Apple Revenue Declining, but Stock Moving Up

Apple

Apple’s after-market earnings call did not paint a very rosy picture, and more disappointment is expected. How could its stock rise by 5% in after-market trading then? Apple’s shrinking revenues are no secret, both among analysts and even among many individual investors, who generally do not watch such things very closely. They may be aware […]

Caterpillar Digs the Dow a Hole on Monday

Caterpillar

When Caterpillar misses its earnings projections by as much as they did today, hearing $2.55 per share and expecting $2.98 per share, investors are going to be concerned. Disappointing earnings announcements from Dow component Caterpillar helped drive the DJIA lower on Monday, although markets did recover a fair bit before the end of trading. Caterpillar […]

Markets Expect Fed to be Patient with Economy

Federal Reserve

With the next Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting set to begin on Tuesday, investors anxiously wait, not for a hike or not, but for more information. Few people expect that the Fed will raise interest rates during the upcoming two-day Open Market Committee meeting scheduled to begin this Tuesday, but this one isn’t really […]