Canadian Retail Sales Come In Strong

Please note the Morning Minutes will not be issued on Monday, they should return on Tuesday November 28. With investors focused on big sales stateside, we have seen spending strength on the Canadian side of the border. Headline (0.6% vs

US Thanksgiving: Family, Turkey, Football and Shopping

US equities went into the holiday weekend on a positive note with gains of 0.4%-0.6% on Wednesday. This morning, US index futures, which close shortly, are basically flat and bond markets are also closed. With the US closed, European trading

Good News, Bad News, and Upcoming News For the Markets

The world of business and the markets has roared back to life this morning from the US Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend with investors still considering the implications of a new COVID variant, and a busy week for business news on the

New COVID Variant Sparks Big Capital Flows and Sharp Moves

Historically, Black Friday has been one of the quietest days of the year for US stock markets with many participants away and the market only open for a half day. Not this year. Overnight the WHO announced that a new

Stocks Rebound in Light US Holiday Trading

As is common on days when the US is closed, overnight stock market action has been neutral to slightly positive. Coming off of a day where the big US indices were flat to up 0.4%, US index futures (which close