The Daily – March 13th, 2015

March 13th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Unemployment rate in Canada was reported at 6.8%, above estimates 6.7%. The Net Change in Employment in Canada was -1K, above estimates of -5K. The participation rate in Canada was reported at 65.8%, above estimates…

The Daily – March 12th, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Capacity utilization in Canada was reported at 83.6%. The New Housing price index in Canada was reportedly down 0.1% and up 1.4% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Import and Export Indices in the U.S….

The Daily – March 11th, 2015

March 11th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 1.3%. Industrial Production in the U.K. was reportedly down 0.1% and up 1.3%, in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Commodities: Oil traded near the lowest close in…

The Daily – March 10th, 2015

March 10th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of U.S. general merchandisers, was reportedly up 1% and 2.6% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB Business Optimism Index was reported at 98, slightly below estimates….

The Daily – March 9th, 2015

March 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reported at 156.3K, below estimates of 179K. A Sentix survey of Investor Confidence in the U.S. was reported at 18.6, above estimates of 15. Commodities: Oil fell in London amid speculation…

The Daily – March 6th, 2015

March 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Building Permits in Canada were reportedly down 12.9% in month-over-month terms, a much larger drop than the anticipated level of 4.3%. Imports and Exports in Canada were reported at $45.06B and $42.61B, respectively. Nonfarm payrolls in…

The Daily – March 5th, 2015

March 5th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Ivey Purchasing Manager’s Index for Canada was reported at 49.7 in seasonally-adjusted terms, slightly below estimates of 50. Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported at 320K, above estimates of 295K. Continuing Jobless Claims…

The Daily – March 3rd, 2015

March 3rd 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly up 0.1%. The ADP Employment figures in the U.S. were reportedly up 212K, below estimates of 220K. Commodities: Oil held above $50 a barrel as investors weighed Saudi…

The Daily – March 3rd, 2015

March 3rd 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Annualized GDP in Canada for the fourth quarter was reportedly up 2.4%, above estimates of 2%. Month-over-month GDP growth in Canada was reportedly up 0.3%, above estimates of 0.2%. The Raw Material Price Index in Canada…

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