Mortgage Logic

BoC Today – Are we at an End of a Rising Bank Rate Cycle?

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has raised its Key Overnight Lending rate by 25 basis points, bringing it to 4.50%, and the Prime rate of interest to 6.7%. This is the BoC’s eighth consecutive rate hike and was anticipated by markets and many economists. Looking ahead, the Bank said it “expects to hold the policy …

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BoC Rate Increase Today but Signs of Rates Plateauing

The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 4¼% impacting the Prime rate at major FI’s to increase to 6.45%.  The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening – releasing debt previously purchased from its balance sheet.  This rate increase caps off a year of rate increases not …

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Bank of Canada raises its Key Rate by 0.75% today

Today the Bank of Canada has increased its key overnight lending rate to 3.25%, a 0.75% increase.  Overall, this year the BoC has raised its key rate by 3.0% since March, rivaling the mid-1990s in rate increases.  Per the BoC: “The Governing Council remains resolute in its commitment to price stability and will continue to …

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June 1 2022 – Bank of Canada Raises Key Rate – How To Survive and Thrive Post Recession.

June 1 2022, the Bank of Canada raises Key Rate. Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) decided to raise its key rate by 0.50% to 1.50%, which will cause the Prime Rate at major Financial Institutions (FI’s) to increase the same to 3.70%.  Economists are now mentioning the word “stagflation” which we have not heard …

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Annual Surtax on High Value Houses…A Really Bad Idea for the Canadian Housing Market & Economy

Taxes have never achieved anything good for an Economy or a Society and certainly have never achieved the objective that they were originally dreamt up for.  They are punitive and negative and discourage raising the overall standard of living for all. A new report backed by Canada’s national housing agency is calling for a home …

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Bank of Canada Holds Benchmark Rate the Same in Their Final Decision of 2021

The Bank of Canada (BoC) made its eighth scheduled and presumably final interest rate decision for the calendar year. Economists and financial markets were on high alert for signs of changes to come next year and clues as to when. As expected again no change was made to the benchmark rate. It remains at 0.25% …

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