Winter is bearing down on the energy markets and what was and what may be is being most reflected in the natural gas market. Nat gas hit a six-month high as cold temperatures conspired to lower supply to the lowest level since 2008.
The economy in the United States added 203,000 jobs in November according to the latest nonfarm payrolls report, while the unemployment rate fell from 7.3% to 7.0%.
The stock market could use a healthy correction soon, before prices start rising at an unsustainable pace.
The Canadian dollar appreciated for the first time in five days, rising from a more than three-year low, amid speculation employment growth may suggest stronger economic improvement than the Bank of Canada indicated.