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Financial Insights is now TheEconomicAnalyst.com

Hello again I’m temporarily suspending the redirect to the new site in order to make this post.  I want to remind all readers that new posts are being made over at The Economic Analyst. I also want to remind my … Continue reading

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Very important message to my readers

After this weekend, this site will be shut down with all traffic re-routed to the new website homepage: http://www.TheEconomicAnalyst.com There will be a post later today over at the new site, but this will be the final post on this … Continue reading

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Inflation tops expectations…..is a rate hike now all but assured?; Will Canada be ‘going dutch’?

Inflation tops expectations Stats Canada released their March inflation readings which surprised significantly to the high side.  While economists were widely expecting a 2.8% year-over-year increase, the actual increase registered at 3.3%, the highest since mid 2008. Perhaps more significantly, … Continue reading

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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”

Stocks sell off as S&P cuts US outlook Big news of the day is the downgrade in the US outlook by rating giant Standard and Poor’s.  There can’t possibly be too many analysts who don’t see storm clouds on the … Continue reading

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How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 2

In part 1 of this series we looked at construction employment as a percentage of total employment, and residential construction as a percent of GDP for all provinces from BC east to Ontario. If you haven’t read that post, make … Continue reading

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China’s property bubble at risk?; What is driving oil prices?; Greek bond yields explode as Germany states support for restructuring

Hat tip to the fine folks over at MacroBusiness Australia for these links… China property bubble at risk? Moody’s Investor Services downgraded China’s property sector to negative from stable citing deteriorating credit conditions over the next 12-18 months. This comes … Continue reading

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How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 1

In a previous series we examined house prices relative to GDP growth across Canada.  That data seems to suggest that a significant level of overvaluation exists in many provinces from Ontario west (Quebec data was absent in that series).  Hopefully … Continue reading

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