The Daily – August 31st, 2015

August 31st, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index was reported at 54.4, below estimates of 54.7. The Consumer Price Index in the Eurozone was up 0.2% in year-over-year terms, above estimates of 0.1%. The Consumer Price Index core for…

The Daily – August 28th, 2015

August 28th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Personal spending in the U.S. was up 0.3%, slightly below estimates. Personal Income in the U.S. was up 0.4% in month-over-month terms, in line with estimates. The Personal Consumption expenditures in the U.S. were up 0.1%…

The Daily – August 27th, 2015

August 27th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Annualized GDP in the U.S. was revised upwards to 3.7%, above estimates of a revision to 3.2% growth. The Initial Jobless claims figures were up 271K, below estimates of 274K. Pending Home Sales in the U.S….

The Daily – August 24th, 2015

August 24th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Retail Sales in Canada were up 0.6%, above estimates of 0.2%. The Consumer Price Index in Canada was up 1.3%, slightly below estimates. The Markit Manufacturing PMI was listed at 52.9, below estimates of 54. Consumer…

The Monthly – August 2015

August 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 – August 12th, 2015

August 12th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were up 0.1%. Industrial Production in the Eurozone was down 0.4% and up 1.2%. Commodities: The global oil glut will last through next year as surging demand and faltering supply…

The Daily – August 11th, 2015

August 11th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general merchandising companies, was up 0.5% and 1.9% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Housing starts in Canada were up 193K, slightly below estimates. A ZEW…

The Daily – August 10th, 2015

August 10th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS A Sentix Survey of Investor confidence was reported at 18.4, below estimates of 20.2. Consumer Confidence in Japan was 40.3, below estimates of 42.2. Commodities: Bullish Oil Bets Boosted Too Early as Price Slide Continues. Speculators…

The Daily – August 6th, 2015

August 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S. were 270K, below estimates of 273K. Continuing jobless claims in the U.S. were 2.255M, slightly above estimates. A BoE Interest Rate Decision resulted in maintaining the key interest rate at…

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