June 24, 2016

Category: Articles

Brexit

The decision by British voters to leave the European Union (EU) has shocked markets and will no doubt lead to continued uncertainty for an extended period. Stock markets around the world are reeling, the British pound has taken an unprecedented nosedive, commodity prices with the exception of gold are plunging and interest rates are falling…

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June 16, 2016

Category: Articles

Fed Postpones Rate Hike Again

No one expected the Federal Reserve to raise rates today even though they have been criticized by some for lacking credibility. When the target overnight fed funds rate was first hiked late last year, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) forecast four rate hikes this year. Now, most Committee members believe there will be only…

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June 3, 2016

Category: Media Reporting on Sherry Video

Panic buying in residential real estate

From Business News Network (BNN): The hottest real estate markets in Canada continue to defy gravity with home sales in Toronto last month reaching a record level and prices jumping 16 per cent. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres, has not used the word “bubble” to describe conditions in Toronto or Vancouver, but says…

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June 3, 2016

Category: Articles

Shocking US Jobs Report and Toronto and Vancouver Housing Too Hot

First on the U.S. Jobs Front The May employment report was released this morning in the US and it was shockingly weak–indeed, the weakest number in almost 6 years. Nonfarm payroll employment was up only 38,000, well below the market expectation of 160,000. Not only was May incredibly weak, but the March and April job…

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