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Nov. 30, 2012

ALBERTA Q2 FISCAL UPDATE Year to date employment is ↑ 2.8% while population is expected to ↑3.7% this year. Retail sales are ↑ 9% in the first 8 months of 2012. Global energy price… Read More

Nov. 23, 2012

SLOW GROWTH CANADIAN ECONOMY IN 2013 Canadian September CPI held steady at 1.2% YoY, unchanged from August. Core CPI was also unchanged at 1.3%. Canadian home price inflation declined to 3.4% in October YoY… Read More

Nov. 16, 2012

JANET YELLEN – FRONT RUNNER AS NEXT FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR We believe that Janet Yellen is the front runner to become the Federal Reserve Chair when Ben Bernanke’s term ends in early 2014. Following… Read More

Nov. 9, 2012

REMEMBRANCE DAY Monday, November 12th, stock markets will be open however banks will be closed Saturday, October 27th, the town of Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands celebrated the 68th anniversary of its liberation.… Read More

Nov. 2, 2012

Oil and Gas US natural gas production increased 25% in the 5 years ending July 2012. US imports of Canadian natural gas have fallen 23% since 2007 to 8.2 billion cubic feet/day while US… Read More

Oct. 19, 2012

BANKS The head of the Royal Bank of Canada wealth management unit has said they will likely miss their 2015 target of $2 billion in annual profit because of low interest rates. Spain’s banks… Read More

Oct. 12, 2012

Europe EU won the Nobel Peace Prize honouring them for all they have achieved after centuries of wars. The Euro zone has grown from 6 countries in 1957 to 27 now. Greece’s largest company,… Read More

Oct. 5, 2012

NORTH AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT CANADA Unemployment rate rose to 7.4% vs 7.3% MoM even though Canada added 52,100 jobs in September, (estimate ↑10,000). Full time jobs soared by 44, 100; construction was the top performer… Read More

Sept. 28, 2012

China The Chinese Yuan has climbed to the highest level since 1993 and they are now the world’s largest energy consumer. The Globe and Mail reports that without a parliamentary vote or debate, Canada… Read More

Sept. 21, 2012

US FEDERAL ELECTION SECTOR WINNERS BY LARRY JEDDELOH Obama wins: Winners: Hospital stocks, Pharmaceutical / Biotech, solar technologies, ethanol companies, mortgage insurers, casino industry. Romney wins: Winners: Crude oil, natural gas service industry, rails,… Read More