The Daily – February 16th, 2016

February 16th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Manufacturing Shipments in Canada were reportedly up 1.2% in month-over-month terms, above estimates. The NY State Manufacturing Index was reported at -16.6, below estimates. A ZEW Survey of Economic Sentiment in the Eurozone was reported at…

The Monthly – February, 2016

February 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…

The Daily – February 10th, 2016

February 11th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Initial jobless claims in the US were reported at 269K, below estimates. Continuing Jobless claims in the U S were 2.239M, also bleow estimates. The unemployment rate in Greece was reported at 24.6%.   Commodities: Oil extended…

The Daily – February 10th, 2016

February 10th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The MBA Mortgage Applications in the US were up 9.3%. The Industrial Production in the UK was down 1.1% and 0.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively.   Commodities: Oil rose from the lowest settlement in almost…

The Daily – February 9th, 2016

February 9th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in US General Merchandising companies, was reportedly down 2.6% and up 0.6% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB survey of Business Optimism in the US was…

The Daily – February 8th, 2016

February 8th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Building Permits in Canada were up 11.3% in month-over-month terms, far above estimates. The Sentix Investor Confidence survey for the Eurozone was reported at 6, below estimates of 7.6. Commodities: Oil traded near $31 a barrel after…

The Daily – February 5th, 2016

February 5th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS: Imports and Exports in Canada were reported at $45.94B and $45,35B, respectively. Both figures were better than expected. Non-farm Payroll figures in the US, which are used as a proxy for employment, were reported at 151K,…

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