Most Read on Bloomberg: Stocks, Bonuses, Buffett, Burger Flipper

The following list comprises the of the most-read stories. Lists are based on daily statistics through Friday, Oct. 10.


1. S&P 500 Erases Year’s Best Rally as Oil Tumbles While Gold Jumps

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index wiped out its biggest rally of the year as small-caps tumbled with oil amid concern over Europe’s economy. Gold rose on bets the largest economies will keep interest rates low.

2. U.S. Stocks Tumble With Oil as Treasuries Rally on IMF Outlook

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks tumbled and bonds rallied, sending yields to the lowest since May 2013, as the International Monetary Fund cut its global outlook and German industrial production plunged. Oil slid to a 17-month low.

3. Morgan Stanley Bankers Poised for Biggest Wall Street Bonus Bump

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bond traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. face the fastest-shrinking bonus pools on Wall Street this year, while Morgan Stanley investment bankers head for the greatest gains.

4. Stocks Extend Selloff as Dow Erases Year’s Gain; Treasuries Rise

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Global stocks extended a selloff, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing gains for the year, as losses among chipmakers spread to the broader market amid concern over economic growth. Treasuries climbed with the dollar.

5. S&P 500 Jumps Most in 2014 as Treasuries Rally on Fed; Oil Drops

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks rallied with Treasuries, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its biggest gain of the year, as Federal Reserve concerns over a global slowdown spurred bets interest rates will remain low. Gold rose, the dollar erased gains while Brent crude slid into a bear market.

6. Buffett Says ‘No-Brainer’ to Get a Mortgage to Short Rates

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said he was puzzled by the sluggish rebound in U.S. home construction amid near record-low interest rates and a broader recovery in the economy.

7. At 78, Former Executive Still Flips Burgers for $7.98 an Hour

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- “Inactivity drives me crazy,” said Tom Palome, a 78-year-old former marketing executive who works as a short-order cook and bartender to make ends meet.

8. Putin Clans Said Gridlocked as Tycoon’s Arrest Sparks Feud

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s wheels of power are grinding to a halt.

9. Fed Officials Fretted About Global Risk as They Kept Rate Pledge

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve policy makers last month worried that slowing global growth and a stronger dollar posed risks to the U.S. economy as they decided to maintain a pledge to keep interest rates low for a “considerable time.”

10. Seinfeld Nation Rules as Millennials Postpone Marriage: Economy

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Kelly Wood, 29, and her husband Ethan Bushman married last month, waiting seven years after they met in order to further their education and careers.


1. Hedge Fund Dropped Some Hints About Its Big Short: Matt Levine

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg View) -- Kerrisdale Capital, the self-promotin’-est hedge fund in the land, is out with its big billion-dollar short idea, and it’s Globalstar.

2. The Greatest Novel You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of: Clive Crook

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg View) -- I’ve been rereading a novel that I’m increasingly sure is an unacknowledged masterpiece. You may be unaware of it -- in the U.S., it’s been in and out of print, with more than one title. I’ve praised it before, but persistence is a virtue and I believe you’ll thank me for giving you another chance to discover it.

3. You’re Derp If Inflation Is the Only Thing You See: Noah Smith

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg View) -- In many ways, 2011 was the year the 1970s finally ended. It was when solar power first started to show that it could be more economically viable than in the Jimmy Carter years. It also was the year that the conservative populism that started taking over the nation in the ’70s reached a sort of reductio ad absurdum with the Tea Party and the debt-ceiling threat. And it was the year when most of America finally realized that inflation wasn’t coming back.

4. How Low Can Gold Go and Why Your Bet Went Wrong: Barry Ritholtz

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg View) -- One of the things I like to do in all of my musings is to find some thing or person who is wrong about an investing-related subject, then trying to figure out where they went awry. On occasion, small pearls of wisdom can be derived from this analytical process, as in this discussion on narrative. Other times, the lessons are simply an exercise in snarky fun, as in the “12 Rules of Goldbuggery.”

5. London Judge Says Poker’s Ivey Robbed the Casino: James McManus

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg View) -- In August 2012, Crockfords, one of London’s poshest casinos, refused to pay Phil Ivey $14.3 million he won playing Punto Banco (a form of baccarat), claiming he cheated. Ivey sued, and has now lost, in Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice. Meanwhile, in a mirror-image case, the Borgata in Atlantic City has sued Ivey to recover $9.63 million he also won playing that game.


1. Draghi Speaks on ECB Policy, Timing of Rate Increases

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington about ECB policy, the European economy and investors’ expectations for the timing of interest-rate increases.

2. Kuroda Says BOJ Has Many Options for Further Easing

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks about the nation’s economy and policy at the Economic Club of New York.

3. Fischer Says Fed ‘Lift Off’ to Go Relatively Slowly

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Banco de Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens and Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz participate in a panel discussion about the outlook for the global economy and central bank policy.

4. Bond Investing Has Changed, Blackrock’s Rosenberg Says

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- BlackRock chief investment strategist Jeffrey Rosenberg talks about changes to fixed income investing and how divergence creates investing opportunities.

5. You Paid What for That Cocktail?

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) – Cocktail culture is going through a renaissance and prices reflect it. But how much are you actually paying for the ingredients? Bloomberg spoke to three of New York City’s most popular mixologists to figure out exactly how much is actually going into that glass.

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