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Real Estate: Vancouver Slump Toronto Booms

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 06 October 2016 06:25

Vancouver real estate peaked in April and has cratered since while Toronto market continues its blistering advance. Toronto may well be a beneficiary of BC's Foreign Buyers tax. Michael on all the ins and outs of real estate in Canada including the new mortgage rules. Surprising how many housing buyers the new rules put on the sidelines

 ....related: Oh, Oh, The Latest Vancouver Real Estate Numbers

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Election Chaos & Impending Volatility

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 21:47

This jam-packed mid-week update covers the economy and markets likely future response to both Presidential candidates with the highest disapproval ratings on record. Establishment Hillary, anti-establishment Trump, free trade, the Federal Reserve, interest rates, Deutsche Bank troubles, declining confidence in government and forthcoming volatility.

The Enhanced Money Grab - A study concludes that the new mandatory increase in pension plan contributions won't help more than 5% of CPP recipients.

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

OECD: Canada's Growth Engine Still Needs a Rebuild

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:37

Downgraded growth projections for Canada again! Under 3% for 7th year in a row at 1.2% this year. Next year better but only  2.1% forecast. Lots of problems, perhaps the worst that Canada will be operating next year in a World economy that has been downgraded again.

Don't miss Michael's Daily Comment: Who Benefits From a Higher Minimum Wage?

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Interest Rates at a 5000 Year Low....For Now

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 21:59

The US 10 year Treasury Bond has just given an indication that interest rates are about to move higher from 5000 year lows. The implications for  economic health as well as the currency, real estate and stock markets will be profound. 

also: SWOT Analysis: Are Gold and Silver Stocks the Best Area for “New Money Right Now”?

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Big Brother: You're An Outlaw For Spending Your Money On Health

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 19:31

The line-ups for health treatment has grown to 18.3 weeks, double since 1993. Why? Not enough money in our medical system. Now there is a movement to prevent you spending your own money on treatment. Sorry, you'll have to stay sick for 4 1/2 months to protect the "system" they say. Just like the only other country in the world that forbids private health care..... Communist North Korea!

....from Martin Armstrong: WHY 2017 is The Threshold to Chaos

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Fort McMurray's Fires Suck Life Out of GDP - But Is That The Whole Story

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:49

Record low interest rates, a 25% devaluation of the loonie and an oil price rebound wasn't enough to rescue the Canadian economy.

... the bigger picture from Martin Armstrong: Sovereign Debt Crisis – Banking Crisis – Derivative Clearinghouse Risk

...and from Michael infrastructure spending on golf courses:  A Gov't Spending Lesson in Futility

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

If It Weren't So Expensive It Would Be Funny

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 19:05

In a superb lesson in market timing, after all of the howls of protest peaked and Vancouver passed a law to make housing more affordable sales have just collapsed.

The law has barely taken effect and recent numbers released show single family Vancouver home sales down over 70%. Down 86% in the suburb of Richmond!

It is going to be expensive for some people. Is it a bear market or correction?

...more from Ozzie Jurock: The Shocking Drop in Vancouver Real Estate

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

List of Rapid Technological Changes Here Now!

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:56

In this Mid-Week update Michael lists Technological changes that are so exciting and loaded with opportunity..... at the same time many protest severely disturbing effects for a significant list of employees. Will technological change win out positively in the end? It certainly is going to change the delivery of so many services we have become accustomed to. That is for certain!

Don't miss Michael on Big Hitters Warn Of Market Meltdowns

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Big Hitters Warn Of Market Meltdowns

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:05

Recently the central bank of Switzerland bought 3,300,000 shares of Apple and Mario Draghi said they will do ANYTHING to save the economy and financial markets. Skilled investors like Soros, Gross, Ichan & Druckenmiller are saying they don't like the underlying implications of the Banks actions at all, and are positioning their portfolios for a tragic conclusion.

More from Michael Campbell: Look Out Below!!! This is the Financial Time Bomb That's Going To Nail All Of Us

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Vancouver's Real Estate Market is Finally Cooling

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 19:17

Michael's Mid-Week Update - For four months in a row the Greater Vancouver market has seen sales decline but don't hold your breath for lower prices. It takes more than a little slowdown before people sellomg their homes discount the price.  

Another of Michael's Comment 08/03/16: Let's Do More of the Same and Hope We Get A Different Result

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