Most Read on Bloomberg in October: Stocks, ECB Stress Test, Cook

The following list comprises the previous lists of the most-read stories. Lists are based on monthly statistics through Oct. 31.


1. S&P 500 Pares Biggest Loss Since 2011 as Treasuries Trim Rally

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index pared its biggest intraday plunge since 2011 as small-cap shares rebounded amid speculation the selloff was overdone. Treasuries trimmed their largest rally in five years.

2. U.S. Stocks Sink as Russell 2000 Enters Correction; Bonds Rally

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks tumbled, pushing the Russell 2000 Index into a correction, while Treasuries rallied as the Federal Reserve held its course to end bond-buying this month amid growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.

3. 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.

4. U.S. Stocks Tumble as Oil Slumps to Four-Year Low; Gold Gains

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its worst three-day loss since 2011 as airlines sank on Ebola concerns and energy shares plunged as Brent dropped to the lowest in almost four years. The dollar slid and gold climbed.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. U.S. Stocks Rebound With Crude While Treasuries Drop on Bullard

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks recovered from an early plunge, led by small-caps, while Treasuries fell as a Federal Reserve official said the central bank should consider delaying the end of stimulus plans. Oil jumped after dropping below $80.

8. 25 Lenders Said Set to Fail European Central Bank’s Health-Check

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Twenty-five lenders in the European Central Bank’s euro-area bank health check are poised to fail the regulator’s Comprehensive Assessment, according to a draft communique of the final results seen by Bloomberg News.

9. ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay,’ Apple CEO Tim Cook Writes in Businessweek

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.

10. Total CEO de Margerie Dies in Executive Jet Crash in Moscow

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Total SA Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending the life of one of the oil industry’s most prominent figures.


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. Uber and the Coming Disruption of Finance: Mohamed A. El-Erian

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg View) -- The more I use Uber, the more I am convinced of the transformational power of recent technology innovations, especially when it is intelligently combined with behavioral science and economic principles. Indeed, it is only a matter of time until this potent mix disrupts an increasing number of industries, including certain segments of finance.

3. Wall Street Pays Its Employees a Premium to Suffer: Noah Smith

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg View) -- Why do people on Wall Street get paid so much? It could be because Wall Streeters have generally high skills. Finance people tend to be good at using computers and working with numbers, but also at networking and forming business relationships. But a new study shows that there really is something special about Wall Street -- when a worker moves from another industry into finance, his or her wages jump by an average of 37 percent. Even secretaries get paid more on Wall Street.

4. 4 Things to Remember After Wild Market Week: Mohamed A. El-Erian

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg View) -- Many investors will remember last week’s market gyrations (and Wednesday’s in particular) as exceptional, exciting, frightening and draining. The wild movements affected both stock prices (including a 600-point swing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in just a half-hour) as well as U.S. Treasury bonds, which are traditionally more stable and reassuring.

5. Why October’s Ride Is Wilder Than Expected: Mohamed A. El-Erian

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg View) -- The first half of October and particularly the last five days and today have been brutal for investors who had bought into the notion of the low-volatility “Goldilocks” economy and markets. They have experienced large losses on their highly correlated positions in different asset classes. Indeed, with the exception of government bonds -- a generally unappreciated asset class until recently -- they have found few if any shelters from the storm. And the market choppiness is likely to continue for what many will feel is an uncomfortably long period of time.


1. Draghi Says ECB to Purchase Assets for at Least 2 Years

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference in Naples, Italy, about plans to purchase covered bonds and asset-backed securities to boost inflation and economic growth in the euro area.

2. BOJ’s Kuroda: Monetary Policy, Economy, Inflation (Japanese)

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks about monetary policy, the economy and inflation at a news conference in Tokyo.

3. Draghi Says Investors See First ECB Rate Rise by 2017

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.

4. 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.

5. Tepper Says Stocks Are Interesting, Junk Bonds at Fair Value

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- David Tepper, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who runs Appaloosa Management LP, talks about U.S. stocks, the bond market and his investments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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