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Caterpillar Is Still in a Bear Phase From Early 2018

Caterpillar Is Still in a Bear Phase From Early 2018

Let's go through the bearish signals one by one.

Trump Economy Keeps Creating Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Along With Debt, Debt, Debt

Trump Economy Keeps Creating Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Along With Debt, Debt, Debt

A report due Friday from the Labor Department is expected to show that U.S. employers added 181,000 jobs in April, though some economists say the growth may have been even stronger. The cost is annual federal budget deficits estimated at more than $1 trillion.

Freeport-McMoRan Is Switching Into Bull Market Mode

Freeport-McMoRan Is Switching Into Bull Market Mode

After a rough 2018, Freeport-McMoRan is a 'buy the dips' stock.

Why Mining Stocks Are Likely to Continue Surging

Why Mining Stocks Are Likely to Continue Surging

Among other factors, China's recent slowdown should end soon, boosting demand for metals.

Alcoa Shares Lose Sheen on Downgrade

Alcoa Shares Lose Sheen on Downgrade

Shares of aluminum maker Alcoa fall almost 3% after Credit Suisse downgrades the company's stock to neutral from outperform and lowers its 12-month price target.

U.S. Aircraft Orders Plunged in February - Even Before Boeing Crash

U.S. Aircraft Orders Plunged in February - Even Before Boeing Crash

A steep drop in aircraft orders in February helped to drive a larger-than-expected drop in durable goods orders. The orders fell by 1.6%, according to the Census Bureau, greater than the 0.8% drop projected by economists.

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rebounds From Lowest in Two Years

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rebounds From Lowest in Two Years

Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased faster than expected last month, a new report shows, as the economy continues to give off mixed data signals.

Heard About the Rally in Palladium Prices? Here's One Way to Play It

Heard About the Rally in Palladium Prices? Here's One Way to Play It

If you have what it takes to deal with the esoteric world of precious metals, palladium, used in everything from jewelry to catalytic converters, may be worth a closer look.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves With the Jobs Market

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves With the Jobs Market

A monthly survey from the University of Michigan shows that consumer confidence improved faster than expected last month, even as a separate Federal Reserve report shows that manufacturers are mired in a slowdown.

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall in New Sign of Slowdown

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall in New Sign of Slowdown

The Census Bureau reports that new orders for manufactured durable goods orders outside of the transportation industry fell by 0.1% in January. Economists were calling for a 0.2% increase.