Stock Market Today: A Buyout For A-b Inbev And A Solid Quarter For Unilever

Both the top-line and bottom-line results were slightly ahead of analysts' expectations . A healthy spike in wireless revenue boosted Verizon's earnings, as its average subscriber now pays more than $117 a month -- 10.8% more than last year. As for 2014, the company is looking forward to closing its acquisition of the rest of that wireless business, which it described as "the best asset in the global wireless industry." Verizon's stock is up 0.8% in premarket trading. Start 2014 off right Verizon has been a good stock lately. But there's a huge difference between a good stock and a stock that can make you rich. The Motley Fool's chief investment officer has selected his No. 1 stock for 2014, and it's one of those stocks that could make you rich. You can find out which stock it is in the special free report " The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2014 ." Just click here to access the report and find out the name of this under-the-radar company.

Is Stock Market Sentiment Too Complacent?

The belief the hot streak continues is firmly rooted. Curiously, just 40% of CFA members were optimistic about the worldwide economy in 2013, while even less (34%) were hopeful the year before. Will this year's CFA survey, like previous years, turn out to be contrarian indicator for equity investors? Subdued Stock Market Volatility The public's fear of losing money in the stock market (NYSEARCA:DIA) has been replaced by the fear of missing out. That's one way to describe today's market psychology. And a lack of stock market volatility is a telltale sign of how wide spread the fearlessness has reached. Mike Dillard Wild swings stock market volatility , as measured by the CBOE S&P 500 VIX (ChicagoOptions:^VIX), have been nonexistent for three months. After spiking to 20.34 in early October, the VIX (NYSEARCA:VXX) has collapsed almost 39% back toward 12. A world without volatility or fear isn't how healthy markets operate.