Oct 29

50 Shades

Warning: The following post deals with explicit fiscal and monetary policy. It does contain flogging or whipping. Jian Ghomeshi has…

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Oct 28

Too Late

Let’s review, class. The TSX is ahead more than 9% in 2014 and 12% from this time last year. Yes,…

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Oct 27

Careful

Karan called me late Saturday night during my religious dog-walking time. “I need help,” he said. I growled. Email me. He…

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Oct 26

Into the night

On Friday at dusk I pulled onto Highway 407, from the 400. “Cops,” said Dorothy. So I throttled back to two…

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Oct 24

Wheels Up

A GreaterFool rule oft mentioned is this: buy what appreciates, rent what depreciates. Hence, it’s okay to buy a house…

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Oct 23

It Works

The tale of two nations. Part deux. This is certainly getting interesting. The average moist virginal homebuyer in Canada is 29…

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Oct 22

October 22

Al Jazeera, of all outfits, called me Wednesday afternoon from New York to comment on lax security in the Canadian…

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Oct 21

Darwin

Let’s irritate the millennials more. It’s fun. They’re so cute and defenceless. Like baby skunks. Almost nine million people born yesterday…

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Oct 20

Screwed

What a drag it must be being a millennial. When the GFC rattled the world, you were in college. When…

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Oct 19

What Could Go Wrong? (2)

“I have a car-buying company,” says Paul. “Lately I have seen a strange phenomenon. Most of our customers are trying to…

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Oct 17

What to Worry About

Well, that was fun. Days ago markets were crashing and fools were selling. By Friday bargain-hunters were plumping stocks and…

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Oct 16

The End

Remember the Fort Mac dude who told us some weeks ago he was going to unload his house in a…

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Oct 15

Weird

It never fails. The price of stuff that people want goes down, and they don’t want it any more. We have…

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Oct 14

The Cowboy Gene

Aren’t you happy you didn’t just buy a honking big particleboard McMansion in suburban Calgary? Yeah, it was tempting. The…

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Oct 13

Progress

When my father was a boy, almost a hundred years ago, his father ran a hardware store in a small…

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Oct 12

The Last Tool

It was like having a cold Slurpee dumped in your warm lap. Bob Kaycic’s analysis of the condo market a…

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Oct 10

Thankfully

I’m a grateful guy, who’s also been called a turkey on this blog, which makes me the perfect Thanksgiving dude. Naturally…

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Oct 9

Reality Check

Was it only two days ago I warned you about deflation? Hmm. Two days later a lot more people are…

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Oct 8

The Unthinkable

In the autumn, six years ago, it was worth $116,000. Then everything went wrong. The financial crisis hit, credit dried…

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