The Stuff of Nightmares

The third-quarter earnings report Cummins (CMI) released before the market open on Tuesday is the stuff of Wall Street nightmares. Not because the company reported such terrible results, or because it slashed guidance -- or even because the stock plunged.

It's because the bad news was so unexpected. And that sets loose the possibility in which the global and/or U.S. economy is slowing more than expected. In that scenario, Wall Street will get blind-sided as companies begin to report much lower-than-expected earnings and revenue just when the U.S. stock market is at a peak....414 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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