Q1 Commentary – 2015

The Quarterly: April, 2015 “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” – Robert Kiyosaki   The purpose of this quarterly commentary is to communicate with…

The Daily – May 6th, 2015

May 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were down 4.6%. ADP Employment change figures were reported at 169K, below estimates of 200K. Unit labour costs in the U.S. were up 5% in the first quarter, above estimates…

The Daily – May 5th, 2015

May 5th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Imports and exports for Canada were reported at $45.52B and $42.50B in March, respectively. The Trade balance  in the U.S. for March was reported at -$51.37B, far below estimates of -$41.20B The Producer Price Index for…

The Daily – May 4th, 2015

May 4th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Markit Manufacturing PMI in the Eurozone was reported at 52, slightly above estimates. A Sentix survey of investor confidence was reported at 19.6, slightly below estimates. The HSBC Manufacturing PMI for China was reported at…

The Daily – May 1st, 2015

May 1st, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The RBC Manufacturing PMI for Canada was reported at 49. The Markit Manufacturing PMI for the U.S. was reported at 54.1. Construction spending in the U.S. came in below estimates, dropping 0.6%. Consumer Confidence for the…

The Daily – April 30th, 2015

April 30th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S. were reportedly up 0.2% and 0.3% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were 262L. below estimates of 290K. Continuing jobless claims were 2.253M in…

The Daily – April 28th, 2015

April 28th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general merchandisers, was up 0.2% and 1.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were up 5%, above estimates of 4.7%. GDP…

The Daily – April 27th, 2015

April 27th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Import Prices in Germany were up 1% and down 1.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Commodities: Oil traded near the highest price since December on concern that Middle East supplies may be disrupted as Saudi…

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