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The company considered a global economy bellwether just had its biggest profit miss in a decade

The company considered a global economy bellwether just had its biggest profit miss in a decade

Caterpillar Inc. also issued a 2019 profit forecast range which, at the low end, was below the average of analysts' expectations.Associated Press Caterpillar Inc. had the biggest quarterly profit miss in a decade as a China slowdown hit demand for its signature yellow construction and mining equipment. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company also issued a 2019

Moguls or slopestyle: What kind of portfolio do you have?

Freestyle skiers at Lake Placid, New York. Skiing, like investing, involves an assessment of risks. This past weekend I got some great exposure to the freestyle skiing scene while taking in my son’s first competition in the sport. I have to admit that it is quite exciting to watch, especially the high-flying tricks in the two

Want to know how risky your portfolio is? How it performed in 2018 will give you a good idea

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) require that investment dealers and counsellors show clients their portfolio returns and fees paid in an annual report.Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Your year-end investment statement will be hitting the mailbox any day now. You’ll also be receiving important supplementary information. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) require that investment dealers and counsellors show

Jana Partners liquidates two hedge funds, to focus only on activism

Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein.Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg NEW YORK — Jana Partners LLC, founded by Barry Rosenstein, is shutting down two stock-picking hedge funds following losses and will focus instead on its main strategy of investing in a handful of companies and pushing management to improve their performance. The New York-based firm, which managed US$11 billion

John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2008, file photo, John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. Vanguard announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that John C. "Jack" Bogle has died at the age of 89.Mark Lennihan / AP VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — When he lost his

Netflix’s bet on new programming failing to take hold

Shares of Netflix dropped after market close on news it had missed analysts' subscriber targets.Associated Press file photo Netflix Inc. shares slipped in late trading after fourth-quarter revenue came in below Wall Street estimates, a sign an explosion of new programming failed to hook enough viewers. The streaming giant posted revenue of US$4.19 billion in

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