Market Snapshot: On bull market’s 10th anniversary, can stock investors shrug off latest gloom?

Dismal China data, a dovish about-face by the European Central Bank and a lackluster U.S. jobs report all left stock-market investors feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders this past week, sending Wall Street equities on a five-day skid on rising fears that a global slowdown could derail a bull market that celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday.

“The U.S. employment report published [Friday] provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is starting to falter. And with growth elsewhere also likely to remain weak, we think that equities in the U.S. will fall this year, dragging down most stock markets across the globe,” said Hubert de Barochez, economist at Capital Economics, in a note.

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