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Disappointing building activity in Canada’s Big Six so far this year

Ottawa, September 11, 2019—Conference Board of Canada senior economist Henry Diaz offers the following insights on the release of metropolitan area building permit data for July: “The value of building permits rose in July in Canada’s Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), led by big jumps in bot ...

A Global Surge!

This week, the markets followed through on some big moves that started during the last week of August. Across the globe, almost every major market was kicking higher. The Canadian market had a little underperformance due to the strong declines in precious metal stocks. Meanwhile, some of the most e ...

Don’t be like the media and politicians—actually read StatsCan data on latest job numbers

Authors: Niels VeldhuisMilagros Palacios Women over 25 years old working full-time were hardest hit, with employment decreasing by 31,500 jobs. Read more about Don’t be like the media and politicians—actually read StatsCan data on latest job numbers Tags:  Job growth job loss job ...

Employment Bounces Back

Ottawa, September 6, 2019— “This morning’s Labour Force Survey data shows that the domestic economy continues to do well and validates the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold interest rates steady earlier this week.” Alicia Macdonald, The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist, ...

Head & Shoulder Top Is Perhaps The Most Over-Hyped Technical Pattern

Market Recap for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 It was a solid day for U.S. equities as all of our major indices rallied, as did all 11 sectors. Communication services (XLC, +1.94%) and technology (XLK, +1.71%) were the top two performing sectors. Broadcasting & entertainment ($DJUSBC, +2.12%) recent ...

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle September 3, 2019

SPX Monitoring purposes: Sold SPX on 8/27/19 at 2869.16= gain .77%; long 8/23/19 at 2847.60. Monitor purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Sold SPX 7/5/19 & 2990.41= gain 2.63%. The market appears to be basing according to this chart above. Above is th ...

Bank of Canada Holds Rates and Flags Global Growth Concerns

Ottawa, September 4, 2019— "Global trade tensions are clearly top of mind for Bank of Canada policy makers. This morning's communication started and ended with a reference to global trade tensions." says Alicia Macdonald, The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist. “The Bank of Cana ...

Merchandise Trade Balance Slips into a Deficit Position in July

Ottawa, September 4, 2019— “With exports falling and imports rising, Canada's merchandise trade balance slipped into a $1.1 billion deficit position in July.” says Doris Chu, a Senior Economist with the Conference Board of Canada.  “After powering the economy in the second quarter, Canada ...

New wind farm in Alberta comes online September 1: AA, anyone?

The Whitla Wind project phase I came onto Alberta’s grid yesterday (September 1 2019) around 1:05 pm local time. Phase 1 is 202 megawatts capacity, making it the second-largest farm in the province— Blackspring Ridge, at 300 MW, is the largest. (Project info here.) Could we say that Whitla, tog ...

Fall 2019 Poli 204 A course outline (under construction)

Poli 204  A/ 2019 Concordia universityIntroduction to Canadian PoliticsProfessor Harold Chorney Course outline Wed. 2:45-5:30 FG C070 Office hours Tuesday 4:30 to 5:30 Wed 1 -2 . The study of Canadian politics is a complex field which draws upon a number of traditions in Canadian political scienc ...