Early Signs Of Renewed Life In June Housing Markets

General Jon Muir 19 Jul

Early Signs Of Renewed Life In June Housing Markets The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced today that national home sales rose 3.7% between May and June following the Bank of Canada’s rate cut. While activity was still muted, it wasn’t nearly as weak as the media recently portrayed. “It wasn’t a ‘blow the doors […]

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Weaker-Than-Expected June Jobs Report Keeps BoC Rate Cuts In Play

General Jon Muir 10 Jul

Weaker-Than-Expected June Jobs Report Keeps BoC Rate Cuts In Play Canadian employment data, released today by Statistics Canada, showed a marked slowdown, which historically would have been a harbinger of recession. This cycle, immigration has augmented the growth of the labour force and consumer spending, forestalling a significant economic downturn. Nevertheless, the Bank of Canada […]

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May Jobs Report

General Jon Muir 11 Jun

May Jobs Report In the first major data release since the Bank of Canada cut interest rates on Wednesday, Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey for May showed a marked slowdown from the April surge. Employment was little changed and the employment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 61.3%, the seventh decrease in the past eight months. […]

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Homebuyers Cautious As New Listings Surge In April

General Jon Muir 15 May

Homebuyers Cautious As New Listings Surge In April The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced today that national home sales dipped in April 2024 from its prior month, as the number of properties available for sale rose sharply to kick off the spring housing market. Home sales activity recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems fell 1.7% […]

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April’s Strong Job Gains Likely Postpone Rate Cuts Until July

General Jon Muir 10 May

April’s Strong Job Gains Likely Postpone Rate Cuts Until July Today’s StatsCanada Labour Force Survey for April blindsided economists by coming in much more robust than expected. Employment in Canada rose a whopping 90,400 in April, the most in 15 months, following a decline in March, surpassing forecasts by a large margin. Substantial job gains were posted […]

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The Bank of Canada Cautious, But A Rate Cut In June Is Possible

General Jon Muir 29 Apr

The Bank of Canada Cautious, But A Rate Cut In June Is Possible Today, the Bank of Canada held the overnight rate at 5% for the sixth consecutive meeting and pledged to continue normalizing its balance sheet. Governor Macklem confirmed that inflation is moving in the right direction, labour markets are easing, and wage pressures […]

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Great News On The Inflation Front

General Jon Muir 20 Apr

Great News On The Inflation Front The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.9% year-over-year in March, as expected, up a tick from the February pace owing to a rise in gasoline prices, as prices at the pump rose faster in March compared with February. Excluding gasoline, the all-items CPI slowed to a 2.8% year-over-year increase, […]

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