The Daily – February 17th, 2015

February 17th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Canadian portfolio investment in foreign securities was reported at $13.89B, while foreign portfolio investment in Canadian securities was reported at -$13.55B. The NY Empire State Manufacturing Index was reported at 7.78, below estimates of 8.50. A…

Q4 Commentary – 2014

The purpose of this quarterly commentary is to communicate with you about our thoughts on the markets, provide some snap-shots of market metrics, and provide an overview of topical issues; however, it will also be married with some aspects of our recently initiated monthly commentary,…

Q3 Commentary – 2014

The purpose of this quarterly commentary will be the same as the past: to communicate with you about our thoughts on the markets, provide some snap-shots of market metrics, and provide an overview of topical issues; however, it will also be married with some aspects…

The Daily – February 13th, 2015

February 13th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Manufacturing Shipments in Canada were reportedly up 1.7% in month-over-month terms, above estimates. The Import Price Index in the U.S. was reportedly down 2.8% and 8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Export Price Index…

The Daily – February 12th, 2015

February 12th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported at 304K, above estimates of 285K. Continuing Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported at 2.354M, slightly below estimates of 2.393M. Retail Sales in the U.S. were reportedly…

The Daily – February 11th, 2015

February 11th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 9%. Commodities: Gold held above a three-week low before Greece holds an emergency meeting with creditors. Oil traded near $50 a barrel after the biggest slide in…

The Daily – February 10th, 2015

February 10th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S., was reportedly up 0.2% and 2.1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB Business Optimism Index was reported at 97.9, below estimates of 101.3. Commodities:…

The Daily – February 9th, 2015

February 9th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reportedly up 187.3K, above estimates of 177.5K. The Sentix Investor confidence survey for the Eurozone was reported at 12.4, above estimates of 3.0. Imports and exports in Germany were reportedly down…

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