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The Bank of CAT

The Bank of CAT

It would appear that banks are no longer required to finance company or individual spending on industrial hardware. One of the most successful divisions of industrial behemoth Caterpillar is now its financing arm, which borrows money from banks and investors to loan out to customers at a higher rate — a lucrative business. ¬†Caterpillar finance division income statement 2013 2012 Change¬† Total revenues $680 $668 1.80% Total expenses $490 $499 -1.80% Profit $141 $120 17.50% Margin 20.7% 18.0% 15.43% Figures…

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Only Some of the Market is Overvalued

Only Some of the Market is Overvalued

There is much speculation about which direction the market will take in the next few weeks. Many analysts are stating that the markets valuation is now stretched and will not move any higher until either earnings rise significantly. However, it would appear that while some stocks in the market are indeed trading on stretched valuations, some sectors are still undervalued. Indeed, Bank of America and other market analysts recently put together a study of equity ratios dating back 27 years…

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