Tag Archives: growth

Sunshine and lolipops! November GDP on FIRE

November GDP on FIRE! After recording a surprisingly weak 0.1% increase in October, the November GDP reading roared back to life to the tune of a 0.4% increase.  The gains were driven largely by the FIRE group (Finance, insurance, Real … Continue reading

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Household credit analysis: What the boom looks like before the bust

CIBC released their latest household credit analysiss report yesterday.  It is full of interesting data points.  Though nothing in the report is particularly shocking for anyone who has been reading this blog and is aware of the ongoing credit bubble … Continue reading

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CAAMP puts the cart before the horse

New CAAMP report The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals was already in damage control mode prior to Flaherty’s mortgage rule change announcement.  Earlier in the week, CAAMP chief economist Will Dunning released a report titled, ‘Good Lord please don’t … Continue reading

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Toronto condo data; China about to hit a wall?; Fiscal austerity to weigh on public sector jobs; The Age of Deleveraging; Another video primer

Toronto condo data The Toronto Real Estate Board released their most recent rental market report yesterday.  It showed both a substantial jump in rental transactions and a jump in rental inventory. “From September until the end of 2010, TREB Members … Continue reading

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Survey of Forecasters data; From stimulus to restraint; China’s empty malls

Survey of Forecasters The Conference Board of Canada has released their 2011 survey of economic forecasters (subscription required) in which they surveyed economists about the growth prospects for the Canadian economy in 2011. The average analyst estimate for final 2011 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! What might 2011 hold?

Happy New Year to all!  As we begin another year, it’s always fun to contemplate just what the next 365 days might hold.  Below are a few ‘top 5’ lists covering a range of finance and economic topics. Top global … Continue reading

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Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook

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

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Shocking report by CAAMP….part 1

So this morning I stumbled across a little tidbit from a report published by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP).  I haven’t been able to get it out of my head.  The report itself contains a wealth of … Continue reading

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