10 Second Headlines

Jan. 9, 2015

ALBERTA Premier Jim Prentice said Alberta will have a $500 million deficit in 2014-15 due to lower oil prices. Each $1 drop in the price of oil, over the course of 1 year, costs… Read More

Jan. 2, 2015

  RECAP OF 2014 RETURNS December 31, 2013 December 31, 2014 % Return TSX 13,621.55 14,632.44 7.42% Dow Jones Industrial Avg 16,576.66 17,823.07 7.52% NASDAQ 4176.59 4,736.05 13.40% S&P 500 1848.36 2,058.90 11.39% Canadian… Read More

Dec. 19, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 10 SECOND HEADLINES WILL RETURN ON JANUARY 2, 2015 EU POLITICAL FAULT LINES THREATEN RETURN TO GROWTH – NBF Report – full report available on request Euro zone has yet to regain… Read More

Dec. 12, 2014

OIL PRICES AROUND THE WORLD RUSSIA – Is the bear being pushed into a corner? Russia’s currency has been devalued nearly 40% in the past month. Russian central bank increased interest rates at the… Read More

Dec. 5, 2014

EMPLOYMENT NORTH AMERICA S. nonfarm payrolls surged by 321,000 last month (exceeding November estimates of 230,000), the most since January 2012, the Labor Department said on Friday. S. unemployment rate held steady at a… Read More

Nov. 21, 2014

OIL International Energy Agency (IEA) sees no clear consensus for a formal supply cut from OPEC. IEA believes that the oversupply in oil may not peak until Q2 2015. Falling oil prices may cut… Read More

Nov. 14, 2014

OIL International Energy Agency (IEA) sees no clear consensus for a formal supply cut from OPEC. IEA believes that the oversupply in oil may not peak until Q2 2015. Falling oil prices may cut… Read More

Nov. 28, 2014

NON-NORTH AMERICA ECONOMIES SLOWING? Canadian Q3 GDP grew 2.8% vs 2.1% expected, driven by business investment spending. US Q3 GDP revised up to 3.9% from the previously reported 3.5%. Euro zone November CPI up… Read More

Nov. 7, 2014

CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT DATA Canada added 43,000 jobs in October vs 5,000 expected. The unemployment rate declined to 6.5% (a 6 year low) from 6.8%. Private sector added 71,000, government cut 54,000, self-employment grew 26,000.… Read More

Oct. 31, 2014

SURPRISES IN QUANTITATIVE EASING – INCREASING EQUITIES Bank of Japan unexpectedly increased its bond buying program from ¥50 trillion to ¥80 trillion per year and increased its buying of Japanese equity ETF’s. Japanese public… Read More