- Financial Insights is now TheEconomicAnalyst.com
- Very important message to my readers
- Inflation tops expectations.....is a rate hike now all but assured?; Will Canada be 'going dutch'?
- Stocks sell off as S&P cuts US outlook; Does a drop in foreign demand for Canadian bonds signal rising fixed interest rates?; Greek restructuring would be "catastrophic"
- How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 2
- China's property bubble at risk?; What is driving oil prices?; Greek bond yields explode as Germany states support for restructuring
- How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 1
- Bank of Canada holds the line; Royal LePage releases 'research report'; "Canadian 30 year olds are screwed!"
- Measuring the potential economic impact of a housing bust
- "Housing: Real Insanity".....Great article in Canadian Business
Monthly Archives: December 2010
In part 1 of this mini series, we looked at how to build the two portfolios every household needs: an emergency fund and a retirement fund. In part 2 we looked at how to build a portfolio geared towards short-term … Continue reading
Harper hints at rule changes An interview with Stephen Harper aired on Christmas day on CTV. The PM discussed a number of topics including the economy, Afghanistan, and US relations. While discussing the current state of the economy and upcoming … Continue reading
In part 1 of this mini series, we looked at how to build the two portfolios every household needs: an emergency fund and a retirement fund. Today we’ll look at how to build a ‘vulture’ fund for those interested in … Continue reading
The Teranet index for October, released today, showed a second straight monthly decline. The index uses a paired sales methodology to calculate changes in house prices. After falling 1.1% month-over-month in September, the first decline in 16 months, the index … Continue reading
Investment portfolios I was inspired by a recent BMO press release to revisit the topic of asset allocation and building an investment portfolio. The press release notes that the majority of Canadians do not have a combination of short and … Continue reading
Consumer confidence sinks The conference board released their consumer confidence reading for December. Analysts were expecting a reading of 56.3 on the confidence index. Instead it registered at 52.5…..a pretty hefty miss. ”The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had … Continue reading
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released their economic outlook for 2011. You may recall that I released my own economic outlook a few weeks ago. Interestingly, both outlooks express concerns over the exact same issues, with the Chamber’s forecast … Continue reading
UK House Prices Falling You have to pity those poor homeowners who don’t live in fairytale countries like Canada and Australia where fundamentals like price/income, price/rent, and affordability mean nothing. In countries where fundamentals do matter, like the US and … Continue reading
China raises interest rates Two weeks ago I suggested that a rate hike was all but assured from the People’s Bank of China. I expected the rate hike on December 11th. Instead, perhaps out of fear of causing a hard … Continue reading