Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) -- Bi-Monthly Update
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Market Watch is an extension of the Wall Street Journal. This Article makes a strong point about three Dow 30 Companies (CAT, WMT, KO) that - - "Should Not Be In Your Current Portfolio." At least at this time! I seldom agree with these articles but this one is to my liking and offers prudent advice. My question is: Where were you guys way back in early 2012 when Caterpillar, Inc. was selling for $112.50? Present price is: $84. Help, is often, after the fact, with the Financial Media - don't you agree?
My objective is to identify changing trends for my Forecasting Analytics. Simple stated, I want to have current notes to quickly refer to on the anticipated direction of this Sector and Industry Group.
This Bi-Monthly Commentary on - Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) - covers all of my Indicators, both Fundamentally for Valuations and Technically for Momentum. There is much to cover to provide my best possible Forecast and Opinion.
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Forecast & Opinion from my Study / Analytics:
Caterpillar, Inc. and other Industrial Companies are tracking well. Although (CAT) has been in Down-Trend for well over a year it is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics.
My Forecast back in early 2012 was not and it presently is not as bright as you may think! (I will be more specific upon request).
My Opinion is to HOLD-CASH for the foreseeable future.
If you own or are considering owning Industrial Companies, the securities are definitely both strong and weak. Caterpillar, Inc. is currently not weak but certainly is not strong Technically. I have reservations about my Fundamental Valuation, there I have placed it on a Strong Bearish Forecast - "Warning." That means take profits on the next rally. (I can help if you want).
My Analytics (weighting) for my Fundamental Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (CAT) are not as positive at perhaps you are being told by other sources. Plainly stated they are improving but not very impressive. Alternate and similar Companies are showing much better Fundamentals.
A Twenty Year Perspective of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)
It has NOT always been like you are being told by so many who do not take the time to "Invest Wisely." Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has taken some big hits over the years.
URL for (20-years of -(CAT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=CAT&p=W&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p31500825899&a=304969448
A Rather Unique Chart / Graphic on (CAT):
URL for this representation of - (CAT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=CAT&p=W&yr=1&mn=6&dy=0&id=p14572882012&a=304864936
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Here are a number of the Component Companies / Peers in the Internet Industry Group that I focus on rather frequently: CAT, MTW, JOY, TEX, HEES, ASTE.
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