2014 Election Preview: PCs

Ontarians across the province will have a difficult choice to make on Thursday. Yesterday, we outlined the platform of the incumbent Liberal Party of Ontario led by current premier Kathleen Wynne. Today we will outline the platform of their main opposition: the Progressive Conservatives led…

The Daily – June 10th, 2014

June 10th, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The NFIB Business Optimism Index in the U.S. for May was reported at 96.6, slightly above estimates. The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth for general merchandisers in the U.S., was reportedly down 1.8% and…

2014 Election Preview: Liberals

Ah yes, it is that time of year again. Only during the election season can the beautiful, frenetic action of the Stanley Cup Finals be interrupted with two minutes of slanderous and vicious political attack ads. This Thursday, voters across the province will take to…

The Daily – June 9th 2014

June 9th 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Housing Starts in Canada were reported at 198.3K, above estimates of 185K. A Sentix Survey of investor confidence in the Eurozone was reported at 8.5, below estimates of 13.2. The Consumer Confidence index in Japan was…

Digital Disruption & The Future

In case you missed it, our last blog post outlined some powerful insights obtained from Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. Her underlying thesis suggested that Western Markets are at a saturation point for Internet adoption. However, this is an overwhelmingly positive development – not…

The Internet & The Advertising Calculus

  Few technologies have changed the world as profoundly and as quickly as the Internet. In just over two decades, the Internet has evolved from a small, government sponsored network into a global network with billions of users. It has made information accessible to the…

The Daily – June 4th, 2014

June 4th, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Canadian Exports and Imports were reported at $42.83B and $43.36B, respectively. Exports were slightly below estimates, while imports were slightly above. MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reported at -3.1%. The ADP Employment Change in…

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square- 25 Years On

In the lives of many, June 4th marks a rather innocuous day. This year, it falls on a Wednesday, typically a lull in the work-week. However this Wednesday is no ordinary ‘hump day’, because it marks the anniversary of one of the most important events…

The Daily – June 3rd, 2014

June 3rd, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Consumer Price Index in the Eurozone was reportedly up 0.5% in year-over-year terms, slightly below estimates of 0.7%. The Consumer Index Price Core was reportedly up 0.7%. The Unemployment Rate in the Eurozone was reported…

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