The Monthly – August 2014

August 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 – August 14th 2014

August 14th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The New Housing Price Index in Canada was reportedly up 0.2% and 1.5% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported at 311K. Continuing Jobless Claims in the U.S. were reported…

The Daily – August 13th 2014

August 13th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Retail Sales in the U.S. were reportedly flat in month-over-month terms, slightly below estimates. Retail sales excluding autos were reportedly up 0.1%, also below estimates. MBA Mortgage Applications as of August 8th were reportedly down 2.7% in…

The Daily – August 12th 2014

August 12th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in the U.S. for general merchandisers, was reportedly up 1.1% and 4.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB Business Optimism Index in the U.S. was reported at…

The Daily – August 11th 2014

August 11th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reportedly up 200K, above estimates of 193K. Consumer Confidence in Japan was reported at 41.5, slightly below estimates of 42.3. Commodities: Brent crude traded near its lowest level in nine months amid…

The Daily – August 8th 2014

August 8th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The participation rate in Canada in July was reported at 65.9%, below estimates of 66.1%. The unemployment rate in Canada was reported at 7%, below estimates of 7.1%. Nonfarm productivity in the U.S. for the second quarter…

The Daily – August 6th 2014

August 6th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Imports and Exports in Canada were reported at $43.34B and $45.20B, respectively. MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly up 1.6%. Trade Balance in the U.S. was reported at -$41.54B for the month of June.  Commodities:…

The Daily – August 5th 2014

August 5th Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in general merchandisers in the U.S., was reportedly down 0.4% and up 4.6% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Markit Services PMI in the U.S. was reported at…

The Daily – July 31st 2014

July 31st Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS  Canadian GDP was reportedly up 0.4% in the month of May, above estimates of 0.3% growth. Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 302K, slightly above estimates of 301K. Continuing jobless claims were reported at…

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