010
    Despite a bad quarter for Johnson and Johnson, the actual results show the competitive advantages of this company.
  92. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

    August 18, 2010
    Lowes' earnings and outlook provides a glimpse that a bumpy economy lies ahead.
  93. Ritchie Bros Feels The Hammer

    July 15, 2010
    Ritchie Bros spooked the market with a mid-quarter update, but the growth strategy still makes sense.
  94. Is Cheap Chinese Labor Over?

    June 25, 2010
    "Cheap China" is increasingly becoming an anachronism. What does this mean for companies that depend on low wages?
  95. Ode To Joy Global

    June 7, 2010
    Joy Global is a major equipment supplier leveraged to the commodity markets, but can investors tolerate the volatility?
  96. Companies Printing Money

    April 27, 2010
    Xerox and several other companies have turned in good earnings numbers here in the first quarter.
  97. Terex Reshapes For The Future

    March 15, 2010
    These divestitures have given Terex ample liquidity to ride the current economic hurricane the company is navigating.
  98. Making Sense Of Generac's IPO

    March 2, 2010
    On February 11 Generac Power Systemsits shares began trading on Nasdaq at $13 a share, but is it a good buy?
  99. Losers Today, Winners Tomorrow?

    December 30, 2009
    Following a contrarian approach of avoiding investing with the masses, and instead focusing on value, offers the best recipe ...
  100. A Final Look At Agriculture Stocks

    December 28, 2009
    Agriculture's resilience during the recession points to a strong outlook for the next several years.
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