The Daily – December 9th, 2014

December 9th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The NFIB Business Optimism Index for the U.S. was reported at 98.1. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in General Merchandising stores in the U.S., was reportedly down 1.3% and up 3.8% in month-over-month and…

The Daily – December 8th, 2014

December 8th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reportedly up 195.6K in year-over-year terms in November, slightly above estimates. Building Permits in Canada were reportedly up 0.7% in October in month-over-month terms. A Sentix survey of Investor Confidence of the…

The Daily – December 5th, 2014

December 5th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The net change in employment in November in Canada was reported at -10.7K, below estimates of 5K growth. The Participation rate and unemployment rate in Canada reportedly held steady at 66% and 6.6%, respectively. Nonfarm payrolls in…

The Daily – December 4th, 2014

December 4th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 297K, slightly above estimates of 295K. Continuing Jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 2.362M, slightly above estimates of 2.328M. An ECB Interest Rate Decision resulted in…

The Daily – December 3rd, 2014

December 3rd Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 7.3%. Nonfarm Productivity in the U.S. was reportedly up 2.3%, below estimates of 2.4%. The ADP Employment Change was reported at 208K, below estimates of 221K. The Markit…

The Daily – December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in general merchandising stores in the U.S., was reportedly down 0.6% and up 4.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Producer Price Index in the Eurozone was reportedly…

The Daily – December 1st, 2014

December 1st Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Markit Manufacturing PMI for the Eurozone was reported at 50.1, slightly below estimates of 50.4. Italian GDP was reportedly down 0.1% and down 0.5% in quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year terms, respectively. Consumer Credit in Great Britain grew…

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