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- Canada: Household formation set to rebound in 2021
- Canada: Unprecedented positive wealth effect during the pandemic
- S&P 500: The eight longest rally in six decades
- Canada : Are consumers ready to stand on their own feet?
- Canada: Do GDP misses still matter for the CAD?
- Canada: Why is the CAD so weak despite a current account surplus?
- Canada: Retail & recreation mobility back to pre-pandemic level
- Canada: Are income support programs holding back the recovery?
- Canada: Terms of trade still look good so far in Q3
- World: Israel offers a cautionary tale
- U.S.: Depleted inventories and consumers willing to spend
An analysis on a current economic or financial topic.
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- (2021/08/13) In Focus - Ballot Ballet: A 2021 federal election primer in four acts
- (2021/04/30) Has the BoC disavowed its own core inflation measures?
- (2020/07/24) Canadian Labour Market: Devils in the details
- (2020/06/29) Is a second lockdown inevitable?
- (2020/06/01) Canada’s official reserves: Time for a review
- (2020/05/27) Is Canadian residential real estate teetering on the brink?
- How brain gain sustains the Canadian housing market
- Quebec should resist the temptation of procyclical budgeting
- Fixed Income: The ECB contemplates further monetary policy easing
- New NBF Financial Stress Index does not suggest BoC rate cut
- Presentation to the Canadian Economic Club – January 9, 2019
- Will Afghanistan reshape the global and U.S. political landscape?
- Will China-U.S. tensions reverse the trend of ever-greater financial ties?
- Will the leftward tilt of Chile and Peru hurt copper production?
- The monumental challenge of trying to hit climate targets
- Biden will be forced to scale-back plans for additional spending in 2021
- Could China’s digital currency challenge the greenback?
- China and the United States continue their pursuit of greater technological self-sufficiency
- Is a carbon border tax inevitable?
- Taiwan’s semiconductor sector on the front line of great power rivalry
- What a unified Democrat government could accomplish
- Will Canadians make Trudeau pay for red-hot inflation?
- Now that’s a term out
- British Columbia’s ‘interest bite’ more like a ‘nibble'
- What’s desired balance for Canada’s potential balance of power?
- Muni musings
- Slack remains, but jobs recovery looks “strong and durable”
- Don't stress, reinvest!
- Counting platform pennies (trillions and trillions of them)
- Gauges of wages
- Kenney vs. Trudeau: Fiscal divergence on full display