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  • Headline CPI rose significantly in May with widespread increases among categories. This was the first time since March 2016 that all major categories were up in the month. With price pressures coming from several sources, it is not surprising to see...

  • "On a year-to-date basis, employment in Canada is up a whopping 250K, the best such permformance since 2002 with 77% of jobs being full-time and 76% coming from the private sector"  Full Article

  • The main culprit is the escalation of the trade dispute which has had the world's two leading economies opposed for over a year now. Indeed, just as markets expected Chinese and U.S. officials to announce some form of agreement, rather it was a new...

  • "As a country, Canada is paying foreign bond investors record amounts of interest (at least in current dollars). That’s the direct financial compensation that comes from having steered such a significant share of outstanding debt away from domestic...

  • "For many, this decade in retirement offers time for desires like travel, quality time with growing family and friends, and the pursuit of hobbies that were hard to fit in before. Yet, time aside, the ability to enjoy this decade in retirement is a...

  • Risk assets continued to struggle last week as the MSCI ACWI retreated for the third consecutive week.  As the table below shows, the global benchmark is down 4.3% this month with emerging Asia faring the worst with an 8.7% contration. Full...

  • Some 107,000 jobs were added in April in Canada, the largest monthly increase ever recorded.  The surge in cyclical sectors, particularly construction and finance/real estate, should reassure those concerned about the housing market and...

  • Canada's real GDP fell 0.1% in February, a touch below the flat print expected by consensus.  The headline number was derailed by an atypical drop in Transportation & Warehousing caused for the most part by the biggest contraction on...

  • The S&P 500 hit a record high on April 26, just a few days after the S&P/TSX (April 23). Decent U.S. economic growth with relatively tame inflation, dovish central banks, and better-than-expected earnings are keeping equity markets on an...

  • 'No, we are not referring to last night's winning goal in the second overtime period that propelled the Canes over the Capitals.  OUr reference is aimed at Mr. Poloz, who chose a pretty big gun yesterday to score himself an already vulnerable...

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