Last week the Bank of Canada (BoC) left its policy rate unchanged, at 1.75%, as the consensus expected, but it also surprised market watchers by maintaining policy-rate language that gave no hint of rate cuts to come.
Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. It highlights the challenges being faced in the U.S., China and the EU, and assesses the implications for the Canadian economy, and most importantly, our interest rates.
Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. It focuses on deleveraging, a necessary but painful process that is acting as a drag on economic growth (particularly in the US), and explains why I don't think rates aren't going anywhere fast.
Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. It focuses on how our central back will try to balance the strength of our domestic economy against increasing global economic uncertainty when making future interest-rate decisions.
Are we headed for deflation or inflation? If it's deflation, choose variable, but for runaway inflation, go fixed. Can't decide which scenario is more likely when even the experts don’t agree? If you’d rather hedge your bets, consider my safe mortgage approach.
Mark Carney and the Bank of Canada will meet next Monday to make the most anticipated interest rate announcement in years. Today's post explains how the overnight rate works, why it is important, and makes a prediction about what Mr. Carney will do.
Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. In it, I challenge the media's assertion that everyone should be locking into a fixed rate and explain my theory that variable rate products offer their own form of risk insurance.