The Daily – May 20th, 2016

May 20th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The Consumer Price Index in Canada was up 0.3% and 1.7% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Both were in line with estimates. Retail sales excluding Autos were down 1% in month-over-month terms in Canada, below…

The Daily – May 18th, 2016

May 18th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Foreign portfolio investment in Canadian securities in March was $17.2B, above estimates of $10B. MBA Mortgage Applications in the US were down 1.6% in April. The Consumer Price Index in the Eurozone was flat and down…

The Impact of the Fort McMurray Wildfires

  Alberta’s recent forest fire disaster seems to be never-ending, and Fort McMurray’s wildfire has had – and will continue to have – devastating impacts on both Alberta, and Canada as a nation. The blaze began from the exceptionally dry conditions and strong winds in…

The Daily – May 16th, 2016

May 16th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The New York Manufacturing index was reported at -9.02, below an expected figure of 6.50. The Rightmove House Price Index in the UK was up 0.4% and up 7.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Retail…

The Daily – May 12th, 2016

May 12th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: New Housing Prices in Canada were up 0.2% and 2% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. US Import Prices were up 0.3% and down 5.7% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Export Prices in the US…

The Monthly – May, 2016

May 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 – May 11th, 2016

May 11th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: MBA Mortgage Applications in the US were up 0.4% as of May 6th. Industrial Production in the UK was up 0.3% and down 0.2% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Leading Economic Index in Japan…

The Daily – May 10th, 2016

May 10th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The NFIB Business Optimism Index in the US was reported at 93.6, slightly above estimates. The CPI in Greece was reportedly down 1% in year-over-year terms. Commodities: Oil rose from a two-week low on concern that supplies…

The Daily – May 9th, 2016

May 9th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Housing starts in Canada were listed at 191.5K. Sentix Investor Confidence for the Eurozone was quoted at 6.2, slightly above estimates. Factory orders in Germany were up 1.9% in month-over-month terms, above estimates. Commodities: Crude rose as…

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