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John Thomas Financial

March 31, 2011 17:00 ET

John Thomas Financial Announces Chief Economist Mike Norman as a Regular Featured Guest on Fox Business "Bulls & Bears"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - John Thomas Financial, an independent broker-dealer and investment banking firm located in New York City's Financial District, today announced that its Chief Economist, Mike Norman, will be a regular featured guest on the Fox Business Network "Bulls & Bears" every Friday. Mr. Norman will appear alongside Charlie Gasparino, where the two will go head-to-head on economic issues of the day. The segment, titled "Street Smackdown," will air at 4:20pm every Friday beginning April 1, 2011.

Mike Norman has appeared regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNNfn, Fox News, and Fox Business. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Mr. Norman is an expert on fiscal and monetary policy and is largely focused on macroeconomic analysis. His JTF Fiscal Liquidity Index, a proprietary tool that measures daily money flows between the U.S. Treasury and the economy, is featured on Bloomberg.

Mr. Norman has a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's Degree from UCLA. He's a frequent guest speaker at numerous corporate and investment-related events and had the honor of presenting his economic outlook at the Army War College.

Visit the JTF Blog for a preview of what to expect on "Street Smackdown."

About John Thomas Financial
John Thomas Financial, member of the FINRA and SIPC, is an independent broker-dealer and investment banking firm headquartered in New York City's Wall Street district. Emphasizing a client-centric approach to managing all aspects of its business, the firm offers a full complement of retail brokerage and corporate advisory services tailored to the unique needs of its clients. For more information on the firm, please visit www.johnthomasbd.com

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