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Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist
Next week, the important economic data bunch up at the end of the week. Retail sales are likely to have been lackluster-to-moderate in May.
Industrial production figures should remain soft, reflecting general weakness in the manufacturing sector.
None of the reports is expected to suggest a removal of monetary policy accommodation anytime soon.
Consumer Money Rates
Treasury Yield Curve – 06/07/2013
S&P Sector Performance (YTD) – 06/07/2013
US government bonds and treasury bills are guaranteed by the US government and, if held to maturity, offer a fixed rate of return and guaranteed principal value. US government bonds are issued and guaranteed as to the timely payment of principal and interest by the federal government. Treasury bills are certificates reflecting short-term (less than one year) obligations of the US government.
Commodities trading is generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss. Markets for commodities are likely to be volatile and there may be sharp price fluctuations even during periods when prices overall are rising. Specific sector investing can be subject to different and greater risks than more diversified investments.
Tax Equiv Muni yields (TEY) assume a 35% tax rate on triple-A rated, tax-exempt insured revenue bonds.
The information contained herein has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. Data source: Bloomberg, as of close of business May 31st, 2013.
Frazier Allen, WMS, CRPS, Financial Advisor with F&M Bank
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