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Subject:  Re: Caterpillar dn 4% on reduced earns projectio Date:  9/29/2012  7:45 AM
Author:  PaulEngr Number:  46601 of 46903

A couple things to point out:

1. QE-infinity. IE, let's print money until the debts are too small to matter. Last time they did this it had no effect on the "economy" except to cause massive real inflation on energy and food. Of course people in Washington don't actually buy either one so they conveniently claimed that inflation was less than 2%. The net result was that there was a surge in the mining industry in the U.S. Here we go again...

2. The shotgun wedding with Bucyrus. Count this one as a huge net loss. Everyone in the organization that can is bailing for the exits. At some point in the very near future (can't say where, when, or how yet), I