The Seasonality of Gold

Following a tough winter, summer has finally arrived in Canada. While, the summer months typically herald warmer temperatures and a cottage exodus for Canadians, the period has marked a historically less rosy picture for gold. Gold represents a variety of things to investors: a flight…

The Daily – June 2nd, 2014

June 2nd, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Markit Manufacturing PMI in Great Britain was reported at 57, in line with estimates. Mortgage Approvals in Great Britain were reported at 62.9K, below estimates. The Consumer Price Index in Germany was reportedly down 0.1%…

The Daily – May 30 2014

May 30, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Annualized GDP for Canada was reportedly up 1.2% in quarter-over-quarter terms, below estimates of 1.8%. Month-over-month GDP in Canada was reported at 0.1%, in line with estimates. The Industrial Product Price index in Canada was down…

American Tea with a European Flavour

This week, our blog has focused on the EU parliamentary elections and its broader impact on Europe as a whole. Yesterday’s blog post outlined how the victory of once fringe candidates in the UK, France, Austria, Hungary and others represents a shifting European attitude.  …

From the Fringe to the Front

Yesterday’s blog post discussed how a number of radical, Eurosceptic parties enjoyed widespread success across Europe in the recent European Parliamentary (EP) elections. Traditional, mainstream parties and its politicians were confronted by a number of new, radical parties that threaten to polarize an already divided…

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…

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