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Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Debt Management, Bank of canada, housing market, real estate, interest rate, prescribed interest rate, Steven Poloz, economic forecast, oil crisis
Debt reduction could be the leading financial management strategy as 2019 begins, given the grim housing market forecast, where the biggest concern relates to housing affordability. RBC reports that this will remain a financial challenge for many Canadian families, as the cost of homeownership relative to median income levels will keep rising.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, interest rates, Bank of canada, Steven Poloz, prescribed annual interest rate
Will Bank of Canada Interest rate setting impact your holiday euphoria? Bank of Canada’s Steven Poloz announced today that the overnight rate would remain at 1.75%.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, statistics canada, interest rates, Bank of canada, retirement savings, Steven Poloz, household savings rate, disposable income, Financial Planning Standards
In the holiday spirit yet? This news might dampen it: on Friday November 30, Statistics Canada released a report on GDP, income and expenditure for the third quarter of 2018. The big news? In 2018, Canadians have had the worst household savings rate on an annual basis since 2005, averaging only 1.4% over the past year. For the third quarter of this year, the household savings rate was a mere 0.8%; the lowest quarterly level since early in 2017.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , income, wealth, Bank of canada, Essential Tax Facts, retirement planning, tax-efficient retirement planning, interest rate, median income in Canada, comfortable living, Stephen Poloz, Governor, Edward Jones
How much income do Canadians think they need annually to lead a comfortable life and how realistic is it? According to a poll by Edward Jones, it’s a figure that’s over $250,000—one that could grow as interest rates and the needs of the elderly continue to rise. It’s a topic that created a vibrant conversation at the Distinguished Advisor Conference which concluded yesterday in Quebec City.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, interest rates, Bank of canada, Investing, Trudeau, Trump, NAFTA, trade agreement, Canadian dollar, Steven Poloz, dairy industry, free trade, USMCA, United States - Mexico - Canada Agreeement, Canada, United States, dairy import, automotive tariffs, trade tarifs, manufacturing sector
The new NAFTA deal—now called USMCA—will no doubt make positive contributions to the Canadian economy and investors will appreciate the improvement in market uncertainty. But, there are also some points of concern, including impacts to specific sectors and looming interest rate hikes. Plus, a duty-free limit increase that improves ease of holiday shopping, but could have economic repercussions.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, DAC, GDP, Bank of canada, distinguished advisor conference, Canadian economy, interest rate, inflation, financial education, Trudeau, employment rate, Trump, NAFTA, trade agreement, tariffs, job creation, U.S import, U.S. export, manufacturing industry, dairy industry, free trade, United Nations
The NAFTA stalemate is important. Should Canada fail to forge a favourable deal that addresses these issues, the nation’s slow economic growth is likely to face further decline, and Canadians are going to feel the pinch on their pocket books and may, in fact, lose jobs. So what’s holding back a new NAFTA deal? How can you help investors in the meantime?