Jobs growth beat forecasts while tensions in Ukraine continued; as a result, stocks made only a slight increase from yesterday’s prices. The S&P 500 gained about 1 percent this week, marking the second positive week in a row. “The economy is continuing to gradually improve,” Chad Morganlander, a Florham Park, New Jersey-based fund manager at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., said. “There’s definitely concern about the Russia-Ukraine thunderstorm rolling back into the market. We’ve had very good market performance over the last several weeks in spite of great uncertainty on the geopolitical front.”
Jobs Growth Balances Ukraine Tension as Stocks Change Little
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