<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The stock market started on Tuesday on an optimistic note, investors reacted favorably to information from Washington that legislators may have reached an agreement that will avoid a second government shutdown. Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^ DJI) was 310 points higher at 25,364. The other major stock indexes also performed well because S & amp; P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^ GSPC) increased 32 points to 2741 and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^ IXIC) rose by 100 points to 7,408. "data-reactid =" 11 "> The stock market started on Tuesday on an optimistic note, investors reacted favorably to the announcement by Washington that the legislator might have concluded a agreement that would avoid a second government shutdown From 11:20 am EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^ DJI) was 310 points higher at 25,364. The other major stock indexes also performed well because S & P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^ GSPC) increased 32 points to 2741 and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^ IXIC) climbed 100 points to 7,408.

<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The volatility of recent months has forced investors to take a two-pronged approach to the stock market: On the one hand, high-growth markets such as marijuana still have huge potential for long-term gains, and the Canadian cannabis society Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) started a week that will feature several major players in the marijuana space presenting their latest financial results. At the same time, investors are hopeful that the US and global governments will take action to stimulate economic growth around the world, which would be good news for industry giants such as caterpillar (NYSE: CAT). "The volatility of recent months has forced investors to take a two-pronged approach to the stock market.On the other hand, high-growth markets such as marijuana still have huge potential for long-term gains and Canadian Cannabis Society Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) has launched a week in which several major players in the marijuana sector will present their latest financial results. At the same time, investors are hopeful that the US and global governments will take action to stimulate economic growth around the world, which would be good news for industry giants such as caterpillar (NYSE: CAT).

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Aurora sees sales increase

<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The share of Aurora cannabis has increased by approximately 3% following the late publication of his second quarter financial results. The company has benefited greatly from the opening of the Canadian market for recreational cannabis sales. Its sales have increased by more than 80% in the last three months, reflecting the launch of marijuana products in the Great White North in mid-October. Aurora, one of the largest cannabis producers, managed to increase production during the quarter and also said that its efforts to continue building capacity were on track to keep it among the leaders of this nascent industry. "Data-reactid =" 26 "> Aurora Cannabis shares rose about 3% as a result of the release of Monday's second quarter financial results, and the company has benefited greatly from the opening up of the market. sales of cannabis for recreation purposes and less than 80% in the last three months alone, reflecting the launch in mid-October of marijuana products in the Far North, with Aurora being one of the largest Cannabis growers, Aurora has been able to increase its production during the quarter as its efforts to continue to increase its capabilities are on track to keep it among the leaders of the fledgling industry.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Aurora has adopted an independent approach the cannabis industry, leveraging its own acquisitions to strengthen its size and gain market share. It is also one of the most international players in the international marijuana market and now has almost two dozen countries in its geographic footprint. The challenge for some investors in the marijuana sector is that with some Aurora rivals using large investments from major players in the consumer goods sector, Aurora will be increasingly in a hurry to establish its own partnerships. to keep up. "Data-reactid =" 27 "> Aurora has adopted an independent approach to the cannabis industry, building on its own acquisitions to increase its size and gain market share. the world's most marijuana-focused players and now has almost two dozen countries in its portfolio, some marijuana investors predict that, as some Aurora rivals use large investments in consumer goods, Aurora will be more and more eager to build its own partnerships to keep pace.

With an addressable market that some say is around $ 200 billion worldwide, many cannabis companies have every opportunity to succeed. However, during this critical opening phase, it is important for Aurora to work hard to create an advantage for novice players and keep potential competitors at bay.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Caterpillar was among Dow's best stocks on Tuesday, with a up 3% of capital, this decision surprised investors, worried about global economic tensions weighing on the prospects of the construction specialist.The decline in demand in China has played a leading role in the sharp drop in action following its fourth quarter financial report end of January, the persistent inability of the United States and China to reach an agreement on tariffs and other trade issues has affected not only the direct prospects of Caterpillar, but also the will of its customers to make important investments. "data-reactid =" 30 "> Caterpillar was among the top names in the Dow Dow index, up nearly 3%, surprised investors, worried about global economic tensions weighing on the specialist The drop in demand in China played an important role in the sharp decline in the title following the fourth quarter financial report at the end of January, and the persistent failure of the United States and China in the acquisition. substantial progress in seeking agreement on tariffs and other not only the direct prospects of Caterpillar, but also the willingness of its customers to make significant investments.

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<p class = "canvas-atom text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "However, there is reason to be optimistic despite these pressures. Caterpillar's strength in the fourth quarter did not come primarily from its construction sector, but from increased demand in the natural resources, energy and transportation sectors. Commodity price volatility such as crude oil will continue to blur, but with the rebound in copper prices since 2019, mining customers appear to be ready to buy Caterpillar equipment again. "Data-reactid =" 35 "> However, despite these pressures, there is reason to be optimistic: Much of Caterpillar's strength in the fourth quarter did not come from its construction sector, but rather from increased demand In the natural resources, energy and transportation sectors, commodities such as crude oil will continue to sow doubt, but copper prices have rebounded satisfactorily in 2019, mining customers seem ready to start buying Caterpillar equipment again.

Investors should continue to look at broader market movements, but it is also important to monitor what key companies say about their own trading conditions. With many investors watching marijuana closely while others watch the global economy, Aurora and Caterpillar are good indicators of the current climate of market players.

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