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  • The Impact of Google's Car on Automakers

    By Eileen Rojas - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: VOLVY, DDAIF.PK, GM, GOOG

    There's no denying that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) likes to think big; CEO Larry Page predicted in a Forbes article that in the next five to ten years a driverless car will be ready for production. Whether this prediction becomes a reality remains to be seen, though it's hard to argue against it when checking out this video of a 95% blind man running errands in a Google test more »

  • How WestPort Meets the World's Demand

    By Renia Bula - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: VOLVY, CMI, WPRT

    WestPort Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) was an offshoot of a University of British Columbia Mechanical Engineering Department project to seek and create improvements of natural gas combustion in engines. The result of this study formed the basic theoretical knowledge on which the technology of WestPort HD was founded on and has blossomed over the years.

    WestPort’s Growth and Development

    The company came to fore in the field of natural gas more »

  • A Small Glitch in the Best Construction Equipment Maker

    By Anh HOANG - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: VOLVY, CAT, CNH

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has been trying to dominate the huge Chinese construction and mining equipment market. Acquisitions seemed to be a good strategy, and in June 2012 Caterpillar bought ERA Mining Machinery, a Chinese equipment maker for underground coal mine, for $886 million. However, in the fourth quarter of 2012 the company had to record a goodwill impairment charge of as much as $580 million, nearly 65.6% of the more »

  • What Can a Big Mac Tell You About Overvalued Currencies?

    By Pierre De Vitton - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: VOLVY, FXA, FXS, MCD, CROC

    Sometimes the best explanation to a complicated and seemingly mysterious phenomenon is the most simple one. This may very well sound like Philosophy 101, but it is a concept that can be used in many areas of life. I am going to heed my own advice and apply it to the Forex market in order to see which currencies are the world's most overvalued. To perform that task, I more »

  • Mining for Returns - Look No Further Than This Manufacturer

    By Cecil Sales - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: VOLVY, CAT, CNH

    The troubled economic outlook in Europe and the Americas isn't good for any industry. While no industry would benefit from a contract in demand due to lesser disposable income, there's certain sections of the market that are insulated as far as consumer spending goes. But these same industries aren't particularly insulated when it comes to a contract in demand from other companies or Governments. Industrial equipment manufacturers more »

  • Don’t throw out the CAT

    By Rupert Hargreaves - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: VOLVY, CAT, CMI, DE

    With shares down nearly 10% this year, nearing 52-weeks lows, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is falling out of favor with investors as the global slowdown puts pressure on the firm’s earnings.

    Personally I was cautious about this stock. I do not want to be falling into the age old value trap. On the other hand, there is a certain nostalgia related to CAT. I’m sure many people will have more »

  • There is Reason to Believe in Meritor

    By Tom Gibbs - May 10, 2012 | Tickers: VOLVY, DDAIF.PK, MTOR, NAV, VLKAY | Editor's Choice

    There has been a considerable amount of newfound focus on the global automotive industry as sales volumes revamp alongside the rise in discretionary income spending, players within the industry continue to right-size their operations and become more profitable, and emerging markets become increasingly more competitive.  The consumer market for light cars and trucks, however, is not the only niche that is experiencing dramatic post-recessionary growth.  The commercial market for heavy more »