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John Thomas Financial

October 13, 2010 09:45 ET

John Thomas Financial Fiscal Liquidity Index Now Available on Bloomberg Professional

Daily Index Provides Real-Time Insight on Impact of Fiscal Policy on Capital Markets

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  John Thomas Financial, a full service broker-dealer offering client-centric retail brokerage and investment banking services, announced today that its proprietary John Thomas Financial (JTF) Fiscal Liquidity Index is now available to advisors, investors and traders on Bloomberg Professional via Bloomberg Terminal, under the symbol "JTFR." The index, which measures daily money flows between the Treasury and the U.S. economy, provides an important directional guideline for investment professionals.

"Fiscal policy has been a significant contributor to both macroeconomic trends and specific market movements in the current economic context," said JTF Chief Economist Mike Norman, who calculates the index daily using data on total withdrawals and deposits from the Daily Treasury Statement. "Our unique and proprietary Fiscal Liquidity Index provides a real-time window into Treasury's thinking and actions, allowing traders and investors to make more informed decisions about their positions in the capital markets." 

"John Thomas Financial is proud to have our research recognized by the industry's leading provider of financial software. The addition of the JTF Fiscal Liquidity Index to Bloomberg Professional is a reflection of our firm's continued growth and commitment to providing value for investors and investment professionals," said JTF CEO Thomas Belesis.

Those who do not have access to Bloomberg Professional can get more information about the JTF Fiscal Liquidity Index on the JTF Blog, where the Index is featured periodically. Additional research from John Thomas Financial is expected to become available on Bloomberg Professional in the coming weeks.

About the JTF Fiscal Liquidity Index

The JTF Fiscal Liquidity Index is a proprietary tool that measures daily money flows between the U.S. Treasury and the economy. A negative reading on the index denotes net money flow from the private sector to the Treasury, indicating a bearish trend for the economy and equity securities. Conversely, a positive reading denotes net money flows from the Treasury to the private sector, indicating a bullish trend. The Index is calculated daily using data on total withdrawals and deposits from the Daily Treasury Statement. 

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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