The markets got off to a great start of the fourth quarter today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
So who are they?
The only stock lower for nearly the whole day was Microsoft
Finally, Cisco Systems
If you were holding shares of one or maybe even all of the four companies that closed lower on a day when the Dow ran up more than 77 points, don't feel discouraged. The market by nature is a rollercoaster ride -- some days up, some days down. All four companies are great investments for the long run, and today should not turn your opinion negative by any means. They also all will be facing a number of opportunities and risks down the road. To find out what Caterpillar has down the road, simply click here.
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