The Daily – October 10th, 2014

October 10th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Unemployment rate in Canada was reported at 6.8%, below estimates of 7.0%. The participation rate in Canada was reportedly steady at 66%. The Net Change in Employment in Canada was reported at 74.1K. The Import Price…

The Daily – October 8th, 2014

October 8th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reportedly up 197.3K in year-over-year terms in September, a figure which was slightly above estimates.  MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly up 3.8%. The HSBC China Services PMI was reported…

The Daily – October 7th, 2014

October 7th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Building Permits in Canada were reportedly down 27.3% in month-over-month figures in August, far below estimates of a 2.5% drop. The Redbook index, which measures same-store sales growth for general merchandising stores in the U.S., was reportedly…

The Daily – September 25th, 2014

September 25th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Durable Goods orders in the U.S. were reportedly down 18.2% in August, below estimates of -18%. Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 293K, below estimates of 300K. Continuing Jobless Claims in the U.S. were…

The Daily – September 24th, 2014

September 24th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly down 4.1%. A Survey of the Business Climate in Germany resulted in a score of 104.7, below estimates of 105.7. Consumer Confidence in Italy was reported at 102, above…

The Monthly – September 2014

September 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 – September 23rd, 2014

September 23rd Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Overall retail sales in Canada were reportedly down 0.1% in month-over-month terms, with retail sales excluding autos falling 0.6%. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in the U.S., was reportedly down 0.6% and up 3.7%…

The Daily – September 22nd, 2014

September 22nd Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Industrial sales in Italy were reportedly down 1.3% in year-over-year terms. Commodities: Brent crude declined for the third time in four days after China’s finance minister damped speculation that the government will boost economic stimulus. Gold traded…

The Daily – September 17th, 2014

September 19th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Consumer Price Index in Canada was reportedly flat and up 2.1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Both figures were in line with estimates. The consumer price index core in Canada was reportedly up 0.5% and…

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