The Daily -October 31st, 2017

October 31, 2017 Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canada’s equity benchmark closed above 16,000 for the first time as a deal in the marijuana industry and higher oil prices pushed stocks to a second consecutive record. The S&P/TSX Composite index added 49 points or…

The Daily -October 30th, 2017

October 30, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canopy Growth Corporation is proud to announce that it has agreed to enter into a strategic relationship with the leading total beverage alcohol supplier in the United States, Constellation Brands. Constellation is a leading international…

The Daily -October 27th, 2017

October 27, 2017   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., posted disappointing third-quarter earnings on Thursday as rising supplies of nitrogen and phosphate-based crop nutrients weighed on prices. Profit excluding one-time items was 9 cents a share, trailing the 12-cent average…

Q3 Commentary – 2017

October 2017   With this commentary, we plan to communicate with you every quarter 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 (MAAM). I…

The Daily -October 26th, 2017

October 26, 2017   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canada’s stock benchmark posted its biggest drop in two weeks amid declines in industrial, energy and financial shares, while the loonie fell to its lowest since July. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 50 points or 0.3…

The Daily -October 25th, 2017

October 25, 2017   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks came within a point of their all-time closing high before moderating their gains, with energy stocks moving into the red. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 49 points or 0.3 percent to close at 15,905.14….

The Daily -October 24th, 2017

October 24, 2017   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks were little changed after giving up earlier gains, as declines in energy shares offset increases in most other sectors. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed down 1 point or less than 0.1 percent to 15,855.76…

The Daily -October 23rd, 2017

October 23, 2017   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines President Donald Trump’s threat to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement is falling on deaf ears in Canadian markets. Magna International Inc. and other Canadian companies that rely on trade with the U.S. and Mexico are…

Alternative Trust Q3 Commentary – 2017

Alternative Asset Trust Quarterly Report: September 30,2017 The MacNicol Alternative Asset Trust is a multi-strategy, alternative investment platform designed to generate positive and uncorrelated returns against the public stock and bond markets. The Trust, through its underlying limited partnerships, is invested in private real estate and mortgages,…

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