1/27/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, bringing it to 4.5 per cent. Here's a look at what the rate means, how analysts ... More

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  1/25/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada on Wednesday hiked its key interest rate to 4.5%, the highest level in 15 years, and became the first major central bank fighting global inflation to say it ... More

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  1/24/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Federal Reserve and Bank of Canada can afford to pause interest-rate increases now because inflation pressures are easing rapidly, according to a Bank of Montreal strategist. ... More

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  1/20/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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Economists don't believe the Bank of Canada is ready to hit the brakes on its interest rate-hiking cycle just yet, even as signs grow that inflation is easing and the economy ... More

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  1/3/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bashar Mahfooth
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Despite a strong start to the year, real estate in 2022 was largely defined by a lack of affordability, spurred by one of the most polarizing interest rate hike cycles in Bank of ... More

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  12/12/2022 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes this year have “begun to work” to cool Canada’s overheated economy and slow inflation, the central bank’s ... More

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  12/8/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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"This is a significant difference in language, basically telling you that the Bank is willing to stop at this point if the data behaves" ... More

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  12/7/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada is increasing its key overnight interest rate by 50 basis points to 4.25 per cent. This is the seventh consecutive increase since the Bank began hiking rates in ... More

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  12/4/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada is expected to increase interest rates once more this week, capping off a tumultuous year for the central bank. ... More

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  12/2/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada is expected to conclude a historic year marked by high inflation and aggressive monetary policy tightening with one more interest rate hike on Wednesday. ... More

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  11/16/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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While Governor Tiff Macklem had left the door open to another oversized increase, the inflation data was seen supporting a downshift to a standard 25-bp increase, with the option ... More

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  11/3/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada is almost done with its current series of rate hikes, but consumers should brace for higher borrowing costs before the end, according to central bank governor ... More

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  10/26/2022 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The move marks the latest "supersized" rate jump of 2022 ... More

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  10/25/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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ven as warnings about a potential recession grow louder, the Bank of Canada is expected to announce another hefty interest rate hike on Wednesday. ... More

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  10/20/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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Economists are expecting the Bank of Canada to continue its aggressive rate hike campaign after inflation data came in higher than expected. ... More

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  10/14/2022 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bashar Mahfooth
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were down in September 2022. ... More

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  10/13/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada is not beholden to the United States Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate-hike trajectory, according to Randal Quarles, the Fed’s former vice chair. ... More

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  10/7/2022 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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Having already raised interest rates by 300 basis points this year, the Bank of Canada’s Tiff Macklem confirmed on Thursday that additional rate hikes (plural form) are ... More

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  10/3/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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While many economists have predicted the Bank of Canada’s interest rate will peak at 4%, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has gone five ... More

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  9/12/2022 | Posted in Canada Living by Bashar Mahfooth
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New data from Statistics Canada shows that Canadians are sliding deeper into debt. ... More

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  9/9/2022 | Posted in Home Buyers by Bashar Mahfooth
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Renewed calls to re-evaluate the stress test came in the wake of the Bank of Canada's latest outsized rate hike ... More

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  9/7/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada has increased its benchmark rate by 0.75%, marking a fifth consecutive hike in its latest effort to get surging price growth under control. ... More

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  8/31/2022 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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If CIBC economists are correct, the Bank of Canada’s expected rate hike next week will be its last of this rate-hike cycle. ... More

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  8/17/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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Bank of Canada still focused on bringing inflation down, say economists ... More

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  7/25/2022 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Bashar Mahfooth
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Over the last year, the central bank issued repeated warnings about the risk investors posed to the market as they became a greater share of the country’s homebuyers. ... More

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  7/18/2022 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bashar Mahfooth
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A BMO Capital Markets senior economist says the Bank of Canada's recent move to increase its key interest rate is setting up the housing market for an even deeper correction ... More

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  7/18/2022 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada's intention to "frontload" its path to higher rates means its policy rate could peak as early as September, according to a prominent CIBC ... More

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  7/14/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Bashar Mahfooth
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According to the Bank of Canada’s new forecast, the rate shock it just delivered will keep inflation expectations in check, restraining wage demands and price increases. ... More

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  7/13/2022 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bashar Mahfooth
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The Bank of Canada increased its key interest rate by one percentage point Wednesday in the largest hike the country has seen in 24 years. ... More

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