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John Thomas Financial

June 11, 2012 10:11 ET

John Thomas Financial Chief Economist Mike Norman Releases Chartbook Evaluating Economic Stimulus Package

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - John Thomas Financial, an independent broker/dealer and investment-banking firm located in New York City's Financial District, today announced that Chief Economist Mike Norman has released a chartbook comparing major market metrics before and after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Stimulus).

The profound analyses, featured last week on Business Insider, suggest that The Stimulus was effective in aiding the recovery of the U.S. economy following the recession. The chartbook features 21 major market and economic indicators such as GDP, employment, household wealth, personal income/savings, inflation, industrial production, capacity utilization, housing starts and more.

This chartbook looks at all the major data series on the U.S. economy from 2006 until now. In nearly each and every metric the economy went from contraction to expansion almost immediately following the stimulus.

"Looking at the evidence it is hard to argue that the stimulus was not effective," said Norman. "It's a pretty strong case that we need another stimulus."

John Thomas Financial regularly conducts and releases independent economic research. Mike Norman calculates the John Thomas Fiscal Liquidity Index daily using data on total withdrawals and deposits from the Daily Treasury Statement. He also composes and distributes The John Thomas Financial Economic Outlook Report, a must-read research report analyzing consumer sentiment, market outlook, credit cycles and dozens of other market influences.

Chief Market Analyst Wayne Kaufman publishes The Kaufman Report, a weekly technical analysis read by professional and independent investors. The Kaufman Report provides detailed overviews of market indexes and industries to inform global investment decisions.

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About John Thomas Financial
John Thomas Financial, a member of 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, John Thomas Financial and its affiliates offer a full complement of retail brokerage, private wealth management, and corporate advisory services tailored to the unique needs of its clients. The firm publishes the Fiscal Liquidity Index a unique daily indicator that looks at government spending and its impact on the financial markets, as well as The John Thomas Financial Economic Outlook, a report analyzing consumer sentiment, market outlook, credit cycles and dozens of other market influences.

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