Flat Friday

Stocks ended today`s session mixed and little changed with traders trying to make sense of that weak December jobs report. And what it might mean for the economic recovery and the Federal Reserve`s plans to
start pulling back on its bond-buying stimulus regimen.

But the day wasn`t all bad. The Russell 2000 small cap index and the Dow transports both ended the session at all-time highs.

Today, the blue chip Dow stocks fell just seven points, ending slightly lower for the week. The NASDAQ was higher by 18. The S&P 500 added four.

Our market guest is telling her clients there`s a silver lining to today`s dreary jobs report. She`s Rebecca Patterson, chief investment officer at Bessemer Trust.

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