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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 , Debt, GDP, Evelyn Jacks, government spending, tax education, finance canada, pension, interest, annual report, government defecit, International Monetary Fund
Two important economic reports were released in Canada on October 19 and October 23. The former, by the Finance Department has raised eyebrows for its tax and spending increases. The second, from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has warned about the effect of negative trade actions on Canada’s GDP.
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, Debt Management, Wealth planning, investment, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, economic growth, federal budget, Canadian economy, tax education, finance canada, annual report, Tax Foundation
Exactly what is the effect of high taxation on long-term economic growth in a country in which an aging population has limited capacity to pay more tax? It’s an important consideration in light of Finance Canada’s annual report, released on Friday October 19 and this week’s PBO Report.
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.