Investor Beat -- November 8, 2013

Investor Beat -- November 8, 2013

The Dow is rallying Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report showed that the U.S. added 204,000 jobs in October. While the news was a pleasant surprise, it also ushered in renewed fears of tapering by the Fed. In our lead story on Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Morgan Housel and David Hanson discuss what individual investors should focus on instead of the jobs report and other economic data.

Then, while Twitter's IPO seemed like smooth sailing compared to last year's Facebook debacle, Facebook's IPO was actually a bigger success. Morgan and David explain why Twitter should be slightly ticked off with underwriter Goldman Sachs. They also share which IPO from the class of 2013 is the best long-term buy for investors.

Also, while The Gap reported solid earnings for the third quarter, Abercrombie & Fitch continues its downward slide with little hope in sight. The guys discuss which company is a better indicator of the current health of retail, and share their favorite stocks for the upcoming Holiday season.

And finally, David and Morgan explain why they're keeping a close watch on shares of eBay, Beazer Homes, and D.R. Horton,

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