Feb 26

Polozonomics

  Does Stephen Poloz know what he’s doing? The Bank of Canada head dude shocked markets last month when he dropped…

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Feb 24

Tax This

  In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a nation designed for rich people. If I earn $180,000, am single and live…

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Feb 23

The Shorts

  Mighty BeeMo will be the first bank to report quarterly earnings. That happens Tuesday. The stock is trading about where…

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Feb 22

Fearless

 “In your twisted world,” asks Jeremy, “is there never a good time to buy a house?” I get that a lot,…

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Feb 20

Year of the Sheeple

Why, you might ask, would anyone living in Hong Kong want to buy a soulless high-rise box in a treeless…

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Feb 19

Dear Gullible

  If everybody cared about you as much as themselves, we wouldn’t need laws. But we have tons of them. And…

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Feb 17

Deal With It

  Ted sells steel in Alberta. “This is brutal,” he says. “Layoffs every single day. And I have no idea why…

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Feb 16

Trapped

"It seems strange to write you for an opinion regarding a personal question,” says Roger, “but amazingly I can’t seem…

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Feb 15

Mental

  The median price for a listing in San Diego these days is $499,000, which (in Kanuckistan dollarettes) is roughly the…

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Feb 13

The Motivator

Remember Ebola? Only a few months ago the African disease was causing panic. Airports thousands of miles away went into high…

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Feb 12

Nobody Escapes

  Steve and his squeeze sold their condo in the Vancouver exburb of Port Moody a year ago, to get closer…

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Feb 11

The Rich & the Rest

  The dollar slipped back below eighty cents on Wednesday and, say some rock star economists, will be near seventy by…

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Feb 10

Choke It or Chuck It

  Perhaps, like me, you were sitting around wondering about the macroeconomic impact of a Greek default or maybe what a…

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Feb 9

Don’t Be So Sure

  Four years ago Japan was on the comeback trail. The economy was ticking higher, houses were gaining value, consumer confidence…

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Feb 8

What Could Go Wrong?

  The primary source of information about the real estate market comes from realtors. Based on that, people make the biggest…

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Feb 6

Plan B

  Because you have no idea what happens next, do what most Canadians don’t. Have a Plan B. So, don’t buy a…

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Feb 5

The Warning

  Trevor’s a pilot. He reads this blog. He asked me not to name the airline, but you can be assured…

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Feb 4

No Coincidence

Tammy wrote to this pathetic blog almost four years ago, agonizing about her condo box in Kits. The value of…

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Feb 3

Surprise

Some days ago I gave you a handful of rules for investing. One of them was never exit an asset…

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