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Revisiting predictions: Commodities still hanging tough, public sector unions under fire, European debt crisis intensifies, interest rate predictions

Revisiting predictions Now two full months into the new year, it’s worth stopping for a moment and taking stock of how things are shaping up.  You’ll recall that I made some predictions for 2011 back at the beginning of January.  … Continue reading

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Addendum to my 2011 predictions: Boomers, bubbles, and busts

Boomer dynamics Two more thoughts should be added to the 2011 outlook.  Shortly after posting my predictions, Leith over at the Unconventional Economist reminded me that 2011 is the year when the first boomer turns 65. “Remember also that the … 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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Bank of Canada interest rate outlook; Consumer confidence in the dumps

Bank of Canada rate outlook The structural issues with Canada’s miraculous economic growth coming out of the recession has been painfully obvious to me for some time now.  When one strips away the economic spin-offs of rising home prices and … Continue reading

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Shocking report by CAAMP….part 2

Yesterday I highlighted the latest CAAMP report which despite the best efforts of the authors to put a positive spin on the data, nevertheless contained some particularly troubling information.  It was not all doom and gloom, but in the name … Continue reading

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CREA capitulates…sort of

Crea has revised their annual resale forecast to reflect a slowing resale market, which somehow caught them off guard.  Clearly their ‘econo-chumps’ weren’t looking at the same data we’ve been looking at here.  This slowdown was entirely predictable. “Improving momentum for … Continue reading

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BMO’s outlook for North America

BMO released their North American outlook today.  Some of the more pertinent points are highlighted below. “Canada’s economy has slowed in response to waning pent-up demand and a strong currency. Following the fastest growth in more than a decade in … Continue reading

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Move along….nothing to see here!

Well it’s official!  The U.S. ‘officially’ exited recession back in June, 2009 according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. “Any future downturn in the economy would now mark the start of a new recession, not the continuation of the … Continue reading

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Revisiting predictions

Hello all For some time now I’ve been making a number of predictions on the state of the economy and housing.  These predictions are archived mostly over at my brother’s blog and date back as far as 2008.  I’d like … Continue reading

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