InvestorPlace: As Solid as It Is, Looming Fears Will Hold Back Caterpillar Stock

Between 2016 and 2018, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) earnings more than tripled. Unsurprisingly, the stock price soared. Caterpillar stock started 2016 near $60; it started 2018 roughly one hundred points higher. There were several factors at play in earnings growth. Easy comparisons…

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InvestorPlace: Dow Jones Today: It Should Have Been Better

U.S. stocks traded higher earlier Tuesday after Chinese policymakers revealed support for infrastructure projects, the latest effort by Beijing to keep the world’s second-largest economy on solid footing despite the lingering trade war with the U.S. Source: Shutterstock However, the…

InvestorPlace: MSFT Stock: Why No One Is Calling the World’s Largest Company ‘Too Big’

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is once again the most valuable company in the world, by a large margin. MSFT stock is currently trading with a market cap of $1.02 trillion. Second-place Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is at $888 billion, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at…

InvestorPlace: Dow Jones Today: Jobs Report Was a Dud, But Stocks Didn’t Mind

Before the open of U.S. markets Friday, the Labor Department said employers added 75,000 new jobs last month, well below economists’ estimate of 180,000, but stock market didn’t really seem to mind. Source: Shutterstock Despite that jobs disappointment, albeit an…

InvestorPlace: 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: AMZN, GOOGL, BYND

Friday was the icing on the cake. A number of stocks surged higher on the day, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones climbing more than 1% and the Nasdaq running as high as 2% before the close. The move…