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…

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…

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