One of the challenges of being a financial advisor is finding ways to convey complex financial issues in simple ways to my clients and readers. I believe I do this to varying degrees of success, and I am informed of my failures by my wife who doesn’t hesitate to point out when I’ve […]
Mortgage slaves, growing non-prime debt and private lenders are helping define the worsening picture of the Canadian housing bubble. But don’t worry, because according to banks, economists and politicians everything is alright!
This week three big issues are defining the financial landscape Greece Isn’t Done Yet! Despite a no vote in Greece over the weekend, the EU still believes it is within the collected interest within the Eurozone to stop Greece from imploding. Strong resistence seems to be coming from Greece on this issue as the Greek […]
If you’re looking for some good reading Google “Canadian Housing Bubble” and you could fill a library with the amount of material available. There isn’t a week that goes by without some new article somewhere screaming with alarm about Canada’s precarious and overvalued housing market. I’ve written many myself, but in conversation almost everyone admits that regardless […]
Last week I published a piece on the dangers of the housing bubble in Canada. It caused a stir with a number of clients and followed many articles over the past two years about our concerns with the Canadian economy. But on Wednesday I was at an industry lunch with another group of advisors talking […]
This summer might prove to be quite rocky for the American and global economies. The smart money is on the Federal Reserve raising its borrowing rate from a paltry 0.25% to something…marginally less paltry. But in a world where borrowing rates are already incredibly low even a modest increase has some investors shaking in their […]
On December 10th, the Bank of Canada released it’s Financial System Review for 2014. It outlined numerous problems that continue to grow and potentially undermine the Canadian economy. Globally this report attracted a great deal of attention, not something the BoC is used too, but with a rising concern that the Canadian housing market is […]