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Canada's Population Boom Puts Pressure on the Bank of Canada
Canada's GDP surprises to the upside, largely on the back of a massive population boom that is masking a lack of productivity growth. This is putting undue pressure on the Bank of Canada, with markets now expecting the BoC to move once again. US jobs data provides a murky outlook. Commodities pointing to recession. And special guest Professor Michael Giest joins us to discuss the controversial Bill C-11 censorship bill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rate Hikes Have Not Yet Hit Most Canadian Households
Rate hikes have only hit one third of all mortgages outstanding. Scotiabank says their customers are pulling back on discretionary spending. Is the Fed going to hike again next month? Germany enters a recession. Debt ceiling hysteria reaches a tipping point. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pressure Mounting for Bank of Canada to Raise Interest Rates Again
Inflation surprised to the upside in April, forcing bond yields to surge higher and putting the Bank of Canada back in the hot seat. Meanwhile 75% of variable rate mortgages have hit their trigger rate. The Federal Government made a colossal error on issuing debt on the short end of the curve. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Bank of Canada Moves Closer to a Central Bank Digital Currency
The city of Toronto approves mass rezoning for residential development. There's an inventory shortage not just in Canadian housing markets but around the world right now. CPI inflation comes in as expected. Are deposit runs an issue in Canada? The Bank of Canada asks Canadians to weigh in on a central bank digital currency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fed Hikes Rates Despite Banking Crisis Spreading
Home sales are bouncing back to life across Canada. Calgary Real Estate prices hit new record highs. The banking crisis is far from over as contagion risks start to spread. The Fed hikes rates another 25bps but a pause appears likely. Markets are calling for rate cuts as soon as this fall. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.