Faculty Publications

Title

Stock Market: “Now, Let Me Get This Straight…”

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-11-2015

Abstract

U.S. stock markets fell around 1 ½ percent on Friday following a much better than expected jobs report. Employers added 295,000 jobs when only 235,000 new jobs were expected. Try explaining that to an undergraduate business student who has been told that the stock market is a reflection of the strengths or weaknesses of the underlying businesses comprising the index. Or, try explaining that to a client who just saw his portfolio decline in value.