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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Bank of Canada Interest Rates, the Economy & Misery Loves Company

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 20:27

Today the Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada said they are keeping rates the same for the 15th time in face of uncertainty.  Also his views of the economy, challenges from the US including the selloff of their strategic oil reserve and more....

...also from Mike: Is Cancelling Kinder Morgan the Best way to reduce emissions.

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Political Uncertainty & The Stock Market

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:17

The markets show weakness on the heels of Donald Trumps political problems that suddenly place his market positive tax agenda in jeopardy.

...also from Michael: Homeowners Beware - Canada Needs Money Now

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Whose in Charge of BC Now?

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:41

Big Challenges as BC gets Minority Government - NAFTA, healthcare, Softwood Lumber tariffs, the efficiency of the tax system, are just a few of the problems made suddenly more difficult.

...related: Battle of the NDP titans - BC vs Alberta

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

A Dive Into April's Real Estate Numbers

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 21:56

A big overall decline of 25.7% in sales this Apri vs last April, but single family detached sales down 39%. Dramatically reduced supply is keeping prices firm. Much more....

....also from Michael: Mike's Official BC Election Platform

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Trade Troubles & Real Estate Slowdown

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:01

It's election time and the effects on markets and provinces of Donald Trump saying up to a 20% average tariff on softwood lumber is big news with 60,000 jobs in BC on the hook, especially with some other duties running as high as 35%.

...also from Michael: We Are Caught In A Time Warp

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Affordable Housing - The Missing Ingredient

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:10

The Vancouver Board of Trade hosting a Forum on Affordable Housing, the Provincial and Federal ministers preparing "to do something" about Toronto's blistering hot market & Mike fills in the gaps with what's missing in the current discussion.

....also from Michael: Unexplained Spending Disappearing Money & Trouble Ahead

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Bank of Canada Monetary Forecast - Parliament Votes on Getting High

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 19:43

Some optimism in the Bank of Canada Forecast, rate hike & inflation on hold?  Marijuana taxes a windfall for Canada? Mike on the forecast for revenues less expenses including comparisons to legal drugs (alcohol)

....related from Michael's 04/05/17 Mid-Week Update: Heads Begin to Spin As The Countdown(s) Begin

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Heads Begin to Spin As The Countdown(s) Begin

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 19:45

How are the Liberal promises for income taxes done by May 1st holding up. What changes, where are the increases and will the middle class tax cut reduce the overall the tax burden fall as promised? A bounce back from the BC Governments attempt to cool real estate? Meanwhile Toronto considers a similar program to cool off theirs  up 33% in the last year.

....also from Michael: The Problem With Bombardier

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Brexit - Trudeau & The Budget

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:36

The two big stories, British Prime Minister hands in notice of Britain leaving the Union, and Prime Minister Trudeau is on tour pitching the Liberals new budget.

...also from Michael: The Impotence of Talk & Symbolism in Inspiring Economic Growth

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

The Fed Hikes Rates & What's Coming Next

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 16 March 2017 02:08

For those with excessive debt increasing rates are most unwelcome. How many more are coming and what markets will higher rates effect?  Also Michael comments on some Canadian Bank hanky panky.

.....also from Michael: Brace Yourself For a Tax Grab Budget

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