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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of September 29th, 2013

By | September 29, 2013 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Next week, the markets will be interested in the ISM Manufacturing Index, but the focus should be on the September Employment Report. Seasonal adjustment is an issue in September.

We can expect to add more than 1.4 million education jobs (public and private) before adjustment, with hundreds of thousands of seasonal job losses in other areas. So it seems a little silly to worry about the nearest 20,000 or so in the adjusted payroll figure. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady (at 7.3%) or edge a bit lower

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Indices

Last Last Week YTD return %
DJIA 15328.30 15636.55 16.97%
NASDAQ 3787.43 3789.384 25.43%
S&P 500 1698.67 1722.34 19.11%
MSCI EAFE 1832.08 1844.39 14.22%
Russell 2000 1078.41 1075.27 26.97%

Consumer Money Rates

Last 1-year ago
Prime Rate 3.25 3.25
Fed Funds 0.09 0.16
30-year mortgage 4.32 3.40

Currencies

Last 1-year ago
Dollars per British Pound 1.602 1.616
Dollars per Euro 1.347 1.286
Japanese Yen per Dollar 99.050 77.790
Canadian Dollars per Dollar 1.032 0.984
Mexican Peso per Dollar 13.054 12.887

Commodities

Last 1-year ago
Crude Oil 103.03 89.98
Gold 1322.63 1748.75

Bond Rates

Last 1-month ago
2-year treasury 0.33 0.39
10-year treasury 2.63 2.76
10-year municipal (TEY) 4.42 4.89

Treasury Yield Curve – 09/27/2013>

Treasury Yield Curve – 09/27/2013

S&P Sector Performance (YTD) – 09/27/2013

S&P Sector Performance (YTD) – 09/27/2013

Economic Calendar

September 30th

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (September)
October 1st

Continuing Resolution needed
ISM Manufacturing Index (September)
Motor Vehicle Sales (September)
October 2nd

ADP Payroll Estimate (September)
October 3rd

Jobless Claims (week ending September 28th)
ISM Non-Manufacturing Index (September)
October 4th

Employment Report (September)
October 9th

FOMC Minutes (September 17th-18th)
October 11th

Retail Sales (September)
October 14th

Columbus Day (bond market closed)
Mid-October

Debt Ceiling becomes binding
October 30th

FOMC Policy Decision, no press briefing

Important Disclosures

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. There are special risks involved with global investing related to market and currency fluctuations, economic and political instability, and different financial accounting standards. The above material has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee that it is accurate or complete. There is no assurance that any trends mentioned will continue in the future. While interest on municipal bonds is generally exempt from federal income tax, it may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax, state or local taxes. In addition, certain municipal bonds (such as Build America Bonds) are issued without a federal tax exemption, which subjects the related interest income to federal income tax. Investing involves risk and investors may incur a profit or a loss.

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.

Material prepared by Raymond James for use by its financial advisors.

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 September 26th, 2013.

©2013 Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA / SIPC.

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