The oil-services company is now able to raise prices across product groups and regions.
Caterpillar shares get hit when earnings miss Street estimates. McDonald's and Schlumberger results impress. Tech shares rise on AMD and SanDisk. The debt-ceiling crisis gets worse.
Demand should surge over the next 25 years. Consider 2 stocks and an ETF.
Apple profit jumps 121%; shares briefly top $400. Stocks soar as a Senate budget plan wins cheers from Wall St. IBM's earnings start the rally. Goldman Sachs disappoints. Zillow goes public.
Big-time redemptions may have caused several would-be rallies last week to fail. A short-term rally remains likely, but if sell-offs continue, June's lows could be tested.
In a big week for earnings, IBM, Apple, Bank of America and Caterpillar are among the headliners. Reports are due on housing starts, existing-home sales and mid-Atlantic manufacturing. The debt ceiling fight will continue. Will gold top $1,600?
Technical indicators suggest that the commodities correction may be over, and now is a good time to establish positions in broad-based or more specialized commodity ETFs.
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