Emerging Markets-emerging Stocks Lifted By Japan Stimulus Jolt – Yahoo Finance

Stocks Experiencing Choppy Trading, Dow Boosted By Visa – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

“Overall we are through this uncertainty we have seen two weeks ago,” Christensen said. The upbeat mood was supported by U.S. GDP data on Thursday showing a surge in third quarter economic growth and Ukraine, Russia and the EU clinching a deal that will see Moscow resume vital gas deliveries to its neighbour in return for payments funded in part by Kiev’s Western creditors. In Russia, where investors nervously awaited the outcome of a central bank meeting, the dollar-based RTS index traded flat while the rouble-denominated MICEX index powered up 1.2 percent with both were on track for large weekly gains after ending the previous seven days in the red. Following a roller-coaster ride on Thursday, which saw the rouble gain as much as 5 percent, the currency weakened 1.5 percent against the dollar in early trading.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-lifted-103101771.html

US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia – Yahoo Finance

While the French CAC 40 Index is up by 2.1 percent, the German DAX Index is up by 1.9 percent and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index is up by 1.1 percent. In commodities trading, crude oil futures are sliding $1.02 to $80.10 a barrel after falling by $1.08 to $81.12 a barrel on Thursday. An ounce of gold is currently trading at $1,165.70, down $32.90 from the previous session’s close of $1,198.60. On Thursday, gold slumped $26.30.
Source: http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2408102

Stocks May Open Sharply Higher On Bank Of Japan Decision – U.S. Commentary

The S&P 500 has also edged up 4.31 points or 0.2 percent to 1,986.61, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq is down 5.64 points or 0.1 percent at 4,543.58. The lackluster performance on Wall Street comes after the major averages ended the previous session modestly lower following the Fed’s monetary policy announcement. While the Fed brought an end to its asset purchase program as anticipated, the central bank’s statement was seen as more hawkish than many expected. In a somewhat surprising move, the Fed said labor market indicators suggest “underutilization of labor resources is gradually diminishing” after previously warning about persistent slack in the labor market.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-experiencing-choppy-trading-dow-boosted-by-visa–us-commentary-20141030-01265

Tricky October Ends With A Treat For Stocks – Forbes

stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,012 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average http://www.todayhotstocks.com rose 148 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,346. The Nasdaq composite rose 67 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,633.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-stocks-open-higher-following-133635440.html

Right around then a pair of Bear Stearns hedge funds imploded in the first tremors of the financial crisis, but I swear the recession isn’t my fault. Armed with only a basic knowledge of Wall Street at the start, after a few thousand stories I’ve got a pretty good handle on this business. My contributions to the Forbes brand don’t end when I leave the office either: I’m also a two-time MVP of the Forbes .400 softball team. Tips, story ideas, criticism, questions?
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveschaefer/2014/10/31/tricky-october-ends-with-a-treat-for-stocks/

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