The Monthly – November 2015

November 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…

The Daily – November 9th, 2015

November 9th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were up 198.1K, below estimates. A Sentix survey of investor confidence in the Eurozone was reported at 15.1, above estimates. Commodities: Oil halted a three-day decline to trade near $45 a barrel…

The Daily – November 6th, 2015

November 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The participation rate in Canada was 66%, above expectations. The Unemployment rate in the US was listed at 5%, below estimates of 5.1%. Nonfarm Payrolls for October were reported at 271K, far above estimates of 180K….

The Daily – November 4th, 2015

November 3rd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS International Merchandise Trade in Canada was reported at -$1.73B, slightly better than estimates. The Trade Balance in the U.S. for September was               -$40.80B, also slightly better than estimates. The ADP Employment Change in the US was…

The Daily – November 3rd, 2015

November 3rd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in US general merchandising companies, was reportedly up 0.1% and 1.9% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Commodities: Oil is near a bottom and global supplies look poised to…

The Daily – November 2nd, 2015

November 2nd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The RBC Manufacturing PMI for Canada was reported at 48. The Markit Manufacturing PMI for the Eurozone was reported at 52.3, slightly above estimates. Commodities: OPEC will probably hold production steady at its meeting next month as…

The Daily – October 27th, 2015

October 27th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Durable Goods orders in the US were down 1.2% in September, above the expected 3% drop. The S&P Case-Shiller home price indices were up 5.1% in year-over-year terms in August, in line with estimates. GDP in…

Q3 Commentary – 2015

The Quarterly: October 2015 “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” Fulton J. Sheen   The purpose of this quarterly commentary…

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