The Daily – November 17th, 2014

November 17th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Foreign portfolio investment in Canadian securities for September was reported at $4.37B. Canadian portfolio investment in foreign securities was reported at $8.64B. The NY Empire State Manufacturing Index for the U.S. was reported at 10.16, slightly below…

The Monthly – November 2014

November 2014 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…

The Daily – November 11th, 2014

November 11th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The NFIB Business Optimism Index for the U.S. was reported at 96.1. Consumer confidence in Japan was reported at 38.9. Commodities: Brent crude fell to the lowest in four years as forecasts for rising U.S. crude stockpiles…

The Daily – November 10th, 2014

November 10th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing starts in Canada were reported at 183.6K, below estimates of 200K. A survey of investor confidence for the Eurozone was reported at -11.9, above estimates of -13.5. The consumer price index in China was reportedly up…

The Daily – November 7th, 2014

November 7th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Net change in employment in Canada for October was reported at 43.1K, far above estimates of -5K. The participation rate in Canada was reportedly unchanged at 66%. The unemployment rate in Canada fell to 6.5%, far below…

The Daily – November 6th, 2014

November 6th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Building Permits in Canada were reportedly up 12.7% in month-over-month terms, above estimates of 6%. Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported at 278K, below estimates of 285K. Continuing Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported…

The Daily – November 5th, 2014

November 5th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 2.6%. The ADP Employment Change in the U.S. was reported at 230K, above estimates of 220K. Retail Sales in the Eurozone were reportedly down 1.3% and up 0.6%…

The Daily – November 4th, 2014

November 4th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS International Merchandise Trade in Canada was reported at $0.71B, above estimates of -$0.10B. Imports and Exports in Canada were reported at $44.08B and $44.79B, respectively. Imports were below estimates, while exports were above. The trade balance in…

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