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Monday Monitor: June 12th 2017 Stunning Jobs Report

Not only is the headline number impressive, the details of last week’s May jobs report are stunning. Private jobs recovered more than last month’s losses, registering its strongest gain in two years. Canadian employment increased 55,000 in May 2017 according to the Labour Force Survey, well above consensus which was looking for a rise of … Continue reading Monday Monitor: June 12th 2017 Stunning Jobs Report

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Monday Monitor: June 5th 2017 Economic Growth

“We are raising our GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 2.4%”. An update from our partners at National Bank Financial (NBF Economics) after the better-than-expected handoff from last year in 2016 (after upward revisions to Q4). In addition, Q1’s solid start coupled with economic growth in March 2017 was surprisingly strong. Another good piece of … Continue reading Monday Monitor: June 5th 2017 Economic Growth

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Monday Monitor: May 2017 Global Economics

The global economy is on track to top last year’s dismal 3.1% growth print. An uptick in economic activity in the advanced world, led by the Eurozone is being complemented by better growth in some emerging economies. Read more from the perspectives from National Bank Economics.  

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‘Omaha 2017’ Update from MGIS Investment Strategies

“My 22nd pilgrimage to Omaha in 24 years has to rank as one of the most fulfilling and uplifting…We had once gain been treated to a master class like no other and the even more prolonged closing ovation had been overwhelmingly earned.” Enjoy Dr. Michael Graham’s reflection on his visit to Omaha to enjoy the … Continue reading ‘Omaha 2017’ Update from MGIS Investment Strategies

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Monday Monitor, May 22nd 2017 – Inflation Outlook

On the restful moments of Canada’s official ‘Spring kickoff’, the Monday Monitor for the ‘May long-weekend’ receives more welcomed news! May 2017 delivers solid economic data for Inflation and Employment rates. Our Partners at National Bank Financial (NBF) Economics group report a 1.6% inflation rate for April despite some hot housing markets and improving oil … Continue reading Monday Monitor, May 22nd 2017 – Inflation Outlook

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Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

Monday Monitor for May 15th, 2017 Financial Markets Last Week With a look at the year-to-date (Y-T-D) comparisons of the major financial markets, the divide between global and international market expectations with their underlying sectors or industries emerges for the first half of 2017. Canada’s main exchange the S&P/TSX60 Composite Index and its two main sectors of energy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

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Women and Wealth Transfer

Women face unique issues when managing the transfer of wealth to their next generation. A recent Scorpio Partnership* study found only 22% of women have a full estate plan in place. In addition, the study examines the financial behaviours of women to include: 98% of women say they are joint or sole decision-makers for daily … Continue reading Women and Wealth Transfer

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Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

Monday Monitor for May 8th, 2017 The Last Week Entrepreneurs and business owners pull through to be the major engine of modest job growth for a mixed Canadian April jobs report. This contrasted the stronger U.S. job growth at  211,000 in April above the consensus forecast of 190,000. While each central bank held their interest … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

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Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

Monday Monitor for May 5, 2017 The Last month In February 2017, Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported a flat 0.1% increase. There is no need for concern, according to our partners at National Bank Financial Economic and Strategy Group (NBF). Even with a modest February and March level of overall economic activity, Canada’s economy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

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MGIS May Update

MGIS May Update “Giving Canada a Try” Click here to read the full report by Michael Graham Investment Services Inc. Disclaimer: The information contained in the preceding link has been obtained from sources that we believe reliable but Hampton Securities Limited cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. The report is for information purposes only and does not constitute … Continue reading MGIS May Update

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