Stocks Stall on Jobs Data

Markets stalled in the first full week of 2014, with major indices ending on a mixed note. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.6%, the Dow lost 0.2%, and the Nasdaq rose 1.03%. [1] Friday’s December Employment Situation report showed that job growth slowed significantly in December, adding just 74,000 new jobs. This was … Read more


Now that 2013 is behind us, let’s take a look at the events that shaped markets last year and consider what may lie ahead in 2014. 2013 was the year that investors finally became confident in the economic recovery and poured their enthusiasm into equities. Despite significant volatility, stocks soared to new heights, giving the … Read more