The Daily – March 25th, 2015

March 25th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly up 9.5%. Durable Goods Orders in February were reportedly down 1.4% in February, lower than an estimated 0.4% increase. Durable Goods Orders in the U.S., excluding transportation, were…

The Daily – March 24th, 2015

March 24th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Consumer Price Index in the U.S. was reportedly up 0.2% and flat in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general merchandisers, was reportedly up 1.1% and…

The Daily – March 23rd, 2015

March 23rd, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Chicago Fed National Activity index was reported at -0.11. Commodities: Gold held the biggest weekly advance since January after the Federal Reserve reduced projections for U.S. interest-rate increases, hurting the dollar. Silver dropped. Oil retreated…

The Daily – March 20th, 2015

March 20th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Consumer Price index in Canada was reportedly up 0.9% and 1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Retail sales in Canada were reportedly down 1.7%, a larger drop than anticipated. Commodities: Gold headed for the…

The Daily – March 19th, 2015

March 19th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The EIA Natura Gas Storage change was reported at -45B. Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 291K, slightly below estimates of 292. Continuing Jobless Claims were reported at 2.417M, slightly above estimates. Commodities:…

The Daily – March 18th, 2015

March 18th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Wholesale Sales in Canada were reportedly down 3.1% in January in month-over-month terms, a drop that exceeded expectations. MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 3.9%. Construction Output in the Eurozone was reportedly up…

The Daily – March 17th, 2015

March 17th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Manufacturing Shipments in Canada were reportedly down 1.7% in month-over-month terms, exceeding an estimated drop of 1.2%. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of general merchandise stores in the U.S., was reportedly up 1%…

The Daily – March 16th, 2015

March 16th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Foreign portfolio investment in Canadian securities was reported at $5.73B, above estimates of $3.74B. Canadian portfolio investment in foreign securities for January was reportedly down $10.78B. The NY Empire State Manufacturing Index was reported at 6.9,…

The Monthly – March 2015

March 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…

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