The stock market has proven to be especially resilient this week. After the huge gains that we saw in the first two weeks of September, it would've been completely reasonable for stocks to have given back some of those profits. Yet, even with concerns arising today about the health of the global economy, with data from China, Europe, and the U.S. all pointing to some troubling trends, stocks have held their ground quite well. Today, the Dow Jones Industrials
Even with the Dow's overall recovery, some stocks weren't able to get back to even. Industrial stocks Caterpillar
Don't be afraid
Even the best stocks lose ground from time to time. But it's important to keep tabs on your favorite stocks to make sure nothing fundamental has changed about their prospects. For instance, Caterpillar is vulnerable to economic conditions around the world, but it's working to grow, no matter what happens with the economy. Learn more in our premium report on Caterpillar. It's yours easily; just click here to get started.
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