The Monthly – September, 2016

September 2016 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 14th, 2016

September 14th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Import Price Index was quoted as being down 0.2% and down 2.2% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Export Index was down 0.8% and 2.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Industrial Production in…

The Daily – September 13th, 2016

September 13th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of US General Merchandisers, was down 0.3% and up 0.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB Business Optimism Index was quoted at 94.4, below estimates. Commodities:…

The Daily – September 12th, 2016

September 12th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Consumer Price Index in Portugal was down 0.2% and up 0.7% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Commodities: Oil extended declines following the biggest drop in more than a month after U.S. producers increased drilling as…

The Daily – September 9th, 2016

September 9th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The unemployment rate in Canada was reported up at 7%, up from 6.9%. The Baker Hughes Rig Count was listed at 414, up from 407. Commodities: Oil trimmed its weekly gain after the biggest U.S. stockpile slump…

The Daily – September 8th, 2016

September 8th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The new housing price index in Canada was reportedly up 0.4% and 2.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Building permits in Canada were up 0.8% in month-over-month terms, far below estimates. Initial jobless claims in…

The Daily – September 7th, 2016

September 7th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Bank of Canada maintained their key interest rate at 0.5%. Commodities: Brent crude rebounded as Iran’s president said he supports efforts to stabilize oil prices after Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed this week to try to…

The Daily – September 6th, 2016

September 6th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI was quoted at 51.4, below estimates of 55. Commodities: Gold held a three-day advance as prospects for a U.S. interest-rate increase this month receded and holdings in bullion-backed funds rebounded. Brent oil dropped after…

The Daily – September 2nd, 2016

September 2nd, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Labor Productivity in Canada was reportedly down 0.3% in quarter-over-quarter terms. The Unemployment Rate in the US was quoted at 4.9%, slightly above estimates. Average hourly earnings were reportedly up 2.4% in year-over-year terms. The Baker…

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