Tuesday 09, April 2013 by Russ Koesterich

What to do when growth is too slow

Last week featured a series of disappointing economic results, including weak manufacturing data, a jump in new jobless claims and, most notably, a weak monthly employment report. In this environment, stocks traded erratically, and ended the week lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 0.1% to 14,565, the S&P 500 Index falling 1.0% to 1,553 and the Nasdaq Composite dropping 1.9% to 3,203.