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Archive for May, 2011

Caterpillar: How to Survive a Massive Downturn

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

In September 2008, Caterpillar was expecting 2009 sales to be $55 – $57 billion.  2009 came in at (more…)

Exxon Mobil: Does it get any more consistent than this?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Fortune recently released its annual Fortune 500 – something it has been doing since 1955.  There have been 61 companies on the list every year since.  Exxon Mobil is one (more…)

Global Inflation and China

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

There is some debate over whether we should be more concerned with inflation or (more…)

Climbing a Wall of Worry

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The S&P 500 closed at 1050 in September 2010.  Today it stands at 1,350 – almost a 30% move in 8 short months.

This move came despite (more…)

How is your pricing power?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Some firms have the ability to pass-on (get away) with price increases for their products or services – no matter (more…)