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Market Commentary – 09/24/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Canada’s latest inflation numbers have once again turned attention toward the Bank of Canada’s plans for interest rate increases. Core inflation – which the central bank uses for its policies – jumped by an unexpected 4-tenths to 2.1% in August. However that is still well within the …

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Market Commentary – 09/19/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   All eyes are on the U.S. Federal Reserve as it issues its latest policy statement. Everyone is looking for clues on when interest rates might move up and how the Fed plans to exit its easy monetary policy. Many market watchers expect the phrase “considerable time” to …

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Market Commentary – 09/11/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Canada’s employment rate stumbled again in August with the loss of 11,000 positions. Expectations had called for an increase of 10,000. Some economists say it is a little “fishy” that a record setting loss of 112,000 private sector jobs is being off-set by a record setting number …

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Market Commentary – 09/03/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Are we heading for an economic “new normal” that sees slower economic growth and persistently lower interest rates? A growing number of long-range economic forecasts suggest the answer is yes. The latest report from one of the country’s big financial institutions forecasts Canada’s economic engine will be …

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