CAT EquipmentForget flu shots, it’s time to inoculate your investment portfolio against the fast spreading and potentially deadly ‘Caterpillar Virus’.

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of resource extraction (mining) and heavy construction equipment, has experienced steadily eroding sales for the past five years due to the ongoing global commodities rout.

This decline accelerated during the 3rd quarter, causing the company to announce an additional 10,000 layoffs. Baby Boomers shorting CAT stock get richer, but those holding long positions continue to inch closer to the poorhouse door.

CAT is considered a bellwether for the larger economy too, so it may be time to rethink your entire investment strategy, as this potentially deadly virus now spreads into the larger markets.

Equities and bonds are generally performing well at the moment, however that’s not because the economy is expanding, but rather because it’s not and Wall Street and the EU expect more QE money printing efforts.

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