By John DePutter & Dave Milne – November 14, 2018
“The Canadian Dollar is lacking a clear narrative to drive it in one direction or the other at present, according to strategists at Toronto-headquartered BMO Capital Markets, who say the Loonie could remain in a “flat range” until the US Dollar index tops out and goes into reverse.”
– Pound Sterling Live, Nov. 9, 2018
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – October 3, 2018
The new North American trade deal struck on Sunday may open the door for the Bank of Canada to pick up the pace of interest rates hikes.”
– The Financial Post, Oct. 1, 2018
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 11, 2017
Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016, compared to a 10.1% increase in 2015 and a 14.3 % increase in 2014.
– Farm Credit Canada farmland values report, April 7
By John DePutter and Dave Milne – March 6, 2017
The news: No change for Canada’s Bank Rate
Citing continued uncertainty and concern over the state of the domestic economy, last week the Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 0.5%, where it has been since summer, 2015.
“While there have been recent gains in employment, subdued growth in wages and hours worked continue to reflect persistent economic slack in Canada, in contrast to the US,” the Bank said.
— From multi-media sources.