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Canada's Cannabis Hopes Soar

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:39

 

Canada is going to be first G7 country to legalize Cannabis and the stock market loves the decision. Michael discusses the costs to society and profitability of this hot new industry.

....also from Michael: Government To Decide What Companies Pay Their Workers

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Unbalanced Budget and More Spending Coming

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 26 October 2017 06:02

 

Bank of Canada says we have had 5 quarters of growth ringing in with 3.7% the last three quarters in a row., and budget deficit numbers coming in at less than 20 billion. An 18.4 billion year end deficit is 7 billion more than they last outlined in the Federal Budget. No roadmap yet for balancing the budget. 

...also from Michael: The War Against Jobs

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Another Dow Record - A NAFTA Cold Shoulder - New Mortgage Rules Bite

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:43

 

Michael explains the implications of the extension of the Nafta renegotiations, The Dow Jones Industrials hitting 117 year highs and Canadian Politicians have chosen a club to beat down skyrocketing real estate prices. Gain Michael Campbell's insight in this quick 8 minute mid-week update interview.  

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Real Estate Prices Affordability and First Time Buyers

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Friday, 13 October 2017 19:26

 

The office of the Superindendent of Financial Institutions is implementing a new stress test that will impact every home buyer buyer. The question is, are they going to effect the demand side or the supply side. More importantly, Michael wonders if they really want to risk derailing 40% of the economy to enhance affordability!

.....also from Michael: Political Moves Seemingly Designed To Drive You Crazy

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Worldwide Stock Market Rally - The Latests Stat's Can

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:44

 

The saying "A Bull Market climbs a wall of worry" explains why a lot of people are surprised that we continue see higher prices after each pullback in Stocks World Wide and all of the surprises are coming to the upside. Stats Can's new numbers show the growth is in the West reminding us how important the resource markets are for economic health. Despite average persons income increasing, the average persons purchasing power declined thanks to a rise in inflation. 

....also from Michael: The Pattern is Set - Deficit Spending Is Now Normal Practice

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Surprise! BOC Raises Rates Unexpectedly

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Posted by Michael Campbelll

on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 22:34

Most analysts were surprised by the rate hike coming in September. The Bank of Canada has now reversed the two big rate decreases in 2015. It has also given itself some room to drop rates if it becomes necessary in the future.

...also special note from Michael: Is Greed The Root Of All Evil

 

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Hurricane Harvey Triggers Oil Market Chaos

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:16

 The most serious threat to the energy industry is hurricane damage to refineries including the largest refinery in the US. Damage to pipelines & storage means lengthier outages than many hoped. 3% growth in the US raises expectations for higher US rates while 19 Countries in Europe still have negative interest rates. 

....also from Michael: Creeping Socialism Creates Demand For Safe Spaces

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Mid-Week Update: Trump Says NAFTA's a Bust

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:04

 

Posturing or reality? We've just finished the first week of NAFTA negotiations and already Trump is saying no deal will be reached. Two of the worlds biggest companies team up to take on Amazon.

...also from Mike: Illegal Asylum Seekers Costing Taxpayers

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"NAFTA Fatally Flawed

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:10

 

The Americans come right out of the gate talking tough on NAFTA, not a good sign for what Canadians have come to understand is a critically important agreement for Canada. That said the numbers look better for Canada than for Mexico. Apple announces they are going to spend a Billion on streaming video, meaning the 76 Billion being spent on TV ads is going to get split even further as these transformative technologies continue coming down the pike. 

...also from Michael: The Iron Clad Stupidity of a Soft Drink Tax

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North Korea - Uncertainty & Underlying Strength

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:31

Mid-Week Update: The stock market shakes off North Korean uncertaintly & hits new highs this week, so do markets that refuse to go down want to go up? Tesla in the news bringing focus onto electric cars and the future of Oil & Gas. Geopolitical uncertainty triggers movements in the US Dollar & Gold.

....also from Michael: You, Your Investments & Isaac Newton's 3rd Law

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