Todd Peters, senior vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, March 8. Major U.S. market indexes had their worst week in 2019 after a fifth consecutive day of losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1% and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ each dropped 0.2% . The Labor Department reported disappointing job growth data, with February’s 20,000 new positions the smallest increase since February 2017. Investors also reacted to reports of a near three-year low in Chinese export activity and ongoing indicators of a European economic slowdown.
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