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Don’t Expect Springtime Slowdown Yet: Pro

Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
Don't Expect Springtime Slowdown Yet: Pro
Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
A disappointing jobs report is just one data point and no reason to think stocks are headed lower, Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna says.

A disappointing jobs report isn't enough reason to think stocks are headed lower, Deutsche Bank U.S. Chief Economist Joe LaVorgna said Friday.

On CNBC's "Fast Money," he characterized the reported slow job creation in March as being just one data point that might be revised yet.

"Give me a break," he said. "I mean, this report is so flimsy with so many revisions. We could find out job growth was zero," LaVorgna said. "We could find out job growth was 200,000, and that would be well within the range of error."

LaVorgna said it would be prudent to wait where the numbers are a few weeks from now, which would show whether March's job creation figure was an anomaly.

Also, upward revisions of employment have averaged 70,000 per month over the past couple of years, he said. Consumer sentiment was stronger, too, with discretionary spending on the rise even as the temporary payroll tax cut expired.

Those factors – as well as a return of the housing sector and corporate profit growth – would bode well for the stock market, LaVorgna said.

"Equity prices, I still believe, are going significantly higher," he said. "And I think yields are going higher with them."

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