Euroscepticism In The Mainstream

  Over the last several weeks, our blog and the world watched in awe as the world’s largest electorate overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi in a dazzling display of democratic vibrancy. The sheer scale and implications of the Indian election overshadowed other equally important events and…

MacNicol in the News

This is an exciting day for MacNicol and Associates. Dave’s investment expertise is on display in an article published by the Financial Post’s Jonathan Ratner. Download the article here    Dave outlines some overall market trends and his personal prospective for the summer. The piece…

What Does Modi’s Victory Mean for the World?

Part 3 of 3 It is clear that India has reached a crossroads. The 1990s and the early 2000s saw years of unprecedented growth and market reforms in the “once closed, semi-socialist country”. However, India’s once encouraging trajectory has drastically reversed its course in the…

How Did Narendra Modi Achieve Such a Comprehensive Victory?

Part 2 of 3   Yesterday’s blog post described the personal background and political record of India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today we will look at how the election unfolded and more specifically how Modi achieved victory over the Congressional Party’s candidate Rahul Gandhi….

Who is Narendra Modi?

Part 1 of 3   Who is Narendra Modi?   As pointed out in our last blog post, Narendra Modi will be India’s next Prime Minister. In order to better understand the impact of this outcome, we have written a three part blog series to describe…

The Daily – May 20 2014

May 20, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Wholesale sales in Canada were reportedly down 0.4%, below estimates of a 0.4% rise. The Consumer Price Index in Great Britain was reportedly up 0.4% and 1.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Consumer Price…

Narendra Modi Claims Victory

The race for 2016 is on! Chris Christie, the straight talking Conservative Governor of New Jerseys looks to lead a beleaguered Republican Party in a bitter war of attrition against a Democratic Party reeling from scandal and controversy lead into battle by the historically significant…

What’s in your portfolio?

This article took me by surprise. “RBC Benefits After Boosting Investment in Surging Smith & Wesson” Source: www.businessweek.com   RBC is among the fifth largest stakeholder in Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson is the second largest publicly traded Gun Manufacturer   Fact:  More than 8,000…

Notes from the Bloomberg Canadian Economic Summit

May 14, 2014 Covering Canada: What Markets Need to Know Bloomberg Journalists   There has been a record $32 billion of investment in the oil sands this past year. Keystone is in a stalemate, and the oil sands product is finding its way out of…

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