Most Read On Bloomberg: Shutdown, Goldman, Stocks, Schwarzman

The 6 Most Popular Dow Stocks

For those who have lost track, the derivatives trades resulted in losses of $6.2 billion plus an additional $920 million clicking here in fines — so far. 2. Steve Jobs Never Worried About Debt Ceiling: Caroline Baum Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) — Everyone knows, or has heard the cliche, that markets hate uncertainty.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-06/most-read-on-bloomberg-shutdown-goldman-stocks-schwarzman.html

(XRAY) jumped 2.9 percent to $44.49. Bank of America raised its rating on shares in the dental supplies maker to buy. Disney climbed 2 percent to $65.30 and Boeing climbed 1.7 percent to $117.20 for the two biggest gains in the Dow. Facebook rose 3.8 percent to $51.04 after saying it will sell advertising space on Instagram in its first effort to make money from its biggest ever acquisition. The stock has surged 92 percent in 2013. Twitter IPO In the most anticipated technology offering since Facebook, Twitter Inc.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/u-s-stock-futures-rise-as-investors-await-shutdown-talks.html

What’s ahead for emerging-market stocks?

Among possible scenarios for breaking the stalemate was talk of repealing a medical device tax tied to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in exchange for not delaying its enactment. “Underneath all of this noise from Washington is a decent economy, but it does get rattled like we’re seeing this week, and I would rather have the battle be about this continuing spending than about the debt ceiling,” said Nick Ventura, executive vice president at Ventura Wealth Managment, which manages $225 million in assets. The S&P 500 rose 0.62% to 1,689.07. The index lost 0.48% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.43% to 15,061.60. The blue-chip index slid 0.78% this week.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12059096/1/stocks-slip-as-budget-impasse-keeps-fed-employees-grounded.html

Stocks Climb on Signs Budget Impasse May Break

But some Dow stocks are more popular than others, especially among Wall Street’s trading elite. The question you have to answer is whether those popular stocks are the ones you ought to buy, or whether you ought to look past the in-crowd to get better performance elsewhere. To answer that question, let’s take a look at the six most heavily traded stocks in the Dow and see how those popular stocks have performed over the past five years. That look should give us some hints about whether popularity among traders translates into smart long-term investments. Telecom leads the list At the top of the volume-leader list are AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon. AT&T trades almost 70 million shares on a typical day, while Verizon is lower at 47 million.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10/05/the-6-most-popular-dow-stocks.aspx

Stocks Rise on Hope That DC Will End Its Bickering

But the pressure to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling is climbing quickly. “The thought is that the Republicans and Democrats will soon work this out before Oct. 17,” Davis said, referring to the date the Treasury Department said the government’s borrowing authority would be exhausted. On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner reemphasized that he won’t let the U.S. government default on its debts. There were also reports that Boehner was looking to bring House Republicans together to pass some sort of budget compromise that would include raising the debt ceiling.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stocks-move-higher-investors-remain-cautious-20472336

U.S. Stocks Rise as Optimism Grows Over Ending Impasse

POL ended with gain of 0.2pc and Hubco closed up 1pc. Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corporation said that the stocks closed lower amid thin trade at KSE on concerns over economic uncertainty. Trade remained mainly in second and third tier stocks. Uncertainty over outcome of Supreme Court warnings to government on raise in power tariff, limited foreign interest, and lower global commodities played a catalyst role in bearish sentiments despite speculations ahead of expected sale of SoEs. On technical charts, analyst Qasim Anwar at AKD Securities said that pullback could be expected to terminate as index approaches 22,320 a 22,525 resistance zone. The technical analyst maintained a bearish outlook below 22,857 level sighting possibilities for near-term weakness towards 21,451 a 21,416 and 20,924 levels.
Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1047505/stocks-remain-range-bound-on-low-turnover

Stocks remain range bound on low turnover

Plus, it’s unlikely the Federal Reserve is going to cut back on stimulus anytime soon, especially if the shutdown lingers and the country defaults on its debt. The last thing the Fed wants to do is scale back, or taper, its $85 billion per month in bond purchases at a time that could send the market into a tailspin, Hooper said. While ads might be bothersome for users, investors were excited about how they might boost Facebook’s revenue and bottom line. ” $FB Instagram monetization means all analysts estimates and price targets are WAY low, add about $8-$10 + to EVERY current price target,” said StockTwits user TeslaMan . Facebook competitor Twitter made its IPO filing public late Thursday. Twitter revealed that it is still unprofitable.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/04/investing/stocks-markets/index.html

Stocks bounce back after steep slide

Economic growth has slowed. Commodity prices have sagged. And currencies have weakened. Even with last month’s rally, the MSCI remains below its 2007 peak.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-emerging-markets-invest-20131006,0,2639943.story?track=rss

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