August 15, 2017

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Housing Market Weakens Further in July, But Drag From GTA Dissipates

This morning’s release of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data for July confirmed that key housing markets in Canada continued to slow, led by the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region surrounding Toronto. This region’s marked slowdown began in late April with the announcement of a 15% foreign tax credit and a sixteen-point program to…

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August 4, 2017

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Canadian Unemployment Rate in July Falls to 6.3 percent–Lowest in Nearly Eight Years

Canada’s red-hot jobs market took a breather in July, posting employment gains of 10,900, up just 0.1 percent following much stronger job gains since late last year. As the labour force participation rate edged downward, the jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.3 percent, its best reading in almost nine years. Canada’s economy remains…

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July 12, 2017

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Bank of Canada Turns the Tide

For the first time in seven years, the Bank of Canada announced today that it was hiking its key overnight rate by a quarter percentage point (25 basis points) bringing it to 0.75 percent as the economy has staged a broadly based economic expansion this year. In a break from tradition, the Bank has taken…

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July 7, 2017

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Continued Strength in Canadian Employment Report For June

The June jobs data blew past expectations, all but insuring that the Bank of Canada will hike interest rates by a quarter point next week–the first rate hike in seven years. Market rates have already risen in expectation and the Royal Bank has boosted interest rates on its two-year, three-year and five-year fixed-term mortgage rates…

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June 15, 2017

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GTA Sales Down Sharply as New Listings Surge In May

This morning’s release of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data for May confirmed earlier data from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) pointing to a marked slowdown in housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since the late April announcement of the 15% foreign tax credit and the sixteen point program to enhance…

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June 14, 2017

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Balance sheet selloff to have ‘significant impact’ on fixed income

From Business News Network (BNN): As the U.S. Fed raises its key benchmark interest rate, Sherry Cooper, chief economist at Dominion Lending Centres, joins BNN to discuss the Fed’s plan to unwind the balance sheet and how it will impact markets.

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June 9, 2017

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May’s employment growth builds on gains since July 2016

Another Sign Of A Economic Strength Statistics Canada just released the Labour Force Survey for May, adding to the stream of positive economic indicators. While the jobless rate edged up 6.6% from a cycle-low 6.5%, it was the result of more optimism about job prospects as more people participated in the labour market. The jobless…

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May 24, 2017

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Bank of Canada Maintains Current Policy Stance

The Bank of Canada has once again held the overnight rate steady at 0.50 per cent pointing to continued low inflation and subdued wage growth, which the Bank judges to be consistent with continuing excess capacity in the economy. In a very terse press release, the Bank suggests that the U.S. and global economies will…

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March 23, 2017

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Budget prudent in wake of uncertainty over U.S. trade policy: Economist

From Business News Network (BNN): Sherry Cooper, chief economist, Dominion Lending Centres talks to BNN about why the federal budget’s wait-and-see approach is prudent in light of uncertainty over Canada’s trade relationship with the U.S.

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September 21, 2016

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Fed preview: It’s all about the language

From Business News Network (BNN): Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres offers her expectations of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement, why the market will be digging deep into the accompanying statement and what it may mean for the direction of the markets.

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