Feb 5

Risk-on

  It was clear in December the feds’ new down payment rules would goose the housing market, at least in those…

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Feb 4

Be Prepared

  Without mentioning Nine Eleven again (actually, never again), a few more thoughts on tax shelters, then a brief update on…

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Feb 3

Head Start

  So 11% of kids in the UK think milk and eggs come from wheat. A scary number of nutbars on…

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Feb 2

The Big News

  Only 48 more sleeps until the big event in Ottawa. The first T2 budget will arrive in the midst of…

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Feb 1

Less than Zero

  It was cute the way this blog lit up Friday when the Bank of Japan said it’ll diddle with negative…

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Jan 29

Nutso nation

  The beater house below was listed this week for $2.3 million in Vancouver – in a nice hood, of course,…

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Jan 28

Shudders

  Patrick’s had a bad week. “Our IT company shut down its entire Canadian branch office today with no warning,” he tells…

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Jan 27

Deja vu, baby

  “I was cleaning out some of my dad’s papers,” Audry wrote me this week, “and I found this. Imagine.” Imagine indeed.…

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Jan 25

Thick

  Sam signs his last name as “Retired,” which is a sad way to define yourself. But I guess it’s better…

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Jan 22

Opportunity

  What just happened? Relief, in a word. After the worst yearly start ever for markets, billions of people came to this…

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Jan 21

Dead cats

  About nine hours before stock markets opened for business Thursday morning, Jennifer sent this email to her financial guy, who…

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Jan 20

The New Normal

  So didn’t I tell you this would be a boffo week to take your dog to Cuba? Any doubt of…

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Jan 19

Not That Easy

  Will Poodle Poloz rip rates Wednesday morning? Come here at 10:01 am ET and find out. But even he if…

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Jan 18

When Beavers Go bad

  Will rates fall on Wednesday? Should they? Are we screwed if they do? More on that below. First a small snapshot…

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Jan 17

Drama Queens

  The coveted Organics Award here at GreaterFool is going this year to Andrew Roberts, credit chief guy at Royal Bank…

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Jan 15

What to Do Now

In September of 1947 a passenger train with wooden-walled cars crashed into a freight with modern steel cars and a…

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Jan 14

Nasty Nation

  So much angst, so little cauliflower. Since raising the issue of the buxom, snowy, virginal veg here on the weekend,…

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Jan 13

Priorities

  Poor Bill. The baby finance minister looked out across the table at a smallish group of non-invasive, tightly-controlled invitees at an…

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Jan 11

Pooched (again)

  Remember two years ago when this blog told all you little beavers to lighten up on maple? May you never…

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