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2014 Election Preview: Liberals

Ah yes, it is that time of year again. Only during the election season can the beautiful, frenetic action of the Stanley Cup Finals be interrupted with two minutes of slanderous and vicious political attack ads. This Thursday, voters across the province will take to…

Digital Disruption & The Future

In case you missed it, our last blog post outlined some powerful insights obtained from Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. Her underlying thesis suggested that Western Markets are at a saturation point for Internet adoption. However, this is an overwhelmingly positive development – not…

The Internet & The Advertising Calculus

  Few technologies have changed the world as profoundly and as quickly as the Internet. In just over two decades, the Internet has evolved from a small, government sponsored network into a global network with billions of users. It has made information accessible to the…

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square- 25 Years On

In the lives of many, June 4th marks a rather innocuous day. This year, it falls on a Wednesday, typically a lull in the work-week. However this Wednesday is no ordinary ‘hump day’, because it marks the anniversary of one of the most important events…

The Seasonality of Gold

Following a tough winter, summer has finally arrived in Canada. While, the summer months typically herald warmer temperatures and a cottage exodus for Canadians, the period has marked a historically less rosy picture for gold. Gold represents a variety of things to investors: a flight…

American Tea with a European Flavour

This week, our blog has focused on the EU parliamentary elections and its broader impact on Europe as a whole. Yesterday’s blog post outlined how the victory of once fringe candidates in the UK, France, Austria, Hungary and others represents a shifting European attitude.  …

From the Fringe to the Front

Yesterday’s blog post discussed how a number of radical, Eurosceptic parties enjoyed widespread success across Europe in the recent European Parliamentary (EP) elections. Traditional, mainstream parties and its politicians were confronted by a number of new, radical parties that threaten to polarize an already divided…

Euroscepticism In The Mainstream

  Over the last several weeks, our blog and the world watched in awe as the world’s largest electorate overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi in a dazzling display of democratic vibrancy. The sheer scale and implications of the Indian election overshadowed other equally important events and…

MacNicol in the News

This is an exciting day for MacNicol and Associates. Dave’s investment expertise is on display in an article published by the Financial Post’s Jonathan Ratner. Download the article here    Dave outlines some overall market trends and his personal prospective for the summer. The piece…

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