Douglas Kass, general partner at Seabreeze Partners Management Inc., talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene. For more ``Surveillance'' and ``On the Economy'' podcasts, please visit iAmplify.com.
Stocks and metals gained on data showing improvement in manufacturing and the U.S. labor market amid a three-hour trading halt on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The dollar rose as signs of an improving global economy increased speculation the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus.
Computer malfunctions shook American equity trading for the second time this week, freezing thousands of securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market for three hours and raising fresh concerns about the fragility of exchanges.