The Monthly – September 2017

September 2017 The Monthly   With this commentary, we plan to communicate with you every month about our thoughts on the markets, some snap-shots of metrics, a section on behavioural investing and finally an update on some of the people at MacNicol & Associates Asset Management…

The Daily – September 8th, 2017

September 8th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines TransCanada Corp. asked Canadian regulators for a 30-day suspension on its applications for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects, adding to doubt about the future of two major pipelines that the nation’s energy producers had…

The Daily – September 7th, 2017

September 7th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines The cost of carrying consumer loans is going up after Canadian lenders including Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank raised their prime rates following Bank of Canada’s decision. Heavy Western Canadian Select’s discount to WTI futures strengthens most since Aug. 2015 as…

The Daily – September 6th, 2017

September 6th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines The loonie has surged to the highest in more than two years as evidence of economic strength fueled bets on a Bank of Canada interest-rate hike. But the options market is signaling the gains may…

The Daily – September 5th, 2017

September 5th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines The latest Nafta talks are nearing conclusion without a major breakthrough or agreements on even the least-contentious topics, officials familiar with the negotiations say, fueling doubts among observers that a deal can be reached this…

The Daily – September 1st, 2017

September 1st, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines The loonie soared after Canada’s economy accelerated more than forecast in the second quarter, boosting bets the central bank will increase rates for the second time this year — possibly as early as next week. The Canadian…

The Daily – August 31st, 2017

August 31st, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks rose for a second day, led by industrial, consumer and financial shares ,as the economy of Canada’s largest trading partner grew at the fastest pace in two years. The S&P/TSX Composite Index added 50 points…

The Daily – August 30th, 2017

August 30th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks closed higher, reversing a triple-digit decline as initial fears over North Korea’s saber-rattling eased and materials and industrials shares rose. The S&P/TSX Composite Index added 31 points or 0.2 percent to 15,082.70 after earlier falling…

The Daily – August 29th, 2017

August 29th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks were little changed Monday as the fallout from Hurricane Harvey weighed on oil prices, offsetting the best day for materials shares in seven weeks. The S&P/TSX Composite Index slipped 4 points or less…

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