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Italy Votes No - Markets Soar....For Now

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 21:04

Despite the uncertainty of another anti-EU vote in Italy, the 3rd largest European economy and 4th largest debtor nation in the world the markets shook it off and rose sharply. What happens next if a total collapse of the EU is said could evolve into "the most violent economic shock in history"

...more from Michael: The lesson of Cuba - Which System is better - it's not even close

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On The Brink of a Massive Change

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:04

Since Trumps election as President the Dow dropped 800 then straight up to new highs. The Bond market is where huge damage has been done, a trillion dollars lost in the last 8 days. A continuation of that trend is frightening with everyone comfortable with interest rates near zero. Rioting continues in the US and Europe, with anti Obama riots yesterday in Greece. Will Trump renegotiate Nafta?  How about the softwood lumber agreement?

...more from Michael: Interest Rates Are Heading Higher

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Donald Trump = The Biggest Sc*w You to the Existing Elite, Especially the Media

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:37

In this Mid-Week Update, Michael digs into the effect the Trump Presidency will have on Canada, the US economy as well as the rest of the world. Financial problems because of high taxation needs to be unwound. Markets volatile.....as expected. Down 800 points on the Dow then up 1000, Euro, US Dollar, Gold all extremely wild, though Michael thinks the major trends remain in place. Hey, Keystone pipeline back on the table, a huge benefit to Canada.

....more from Michael: Trump's Success

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Mid-Week Update: Debt Up Real Estate Down Economy a Nail Biter

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:41

Michael starts this weeks Mid-Week Update with the latest real estate numbers and the factors that are effecting the latest weak numbers. Then its the Fiscal Update, deficits are horrible and no where near election forecasts. Government controls the economy? If so they are doing a bad job. Then its the latest on the US Election and the effects on the Markets.

...last week Michael on: Vancouver's Hot Real Estate Market Not Finished Yet!

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Vancouver's Hot Real Estate Market Not Finished Yet!

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 22:34

Price Waterhouse Cooper report says Vancouver's housing market is still going to be #1 in 2017 and the city will lead all others in the country in economic growth. Michael goes over the numbers and CHMC's response.

...also: after gaining $10 being bullish from August 3 Todd Market Forecast: Turns Bearish Crude Oil

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

Great Moments in Socialism

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:42

Much to the disappointment of newly elected Liberals their socialistic strategy boost the economy has failed. The Bank of Canada says going forward it's going to be running like a car with two flat tires. Michael reveals the single greatest bit of symbolisn regarding US Presidential election plus it's effect on financial markets. It's a full 8 minute mid-week update.

....also from Michael: The Stirrings of a Revolution

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

US Election: Huge Disruption in Canada's Trade?

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Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 22:11

In this mid-week update, the US Election's impact on Canada's trade deals appears with Trump calling the Nafta the worst trade deal ever negotiated. Now Hillary Clinton also thinks Nafta should be renegotiated. Michael on the market's preference for President, the effect each President will have on the exploding debt problem and pension liabilities. Deutsche Bank or similar problems potential to cause market panic.

...related Martin Armstrong on: Are we Being Prepared for World War III? 

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Mike’s Midweek Comment

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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