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By Brenton Kemp on February 8th, 2016 - Both Canada and the U.S. released labour market figures this past week and while appearing soft on the surface, a closer look at the numbers show some encouraging signs.
By Brenton Kemp on February 5th, 2016 - The U.S. economy received a shot of good news this morning as the non farm payroll numbers came in looking very solid as payrolls increased along with wages while the jobless rate decreased. Unemployment also sits near eight-year lows as the labour market appears very strong South of the border.
By Brenton Kemp on February 4th, 2016 - Looking for some clarification on what to expect in the mail this tax season? National Bank Financial has you covered with the Investor's Guide to the main documents for the 2015 tax season.
By Brenton Kemp on February 1st, 2016 - Equity market turmoil and monetary policy decisions across the globe have dominated headlines so far in 2016 as we look back at the week that was while glancing ahead to what is in store for the first week of February in the world of economics.
By Brenton Kemp on January 29th, 2016 - It is well documented that the Chinese economy faces many headwinds in its efforts to regain economic stability, but today's Hot Chart takes a look at currency and monetary policy options for the world's second largest economy.
January 25th, 2016 - Other than global equity markets, last week all eyes were on the Bank of Canada and their decision to keep the key interest rate unchanged on Wednesday despite growing sentiment leaning towards further monetary easing.
January 21st, 2016 - Given the erratic equity market behavior and making use of our relative strength software signals, we have taken decisive action to take as much risk out of our portfolios as possible.
January 20th, 2016 - After much discussion and debate, the Bank of Canada has maintained its overnight interest rate at 0.50% which seems to have the Canadian Dollar rallying in early trading.
January 19th, 2016 - In an interesting scenario, it appears foreign investors are showing more patience with the Canadian dollar tumble than those residing in Canada.
January 18th, 2016 - Economic figures continued to take a backseat to equity market turmoil in terms of headline news from last week, however the largest takeaway from today's Weekly Economic Watch will be the upcoming Bank of Canada rate announcement and subsequent Monetary Policy Report scheduled to take place Wednesday.

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