Stocks

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 […]

Earnings Results from Chip Manufacturers Spring Hope

Chip

Shares of semiconductor companies have been struggling lately amidst concerns of declining demand. Three of them reported positive quarterly results today though. Three major chip manufacturers released their quarterly earnings Wednesday, with all providing encouraging results. Texas Instruments, Lam Research, and Xilinx saw their earnings announcements beat expectations, and with a sector that is seen […]