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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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Mike’s Midweek Comment

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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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Dow 22,0000!

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:20

 

Good news for investors as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed for the first time over 22,000. That's up 20% since Donald Trumps election as confidence continues moving towards the private sector. TSE lags, minimum wage going through in Ontario while BC is setting is up its own commission on minimum wage.

....also from Michael: The Problem Isn't Minimum Wage - It's No Wages At All

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A Victory? Petronas cancels $36B LNG Project

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 20:21

As B.C. jacked up demands Petronas has decided to pull out of a great industrial project with good high paying jobs and tax revenue to fund social programs. The construction phase was supposed to create 4,500 jobs alone. Also what does the recent run up in the Loonie mean for interest rates. Higher? Lower?

 

....related from Michael: Foreign Money Influence In Canadian Elections

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How worried should Canadians be?

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Posted by super admin for Floatingworld

on Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:35

...how worried should Canadians be!

Canadians have been gobbling up US Real Estate and are a now 2nd in dollar value to China and number 1 in units. And the gap between the US and Canada on Trade might not be as bad as previously thought and consumers will benefit.

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

The Good and The Bad of Higher Interest Rates

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:33

For the last month Mike's been warning of higher rates.  Well now it's happened but who are the winners and losers.



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Buckle Up: Here Comes Higher Rates

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 22:26

 

The markets are beginning to react to the hints coming from Central Banks around the world that interest rates are going to rise. Right now 90% of analysts think that Stephen Poloz, the current Governor of the Bank of Canada will raise rates this fall. Rate increases that will change the investment landscape across the board. Possibly the only factor that will hold back a rise in Canadian rates would be another significant fall in oil prices. 

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Mid-Week Update: Whereto Oil, UBER & Sears

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:55

Despite OPEC still talking about producton cuts which had Oil in the fities in April, Oil breaks below $43 today setting up big problems for Canada's economy and its deficits. The main driiving force behine the drop in Oil is how easily American frackers have been in ramping up their production and lowering their costs. Meanwhile the “rest of the world” has been very slow to embrace fracking, but when they do it seems inevitable that they are going to add to the low cost supply of oil. Amateur hour is over with UBER's CEO resigning with their stock trading at a value of 68-70 Billion dollars. Mike describes UBER's pioneering and dynamic new "Family Program". Sears, another of the great traditional retailers is preoaring to file for bankruptcy potentially throwing 16 thousand out of work while Amazon continues to expand. 

....also from Michael: Financially Illiterate Graduates a Political Boon

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Changes Coming Along With Higher Canadian Interest Rates

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:03

 

The Fed moved interest rates higher today putting pressure on Canada to raise rates. With BOC Stephen Poloz saying low rates "have done their job", and with Canadian growth outperforming the US recently it looks like higher rates are coming to Canada too. Will it be 1/4 of a percent, 1/2%....? Despite lower Oil it's significant the Canadian dollar is rallying. The ancient Canadian retail giant Hudsons Bay has doubts its can survive with the move towards internet purchasing. That big trend is forcing the mall in your neighborhood to change, Michael describes what some of the successful are doing in the US.

....also from Michael: Hockey & Economics 101

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Congressional Testimony & British Election Drama

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:17

 

 With the testimony of FBI Director James Comey tomorrow, Donald Trump's tax and infrastructure program is on the hotseat putting the Trump rally at risk.  As this drama unfolds the markets are also on high alert for the results of the British Election which has ramifications throughout Europe.

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