VIDEO: Daily Market Wrap: October 1, 2012

A hopeful sign for the manufacturing sector gave the markets a boost this morning, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended QE3 and pledged to keep rates low. The Institute for Supply Management is reporting growth in the manufacturing sector for the first time in three months, as the index rose to 51.5 in September.

VIDEO: Monday 10/1 Insider Buying Report: SFD, WAVX

Bargain hunters are wise to pay careful attention to insider buying, because although there are many various reasons for an insider to sell a stock, presumably the only reason they would use their hard-earned cash to make a purchase, is that they expect to make money. Today we look at two noteworthy recent insider buys.

VIDEO: Week Ahead Market Report: October 1, 2012

The first trading day of the trading week opens with news that manufacturing in the Euro zone was the lowest in the three months ending on September 30 since the Great Recession, as factories were hit by falling demand despite lower prices, suggesting another recession may be on the way. Good morning, this is Sayoko Murase with the Week Ahead Market Report for October 1, 2012.