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Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.
"The market is telling you that we are going to have a slow growth" for a long time, Jeff Kronthal, Co-CIO of KLS Diversified told CNBC. But not everyone agrees the outlook is bleak: "there's something good going on and its on the income statement side," Jerome Castellini, President of CastleArk Management said.
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S&P futures initially dropped about 10 points following a very poor non-farm payrolls report. July payrolls fell 131,000, more than double the 60,000 decline expected by economists. Government job losses were particularly notable. The key reading of private sector jobs also disappointed the Street (gain of 71,000 vs. gain of 83,000 consensus).
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Despite statements from officials and analysts that a double-dip recession will not hit the US, there are some little-watched indicators that are pointing to a downturn in the economy, David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in a market commentary note.
Reforming the way governments spend money could unleash a second wave of disinflation that will boost the private sector, according to Nick Carn, global investment strategist at Odey Asset Management.
Economists expect the July employment report to show a loss of 65,000 jobs and a slightly higher unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.