Wednesday , 15 August 2018


Tag Archives: Canada

Oh Canada! Are You Prepared For What’s Likely Coming?

Chilling references to a potential (likely) financial crisis in Canada keep cropping up in official statistical data releases. First it was concerns about the housing bubble there and the high level of personal debt to income, now it's about how hard manufacturing is getting hit there in spite of the loonie (Canadian dollar) dropping 17% against the US dollar in the past 15 months. It really begs the question "Oh Canada, Are You Prepared For What's Coming?"

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Uncle Sam vs. Johnny Canuck: One is Thriving, the Other is Just Surviving

For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American. According to data from Environics Analytics WealthScapes published in the Globe and Mail, the net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, while the average American household’s net worth was $319,970. [In addition,] Canada’s unemployment rate...[has fallen to] 7.2%, and America’s [remains at] 8.2%. Canada continues to thrive while the U.S. struggles to find its way out of an intractable economic crisis and a political sine curve of hope and despair. Words: 805

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Ian Campbell's Commentary: Canada's Many Economic Advantages Make it #1 – Here's Why

Canada's size, political structure, and culture will enable it to – properly governed – be more resilient to world economic problems than any other developed country. [For one thing] we don't have the extent of political polarization that... [is currently the case] in Washington...and now exacerbated to new levels in these difficult economic times – and that will, in my view, cause the U.S. to continue down an increasingly rocky economic road. [Below I put forth Canada's economic advantages and disadvantages.] Words:1026

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Invest in Canada and Generate Emerging Market Returns – Without the Risks

In this hostile financial climate, long-term investors must now give more thought than ever to capital preservation and sustainable growth... and Canada's fortunes will surprise many. Its uniquely bifurcated economy can serve as a bridge from the developed to the developing world - at least for investors wise enough to cross it. Words: 776

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