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Employment number misses consensus; US consumers cutting back….will Canadians follow?; Another great CMHC video

Employment misses consensus Stats Canada released their most recent employment numbers today.  The headline stat reported in most media outlets is the 15,000 net new jobs created in February.  However, aside from that stand-alone headline, the report is actually very … Continue reading

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Trade balance surprises to the upside: A new trend or a one-off reading?

The big news from this week was the shocking rebound in Canadian exports in December, which pushed the balance of trade (exports – imports) well into positive territory at a $3 billion surplus. From Stats Canada: Canada’s merchandise exports rose 9.7% … Continue reading

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Credit risk across the nation: Who’s most at risk from an interest rate shock?

TD has come out with a very fascinating report in which they’ve assessed the financial vulnerability of households across the country.  It’s full of interesting data, though some of them certainly questionable.  Perhaps most interestingly, they have made easily available a … Continue reading

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Canadian employment picture brightens…but questions remain

Employment picture brightens Stats Canada released the latest job figures today: Employment edged up for the second consecutive month in December, with an increase of 22,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6%. Compared with December 2009, employment increased by … Continue reading

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CPI surprises to the downside; Consumer confidence erodes; End of the bond sell-off?

Inflation, where is thy sting? In more signs that a Bank of Canada rate hike is likely not in the cards for some time, Canadian CPI readings came in lower than expected for the month of November. You’ll recall that … Continue reading

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New home prices; Tough budget coming; Canada’s trade deficit widens

Just a quick post to detail a few developments over the past couple days New home prices rise Stats Canada released its New Home Price Index earlier in the week.  New home prices were up 0.2% in September. Just a … Continue reading

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Late Daily round-up for Monday, September 13, 2010

The content of this blog continues to go mainstream.  We had a couple of survey results released yesterday, the content of which supports what has been said on this wretched blog.  My brother used to post some of my email … Continue reading

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