In the first full week of trading of 2014, the stock market's performance was less than dazzling. While the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both finished in the plus column, the Dow Industrials finished down for the week.
Friday's monthly jobs report left some wondering if the U.S. economy was weaker than previously thought. While the consensus estimate for December's jobs was 200,000, only 74,000 jobs were added for the month. In this segment from Investor Beat, Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross analyzes the macroeconomic landscape, and shares why he's still optimistic about America's economy.
Looking for opportunities
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.
The article Why We're Still Optimistic About America's Economy originally appeared on Fool.com.Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. Ron Gross has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2014 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.