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The Daily – May 19th, 2015

May 19th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth of U.S. general merchandising companies, was reportedly down 0.2% and up 1.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Building permits in the U.S. were up 1.143M, above estimates….

The Daily – May 15th, 2015

May 15th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Manufacturing shipments in Canada were reportedly up 2.9%, above estimates of 1.2% growth. Industrial production in April in the U.S. was down 0.3%, below estimates. The Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index was reported at 88.6, below estimates…

The Daily – May 14th, 2015

May 14th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were 264K, below estimates of 275K. Continuing jobless claims in the U.S. were 2.229M, slightly below estimates as well. The Producer Price Index for the U.S. was down 0.4% and…

The Daily – May 13th, 2015

May 13th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Retail sales in the U.S. were flat in April, in month-over-month terms, below estimates of 0.2% growth. Retail sales excluding Autos were up 0.1%, below estimates of 0.5% growth, over the same time period. The import…

The Daily – May 6th, 2015

May 12th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Redbook Index, which measures same-store sales growth in U.S. general merchandising companies, was reportedly flat and up 2.1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The NFIB Business Optimism Index for the U.S. was 96.9, slightly…

The Daily – May 6th, 2015

May 6th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were down 4.6%. ADP Employment change figures were reported at 169K, below estimates of 200K. Unit labour costs in the U.S. were up 5% in the first quarter, above estimates…

The Daily – May 5th, 2015

May 5th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Imports and exports for Canada were reported at $45.52B and $42.50B in March, respectively. The Trade balance  in the U.S. for March was reported at -$51.37B, far below estimates of -$41.20B The Producer Price Index for…

The Daily – May 4th, 2015

May 4th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The Markit Manufacturing PMI in the Eurozone was reported at 52, slightly above estimates. A Sentix survey of investor confidence was reported at 19.6, slightly below estimates. The HSBC Manufacturing PMI for China was reported at…

The Daily – May 1st, 2015

May 1st, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS The RBC Manufacturing PMI for Canada was reported at 49. The Markit Manufacturing PMI for the U.S. was reported at 54.1. Construction spending in the U.S. came in below estimates, dropping 0.6%. Consumer Confidence for the…

The Daily – April 30th, 2015

April 30th, 2015 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S. were reportedly up 0.2% and 0.3% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. Initial Jobless claims in the U.S. were 262L. below estimates of 290K. Continuing jobless claims were 2.253M in…

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