Real Estate

B.C. budget—housing plan anything but ‘comprehensive’

Author: Josef Filipowicz In today's budget, B.C. NDP Finance Minister Carole James said the government’s housing plan will be “comprehensive." Read more about B.C. budget—housing plan anything but ‘comprehensive’ Tags:  housing housing affordability social housing home price ...

‘We lost’

“I just wrote a first blog post,” says Matt, the successful video gamer-engineer guy, “called ‘So Long, Toronto’. I realize you may be the only Canadian who reads it. If you find anything worth quoting or mentioning in your blog, it’s all good with me. If not, that’s cool too. ...

Never Short a Dull Market or Go Long a Volatile One

Go Long a Volatile Market? Setting Correction Targets for S&P 500. Leaders and Laggards During the Rebound. Scanning for Percent from High. Semis, Housing and Transports Lag. "Never short a dull market" is an old Wall Street saying. Even though we cannot build a strategy on a saying, there is usuall ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday February 20th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday February 20th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 18 points in pre-opening trade. Wal-Mart dropped $6.39 to $98.39 after reporting slightly lower than consensus fourth quarter earnings. The company also lowered guidance. Ho ...

Curb the enthusiasm

It was a bust. Of course. When it comes to being pissed about unaffordable houses, it’s a lot easier to Tweet than it is to show up and, like, wave a sign. So a protest in Vancouver expected to “draw thousands” this weekend attracted about two hundred, at least half of them organizers. Inclu ...

Should Chris top up his RRSP or his TFSA now that he’s retiring at 60?

(Flickr) Q. I’m a 60-year-old retired school teacher as of this past July 2017. I have $44,000 in unused RRSP contribution room. Should I max out my contribution room on my 2017 taxes? Or just stick to topping up my TFSA? Thanks, Chris Hi Chris. Thanks for the question. Please note that RRSP o ...

GYOW

Days ago we sliced & diced the young musical Starbucks babe who decided to gamble it all on a condo in dubious Mission. Is it cultural, tribal or just FOMO pressure that makes kids hot to get mortgaged? Do they believe it’s an easy path to getting money without working? Maybe an overpowering urg ...

Self-inflicted

“My former student,” says Jon, “who is a shift supervisor at Starbucks while studying music education just bought a condo… with her man who she hasn’t been dating more than a year. Don’t know what he does, but he’ll be commuting to it!” And he adds: “There will always be a greate ...

Tech Talk for Friday February 16th 2018

Next Tech Talk report Next report is released on Tuesday February 20th. Monday is a holiday in the U.S. and Canada. Pre-opening Comments for Friday February 16th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 3 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually ...

Experts disagree on plunge in Canadian housing market activity

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail’s market strategist Scott Barlow is reading today on the Web ...