Q4 Commentary – 2015

The Quarterly: January 2016  “The busy man is never wise, and the wise man is never busy.” – Lin Yutang   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 – January 11th, 2016

January 11th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reported at 173K, below estimates of 200K. A Sentix Survey of Investor Confidence in the Eurozone was reported at 9.6, below expectations of 12.2. Commodities: Crude extended its slide from an 11-year…

Portfolio Manager, Asset Management

MacNicol & Associates is a leading independent Asset Manager offering professional global investment management and advisory services to individuals, family trusts, estates, holding companies and charitable foundations. We provide our clients with strategic, multi-disciplinary investment offerings, including an Alternative Asset platform that provides diversification from…

Portfolio Manager, Alternative Assets

About Us MacNicol & Associates is a leading independent Asset Manager offering professional global investment management and advisory services to individuals, family trusts, estates, holding companies and charitable foundations. We provide our clients with strategic, multi-disciplinary investment offerings, including an Alternative Asset platform that provides…

The Daily – January 6th, 2016

January 6th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS International Merchandise Trade in Canada was reported at -$2B, a better than expected result. The Markit PMI Composite for the US was 54 in December, while the Markit Services PMI was 54.3 and the ISM non-manufacturing…

The Daily – January 5th, 2016

January 5th, 2016 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Raw Material Price Index in Canada was reportedly down 4% in November. This was below estimates. The Industrial Product Price Index in Canada was down 0.2% in month-over-month terms, below expectations. The Redbook Index, which…

The Daily – December 15th, 2015

December 15th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Manufacturing Shipments in Canada were reportedly down 1.1% in month-over-month terms. The US Consumer Price Index was flat in month-over-month terms in November. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of US General Merchandising companies,…

The Monthly – December 2015

December 2015 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 – December 9th, 2015

December 9th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the US were up 1.2%. The Producer Price Index in China was down 5.9% in year over year terms. Machine Tool orders in Japan were down 17.9% in year-over-year terms. Commodities: Oil halted…

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