The Daily – August 5th, 2015

August 5th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS International Merchandise trade, or Exports minus Imports, for Canada was quoted at -$0.48B for June, a deficit which was less than expected. MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were up 4.7%. The ADP Employment Change for…

The Daily – August 4th, 2015

August 4th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of U.S. general merchandising companies, was reportedly up 0.2% and 1.7% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Producer Price Index for the Eurozone was down 0.1% and…

The Daily – July 28th, 2015

July 28th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Industrial Product Prices in Canada were reportedly up 0.5%, above estimates. Raw Material prices in Canada were flat in June, below an expected 1% increase. The Redbook index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general…

The Daily – July 27th, 2015

July 27th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Durable Goods orders in the U.S. were up 3.4% in June. The M3 Money Supply in the Eurozone was up 5%, slightly below estimates. Commodities: Oil extended losses in a bear market as a rebound in…

The Daily – July 23rd, 2015

July 23rd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Retail Sales in Canada were up 0.9% and 1% in month-over-month terms, both excluding autos and including them, respectively. Both figures were above estimates.  Continuing jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 2.207M, while initial…

The Daily – July 22nd, 2015

July 22nd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were up 0.1%. Existing home sales in the U.S. were up 5.49M in month-over-month terms, or 3.2%. This figure was above estimates. Retail Sales in Italy were down 0.1% and…

Q2 Commentary – 2015

The Quarterly: July 2015 “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in the bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water…

The Daily – July 21st, 2015

July 21st, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general merchandising stores, was reportedly up 0.2% and up 1.2%. Foreign Direct Investment in China, year-to-date, was up 8% in year-over-year terms. Commodities: Gold advanced for…

The Daily – July 20th, 2015

July 20th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Wholesale Sales in Canada were down 1% in month-over-month terms, below estimates of flat movement. The House Price Index for China was down 4.9% in June. The Producer Price Index for Germany was down 0.1% and…

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