You don't have to live in Midland, Texas, to benefit from its amazing growth.
Nationally, the average price is just under $3.70 a gallon. Crude oil prices could decline, bringing pump prices down further. Airline stocks have been the winners. Energy stocks have been flat.
With the Dow at an all-time high, many stocks and sectors are significantly overvalued.
The price-weighted blue-chip index could climb there with the help of just a few components.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
BlackBerry downgraded to 'sell, and Caterpillar upgraded to 'outperform.'
Investors adore the business leaders on this list. They've accomplished an amazing feat.
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