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Description: Blue chips slipped, but finished with a strong weekly advance, as investors weighed Caterpillar’s disappointing results against a new agreement on a Greek financing plan. Laura Mandaro has details.

Source: Marketwatch.com – video report

Date: 07/22/2011

Link:  http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/news-hub–dow-steamrolled-by-caterpillar/D5F42C53-7D15-422C-AE7C-C14485D2E16E

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the significance of Caterpillar’s results and stock movement.
  • What does the continuing rise of gold suggest about the direction of economy, the US dollar, interest rates, and inflation?
  • As an investor, do you see value in the companies in the Dow today?

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