May 15, 2018

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The Spring Housing Market Is Off To A Slow Start

April is usually the start of a spring housing market ramp-up, but this year the new mortgage stress test and rising mortgage rates have continued to be a negative factor. Those expecting an early-stage pick-up marking an end to the payback for sales pulled forward into the fourth quarter of last year have been sorely…

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May 11, 2018

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Canadian Housing Soft Landing

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May 11, 2018

Category: About Sherry Articles Media Reporting on Sherry

Jobless Rate Remains At 40-Year Low As Wage Growth Accelerates

Statistics Canada announced this morning that employment was virtually unchanged in April (down 1,100) following a surge in March and the unemployment rate remained at 5.8%–its lowest level in four decades. Wages growth accelerated signalling tight labour markets. April’s stall was only the second time since mid-2016 that the job market did not grow. On…

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May 2, 2018

Category: About Sherry Articles Media Reporting on Sherry

Rates Held Steady Now, But Gradual Hikes Signalled

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week for the second time under the chairmanship of Jerome Powell. In a unanimous decision, the Committee left the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 percent. Unlike the Bank of Canada, which has a single objective of targeting inflation at roughly…

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