The Daily – April 22nd, 2016

April 22nd, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Canada’s measure for Core inflation was up 0.7% and 2.1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Canadian CPI was up 0.6% and 1.3% in month-over-month and year-over-year, respectively. Retail Sales in Canada during February were…

Q1 Commentary – 2016

The Quarterly: April 2016 “The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.” – Benjamin Graham   The purpose of this quarterly commentary is to communicate with you about our thoughts on the markets, provide some snap-shots of market metrics, and…

The Daily – April 18th, 2016

April 18th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Foreign investment in Canadian securities was $16B, while Canadian investment in foreign securities was $4.4B in February. The housing price index for Great Britain was up 1.3% and 7.6% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Commodities:…

The Daily – April 15th, 2016

April 15th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Manufacturing Shipments in Canada were reportedly down 3.3% in month-over-month terms, more than expected. The NY Empire State Manufacturing Index was reported at 9.56, above estimates. Industrial production in the US was down 0.6% in month-over-month…

The Daily – April 11th, 2016

April 11th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The Consumer Price Index in China was reportedly down 2.3% and 0.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Producer Price Index in China was down 4.3% in year-over-year terms.   Commodities: Oil halted gains after the…

The Daily – April 8th, 2016

April 8th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The Unemployment rate in Canada was quoted at 7.1%, below estimates of 7 .3%. The participation rate in Canada was steady at 65.9%. Housing starts in Canada also beat expectations, at 204K, when 190K were expected….

The Daily – April 6th, 2016

April 6th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Mortgage Applications in the US were up 2.7% in the US in March. Industrial Production in Germany was up1.3% in year-over-year terms. The China services PMI was reported at 52.2.   Commodities: Oil extended gains after Kuwait…

The Daily – April 5th, 2016

April 5th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Canada’s International Trade deficit in February was reported at -$1.91B, almost double expectations. Retail Sales in the Eurozone were reportedly up 0.2% and 2.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Both were above expectations. The US…

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