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By Brenton Kemp on June 15th, 2016 - Although Canadian manufacturing shipments increased in only 10 of 21 industries, factory sales were up for the month of April after falling in March.
By Brenton Kemp on June 14th, 2016 - Due to the rise in oil prices, rig counts are also on the rise in the United states which could shift the supply/demand balance and ultimately send oil prices in to another downward spiral.
By Brenton Kemp on June 8th, 2016 - Housing starts, a leading indicator for economic growth, were down slightly in May despite 7 of 10 provinces showing housing start increases during the month.
By Brenton Kemp on June 7th, 2016 - With a Fed meeting upcoming and the words "global risks" consistently in Janet Yellen's vocabulary, this afternoon's Hot Chart takes aim at perhaps the single largest risk to global growth.
By Brenton Kemp on June 7th, 2016 - Even if you exclude the Verizon strike and cyclical employment losses, May's labour market figures were simply atrocious in the U.S. A fact that could very well have the Fed re-thinking their desire to hike rates at some point this summer.
By Brenton Kemp on June 3rd, 2016 - Many believed that the U.S. non-farm payroll figure would come in below expectations, however few could have expected the staggeringly low number that was released this morning.
By Brenton Kemp on May 30th, 2016 - Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen expressed on Friday that she sees a Fed rate hike taking place 'in the coming months'. However, this is not to say that the upcoming Fed meeting in June will bring that hike, and as our experts believe, the hike will come later in 2016.
By Brenton Kemp on May 25th, 2016 - With discussion on whether the Fed will hike rates or not at their June meeting heating up, today's Hot Chart looks at historical trends of Fed decisions during times of weak business investment and job prospects.
By Brenton Kemp on May 18th, 2016 - The nation's top Economics and Strategy team is back at it today with their opinions on the probability of the UK leaving the European Union, whether the Fed will hike rates in June, and the intermediate future of gold during this market noise.
By Brenton Kemp on May 17th, 2016 - With U.S. production of crude oil down to a 2 1/2 year low, there is now an uptrend in U.S. oil imports for the first time in six years. As today's Hot Chart shows, Canada stands as the main beneficiary of this circumstance.

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