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Gold is in, while cannabis inspires caution: survey

Advisors are bullish on the Nasdaq and less keen on the TSX, a Horizons poll says

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North American stock markets end two-day slide

Gold prices offset a decline in oil

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Boomers worried they aren’t saving enough: survey

RBC finds boomers have a savings shortfall, while ATB finds female investors in Alberta lack confidence

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 18, 2019 July 18, 2019
  • 15:02
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Gains in some home prices offset declines in others

National house price index increased just 0.5% over the last year

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Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s eye

Result matched economists’ expectations

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ESG demands from hedge fund investors expected to grow

Companies increasingly judged on environmental impact, Cerulli says

U.S. home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June

Dip in apartment constructions offsets gains in single-family homes

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TSX down as oil prices fall on easing tensions with Iran

U.S. markets also closed lower on Tuesday

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Alternative lenders gain market share as total mortgage growth slows, CMHC says

Alternative lenders held $13B–14B of outstanding mortgages last year

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Bond investor protections weakening in Western markets, Moody’s says

Rating agency warns of "steady erosion" of change-of-control rights

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Foreign investors beef up Canadian bond holdings in May, StatsCan reports

They added $12.9 billion worth of bonds during the month

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U.S. retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health

Consumer confidence remains high in spite of economic uncertainties

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TSX starts week higher

U.S. markets closed at record highs on Monday

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Relaxing capital rules on U.S. banks a negative, Moody’s says

New rules for certain banks take effect in April 2020

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Home sales edged up 0.3% in June

Toronto and Montreal made gains, while B.C. saw declines

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Toronto stock market falls as Canadian dollar hits 9-month high

The dollar traded for an average of US76.70¢ on Friday

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Economists weigh in on upcoming inflation, retail sales numbers

Reports indicate Canada’s inflation rate is on target

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Reforms to spark more equitable, sustainable growth required, OECD says

Report suggests measures such as shifting taxation from income to property

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What’s driving the surge in bond prices?

With inflation low and deflation talk no longer whispered, government bonds are thriving

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Majority of mortgages held by non-banks are not insured, StatsCan reports

Non-bank lenders held 1.7 million residential mortgages in Q4 2018

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Toronto stock market dips

But the Dow Jones closed above 27,000 for first time

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Recession fears, market highs are cause for caution

Reports from PwC, Manulife and Purpose address the uncertainty

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Global VC market softens, but Canada remains robust

Investment is down slightly in the second quarter, KPMG says

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U.S. consumer prices tick up just 0.1% as inflation stays tame

Jerome Powell cited low inflation as a justification for potentially lowering interest rates

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U.S. companies expected to post second straight quarter of profit declines

Contributing factors include slowing economic growth, trade disputes, previous rate hikes and rising labour costs