Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



Is China Holding Back the Dow?

Watch stocks you care about

The single, easiest way to keep track of all the stocks that matter...

Your own personalized stock watchlist!

It's a 100% FREE Motley Fool service...

Click Here Now

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger discusses how, even as the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) have climbed to record highs lately, stock markets in China have lagged behind. That's largely because of rising inflationary pressures in the emerging nation, with higher food costs filtering down to push consumer prices up 3.2% over the past 12 months. Further gains could force the Chinese central bank to tighten monetary policy, potentially hurting business activity.

Dan takes a look at three companies that are particularly vulnerable to a slowing Chinese economy. If China can't get inflation under control, these companies could be the worst hit from the fallout.

Caterpillar does a lot of business in China, so will it be affected if the emerging market starts to falter? Find out in our premium research report on the construction-equipment giant, in which top Fool analysts look at whether Caterpillar can keep growing even in a slow economic recovery. Just click here to access it now.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (3)

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2337984, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 8/25/2016 12:59:06 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,476.86 -4.62 -0.02%
S&P 500 2,177.36 1.92 0.09%
NASD 5,225.59 7.90 0.15%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

8/25/2016 12:44 PM
^DJI $18476.86 Down -4.62 -0.02%
AA $10.10 Up +0.06 +0.55%
Alcoa CAPS Rating: ****
CAT $82.79 Down -0.36 -0.43%
Caterpillar CAPS Rating: ***
GE $31.26 Up +0.04 +0.11%
General Electric CAPS Rating: ****